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The Best Transportation Apps: Public Transportation

Take me

Take me different because rene not only public transport like subway and bus, but also taxi and even bicycle. All you have to do is set a route between two points so that the Take Me indicates all the viable walking options.

Buses are displayed in real time, while the taxi category shows an approximate amount of how much the trip would cost on the selected route. It also offers points along the way, which you collect and exchange for promotions and coupons. You can help the platform by telling you if the times are right or wrong and you can reload your So Paulo Single Ticket.

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Lightweight App Interface / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

There is also a social part within the app, which gathers points obtained by users who use the Take Me most. These scores can be redeemed for some awards, such as ice cream, and tickets, among others. The Facebook account, when connected to the app, increases the user's chances of earning more points. I'm currently using Take Me, but unfortunately the app only works in the city of So Paulo.

Take me
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Moovit surprises you with the quantity and accuracy of the information. The app now provides real-time bus schedules to various cities (perhaps the largest database in this selection), making it even easier for users. Like any application of its kind, the information is provided by the companies that manage the municipal or state bus fleets, ie the cities served by Moovit need to be consulted in advance.

I have already used Moovit in metropolitan and inland regions, and got accurate results. The "Onboard" option allows you to view in real time the estimated time of arrival of the bus you are at, and you will be given one point in advance to prepare you.

It is possible to favor frequently used bus lines, as well as offering feedback to the developer about possible information errors. The So Paulo Single Ticket recharge option already exists.

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Moovit offers real-time information / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Moovit: Public Transportation
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Citymapper is one of the best public transport app options because it takes the functions it offers to another level, almost like life hacks. Unfortunately in Brazil it is only available in So Paulo. For example, if you search a bus line, you can see exactly where the vehicles are, so you can plan better and avoid long waits at the point, and see the point visually via Google Maps so you don't get lost.

It also has other information that can make your life easier, such as suggesting which train section is best for you to board and so you are already getting off the appropriate ladder when you arrive at your destination; When making a transfer, he also shows on the City screen the situation of the subway and train lines and even indicates the best subway entrance.

When you are near the landing point the app will beep if you schedule it. And just like the Take Me also offers bike routes and suggestions from Uber and 99.

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Citymapper shows you the easiest way to get to your destination / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Citymapper – Metro & Train
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Trafi is available in So Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Its differential is the use of advanced algorithms to provide the best possible routes, and the app itself is defined as the most accurate public transport application in the world.

You can choose between the recommended route, the fastest, the least walking and many more. It also has a dedicated bike section, indicating the nearest rental stations and availability at each.

According to them, they still report delays, protests, traffic, strikes and other events relevant to the city's traffic. You can follow hashtags like #Congestion, #Acident, #meter, and track the area where people share real-time information, such as closed lines.

It has a very nice, simple and interactive interface allowing you to post photos to alert other users about late or crowded buses. You can also download the bus timetable for access even without an internet connection.

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rafi has a section for finding bike stations, plus time and bus routes / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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Where's the bus?

The Cad o bus? App, delivers information about public transport and traffic conditions during the informed route. In some cities, it is possible to observe the bus stops that can be used by users to the chosen destination, that is, you know if the desired bus passes or not on the street where you are.

It also brings live updates of some lines, and offers news about the region's transportation. It is available for the states of So Paulo, Paran, Rio de Janeiro and Piau.

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Real time news and transport on the Cad or Bus? / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Where's the bus?
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Next bus

The city of Curitiba also has a specific application. The "Next Bus" informs local residents about the arrival and departure times of various municipal and state lines in real time. The user may also favor the most frequently used routes. Not a beautiful app and has some crashes, but always well updated with new databases.

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For curitibanos, Prximo bus / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Next bus Curitiba
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Metr from So Paulo Official

Some companies that run subway and train lines offer applications with useful information to users. So Paulo, for example, has its official app for Metr. Putting the start and end season, the app gives estimated travel time and informs about possible transfers, giving a link to the map of the surroundings.

In addition to the rail map, it is possible to check in real time the circulation of each subway line, with information on boarding delays and interruptions for weather reasons. The application also has phones useful to users, such as lost and found and central to complaints.

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Official app of Metr de So Paulo / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Metr from So Paulo Official
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MetrFcil – Official MetrRio

Rio de Janeiro's Metr also has its own application and works similarly to So Paulo's. The app offers the function of routes, location and line itinerary, map of the stations, subway map and tourist information.

Accessing the area of ​​each station gives you opening hours, facilities, points of interest and tourist in the surrounding area and information about which shops and services are present at the station. And, the cool thing is, you can check in real time where each train is, to better plan. Not very careful in interface, but very useful.

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Rio de Janeiro Metro's Official Application / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

MetrFcil – Official MetrRio
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live bus

This app is simpler than the others, and is for those looking for a service that shows the situation in real time, but without too many resources. It uses the OpenStreetMap map, which is collaborative. It is available for the greater So Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Curitiba.

By creating an account, you can sync your favorites between devices, receive train notifications, collaborate with app information, and receive bus arrival alerts and disembark notices.

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For those looking for something simple, Live Bus / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Live Bus – Transportation
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The best transportation apps: Private car


Arguably, Waze is the best solution for drivers, whether private, taxi drivers or motorcyclists. The Google-owned app acts as a kind of social network, with real-time information provided by its users. Waze alerts you to traffic, construction, and places with traffic problems. The app even acts as GPS, providing the best routes for its users.

If you allow it, it connects your calendar and gives easy access to the address of your appointments. You can plan the route in advance and ask to be advised when you need to leave to arrive on time. If you use Spotify, there is a good connection between these two apps.

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Waze the perfect solution for drivers / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Waze – GPS, Maps and Traffic in Real Time
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Here WeGo

The difference of this app is that it has interactive maps of over 100 countries for you to download, save and use offline. Your information and routes are accurate and your interface is simple and beautiful.

This is one of the offline GPS apps I've used most so far, and it was very rare when I couldn't count on it. Being one of the most reliable, one of the most recommend, especially for having many offline resources. It features public 3D buildings and indoor maps of establishments such as shopping malls, as well as bike trails.

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One of the best GPS on the market here WeGo / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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Google Maps

Google Maps is what completes the list of the three best apps for private transportation. In addition, it also offers public transport routes and almost all Waze functions, as well as HERE WeGo offline maps. You can see below several tips we have about this app so complete:

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Best Transportation Apps: Taxi & Private Transportation


Uber is an application for ordering cars with drivers almost like a taxi or a paid ride, but with the advantage that anyone (following a number of rules) can become a driver. Uber has more advantages: It can be paid directly for the app with a credit card, but it also offers a cash option.

The app has a clear and simple interface, making it very easy to use. Application drivers receive user reviews and they can be viewed by anyone, as well as car details and professional identification. You can also compare vehicles and fares, which are different according to your need. The App is completely free and available for many cities in Brazil.

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Using Uber is really very easy / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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The 99 was 99Txis, but it was bought and changed a lot to meet the demand of private drivers along with taxis. Just turn on your phone's GPS and find the closest available transportation, and you choose whether you want an official taxi or driver. Accepts cash payment, in-app credit card, ELO car debit and PayPal.

After the order, you receive the information about your order with the model and color of the vehicle, the license plate and a number to contact the driver. All drivers are registered with documents and photo to ensure the safety of the user.

The free app also offers wheelchair accessible taxi services in So Paulo.

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99 offers wheelchair transport services / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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With Easy it is possible to request a taxi through the application and track the movement of the vehicle in real time to know if the car is nearby. It is very similar to the 99, and offers both taxis and private drivers. Accepts in-app card, cash and debit card.

The app has no mystery: just register, enable the device's GPS, and click the location icon to let the app know where you are. If you cannot find your location via GPS, you can enter the address manually. As a differentiator, you can find the driver on the way and connect directly to him without having to call through the app.

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In Easy Taxi you can see all your races / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Easy – travel your way
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