The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has entered a partnership with Citymapper to make real time bus data available through the journey planning app.
It said this will help local residents and visitors navigate the city through the quickest route on their smart devices.
GCP, which includes representatives from three local authorities, the university and business, said the move is also part of its partnership with transport data specialist Ito World.
It said the collaboration is part of a series of real time data projects aimed at providing better travel information for the area.
Cllr Elisa Meschini, chair of its executive board, said: “Our collaboration with Citymapper and Ito World is about making sure residents, visitors and commuters have the most up-to-date information on their mobile phones to help them get around.
“By integrating real time transit data into the Citymapper app, we’re helping commuters to plan their journeys with greater accuracy, convenience, and confidence. It’s all about making their journeys better which is why today’s announcement is so exciting."
The Citymapper app provides real time travel updates, estimated time of arrivals, voice navigation, audio instructions and information on multiple modes of transport.