5 Best Boston Subway Map App For iPhone

Headed out to Boston? Maybe for a vacation, or maybe you’re headed to the big city for work and business. Either way, Boston, being the metro area that it is, is a city full of horrible, horrible traffic — not only is the traffic awful because of the density and population, but it’s also impossible to find a parking space on a side street or even in some parking garages. Not to mention that if you can find a space, the pricing is absurd. And that’s why Boston’s rapid transit system exists —  can’t navigate the city well by car? And in the time frame that you need? Then navigating Boston’s subway system might be a better option for you.

Unfortunately getting access to subway information isn’t always easy in Boston, but as it seems with everything, there’s an app for that! If you follow along below, we’ll show you the top Boston Subway Map apps for iPhone. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

MBTA Boston T

If you’re looking for a simple app that will help you navigate the MBTA, or The “T”, then the MBTA Boston T app will be right up your alley. It has an interactive map that will allow you to navigate around the Boston Subway system routes, and with an Internet connection, it’s even able to pull data from the MBTA to show you estimated arrival and wait times. One of the highlights of this app is that you can see the service status of the transit system in order to avoid any potential delays on your trip through Boston

Download it now: iTunes

Boston T Map

Boston T Map comes in as one of the cleanest and sharpest Boston-specific subway maps on the market. If you’re consulting Google for your Subway Map needs, Boston T Map puts it to shame with high resolution graphics that are easily visible. This app was even designed to be used offline, even enabling you to look up offline schedules for specific stations across Boston. One of the highlights and unique things to this option is that the Boston T Map has route planning available.

Download it now: iTunes

Boston Subway Map

And in third place, we have the aptly named Boston Subway Map. If you’re looking for something that can help you with offline route planning and scheduling. this one will be right up your alley. You’ll get instant access to all sorts of Subway Map apps across Boston and the surrounding metro areas, and for specific train stations as well. Not only that, but you can view the Service Status of many stations without even opening the app! Just swipe left on your phone’s screen to view your widgets, and you’ll get a list of statuses for all of your favorite trains.

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And in second place, we have an option called Citymapper. The major pro to Citymapper is that it has a beautiful user interface that is easy to navigate. Citymapper will show you information for Boston — as well as any other major city or capital — in regards to their transit systems, even showing you downloadable maps. Citymapper has all the usual transit features like bus, subway and train routes and real time departure and arrival times as well. There’s even ridesharing features for bikes, mopeds, and scooters. Citymapper is constantly updated, so you’ll always have all of the latest transit information at your fingertips.

Download it now: iTunes


Coming in first place, we have the well-rated Transit application. Transit actually has a fairly similar design philosophy to Citymapper — you get a premium and top user experience with a modern graphical user interface. One of the areas that sets it apart from Citymapper is that it supports many more cities across world the world, such as in Asia. Transit will put subway and bus arrival times at planned routes right at your fingertips. You’ll be able to see any delays, as well as the service status of the transit system that you’re using. Transit actually has a lot of features in regards to the more major transit systems. You’ll be able to easily pull down offline maps of subway routes within Boston, and even locate the nearest station to hop on.

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Here we’ve shown you five of the best Subway Map apps for iPhone. Any one of these will get you across Boston’s subway system in a jiffy. Any one of these will help you get where you need to be within the major Massachusetts metro area; however, Transit and Citymapper are easily the best options with their polish and quality.

Do you have a favorite transit application for iPhone? Let us know what it is in the comments section below!