Transit information now available for Tasmanians on Google Maps

Starting today, commuters in Tasmania can use Google Transit to make planning their journey around the city easier and faster.  We’ve teamed up with Metro Tasmania to add information about bus stops, routes and timetables across Hobart, Launceston and Burnie on Google Maps.

For example, the next time you’re planning a trip between the University of Tasmania and St David's Cathedral, you can simply type in the two locations to get information about which bus to catch. With the new version of Google Maps, you can also compare different public transport options to work out when you need to leave to arrive at your destination on time.

Google Transit is also available on Google Maps for Android and iPhone. Simply search for where you want go and Google Maps will show you how to get there using public transport from your current location.

We hope Google Transit in Tasmania will make it easier for you to plan your next journey and will help you to explore the island’s natural beauty and striking landscapes.

Posted by Nabil Naghdy, Product Manager of Google Maps, Australia and New Zealand