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Your transit commute just got easier. Plan ahead using trip planning apps, One Bus Away, and TransitGO for a smooth ride.

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Making a plan is always a good idea, especially if you’re taking transit for #RideTransit Month! We have the tools you need to help you plan your trip via transit. One Bus Away, Trip Planning, TransitGO are all helpful tools when planning ahead for your transit trip – read on to find out more!


Trip planning apps are here to help you find the best route.

King County Metro Trip Planner


Use Metro’s Trip Planner to plan your transit trips around the Puget Sound region. Metro’s Puget Sound Trip Planner is available on mobile web and in the app stores, integrating trip planning and real-time estimated departures. Visit for more information.


Sound Transit Trip Planner


With real-time arrivals, trip planning from start to end, and routes and schedules, Sound Transit will help you get where you need to go by ST Express bus, Sounder train, and Link light rail. Plan your trip at


One Bus Away is here to provide you real-time arrival information for your transit.


One Bus Away


With schedule and real-time transit information, you’ll know exactly when your bus or train will arrive with One Bus Away. You can find real-time information for a number of transit agencies and arrival information for every bus stop.


One Bus Away is available from the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores. Check out for more information about the app.


Once you’ve planned your trip, pay for your mobile ticket using TransitGO.




Transit GO Ticket is a mobile app that lets you quickly buy bus, rail and water taxi tickets on your phone and get where you need to go without having to pay cash.


When you’re ready to board, simply activate the ticket and board transit. On the bus, you’ll show your mobile device screen to the driver. On the Water Taxi you’ll show it on the fare officer before boarding. On the streetcar, light rail and Sounder (and Metro RapidRide if you board through the rear doors) you’ll show it to a fare enforcement officer.


Download the app!


Always get the latest information by signing up for alerts.


Sign up for King County Metro service alerts and Sound Transit service alerts and be sure to follow @KCMetroBus and @SoundTransit on Twitter where they keep riders informed with the most current information during service disruptions.


Thanks for riding transit! Use #RideTransit to win prizes through Transportation Choices Coalition!