Posted by: Laia Fàbregas
6 December, 2016 - Travel apps

Urbanstep review: Real-time Spanish public transportation app


Looking for a way to keep track of the public transportation network of a specific city of Spain? Then look no more because we have the right method just for you, and it’s only a click away with your phone!

Urban Step is a free application and available for both Android and iOS systems, which allows you to use the GPS positioning of your mobile phone and covers the bus lines of the most touristic cities in the country such as Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Bilbao, Valencia, Zaragoza, Murcia, Valladolid and Donostia. It provides a detailed map of the lines, shows the remaining time before your designated transport arrives and indicates the closest bus stops by number so you can set your route for the day and catch whatever bus you need as you’ll be constantly updated. Also there’s the possibility of creating a list of your favourite stops to make the access even simpler and quicker!

Urban Step allows to geo-positionate us in map and find the closest bus stops and underground stations. In the image below we see that the closest bus stop is number 3341 and if we click on it, it will show a full list of stops with the remaining time for the bus to arrive. It seems that bus number H10 will arrive in just 2 minutes. If we don’t get this bus, next one will arrive in 18 minutes. Let’s hurry up!



You can even see on a map the specific route of the desired bus line together with it’s stops.


However there’s one missing feature in this great app: you can’t get a route from the place where you are located to the place you want to go. To do so you need to open Google Maps and search how to get there using public transportation. Then with Urban Step you can check the estimated arrival times and all kind of details regarding the bus routes.

This application is definitely a life saver for those who easily get confused when it comes to public transport so we highly recommend it. Whether you need a ride to your hotel, apartment, airport or just the city center, make sure to check on this app and you’ll definitely never miss a bus again!

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