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Plan Your Route Using Google Transit

Google Transit is a free public transit trip planner that integrates Halifax Transit routes, schedules, and stops data into Google Maps. You can start using Google Transit right now, or, visit the step-by-step tutorial on how to use Google Transit.

We have launched real-time data in a beta release.

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Wondering if your bus is on time? Halifax Transit wants to improve your commuting experience by taking the guesswork out of your travel plans. Bus users can now access real-time information on estimated departure times. This conveniently allows you to plan accordingly, greatly enhancing your transit experience.

Note: Halifax Transit has launched the GTFS real-time data feed to developers as a beta release. During this time, we are monitoring the service for any issues and it may be necessary to turn off the service to address any technical issues that may come up. Users of the real-time data may experience downtime, inaccuracies in data quality, etc. until our team has resolved any issues that were found.

Learn more about Halifax Transit's real-time data release by accessing our FAQ.

Google Transit is available in 12 languages, compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired, and works with Google Earth and Google Maps for Mobile Devices.

Here's what Google Transit doesn't cover:

  • Service disruptions such as street maintenance, closures, detours, etc.
  • New streets and subdivisions.
Here's some additional resources for using Google Transit
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.