Sometimes it can feel like taking the bus is a hassle, as having to pay your bus fares, finding the right change and waiting at the bus stop can seem like you’ve gone back in time. But not anymore…

Travelling by bus has been brought straight into the 21st century with the help of bus apps. Alongside Stagecoach, we explore how taking the bus has become a whole lot easier.

Using the bus for all of your travel needs

From your ticket to the bus timetable, your app has everything you need to build and plan a successful journey route. You can plan your journey, access live bus information in real-time and purchase tickets through a Wi-Fi signal. What’s really handy is that if a bus is held up in traffic, you can see exactly where it is – minimising the amount of time you’ll spend at the bus stop.

These apps are incredibly easy to use, while your bank details can also be uploaded so that digital tickets can be purchased at the click of a button. Not having to use change is great, and it keeps things tidy and paperless – plus it means you will never lose your ticket, as it’s stored on your phone. There’s no delay either, as your ticket will be uploaded to your device straight away. All you need to do is activate your ticket and show it to your driver when you get on board.

Travelling in the digital age

Location services can be set up via your phone, which helps you find the right bus – locating local bus stops whilst establishing what route to take, could you ask for anything else?

If your bus is running late, you don’t need to worry as journey planners can allow you to find an alternative route or another bus that is going the same way. If you have a favourite route, or a bus that you take every day, then you can save these on the app too, which makes purchasing tickets in the future even easier!

If you regularly take the bus, then what could be easier? By downloading a bus app for your Apple or Android device, you’ll be making more journeys at your own convenience than you ever have before.