The unofficial STM CLI client.

stm, montreal, autobus, bus, schedule, horaire
pip install stmcli==1.2.1


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The unofficial STM CLI client.

stmcli aims to use the data made available by the Société de transport de Montréal to create an easy to use command line application to access bus/metro informations.

This tool does not use any information of STM real time. It only retrieve the scheduled times for bus.


pip3 install stmcli

(stmcli is only compatible with python3+ and GNU/Linux)


usage: stmcli [-h] [-b BUS_NUMBER] [-s BUS_STOP_CODE] [-n NUMBER_DEPARTURE]
              [-d DATE] [-t TIME] [-m METRO] [-y]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -b BUS_NUMBER, --bus-number BUS_NUMBER
                        # of the bus
  -s BUS_STOP_CODE, --bus-stop-code BUS_STOP_CODE
                        Code of the bus stop
                        The number of departures to print. Only works with
                        both -b and -s specified
  -d DATE, --date DATE  specify the date to use when getting Departure times.
                        Format: aaaammjj
  -t TIME, --time TIME  specify the time to use when getting Departure times.
                        Format: HH:MM
  -m METRO, --metro METRO
                        print the metro status for a given line require an
                        internet connection. Accepted options: green, orange,
                        yellow, blue and all
  -y, --force-update    Do not ask before updating


To get the next departures times you need to specify at least -b and -s which are the bus number and the bus stop code.

For example: stmcli -b 150 -s 52150

would print the next 10 departures times of the bus "150 René-Lévesque EST" at the "du Sussex / René-Lévesque (52150)" bus stop.

If you don't know your bus stop code or your bus number you can specify only -b or -s. specifying only -b will print all of the bus stop and -s alone will print all bus number for this stop code.

By using the -d and/or the -t arguments you can get bus departures times from sometime in the future.

For example: stmcli -b 150 -s 52150 -d 20160328 -t 06:30

Would print almost the same thing as our first example The only exception is that it will print the 10 next departures after 6:30 AM on march 28th 2016.


You can also get the current status of the metro with -m.

For example: stmcli -m green will give you the current status of the green line.


You can switch the output language of stmcli by editing your ~/.stmcli/lang.txt. (The file is generated the first time you run stmcli) The default is english.

Switch to french with: echo "fr" > ~/.stmcli/lang.txt

Switch to english with: echo "en" > ~/.stmcli/lang.txt


Some information to generate a new package for local deployment

  • python3 bdist_wheel
  • pip3 install stmcli-1.*-py3-none-any.whl --user --upgrade
  • Linux user: the stmcli command is available at $HOME/.local/bin/stmcli
  • Verify installed is available: TBD

Investigate database

By default, the database is createdin ~/.stmcli/stm.db as sqlite format.

Useful tool will be sqlitebrowser