5 Best Brooklyn Subway Map App For iPhone

Headed off to Brooklyn? If you’ve visited before or regularly commute there for work, you already know how nightmarish traffic can be when it comes to navigating New York City and its outlying metro areas. That’s why most people take advantage of the New York City rapid transit system, as it not only serves New York City, but Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Manhattan as well. That said, you might need to make sure you have a Subway Map app for Brooklyn on your phone, just to make sure that you’re arriving at the right station for your destination.

Getting access to Brooklyn Subway Map information isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to finding estimated arrival times, but as it seems with everything, there’s an app for that! If you follow along below, we’ll show you the best options for navigating the Brooklyn transit system.

New York Subway MTA

The New York Subway MTA is an essential for anyone traveling to New York City and its boroughs like Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, etc. The New York Subway app gets pulls data directly from the official MTA system in order to show you estimated arrival times, planned routes, and more. 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 Brooklyn, New York City, or another borough. New York Subway has all of the downloadable Subway Map routes as well.

Download it now: iTunes

SUBWAY:NYC – Map + Train Times

SUBWAY:NYC comes in as one of the cleanest and sharpest subway maps on the market. If you’re consulting Google for your Subway Map needs, SUBWAY:NYC 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 New York City. You can find stations across the entire MTA network as well — even in Brooklyn! You can search for any station across Brooklyn, or other boroughs of New York City, and even “Favorite” your top choices.

Download it now: iTunes

New York City Subway Map

Coming up as our next contender, . 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 New York City and the surrounding boroughs like Brooklyn, 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 Citymapper. Citymapper is a personal favorite that every traveler should have on their iPhone. It has a beautiful user interface that is easy to navigate. Citymapper will show you information for New York City as well as its surrounding boroughs, like Brooklyn, — as well as any other major city or capital — in regards to their transit systems. Citymapper will even show you downloadable subway and bus maps for wherever you are (in supported cities). 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 as number one on our list, Transit is an essential that should be on any smartphone with its versatility. Transit is similar to Citymapper in a lot of ways — primarily in design — you get a premium and top user experience with a modern graphical user interface. That said, the actual highlight to Transit is its versatility — Transit supports many more cities across the world, such as in the Asian regions. 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.

Download it now: iTunes


Here we’ve shown you five of the best applications that will allow you to navigate around New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Any one of these applications will help you get in the right place around Brooklyn and the other NYC boroughs, putting schedules and estimated arrival times right at your fingertips. However, if you want the best of the best, you really cannot go wrong with what CItymapper or Transit has to offer in their respective packages.

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