Travelling is not always easy, but it can be made easier with the help of free apps. When it comes to travel apps, these are the default apps I resort to time and time again. I have come to rely on them for every trip I take, even if it’s just a quick day trip to London. I think these will be beneficial for you on your next trip. So let’s dive into the apps on this post.
This app is very popular and often recommended by people living in the city. It’s amazing for what it can do and helps make you feel like a local when using public transport to get around. It can show you multiple routes with varied modes of transport, including cycling routes.
This app is free to download and easy to use. it’s well-designed and really won’t take you long to be on your way. Citymapper currently supports about 107 cities at the time of writing this post, most of them in Europe and North America.
TThere is one downside to this app. You will need an active internet connection to use this. If you’re in a foreign country, make sure you have a data plan or rely on public Wi-Fi.
Google Maps is probably one of the most popular apps on this list and is most likely pre-installed on your Android phone. We recommend downloading this app if you don’t already have this on your phone. As this has excellent coverage around the world and covers most countries, you can even download maps for offline use, especially helpful if you don’t have a data plan in that country.
I rely on this app to look for attractions and find places to eat. It’s a must-have on your phone. I also find the location history really useful for trying to revisit places I’ve been in the past and highly recommend switching it on unless you’re concerned about Google knowing your location history.
We‘ve all been there, trying to figure out how much something costs abroad. It can get very confusing and take a lot of effort. XE’s free currency converter does this really quick and easily and works offline too. Great for comparing against other currencies on the fly. It saves so much time and hassle.
If you find yourself driving in another country, this is a must-have app. It’s invaluable and can help you avoid toll roads, detect speed cameras, hazards and hidden police. This is such a great idea for a community – driving platform that other road users report the above, including police traps and potholes, to help other road users. This app is considered to be the most up-to-date with live reports from other drivers.