How do I use yournextbus?

yournextbus is Metro's real-time bus information service for West Yorkshire.

By text message, mobile phone internet and on this website.


Smartphone users can access yournextbus through the mobile version of this website. Look for 'Find your next bus', then enter the bus stop number and click on the Go button.

Where do I find the bus stop number?

The information displayed will refresh every 60 seconds so it is constantly giving you live updates of the progress of your bus.

If this is a stop you use regularly it may be worth saving the page as a bookmark so you do not have to enter the stop number again next time.


Graphic of a text message incuding the bus stop number

Text message

  1. Create a text message, and enter the eight-digit bus stop number that you see on the post at the bus stop.
    (It always starts with 450. Where do I find the bus stop number?)
  2. Send the text to 63876
    (Save it to your contacts for future use!)
  3. A text showing bus departure times should be returned within around 30 secondsWithin about 30 seconds we'll text you back with the times for the next few buses from that stop.

    Real time (live) predictions are shown in minutes (eg. 3 mins). Timetabled times are shown in 24hr format for when the bus is due (eg. 14:51).
    Learn more about the information on your text

Using yournextbus - video

(Accessibility information for video: Screen readers and keyboard shortcuts (Google help centre - opens in a new window)

Advanced features

Once you've got the hang of it, you can try out some of the service's more advanced features.

 Your text to us is charged at your standard outbound rate, and our reply to you is charged at no more than 12p. These costs are charged by the mobile phone operators and Metro does not take any revenue from this.

Need help?

See our FAQs, or troubleshootingpage.
You can also email for help.

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