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No need to guess when your next bus or train will depart.* NexTrip gets you what you need, right now!

How to access NexTrip

web access At metrotransit.org: NexTrip appears in the blue tools area on the right side of most pages. Choose your route, direction and location – or just use your Stop Number. Simply click on your stop on the interactive map.

mobile deviceMobile Device: At metrotransit.org, Use the “Find Me” tool and see your information right away.

phoneCall 612-373-3333: Press 1, say “bus stop” then state or enter your Stop Number or choose by route, direction and stop location.

textText Message (SMS): NexTrip by Text service is currently available through a temporary number only. Please text us at 1-855-340-0035 for NexTrip prediction information until a long-term solution is reached. Text ‘MT’ followed by your Stop Number to 27299. Example: MT50196 will give times for Stop Number 50196. Add a space between the Stop Number and a route to get times for that specific route. Example: text “MT50196 17” for Route 17 times at Stop 50196. In order to keep this service free to customers, there’s a short ad at the end of each message. Note: messaging and data rates may apply.

How to find your stop number

Find Stop Numbers using the Stops & Stations tool or the Interactive Map.

NexTrip displayHow it works

NexTrip provides real-time bus departure times for all Metro Transit buses and most regional buses to help you better plan your commute. 

Every bus has an onboard computer that tracks its GPS location. As a bus travels along a  route, NexTrip tracks its location in relation to specific timepoints. It updates automatically every few seconds.

If a bus is scheduled leave a stop within the next 20 minutes, NexTrip displays in black the estimated number of minutes to departure ("6 Min") of up to 30 minutes. Since vehicles can make up time as they travel along their routes, NexTrip doesn’t estimate departures more than 30 minutes away.  

Outside the 20-minute schedule window, NexTrip displays scheduled times in red ("2:17").

If a bus is scheduled to leave a stop within the next 20 minutes but is estimated to be more than 30 minutes away, NexTrip displays scheduled times in red and says “Delayed >10 min” in the destination description.

Because NexTrip tracks location based on stops along the route, if a bus has to make an unexpected detour off its regular route – for example, to avoid an obstruction or congestion – it will not be displayed in NexTrip. Until the bus returns to its regular route, NexTrip will display only scheduled times.

* Departure times are estimates. Buses and trains are subject to delays based on traffic and other conditions. Always arrive at your stop 5 minutes before the NexTrip or scheduled time.

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Simply choose your route, direction and stop or enter a stop number - NexTrip will list up to the next 6 departures.
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