How-to guide:
Finding bus stop IDs in Google Transit directions

Stop IDs appear right in transit directions given by Google Maps whenever you receive CTA bus results.


 Where to find it

If you use Google Transit to plan your trip, you’ll see stop IDs for any bus stop you use along the way, like this:

Image showing where in Google Transit directions stop IDs appear

Jot down the stop IDs you plan to look up. If this was your trip and you want estimated arrival times, you’d text ctabus 5793 to 41411 as you approached your stop. (Learn more about how to use this service)

Remember: Message and data rates may apply. Check with your mobile carrier first.


Cheat sheet: Print out this page and jot down your favorite stops. (pdf)See also

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