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Citymapper Reviews

The ultimate transport app - iPhone / Android / Web.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Citymapper and what they use it for.
  • Subway app
    I like Good presentation of info. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Navigo Découverte or Paris Visite?
    And, use the Citymapper app. I find it more usable than the RATP or SNCF applications. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • visiting new york soon....
    Millions of people use the subway each day as their sole means of transportation. Download and it tells you exactly what to do. Otherwise, have fun. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Must have apps to have when in the city?
    Surprised no one has mentioned - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Trip to the UK from US
    Seconding u/Zoroasker; Citymapper is a great travel app for within cities and covers all public transport within London, Edinburgh/Glasgow and more. Trainline is a good option for rail travel between cities and probably your best bet for travelling around within the UK. Domestic flights can sometimes be cheaper than trains though airports are a bit unpredictable at the moment. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Can someone explain the Montclair-Boonton NJ transit line to me?
    Citymapper is usually very helpful for deobfuscating such things. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • I just sold my truck for a cargo bike. What app is best for putting in an address and getting the safest rout to that point?
    If you're in an urban area, CityMapper's bike directions are really good. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • The Most Satisfying Checkbox
    I believe GP is talking about the one I linked specifically: - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • The Most Satisfying Checkbox
    I'm a sucker for good little microinteractions. The author's checkbox may not be one of those, as it seems a bit overdone, but I'd have to try it to be sure. It's really easy to go too far. But, some other examples that I love: • The red "push me" button that is the focus of the article is great—but even better, check out the sun/moon icon near the top left. •... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Anyone commute from outside Berlin? Any suggestions?
    Depending on where exactly your workplace is, Berlin Hauptbahnhof may not be the best station for you. Also check the other, closer train stations. I like Citymapper, but you can also try the apps from BVG, VBB or Deutsche Bahn. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Getting around by bus
    Citymapper is best when you're new and still trying to figure out, at any given random time, the best way to get from Point A to Point B. It's what I use whenever I'm a tourist in NYC (or any other city with good transit) and it's what I used when I first started commuting by bus. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • What app would you recommend a new bike commuter use for navigation?
    Https:// is a very good app in general, and is really good to find safe routes for cycling. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Positive experiences with solo travel?
    The only thing I’d add is that if you’re going to a city that uses the Citymapper app, use it! It was a total gift from the gods when I went to London a few years ago. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Travel in Melbourne and surroundings without a car
    Use an app called, great for showing you your transport options. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How to get to Montclair through public transport on weekends?
    Check out, worked pretty well when I've used it in the past on my phone. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Tourists and (New) Residents: Ask your Questions here!
    If you're only two the trip from the airport would be about 10 Euros for you and 5 Euros for him and depending when you arrive also faster. For trip planning in Paris you should download Citymapper: - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Who is hiring? (September 2021)
    Https:// * Making Cities Usable* We are the ultimate transport app and technology for mobility in cities. We are hiring for a number of engineering and data analyst roles, including Data Analyst - Cycle & Scooter Routing We are also hiring software engineers for iOS, Android, Web, routing, B2B. We write a lot of Python, but also C++ and Rust. We deploy to Kubernetes on EC2. Our web tools use React.... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Thoughts on requiring a phone to park on the street?
    I like this idea and a separate company CityMapper is working on this. I think it would still benefit from an app. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Best Google Maps alternative: OSMAnd+
    What about ? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Turns out Metlink have announced an API for travel data.
    It would be great if an app like could add cities in New Zealand. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • constant fear
    They might also have mobile apps! They have system maps and sometimes even a bus/train tracker. If in a big US city, you can even use a private app called CityMapper. That one tells you when to get off if you're not in a tunnel/subway (i.e. Have no GPS signal). Even when you have no signal, you know how many stops to count. It's also not super updated about what's out of service. (It can be days behind.) But it... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Citymapper

9 Google Maps Alternatives to Use in 2022
Unlike Google Maps, the scope of CityMapper is quite narrow, but it skillfully does its job better than any other app. This map service successfully helps the people who frequent the public transport to travel to the popular cities in the world. The multi-mode journey planner of the app shows different modes of travel, including buses, metro, subways, trains, ferries, Uber car-sharing, trams, and other public...
8 of the Best Google Maps Alternatives You Should Try
Citymapper is more narrow in its scope than Google Maps but does its sole job better than any app out there. Namely, it’s a public transport app, showing you how to get around many of the world’s top cities using bus, tram, subway and other forms of public transit.

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