Transit Tools


Centro's real-time bus tracking tools use GPS technology to pinpoint the exact location of your bus and when it will arrive at your stop. Real-time bus tracking is a feature of Centro's suite of Transit Tools designed to make riding the bus easier and more accessible for everyone.


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New & Improved GoCentroBus App!

Introducing the newest version of the GoCentroBus mobile app! Offering riders a host of transit tools in the palm of their hand!


Next Bus Arrival Times

Did you know you can get next bus arrivals using your Stop ID? Here's how!
Unsure of your Stop ID number? Learn how to find it here.

Please Note: Estimated arrival times are only available for buses arriving within 45 minutes.

Learn how to get next bus arrival times using:

Bus Tracker
GoCentroBus Mobile App
Track by Text
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System

Check out our How to Find & Use Stop IDs brochure!

Bus Tracker

Use Bus Tracker to see estimated arrival times for your bus stop or check the map to view exactly where your bus is right now.

  • Access Bus Tracker from your desktop or laptop
  • Pinpoint the exact location of your bus in real-time
  • Quickly access route maps and schedules
  • Set up arrival alerts for your favorite bus stops
  • Subscribe to service bulletins for your favorite route or bus stop

Track By Text

Use Track by Text to get next scheduled bus arrival times for any Centro bus stop via text message.

  • Text the word gocentrobus (followed by a stop ID number) to 41411
  • Instantly receive next bus arrival information
  • Unsure of your stop ID number? How to Find Bus Stop ID!
  • Works on most mobile devices*

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

Mobile App

The GoCentroBus app provides access to real-time bus tracking on your smartphone – available for Android and iOS devices.

  • Pinpoint real-time bus locations
  • See estimated bus arrival times
  • Store favorite routes and stops for easy reference
  • Create customized travel plans
  • Provide feedback with email and photos
  • Identify the Nearest Stops using your phone's Geolocation

Other Features

  • A text-only version of Bus Tracker
  • Digital signs inside buses displaying next stop information
  • Automated voice announcements telling passengers which stop is coming up next
  • Large digital signs displaying departure information at key transit stops - and real-time arrival clocks at the Centro Transit Hub in Utica and at various stops across Syracuse University.