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Google Transit Trip Planner

The Google Transit trip planning tool is now being provided by BC Transit. To ensure we continue to improve the usefulness and accessibility of transit information, we welcome your feedback via transitinfo@bctransit.com.

In the event of service changes and disruptions, BC Transit information may be more current than Google Transit. For schedules, maps and customer alerts, or if Google Transit can’t locate the address you enter, use the
BC Transit
website.

Go to Google Maps now! Or, keep reading for tips, directions and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Mobile users can download Google Maps here.

Instructions for Internet Explorer | Instructions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Transit Trip Planner on Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Google Maps
  2. Click 'Get Directions' (top left of screen)
  3. Choose the transit icon
  4. Click to enlargeEnter your origin
  5. Enter your destination
  6. Choose whether you want to 'Leave now', or 'Depart at' or 'Arrive by' a time and date
  7. Click the 'Get Directions' button
  8. If you see your origin or destination highlighted in yellow, Google needs you to choose chose the correct location from the list
  9. Google will provide up to three trip options with estimated times and step by step trip descriptions
  10. The trip you choose will show up on the map to the right

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Transit Trip Planner on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Google Maps
  2. Click 'Directions' in the top left corner. Note: If Directions is not showing, you may need to hover over the top left search bar.
  3. Click the transit (bus) icon
  4. Enter your starting point
  5. Enter your destination
  6. Google Maps will plan the soonest available trip for you
  7. Click "Preview steps" for a detailed break-down of your trip
  8. For more detailed options (such as setting a preferred arrival or departure time), click "More options and times" at the bottom of the box.
  9. The trip you choose will show up on the map to the right

Tips!

  • In Google maps, you can double click anywhere on the map to zoom in, or you can use the zoom toolbar on the left side of the map
  • Hold your left mouse button on the map to drag it in any direction
  • NS = ‘near side’ (the stop will be just before that street)
  • FS = ‘far side’ (the stop will be just after that street)
  • ‘Northbound’ (etc.) tells you the direction the bus is facing at the stop

Watch this short video clip of how to use Google Transit and how to provide user feedback.

Victoria Regional Transit System

TRANSIT INFO: 250.382.6161