Apple Maps now supports transit in North Carolina, enabling users to navigate with public transportation in several metropolitan areas across the state.

apple maps transit north carolina
The largest transit options supported include CATS buses and LYNX trains in the Charlotte area, GoTransit buses in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, GTA buses in Greensboro, and inter-city PART buses in the Piedmont Triad area.

Apple Maps also appears to support transit directions in a few additional areas of California, including Bakersfield and Fresno, complementing the previously supported areas of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and others.

The feature can be accessed by tapping the Transit tab or button in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch.

Apple Maps has supported transit since 2015, with an initial rollout in Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and China. Since then, Apple has expanded the feature to dozens of additional cities around the world.

Google Maps has also supported navigation via public transportation for several years now, including in the Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro areas, but Apple Maps is slowly catching up with detailed routing info.

In related news, Apple at its WWDC keynote on Monday announced that CarPlay will support Google Maps, Waze, and other third-party navigation apps with a paired iPhone running iOS 12, released in beta yesterday.

(Thanks, Ram!)

Top Rated Comments

MacLawyer Avatar
48 months ago
“As somebody who has lived in NC for 11 years, I am shocked by this. There is a public transport system in North Carolina?”

No. That’s why it was easy to support NC in the maps. :D
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ramallite Avatar
48 months ago
As somebody who has lived in NC for 11 years, I am shocked by this. There is a public transport system in North Carolina?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shadowbird423 Avatar
48 months ago
I use to live there and I didn't remember ever seeing a bus between cities. Traffic was bad so maybe they added it. Have not lived there in 17 years. I really liked downtime Chapel Hill with all the little mom & pop places to eat and shop.
Franklin Street has 2 or so Mom & Pops left. Spanky's just rebranded, Carolina Coffee Shop has new owners, Suttons' pharmacy got bought out by CVS (they still serve food) and the rest of the street is turning real commercial real quick. Restaurants are arriving and leaving within a year because the rent is too high It's a shame.

Go to Linda's Bar & Grill if you ever go back. Great bar and regular food and a good atmosphere.
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BornAgainMac Avatar
48 months ago
I use to live there and I didn't remember ever seeing a bus between cities. Traffic was bad so maybe they added it. Have not lived there in 17 years. I really liked downtime Chapel Hill with all the little mom & pop places to eat and shop.
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truthertech Avatar
48 months ago
Please correct your article to read that Apple Maps transit now covers thousands of cities. You are making the mistake of referring to cities when Apple Maps transit has always covered entire regions, and now some entire countries.
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