NextBuses

NextBuses is a service that gives you the next bus times straight to your mobile phone. It's designed to work on mobile phones with internet.  If you can't get mobile internet on your phone, you can check the next buses from a particular bus stop by sending the bus stop code in a text to 84268.

For mobile phones with internet

To obtain the link for NextBus on your mobile text TRAVELINE to 84268. Enter a postcode, street and town, or stop code. The system will respond with a map and list of stops nearby. Click on the most relevant stop in the list and the system will show the time of the next departures from that stop. (On most phones, you can also press the corresponding number on your phone keypad). Live information is shown where available eg "in 6 min", otherwise the scheduled departure is shown as a time eg "08:31". Click on one of the services for the next departures list for that service.

The service is free, apart from any normal data charges made by your mobile operator (contact your operator for details)

For mobile phones without internet

If you can't get the NextBuses service on your mobile phone you can check the next bus from a particular bus stop by sending the bus stop code in a txt, using Traveline-tx.

Traveline SMS text messaging service provides up to date timetable information on bus, Metro and ferry services in the form of text messages to your mobile phone in an easy to read format - 24 hours a day. Go to 'new message' on your phone. Type in the code for the stop that you wish to depart from (see below for how to find this). Send that to the 84268.

The service will quickly send back a message with the scheduled times for the next five buses due to leave the stop. The reply will include all buses from the stop but if you just want a particular service, put in the stop code followed by a space and then the service number and send to 84268.

Text messages will be charged by your service provider at your normal rate. Traveline will charge 25p per text message sent to you.

Finding the code for your stop

All bus stops have a unique stop code eg twragdgm, which can be found by:

  • looking at the top of the bus timetable at the bus stop
  • planning a journey using the Traveline journey planner which shows the code for each stop
  • calling Nexus Customer Services on 0191 20 20 747

Text messages will be charged by your service provider at your normal rate. Traveline will charge 25p per text message sent to you.

Visit the NextBuses website here.