5 Best Los Angeles Subway Map App For iPhone

Headed off to California? A beautiful state within the United States, Los Angeles is a hot and bustling area for vacation and work. Maybe you’re planning an exciting vacation in the big city, or you’re headed there for business or work. Well, you might want to consider taking advantage of Los Angele’s rapid transit system because, as you already know, traffic is a nightmare in the city of Angels.

Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to access information in regards to the Subway Map routes, 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 Los Angeles mass transit system.

Los Angeles – Bus Rail Metro and Street View Maps

And coming in as our first contender, we have Los Angeles which decidedly sits in fifth place. This one is purely a map app, giving you information on all of the different Los Angeles rail ways, their routes, bus stations and their routes, and so on. The maps can be viewed from different perspectives, even allowing you to limit the map views to, say, Downtown Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Metro

Traditionally, Subway Map apps and transit applications have killed data plans, largely because of the real time tracking; however, that’s why you’ll want to keep Los Angeles Metro on your phone. This one is an offline Subway Map app that will not eat up your data plan. It loads extremely quickly, so you can get the information that you need in a jiffy. The built-in journey tracker is even able to tell you your fastest route, whether you’re going by train, subway, bus, car, bike, etc. There’s even a Location Tracker to show you nearby stations in the event that you don’t know where the nearest is.

Download it now: iTunes

LA Metro and Bus

And coming in as third, we have the LA Metro and Bus app, a subway and bus planner for planning your routes across the insanely busy Los Angeles metro system. You’ll get instant access to all sorts of Subway Map lines across Los Angeles and surrounding area, but also bus routes, too. Not only that, but the app pulls real-time data, giving you real time status information on individual subway lines. Not only that, but you can view the Service Status of many stations without even opening the app! In addition, there are some offline features here, and you can even see real time data without opening the app — just swipe left on your iPhone’s home screen.

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Citymapper

And coming in second place, we have Citymapper, a personal favorite of ours here at¬†The Droid Guy. It has a beautiful user interface that is easy to navigate, something that you don’t normally see in transit and Subway map apps like this. Citymapper will show you information for Los Angeles, as well as the surrounding metro area. Not only that, but you can use the app for any other major city or capital. 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

Transit

And in first place, we have Transit. Transit is without a doubt an essential that should be on any smartphone, not only because of the versatility of working in most major cities, but it’s clean user interface. 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, whereas Citymapper does not. 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

Verdict

As you can see, there are a lot of excellent applications for navigating the complex transit system that is Los Angeles. Any one of these applications will not only give you a map of the Subway routes, but also put you in touch with location and arrival information that you would have a hard time accessing elsewhere. However, we do have to say, Transit and Citymapper are our two top favorites, due in large part to a clean design and the versatility of working in most major cities.

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