skylink Free App

Rated 3.67/5 (15) —  Free Android application by trentbarton


About skylink

skylink is the number 1 bus service connecting Derby, Leicester and Nottingham with East Midlands Airport. This app gives detailed information about stop locations, ticket pricing and real time bus departures to make catching skylink even easier.


Now find your nearest stop easily using the built-in maps function, all stops for both skylink services are colour coded to help identify which services stop there. You can link easily from the map to explore various ticket options, prices and real time departure predictions.

Real time departure time

A simple interface allows you to very quickly obtain a real time prediction for bus departures within the next 60 minutes from your selected stop. You can link from the map or choose from 1 of 3 lists below to select your stop.

- All stops - Shows all stops in alphabetical order for your direction of travel.

- Local stops - Shows all stops, closest first within 400 meters of your current position for you direction of travel.

-Favourites - Shows a list of all stops you have selected as a favourite.

Journey Prices

Link from the map or choose your fare stage using the lists to show current fare prices for all ticket options

Ticket Finder

Don't know which ticket is best for you? simply use the ticket finder to work out your annual usage and apply this to various ticket options on both skylink services. The app shows a handy table detailing all tickets and highlights the cheapest option based on annual usage.


Got time to kill? see if you can guide bod and his plane over the trees and still avoid the oncoming air traffic!! this simple sprite game should keep you busy until your bus is due.

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How to Download / Install

Download and install skylink version 3.0 on your Android device!
Downloaded 500+ times, content rating: Not rated
Android package:, download skylink.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
This version includes information for the new skylink express service operating up to every 30mins, providing a limited stop service between Nottingham and East Midlands Airport.
There are some other minor design changes but nothing major to functionality.
Version update skylink was updated to version 3.0
More downloads  skylink reached 500 - 1 000 downloads

What are users saying about skylink

by W####:

App is ok. However the live departures is not good. I used this several times and I walked on to the road with the bus stop with 3-4 mins to spare (having kept refreshing) only to be over taken by the bus. Thus having to wait for the next. I really would have thought there would be basic GPS that makes this 'live' rather than a calculated guess.

by D####:

After you learn to refresh a few times to check what traffic is like (by checking the time and that it has dropped) it's a great little tool for not missing the buses no more standing around in the cold for 10 minutes when traffic is bad :)

by V####:

This app has as much correlation to the bus times as a psychic to predicting the future, it always tells me the wrong time for the bus and makes me late 4 out if the 5 days I use it, you may call me disorganised but this app is just downright nonsensical.

by M####:

Awful app, could not find a single bus stop on this app. Had to walk a mile before I found a bus stop myself! Waste of time this app!

by P####:

Very useful

by X####:

Working now you have updated the derby bus station location. But still a few bugs like it can never find my location where as other apps can.

by O####:

Good idea! However, I would expect some sort of journey planner and an in-app ticketing buyer. Overall its a good app and is a great attraction for kids too! (With the game!)

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15 users