Whether you’re looking for the cheapest flights, places to stay or other travellers to connect with, here are some of the best travel apps to have in your back pocket.
Citymapper is a comprehensive and easy to use app that provides detailed journey planner information, including real-time departures and disruptions. It also has Uber integration and cycle routes, and is available in more than 30 cities worldwide.
This app might not be a replacement for traditional language tuition, but it is a fun and easy way to learn the basics of a new language, or brush up on a language you already know.
Yonder is the ultimate discovery app for outdoorsy types. Spanning more than 20,000 destinations, this app features plenty of tales from well-travelled bikers, hikers and climbers, among others. You can also take advantage of a number of filter options and easily share things via email or text.
Travelling on a shoestring? Plug your budget into Wherefor and it will show you all of the places you can visit based on flights and accommodation.
LuckyTrip is another app that is perfect for anybody travelling on a budget. Each time you open the app and press the ‘Lucky Button’ app, you’ll see a different holiday – flight, hotel and activity – that fits within a budget you’ve set.
Arguably the most dangerous travel app out there, Hitlist lets you know when there’s a spectacular flight deal from your local airport. What’s more, Hitlist offers a number of itineraries, from a few days to several weeks.
Journi was recently named the best travel app by Condé Nast Traveller, and it’s easy to understand why. Journi not only allows you to take photos and make notes while on the go but also creates an unforgettable story with the material you upload, adding extra details such as stamps.
Other essential apps for digitally savvy travellers include Skyscanner; XE Currency; Lonely Planet; Airbnb; Trip Advisor; and Expedia.
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