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City Buses

When it comes to using a bus, there are plenty of options. There are city, regional, national and tour bus companies that provide transportation coverage across a  whole spectrum of needs. Trains throughout Europe can take you to many places but, where the tracks won’t take you the buses can.

You will also find easy and convenient bus service within large cities, as well as good transportation from large cities out to smaller rural towns, especially those with high tourist levels. These round trip tickets are inexpensive, comfortable, with good selection of departures daily for short distance routes. Check with the local tourist office about destinations close to you that would make a good day trip. Depending on the country you are in a bus could provide better service at a lower cost than trains. On long distance trips buses, like trains, can be more time consuming. In that situation, air travel may be a better answer as it will free up more trip time to do other things.  While many buses have restrooms for the long haul you have have no food or drink service.

City Bus Lines…

City Buses are usually run by the local transit authorities and only have routes within the city of governance or its surrounding metro area. Your transit pass for subways, trolleys,etc., will usually work the same way for the city buses, providing it is within the same city that issues the pass.  See about transit passes under our public ➾ public transit page.

Riding on a city bus route can give you a view of a cities popular sights but, also its neighborhoods where you can see local life at work and play. Several bus routes offer glimpses within the following cities. If you have a transit pass you can jump on and off the bus at any point.

Budapest… Bus 16 , At Deák Ferenc tér in Pest cross the Danube River on the Chain Bridge into Buda. End at the Royal Palace, museums and Matthias church and a view from Fisherman’s Bastion.

London… Bus 15, the heritage route – Ride from Trafalgar Square down the Strand to St. Paul’s Cathedral, the monument of the great 1666 fire, then onto the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Madrid… Bus 27, Start at the leaning towers of Puerta de Europa in Plaza de Castillaa, past Columbus Square, Cybele and the fountains, the Art Galleries and gardens, then ending in the commercial area at Glorieta de Embajadores.

Moscow…Trolleybus 7, Start at Pobedy (Victory Park), ride past Moscow river and Vorobyovy Gory and the University, Seven Sisters, Sparrow Hills, across Kamenny Most (bridge) onto St. Basils and Red Square.

Paris… Bus 38, From Porte d’Orleans ride pass Luxembourg Gardens, through the Latin Quarter, past Notre Dame over the Seine and the Hotel de Ville. Onto the Pompidou museum and the Gare du Nord station.

Rome… Bus 175, From Termini ride along the Tiber River’s right bank past near Trevi Fountain than past Capitoline Hill, The Forum, Colosseum, Circus Maximus and end at Ostiense. Bus 40, From Termini will take you to the left bank of the Tiber and onto the Vatican and Basttistini.

Stockholm… Bus 3, From Slussen see the medieval streets of Old Town, the Cathedral, Royal Palace, along the water front to the University Hospital and campus to Karolinska sjushuset

Tallinn… Bus 34AAt Viru keskus at modern mall in the city center ride along the Baltic past the bronze angel of mercy to the singing grounds and past the Swedish nunnery unto the Muuga aedinn.

Links provided below are for city bus line operators. Many city transport companies also operate the metro, train, tram and other transportation services so you may find their web sites include all services. Trip planners on the web sites will optimize the most efficient transportation type   offered between your destinations. Almost all services offer apps for your smart devices as well as e-tickets and passes for easy use on transit vehicles they operate. When buying city passes for transportation make sure you use bus lines that accept the pass. Some cities have private and regional bus lines that have stops within the city but, do not accept the pass for payment.  

Municipal Bus Lines in Major Cities…

Some site are not available in english, you may paste the url address into google and have it translate the page.

🇦🇹 Austria

Innsbruck
VVT – Route index, connection finder, tickets, timetables and FAQ.

Graz
Verbund Linie – Interactive online map, journey planner, timetables, tickets, fares and service network.

Linz
OOEVV – Timetables, tickets, travel search and services.

Salzburg
Verkehr – Timetables, tickets, service, news, audio guide, route search and trip planner.

Vienna
Wiener Linien – Journey planner, tickets, visitor information, maps, timetable and FAQ.

🇧🇪 Belgium

Brussels
STIB – Journey planner, apps, network maps, timetables, real time, tickets, passes and travel information.

Antwerp – Bruges – Ghent – Mechelen. (Flanders area cities serviced):
De Lijn – Route planner, stops, lines, network maps, platform layouts, tickets, passes, dial-a-bus, news and MOBIB. Operates throughout Flanders.

Charleroi – Hainaut – Liége – Namur. (Wallonia area cities serviced); 
TEC – Route planner, stops, lines, network maps, platform layouts, tickets, passes, dial-a-bus, news and MOBIB. Operates throughout Wallonia.

🇧🇦 Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo
GRAS – Bus info, tickets, timetables, lines, traffic, and other services.

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Sofia
MetropolitanV – 

🇭🇷 Croatia

Zagreb
ZET – Bus lines, journey planner, tickets, fares, tourist services, regulations and lost & found.

🇨🇿 Czechia

Brno
DPMB – News, transport, timetables, maps, fares, tickets & machines, services and contact.

Liberce
DPMLJ – News, updates, timetables, reservations and general information.

Ostrava
DPO – Timetables, connection search, stop times, news, fares and ticket prices.
ODIS – travel card

Pardubice
DPMP – Parducice card, price, travel tips, map and terms.

Pilsen
PMDP – Transport, timetable, fare, route maps, sales outlets, Pilsen card, Info and services.

Prague
DPP – Timetables, Fares, traveling information.
PID – Timetables, trip planner, tickets, prices, traffic changes, maps and tourist information.

🇩🇰 Denmark

Copenhagen
DOT – Plan, maps, fares, city pass, tickets, apps and travel information.
Rejseplanen –  Journey planner.

Odense
FYNBus – Maps, tickets, Fynbus workshop, contact. 
Rejseplanen –  Journey planner.

🇪🇪 Estonia

Tallinn
TLT – Timetables, journey planner, ticket information, traffic and maps.

🇫🇮 Finland

Helsinki
HSL – Route search, timetables, tickets, fares, route maps, terminals, HSL app and customer services.

🇫🇷 France

Bordeaux
TBM – Schedules, routes, plans, lines, rates, cards, tickets, visitor information, news and services.

Dijon
DIVIA – Getting around, interactive online map,  pass, prices FAQ and e-shop.

Lille
iLevia – Itinerary, prepare, search, timetables, maps, traffic reserve and Découvrez apps.

Lyon
TCL – Journey planner, interactive online map,  fares, prices, point of sales, city card, services and apps.

Marsielle
RTM – Getting around, tickets, schedules, traffic, route, maps, prices and parking.  

Montpellier
TAM – Plan travel, interactive map, real time, route search and transport rates.

Nantes
TAN – Interactive online route map, traffic, itineraries, tickets, prices, assistance and apps.

Nice
Lignes d’Azur – plan trip, timetables, maps, locator, buy trip, online tickets, agency locator, visitor guide, services and apps.

Paris
RATP – Itineraries, timetables, lines, stations, passes, prices, maps & travel information.

Strabourg
CTS – Trip planner, network map, timetables, traffic, tourism info, apps, fares and news.

Toulouse
Tisséo – Journey planner, getting around, network maps, tickets & prices, Toulouse information.

🇩🇪 Germany

Berlin
BVG – Travel Information, journey planner, tickets, maps, timetables and traffic information.

Bremen
BSAG – Schedule information, lines, timetables, interactive network, tickets, and service.

Cologne
REVG – Current traffic info, timetables, line network, tickets, prices, service.

Dortmund
VVR – Online interactive map & journey planner, apps, timetable, tickets, fares and service.

Dresden
DVB – Journey planner, timetable, route network, city & network maps, tickets, excursions, tourists info, Dresden pass and service.

Düsseldorf
Rhienbahn – Trip planner, timetable, stop schedule, maps, tickets, Düsseldorf card, apps and service.

Frankfurt am Main
RMV – Interactive map, timetables, station & stop info, tickets, networks, services, passenger services and planner.

Hamburg
HVV – Connection & departure planner, network, timetables, tickets, passes, apps and service.
Hanover
GVH – Timetables, traffic info, line, tickets, prices, zones, apps and services.

Leipzig
LVB – planner, timetable, network amps, fare zones, ticket shop, visitor info, apps and services.

Munich
MVV – Journey planner, ticketshop, maps, stations, tickets, fares, mobility services.

Nuremberg
VAG – Trip planner, timetable, apps, network maps, live map, history and services.

Stuttagrt
VVS – Trip planner, VVS apps, tickets, prices, maps and lost property.

🇬🇷 Greece

Athens
OASA – Tickets, cards, and mobility information.
Athenacard – Purchase Ath.Ena card, tickets, fares and issuing points.

Thessaloniki
OASTH – Route selector, stop info, tourism information, news, tickets, fares, outlets and FAQ.

🇻🇦 Holy See

Vatican City
Use Rome’s transit system at ATAC Roma.

🇭🇺 Hungary

Budapest
Budapest Transport Guide – Download transit maps, transit information and apps for mobile devices.
BKK  –  Purchase tickets & passes, timetables, trip planner & more.

🇮🇸 Iceland

Reykjavík
Straeto – Route planner, interactive online map, timetable, purchase cards & tickets and traveler information.

🇮🇪 Ireland

Dublin
Dublin Bus – Real time Bus search, timetables, route planner, fare calculator, event information. 

Cork, Galway, Limerick & Waterford
Bus Eireann – Tickets, timetables, fare finder and real time information.

Kilkenny 
TFI – Journey planner, real time, maps, timetables updates, fares and contact. 

🇮🇹 Italy

Arrezo
Tiemme Toscano – Route calculator, timetable, lines, tickets and rates.

Bologne
Tper – Route calculator, timetable, time check, routes, tickets, rates and news. 

Florence
ATAF – Timetables, search routes, travel planner, fares services and news.

Milan
ATM – Journey planner, lines, stops, maps, tickets, app, car parks and passes. 

Naples
ANM – Timetables, urban lines, bus interchanges, tickets and service updates.

Palermo
AMAT – Route finder, online help, tickets, map and information.

Rome
ATAC Roma – Route planner, tickets, passes, interactive map and travel information.

Siena
Siena Mobility  Route calculator, timetable, lines, tickets and rates.
Tiemme Toscano – Route calculator, timetable, lines, tickets and rates.

Turin
GTT – Journey planner, bus stop search, maps, fares, point of sale, line, routes and tourist services.

🇱🇻 Latvia

Riga
Rigas satiksme – Route planner, find stops, route schemes, schedules, tickets, parking, guest guide and services.

🇱🇮 Liechtenstein

LIE – Current news, timetable, departures & stops, route network, tickets, tariffs, apps and customer service.

🇱🇹 Lithuania

Vilnius
Susisiekimo paslaugos – Public transport, tickets, prices, parking and user guide.

🇱🇺 Luxembourg

Luxembourg City
Mobiltéits  – Journey planner, timetables, lines, service updates, tickets and tourist offers.

🇲🇹 Malta

a Public Transport – Journey planner, interactive map, routes, cards & tickets, apps, service updates and information.

🇲🇨 Monaco

CAM – Services, tickets, ride guide, route maps, timetables, rules, connecting buses and travel information.

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Amsterdam
Connexxion – Trip planner, tickets, routes, travel information and travel areas.

Connexxion Areas (outside of Amsterdam)
Amstelland Meerlanden
◦ Arnhem-Nijmegen – Breng
Gooi en Vechtstreek
Haarlem-Ijmond
Hoeksche Waard Goeree Overflakkee
◦ Ijsselmond – OV 
Noord-Holland – overal
Texel Hopper
Zaanstreek
Zeeland
◦ Zuidoost-Brabant – Hermes

The Hague Region (Delft, Zoetermeer, Leidschenda, Voorburg, Rijswijk, Nooddorp and Wateringen).
HTM – Routes, times, tickets, travel information, and OV-chipkart.

Groningen
arriva – trip planner, travel advice, tickets and travel to Friesland & Waddeneilanden

Rotterdam
RET – Travel planner, timetable, maps, floor plans, tickets, rates, chip card and travel information.

🇲🇰 North Macedonia

Skopje
JSP – Tickets, maps and information.

🇳🇴 Norway

Bergen
Skyss – Timetables, maps, travel planner, tickets, prices, travel card, apps and contact.

Oslo
Ruter – Find journey, departures, apps, service, route maps, tickets, prices, zone amp and travel card.

🇵🇱 Poland

Gdansk
ZTM – Plan trip, lines, route changes, timetables, network diagrams, tickets, city card and FAQ

Krakow
MPK – Route search, tickets, timetables, travel information and updates.

Poznan
MPK – Timetable, maps, tickets, tourism info, Poznan map, search and contact.

Warsaw
WTP – Route search, tickets, timetables, maps, tourists guide, travel information and news.

Wrocław
WROC – Search directions, updates, check routes, Urban card, apps and news.

🇵🇹 Portugal

Lisbon
Carris – Lines, schedules, routes, fares, services, route planner, maps and travel information.

Porto
STCP – Journey planner, real time, lines, timetables, apps, tariffs, tourism info and service.

🇷🇴 Romania

Bucharest
TASA – Routes, interactive online map, prices, reservations and information.

Brasov
RATBV – Routes, timetables, fares, tickets, passes, useful info.

Cluj-Napoca 
CTPCJ – Timetables, lines, fares, tickets, kiosks and services.
 
Constanța
CTbus – Lines, schedules, planning, prices, passes selling points and FQA

Craiova
RAT – Timetable, tickets, fares and service.

Sibui
Tursib – Trip planner, interactive map, routes, stops, fares, tickets, passes and services.

Timișosra
RATT – Timetables, real time traffic, maps, tickets, apps, online services.

🇷🇺 Russia

Moscow
Mosgortrans – Rates, tickets, rules, routes, timetables and services.
Moscow transport  – Interactive online map, routes, timetables, smart card, fares, places and FAQ.

🇷🇸 Serbia

Belgrade
GSP – Lines, information and services.

🇸🇰 Slovakia

Bratislava
IMHD – Journey planner, schedules, maps, routes, tickets and news.

Košice
DPMK – Route list, visitor prices, network scheme, tickets, rules and other services.

🇸🇮 Slovenia


Ljubljana
LLP – Tickets, city card, bus arrivals, price list, public transport. 

Maribor
Marprom – Tickets, news, timetables, lines, prices, schedules, apps, parking and contact.

🇪🇸 Spain

Alicante
Vectalia – Trip planner, lines, interactive map, schedules, prices and points of sale.

Barcelona
TMB – Transport network, maps, apps, tickets, fares, visitor cards and information.

Bilbao
Bilbobus – Lines, journey planner, tickets, information.

Córdoba
Aucorsa

Madrid
CRTM – Lines, stations, timetables, maps, fares, travel pass, trip planner and real time app.

Málaga
EMT – News, lines, schedules, apps.

San Sebastián
D.Bus – Direct route info, route maps, stops, timetables, fares, prices, apps and alerts.

Seville 
Tussam – Trip planner, timetables, routes, tickets, travel cards, interactive online map and apps.

Valencia
EMT – Network, route calculator,  fares, tickets, toursim info and customer service.

🇸🇪 Sweden

Gothenburg
Väastrafik – Travel planning, timetables, stops, route maps, traffic info, tickets and customer service.

Malmö
Skånetrafiken – Search travel, price, tickets, interactive online map, apps, zones, cards and customer service.

Stockholm
SL – Interactive map, trip planner, travel information, tickets, fares, apps, help and contact.

Uppsala
UL – Search journey, stop and line, travel information, tickets and customer service.

🇨🇭 Switzerland

Basel
BVB – News, timetable by bus & stops, tickets, fares, route network, U-Abo card, apps and service.

Gèneva
TPG – Trip planner, schedules by line, plans, itineraries, tickets, tourist information and apps.

Lucerne
VBL – Timetables by lines & stops, zone map, network, tickets, passes, apps and services.

Zürich
PostBus – Timetables, network routes, trip planner, tickets and reservations.

🇹🇷 Turkey

Istanbul
IETT – Route /  station timetable search, route planner, Istanulkart.

🇺🇦 Ukraine

Kyiv 
KPT – Traffic changes, interactive online map, schedule, rules, tickets, stops, news and customer services.

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England

Birmingham
Nxbus – Journey planner, online interactive amp, tickets, prices, buy online, timetable and local services.

Bristol & Bath
First – Journey planner, next bus, tickets, timetables, routes, maps, news and services.

Leeds
First – Journey planner, next bus, tickets, timetables, routes, maps, news and services.

Leicester
First – Journey planner, next bus, tickets, timetables, routes, maps, news and services.

Liverpool
Merseytravel– Travel updates, route planner, tickets, pricing and travel information.

London
Transport for London – Journey planner, maps, status updates,fares, travel information & more.

Manchester
MTC – Fares, tickets, bus routes, timetables and news.
System One – Travel cards

Nottingham 
First – Journey planner, next bus, tickets, timetables, routes, maps, news and services.

Southhampton
City Red / First – Journey planner, next bus, tickets, timetables, routes, maps, news and services.

York
First – Journey planner, next bus, tickets, timetables, routes, maps, news and services.

Northern Ireland

Belfast
Translink – Journey planner, times, tickets, timetables, travel cards, service updates and quick buy tickets.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland

Edinburgh
Lothian – Maps ,journey planner, live times, maps, timetables, travel info, tickets, visitors guide, services and news.

Glasgow
First – Journey planner, next bus, tickets, timetables, routes, maps, news and services.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales

Cardiff
Cardiffbus – Live departures, updates, journey planner, routes, maps, fares , tickets, things to do and news.

The sites below will provide estimated travel times for point to point to navigation and routing. Some will also provide travel options for driving vs. transit or air;
CheckMyBus –  Find Bus routes and directions from one destination point to another.
Rome to Rio – Find Multiple directions for transit, airlines and driving by car. 
Moovitapp – Find directions on all transit types. 
Easyway – Interactive online maps for multiple eastern European cities. 
getbybus– Search for buses, Book tickets and plan a trip.
Busradar – Search for buses, Book tickets and plan a trip.
Busbud – Search for buses, Book tickets and plan a trip.