NextBus Pro Tip: Get bus arrival predictions by text message

You can access NextBus prediction via a cell phone by simply sending a text message. The arrival predictions for your bus will then be texted back to you. 

The 5-digit text message address is 41411.  The format of your text message should be:

nbus wmata [your stop ID]

Don't know your stop ID?  No problem.  Visit our NextBus page from your desktop computer and find your stop by route number and intersection.  Look for the stop ID under the cell phone icon.

NextBus Stop ID Lookup






Keep in mind that standard text messaging rates may apply, based on your mobile plan, and you are responsible for these charges.

If you have a web-enabled smartphone (e.g. iPhone, Android, etc.), using the NextBus mobile website may be an even more convenient option. Simply point your mobile browser to  Your device may ask to use your GPS location to find the bus stops around you.  (This information is not tracked.)

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