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.



  • 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.



  • Brussels
    • STIB – Journey planner, apps, network maps, timetables, real time, tickets, passes and travel information.
  • Flanders area includes cities; Antwerp – Bruges – Ghent – Mechelen.
    • De Lijn – Route planner, stops, lines, network maps, platform layouts, tickets, passes, dial-a-bus, news and MOBIB. Operates throughout Flanders.
  • Wallonia area includes cities; Charleroi – Hainaut – Liége – Namur.
    • TEC – Route planner, stops, lines, network maps, platform layouts, tickets, passes, dial-a-bus, news and MOBIB. Operates throughout Wallonia.



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





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



  • 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.



  • 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.




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



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



  • 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.



  • 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
    • 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.



  • 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.



  • Vatican City –



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



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



  • 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. 



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



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



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





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



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



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





  • Skopje
    • JSP – Tickets, maps and information.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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 
  • 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.



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



  • Belgrade
    • GSP – Lines, information and services.



  • Bratislava
    • IMHD – Journey planner, schedules, maps, routes, tickets and news.
  • Košice
    • DPMK – Route list, visitor prices, network scheme, tickets, rules and other services.



  • Ljubljana
    • LLP – Tickets, city card, bus arrivals, price list, public transport. 
  • Maribor
    • Marprom – Tickets, news, timetables, lines, prices, schedules, apps, parking and contact.



  • 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
  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Basel
    • BVB – News, timetable by bus & stops, tickets, fares, route network, U-Abo card, apps and service.
  • Geneva
    • TPG – Trip planner, schedules by line, plans, itineraries, tickets, tourist information and apps.
  •  Luzern
    • VBL – Timetables by lines & stops, zone map, network, tickets, passes, apps and services.
  • Zürich
    • PostBus – Timetables, network routes, trip planner, tickets and reservations.



  • Istanbul
    • IETT – Route /  station timetable search, route planner, Istanulkart.
    • Metro – Online ticket



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





  • 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
  • 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.


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



  • 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.



  • 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.