Apple Maps

How do you use Apple Maps to find the perfect transit route for your personal needs? It's easy!

Apple has a few useful features specific to transit directions, making it easier to navigate the big city without a car. You can easily see transit stops for specific lines and, whenever multiple lines are available, you'll see all of the possible route suggestions. Here's how.

How to highlight stops for a specific transit line in Apple Maps

If you are trying to get around a particular city using public transportation, you can now check out the different destinations of specific transit routes, just in case you want to change lines mid-trip.

  1. Launch Maps from your Home screen.
  2. Pull up the Directions you want for the destination you're going to.
  3. Tap Transit mode.

  4. Tap a stop on the selected transit line.
  5. Tap the stop name that pops up.
  6. Scroll down to see other transportation activity at that same stop.

    You can also see the next three scheduled arrival times and how often the transit line runs.

    Tap a stop, then tap the name of the stop, then scroll down to view other lines at the stop

How to see what others are saying about a particular stop on a transit line in Apple Maps

If you're in an unfamiliar city taking public transportation, you might be worried about whether certain stops are populated with riff-raff. You can find reviews of many major transit stops from commuters who have been there before. Apple Maps incorporates basic information, as well as reviews and pictures from Yelp, right into the app.

  1. Launch Maps from your Home screen.
  2. Pull up the Directions you want for the destination you're going to.
  3. Tap Transit mode.

    Open Mas, tap directions, tap transit

  4. Tap a stop on the selected transit line.
  5. Tap the stop name that pops up.
  6. Scroll down until you see the photos, Wikipedia entry, and Yelp reviews.

    Tap a stop, then tap the name of the stop, then scroll down to the reviews

How to filter transit directions by type in Apple Maps

You may be a boss when it comes to taking the subway, but feel like a fish out of water when you step on a bus. In major cities, you are lucky enough to have many options for public transportation and can filter your route based on your preferred method of travel in Apple Maps. Depending on available options, you can filter by bus, train, subway, and ferry.

  1. Launch Maps from your Home screen.
  2. Pull up the Directions you want for the destination you're going to.
  3. Tap Transit mode.

    Open Mas, tap directions, tap transit

  4. Drag the transit directions card up from the bottom of the screen.
  5. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the transit directions card and tap Transit Options.
  6. Tap a transit vehicle to filter it out of the route suggestion results.

    Drag the transit card up, then tap Transit Options, then tap a vehicle

Anything else?

Do you have any questions about viewing alternate transit lines in Apple Maps? Let us know in the comments.