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Bus Tracker Tools

I Want to Plan Ahead

Trip Planner

What's the best trip for me? If you know where your trip begins, where you need to go, and what time you need to travel, this is the tool for you. Get detailed information about your best route options.

Nearest Stops

Where can my trip start? Use this map to see the nearest SMART stop. Enter an address, a street intersection, or a landmark (such as the Detroit Institute of the Arts).


What time will the bus arrive? Use this tool for a published listing of SMART bus routes and scheduled stops.


How far can I travel on a route? Compare up to five routes on this interactive map to see what options may be available to you.

I Want to Track my Bus

Tracker Map

Where is my bus along the route? Track all active buses along your route on the Bus Tracker map. Learn more. 

Tracker Time

When will my bus arrive at this stop? Check if the next bus is just around the corner. Our Tracker Time tool tells you the estimated arrival time of the next SMART bus.  Learn more.

Tracker Text

How do I get bus arrival information on the go?  Text SMART anytime to get a listing of bus arrival times at your stop. Learn More.

Things to Know When Using Bus Tracker

  1. Only buses arriving in the next 30 minutes will appear on the map and lookup.
  2. If a bus goes off its regular route, our system will no longer be able to predict accurate arrival times.  The system will start predictions when the bus returns to normal service.
  3. If a bus is unable to move for several minutes due to an unusual event (such as stopped by a train), arrival estimates will switch from counting down minutes to a "DELAYED" notification. Once the bus begins to move, arrival estimates will appear again.
  4. If a bus stops transmitting data to our servers, it will not appear on this website, even though it is in service.
  5. Message and data rates may apply. Check with your mobile carrier first.
  6. As always, please be sure you arrive at your bus stop at least 5 minutes before its scheduled arrival.