OneBusAway for Pc

  • Category: Navigation
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-28
  • Current version: 18.2.1
  • File size: 33.16 MB
  • Developer: University Of Washington
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing OneBusAway on your Windows PC

Download OneBusAway for Windows: OneBusAway is an Navigation App, developed by University Of Washington. The Navigation App was officially released 2009-09-16. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - University Of Washington, with the latest current version being 18.2.1 which was officially released on 2018-09-28. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 3,702 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4 out of a possible 5.

Using OneBusAway on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install OneBusAway on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use OneBusAway for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type OneBusAway in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on OneBusAway application icon. A window of OneBusAway will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the OneBusAway icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About OneBusAway

Developer Description

Real-time transit information for the Puget Sound region and beyond. Never miss the bus again! OneBusAway serves up fresh, real-time transit information in the following regions: * Rogue Valley, OR * San Diego, CA * Seattle/Tacoma/Puget Sound, WA * Tampa, FL * Washington, D.C. * York, Canada Features include: * Real-time arrival information for public transit where available. * Receive departure alerts for selected vehicles. * View your favorite bookmarks from the new Today View widget, which gives you fast and easy access to the routes you use most. * Map display of stops and routes. * Nearby stops search for location-aware devices. * Bookmarks and recent stop history. * Search for stops by route, address, and stop number. For more information about OneBusAway, including feedback and support for this application, visit us on the web at

App Reviews

  • Best app for Seattle transit

    By Jzaw
    I’m an international student living in Seattle and this is one of those must have apps if you are using the city transit system while being in the city. It helps me to get ready for classes and and when to wait for which buses right after classes as well. I would like to see Siri shortcut integration as it’s competitors are doing so. This would be a nice feature to have.
  • Darn good

    By dolguin
    It’s not always right on bus arrival times, but it usually is and it shows route maps and lets you save stops/routes. Better than anything else on the market in puget sound
  • Fantastic Seattle Bus App

    By Captain Latte
    I've been using the OneBusAway website for a while now. It is an indispensible tool for getting around on the bus system in Seattle. So when I finally saw the iPhone app, I was jazzed. And I must say that the app does not disappoint. It is extremely well thoughtout and in fact even better than the web site because you can save you favorite stops as bookmarks and additional filter out only those buses that you ride. There is a little cleanup that can be done such as the Details button which brings up a Supporting Agencies page which isn't useful at all. My other suggestion is adding ability to plan routes where you can plug in start/end addresses and have it find routes and suggest buses. With the website, you can easily go to the King County Metro tool to do this and then switch over to OneBusAway after you've found the bus number that meets your critieria. It would be nice to have all of this built into this iPhone app so that it is truly standalone without dependencies on other sources.
  • OneBusAway is my most used app!

    By ZeKz
    I use OneBusAway every day on my commute to and from work. In the days before OBA, I was at the mercy of king county metro and the mysterious bus arrival times. There was no way to know if your bus was running early(not likely) or if it was running late. I would waste so much time waiting for the bus. Now, everything has changed! OBA gives an accurate estimation of when my bus will arrive at my desired stop. I can now optimize my departure time from my house to minimize my wait time. Two new features in the latest update really stand out. First, when you select a stop, and then tap on a bus, OBA will show you where approximately the bus is on the map. Second, when checking a stop for bus arrival times, OBA will show you if you will make it to the bus on time from your physical location. This is shown by the green line. Busses above the green line will be coming to the bus stop before you can walk there. I highly recommend this app for anyone who commutes via transit.
  • Most Used App!

    By Sarah Alli
    When I first moved to Seattle, I loved the idea of riding the bus was terrified by the confusing schedules. Now, thanks mostly in part to One Bus Away, I commute every day on the bus! I have no complaints whatsoever about this app. It's been acting weird lately after metro's route shuffling but the devs post service notices to let us know what's going on, so it works. Right now "headsign" labels are missing so it just shows bus number, not destination. I have not had any trouble with inaccuracy, but I'm tempted to chalk that up more to my own habit of living in my own time zone. Let's just say, I'm NEVER in a hurry going anywhere (if I was, I'd be driving anyway, come on...). So I like to use one bus away to find the nearest stop that my route serves and then just hang out there until the next bus. Besides, all the data comes straight from metro and our buses aren't gps enabled (thanks again, metro!)- if you've got a beef with accuracy maybe you should talk to them, hmm?
  • Marvelous but what about bus stop WiFi?

    By Michael W. Perry
    This app's marvelous ability to tell me when the next bus will arrive has greatly improved my attitude toward commuting via Metro. It makes it much less likely that I'll step out of my apartment only to see the bus I want to take speeding by. There's only one hitch for those of us who have iPod touches because we can't afford AT&T's pricey iPhone plan--without an Internet connection this application is worthless. Bound for downtown, I can hit a WiFi spot in a local cafe. But downtown and despite the crowds of people waiting, there's no open WiFi for busy Third Avenue. For stops with heavy bus traffic, Metro should adopt of policy of working with local businesses to offer WiFi, even if it decides to use a firewall to limit the websites that users can access. And in the bus tunnel, where cellular service may not exist, they should provide open WiFi. Half the frustration of travel by bus is not knowing when the next bus will actually arrive.
  • So helpful!

    By meganc30
    Combined with Google Maps to figure out how to get from A to B, this is the most useful app in my phone. As some folks mention in their reviews, the (Seattle/King County) Metro bus times can be unreliable (and were particularly tricky after the major route reorg recently). This is because Metro uses and publishes terrible data, and OBA is dependent on their public data. Rather than having GPS with real-time location, Metro has some bizarro older system where it logs the bus position at certain stops, then uses some kind of odometer/distance-and-speed monitor on bus tires to extrapolate where the bus is after those stops. When busses are unexpectedly running on adjusted schedules (like snow days) or when they change the routes and stops dramatically, the data can be way off. It looks like they have caught up after the recent restructuring, and I find the app to be as accurate as is possible with Metro.
  • Great, indispensable tool!

    By AppMatador
    Public transportation, unfortunately, is far from perfect no matter where you live in this world. As someone who's lived without owning a car for the past 25 years in a major city, this app and service has made the difference between making that lifestyle choice easily tolerable (and even enjoyable at times!) and a complete disaster. When the app "doesn't work," it's almost always due to issues with the King County equipment or communication system, not the app itself. Overall, complaints about the app seem to be related to the user's unrealistic expectations of public transportation or their general incompatibility with making it work for them, whether because of where they live, their attitude or some other variant outside the app's responsibility. If you get frustrated with using this app, pass through your tirades to King County Metro and don't take it out here. : )
  • Surprised about update!

    By Eytan B
    Thank you! I was sure this app was EOL'd after the developer went to work for Google and announced he would not be doing further work on it. It continued to work, for the most part, and I was pleased. But what a wonderful surprise to see the slack picked up by the UW, the app enhanced, not just bugs fixed but new functionality added! Thank YOU! BTW, for those critical of the data, yes, be critical of the data that Seattle gathers and the fact that not all the busses have the sensors they should and not everything is updated on time — but let us be clear, this is an issue with the DATA being supplied by Metro, etc. The issue does NOT lie with the app nor the app authors. While you can be critical of the often inaccuracy of the data, spare that from reviews of the a app itself. Great thing to put in the comment, not the best to use for your star rating...
  • It really changes the way you live

    By Redwoodtree
    The other day I was in a bit of a rush and wondered if I could make a tricky connection between the 358 and the 24. This is a tricky connection because the 24 doesn't run that often and if you miss it sometimes it makes more sense to just walk, which means getting off at a different stop. With the new OneBusAway app, I was able to load the app, look up the stop by map (I didn't know the stop number) and found out I'd make the connection, before my alternate stop. I made it and saved a 20 minute walk. This app rocks. It should cost at least 99 cents if not more. It's highly appreciated that it's free, it's great that the county of King provides this data for all to use and the developer has done a great job. I look forward to new innovations I'm sure they will come up with.