Plan Your Route Using Transit Trip Planner
Transit Trip Planner is a free online tool that integrates Greater Sudbury Transit routes and schedules into Google Maps. Simply enter where you are, where you want to go, when you want to leave or when you want to be there; Google will do the planning for you.
How do I use Transit Trip Planner?
You have two options to use Transit Trip Planner in the City of Greater Sudbury.
1) Visit www.greatersudbury.ca/transit and Plan Your Trip.
Enter your start address. This can be your home address or the location of your nearest bus stop. You can narrow your search by entering the name of your community after your address. If you enter your home address, Google Maps will display walking directions to your nearest bus stop – complete with estimated distance and walking time.
Enter the address of your destination. You have a choice of entering a street name and number, the names of two streets at an intersection, a business name or a local landmark. Please note that the City of Greater Sudbury is not responsible for business names and landmarks available on Google Maps. If you cannot find the business name or landmark you're looking for, we recommend you try entering the street name and number. If you enter the name of your community – without a street address – you must include the province.You can narrow your search by entering the name of the community after the address of your destination.
Enter the date you wish to travel. You can enter the same day or several days in advance.
Enter the time you would like to leave or the time you would like to arrive at your destination. Transit Trip Planner will calculate the closest Greater Sudbury Transit schedule to your preferred times. Please note that scheduled times may not match the real-time progress of your bus. Buses may be delayed by traffic, weather or other circumstances beyond our control. To view the number of minutes until the arrival of the next bus at your stop in real time, visit mybus.greatersudbury.ca
Under the Prefer drop-down menu, start with Best Route. Transit Trip Planner will calculate the fastest way to get you to your destination. You can customize your search by choosing from Fewer Transfers between buses or Less Walking to take you to an alternate bus stop.
Select Get Directions. Transit Trip Planner will display three options for your travel plans. You will also receive walking directions, estimated distance and walking time to reach your destination once you are off the bus.
2) Visit www.google.ca/maps The latest version of Google Maps can be downloaded free of charge to smartphone mobile browsers at google.com/mobile/maps
Select Directions at the top left corner of your screen.
Select the Bus icon to begin planning your trip aboard public transit.
Choose map imagery or satellite imagery on the bottom left corner of your Google Map.
Choose your starting point and destination. You can choose your home address or the location of your nearest bus stop. You can also click on landmarks and business names shown in a white circle on the map.
Choose your departure or arrival time. Google Maps will calculate the closest Greater Sudbury Transit schedule to your preferred times.
Select Details under each option for complete instructions.
In addition to the Bus icon, Google Maps displays optional routes for cyclists and pedestrians, including estimated distance and cycling or walking time.
Google Street View displays ground-level images of local streets and buildings to help you find your way.
Google Maps can generate an output that is compatible with screen readers for visually impaired users.
To print your Google Map, create and edit Custom Maps, to upgrade your menu and map settings or for Help, select the text icon in the far upper left corner of your Directions screen.
Will Transit Trip Planner notify me of delays?
The results provided by Transit Trip Planner do not include:
- temporary detours or service disruptions,
- TransCab routes,
- Handi-Transit routes,
- special shuttles or charters.
mybus.greatersudbury.ca tracks the progress of all Greater Sudbury Transit buses using real-time GPS. Enter a bus stop number on your mobile device or computer to view the number of minutes until the arrival of the next bus at your stop.
Will Transit Trip Planner guarantee that I will catch the bus at my stop?
Passengers are reminded to arrive at their bus stop at least five minutes before a scheduled pick-up time. You can use your computer, smartphone or tablet to visit mybus.greatersudbury.ca for real-time updates of scheduled arrival times but it’s best to plan for unexpected delays while you’re walking.
Is the Greater Sudbury Transit dataset available?
The City of Greater Sudbury has released Greater Sudbury Transit datasets as an example of three formats typically provided in open data. Transit stops are available in CSV format (can be used with Microsoft Excel), SHP format (for GIS applications) and API (real-time bus arrival times for developers) on the Open Data page of this website.
Disclaimer: Greater Sudbury Transit is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of any information provided by Google Maps and does not validate any trip planning information provided.