Real time bus updates for West Midlands | Other areas | About this site
Choose a starting point below or Locate Stops on the map. You might find it helpful to zoom in and drag the view around. Once you've found your stop, click on the marker for live arrivals.
This website is an improved interface for live bus times in the UK. It works by combining real time updates from local authorities with a searchable database of bus stops across the country. You can search for a bus stop by name, locate it on a map or browse by bus routes or locality to find the stop you need.
If you're on the move, you can also receive updates direct to your mobile through the traveline-txt service. Just find your bus stop on LiveBus.org, note down its SMS phrase (e.g. oxfadaja) and follow the instructions carefully. Messages can cost up to 25p on top of your operator's usual SMS charges, so make sure you fully understand the terms.
If live updates aren't available or convenient, most routes also link to scheduled timetables, courtesy of traveline.
LiveBus.org is not affiliated with traveline, any local authorities, bus companies, or the Department for Transport and is freely provided as an alternative to existing services.
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