About Next Bus

Metrobus customers can access bus-arrival times for all stops in the Metrobus system. Next Bus technology uses global positioning satellites and advanced computer modeling to track buses. Predictions are updated and can be viewed every 30 seconds. Next Bus takes into account the actual position of the buses, their intended stops, historical scheduling data and typical traffic patterns, combined with geolocation, to produce accurate predictions.

Customers can obtain continuous arrival predictions by using:

Metrobus customers can also access Next Bus predictions by calling Customer Service at 202-637-7000 from a touchtone phone or cellular phone. When prompted, select the "Next Bus" option and enter the bus stop ID number located on the red, white, and blue bus stop sign.

For more helpful information on Next Bus, see the frequently asked questions.

Special note: Temporary delays, detours, unexpected service disruptions or schedules adjusted for special events may result in inaccurate predictions. Under Rider Tools, check the Alerts and Advisories section, to see whether service changes will affect your trip.

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