What are the best chicago transit apps?

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    #1Transit Tracks: Chicago CTA

    Transit Tracks: Chicago CTA

    This app will tell you everything you need to know when visiting Chicago: you will get every bus stop in the city, any traffic jam in Chicago and even bookmark the stops you use often. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Petra Barrios
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "This isn't the greatest app. I had problems finding bus stops with it. Sometimes it doesn't work at all."
  2. 10

    #2Ride Chicago

    Ride Chicago

    With this transit app, you can track easily Chicago CTA buses. It is a smart tool that provides you arrival times estimates, alerts, and much more!


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Amit Gavde
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Looks like a good transit app. Most of the comments look positive."
  3. 7

    #3FastTimes: Chicago CTA + Divvy

    FastTimes: Chicago CTA + Divvy

    This Android bus and train tracker will help you to move around in Chicago. Just enter a stop number to find out how much time is left for the next bus or train to arrive.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Cheshta Gavde
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "If you commute, or live in Chicago you need this app. This app helps you track the trains and buses as they move around Chicago. This is a great option if you are trying to plan your route, or you are waiting at the bus stop wondering WHERE is the bus! "
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    #4Next Transit - for CTA

    Next Transit - for CTA

    Get estimated bus and train arrivals right in your phone for Chicago's CTA trains. This app will use your real-time location to show the closest train stations and how much is left for the next train to arrive. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christian Stewart
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "This app sums up a large amount of data neatly and succinctly, allowing me to read for the relevant departing and arriving times for my rides when I am on the go. It will alert me to any delays and show me if my train will be arriving early or on time. The color coding is a nice touch to make the times show up even more simply."
  2. 2

    #5Chicago Transit - CTA

    Chicago Transit - CTA

    Get real time information about CTA rail and CTA bus predictions with this free app: you will be able to see how many minutes are left for any train to arrive to your station, so you can travel faster through Chicago.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rakesh Dutta
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "This might be ok if nothing else is available. I typically find official apps from the Transit people to be a little lacking compared to 3rd party apps, but i will definitely give it a fair shot. Looks like it could be a little buggy. I may have to find something else. But i might not. It's ok."
  3. -2

    #6Transit Master - Chicago CTA

    Transit Master - Chicago CTA

    This app will tell you how many minutes are left for any train or bus to arrive: if the color is red, the next train or bus will arrive within the next 5 minutes, if blue, it will come within the next 6 to 10 minutes, and if it's grey, there are more than 10 minutes left.

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Sandra Keller
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "Finally, a way to avoid standing mindlessly, wasting my time and wondering if the bus is coming or if I missed it or if I read the schedule wrong. Simple and time saving and especially nice when I can spend more time in my warm house and less time standing in the cold outdoors."

Summary

Best What are the best chicago transit apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Transit Tracks: Chicago CTAApps 13 Free
2Ride ChicagoApps 10 Free
3FastTimes: Chicago CTA + DivvyApps 7 Free
4Next Transit - for CTAApps 6 Free
5Chicago Transit - CTAApps 2 Free
6Transit Master - Chicago CTAApps -2 Paid
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