|highway = bus_stop|
|A bus stop is a place where public buses stop.|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
A bus stop is a place where passengers can board or alight from a bus. Its position may be marked by a shelter, pole, bus lay-by, or road markings. Some bus stops are unmarked and known only by word-of-mouth or from information provided on a timetables.
How to map
A bus stop should be defined for each discrete location where a pole or shelter is placed or where a person should wait for a vehicle. The widely used approach is to place bus stop nodes off to one side of the highway way, and not with the node being part of the highway=* way (being the place where the vehicle stops - see below). If there are places for passengers to wait on both sides of the road then two bus stops should be defined.
Use of the tags route_ref=*, 'location' and 'towards' is no longer recommended in conjunction with highway=bus_stop. This information should instead be associated with the corresponding route=* relation.
|highway=bus_stop||Important||This tag is a widely used on a node positioned to the side of the road (where passengers wait).|
|name=*||Important||Name of the bus stop.|
|ref=*||Optional||Reference of the bus stop.|
|network=*||Optional||Name of the network if exists.|
|operator=*||Optional||Name of the operator if exists.|
|shelter=*||Optional||'yes' if the stop is protected from the rain by a shelter. |
If the bus stop's shelter is mapped separately with a node with amenity=shelter, then shelter=separate can be used.
|passenger_information_display=*||Optional||'yes' if the stop has a real time electronic passenger information display.|
|departures_board=*||Optional||A board in an airport, train station, bus terminal or stop, etc displaying the information about future departures.|
|bench=*||Optional||'yes' if users can sit on a bench at the bus stop.|
|bin=*||Optional||'yes' if there is a trash can at the bus stop.|
|tactile_paving=*||Optional||'yes' if the paving at the bus stop is tactile.|
|layer=*||Optional||For where the associated road is not at ground level. Essential with complex multi-level situations where there would otherwise be doubt as to which road (or stop_position) it was associated.|
- Public transport
- approved public transport schema
- NaPTAN/Import (a database of 360,000 bus stops in Great Britain)
Related terms: ‹ bus stop ›