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Tips & Tricks when using Google Transit
Buses & Ferries - Metro Transit

Step-by-Step Instructions

There are several ways to plan a trip using Google Transit. Two of the more popular ways are described below.


1. Get directions from one place to another.

Screenshot View screenshot for steps 1 - 5 below.
  1. Go to Google Maps for HRM.
  2. Click "Get Directions" in the top left corner, under the Google Map logo.
    1. Enter your origin
    2. Enter your destination
  3. Select "By public transit" from the drop down menu.
  4. If necessary, adjust travel date/time by clicking "Show options".
  5. Click the "Get Directions" button.

    Note: If Google needs you to clarify your origin or destination, simply select from the "Did you mean" list provided. If a suitable suggestion is not available try entering the civic address origin/destination. Screenshot

2. Plan a trip from a particular stop

  1. Go to Google Maps for HRM.
  2. Ensure the "Transit" layer is checked under the "More" tab (top right corner of the map).  Screenshot
  3. Zoom in to the area where the stop is located.  Screenshot
  4. Click a stop icon for information on routes that services that stop. Screenshot

    From here you can:
    • View upcoming schedule times by clicking on a particular route number.  Screenshot
    • Get directions from this stop by clicking the "Get directions" link in the lower left hand corner.

Disclaimer
HRM works with Google to provide the most accurate and up to date information possible for the Google Transit Trip Planner. HRM does not guarantee that the information represented by Google Maps is 100% accurate or up to date and is not responsible for points of interest available within Google Maps. If you cannot find the point of interest you're looking for we recommend you try entering the civic address.