How to Pin Favorite Bus Routes in Maps

Do you frequently pull up your bus or subway route in Apple Maps to plan when you need to leave or to check when you'll arrive somewhere? You can save time by pinning your favorite public transit routes in the Maps app to make them much easier to find each time.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Keep your bus, subway, or other public transit route at the top of the list to quickly plan trips.
  • If you forget the number or name of the public transit line you need to take, pinning it in your app will make sure you never lose it.

How to Save Your Favorite Public Transit Routes to Apple Maps

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  1. Open the Apple Maps app.

    Open Apple Maps
  2. Swipe up on the info card at the bottom.

    Swipe up on card
  3. In the Favorites section, tap Add.

    Add to Favorites
  4. Tap Nearby Transit to add it to your Favorites.

    Tap Nearby Transit
  5. Tap Transit Nearby.

    Tap Nearby Transit
  6. Long press on your favorite bus line.

    Select favorite bus route
  7. Tap Pin.

    Tap Pin

Now whenever you open Nearby Transit from your Favorites, your favorite bus line will be pinned to the top of the list!

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, they have six years of experience writing about technology for everyday users, specializing in iPhones, HomePods, and Apple TV. As a former college writing instructor, they are passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why they love helping readers master the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. They have a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When they’re not writing for iPhone Life, they’re reading about maritime disasters, writing fiction, rock climbing, or walking their adorable dog, Moosh.