In today’s society, travelling has become so much easier with the help of apps! There are so many available for so many different things – so I’ve compiled a list of the best free travel apps to make travelling effortless!
1. Ryanair Discovery
The Ryanair Discovery app is fantastic for finding cheap flights set to your preferences! Before, you could only choose one airport and one destination, but now you can pick as many airports as you want for your departure and select the ‘anywhere’ option to see what flights are available!
I highly recommend this app if you don’t mind flying with Ryanair and want cheap flights. You should be prepared to be a bit flexible with your dates, but that comes with all things travel, really.
2. Lucky Trip
Lucky Trip is similar to Ryanair Discovery, except it has the ability to find you cheap accommodation as well! All you have to do is select the airport you wish to depart from, the duration, budget and the type of destination you would like to visit. The type of destination can be romantic, adventurous, beach, city, hot, off-grid, foodie, night owl, culture vulture, winter or chill.
It makes searching for a last-minute holiday fun when you’re not too fussed about where you go but still want to stick to a specific budget!
3. Jack’s Flight Club
Jack’s Flight Club is an email club that also has an app that finds the cheapest deals on the internet. I am a member but haven’t yet had the chance to use them as I’m not very flexible at the moment. Though I have looked at the flights they have found, they are all good and reliable. This option would be best if you’re flexible with your dates and can be impulsive as you have to book the flight fast. They update the app often with the best deals for cheap flights – saving you so much money!
4. Google Translate
This is sort of an obvious travel app to have – but for the right reasons – Google Translate is so helpful! I love the fact that you can download the language, and it will work offline. There is also the ability to translate via picture mode – which is a lifesaver when you need to translate signs or food packaging!
It has 108 languages, so although not all, there is a high chance that the language you need will be on there!
5. Rail Planner
Rail Planner is the perfect app for you if you are planning to travel throughout Europe via train, especially if you have an Interrail ticket! This app lets you find the best routes, reserve train seats, and you can even plan your trip!
I personally love this app just for the feature that lets you map out your route – it makes everything so much easier! Also, if you do have an Interrail ticket, you can use the mobile ticket on the app – so everything is in one place!
6. Hostel World
The Hostel World app is excellent if you don’t mind staying in hostels and want to travel for cheap! It’s very user friendly and has photos of the hostels, a map of what’s near, reviews, what it includes and the choice of what type of room you would like! Remember, hostels have private rooms too!
I’d recommend this app if you are travelling on a budget or have a last-minute trip planned. I always have this app installed on my phone just in case something goes wrong, and I need to find a cheap place to stay last minute!
Rome2Rio figures out the best routes to your destination from anywhere in the world! It calculates the time and the average price in an instant.
It’s the perfect app if you need to get somewhere hard to get! For instance, when I visited Thailand, I had to go from Bangkok to Tha Li Rapids via public transport. I first tried Google Maps, but there was no route available, then Rome2Rio came through and found me the perfect route with the prices and the average time it would take!
Currency is a great app for converting currencies fast! There is even a calculator option, so you can do all your currency calculations on the app. There are other versions of the Currency app, so if another works better for you, then use that one! I just really recommend that you have a currency converter on your phone because it helps you not get ripped off.
It works offline, so even if you are in the most remote location in the world, you will still be able to figure out how much it’s going to cost you!
Thankfully, I’ve never had to use What3words…yet. What3words is one of the best travel apps for when it comes to safety! Everywhere is an app that has divided everywhere in the world to have 3 words per 3 metres.
It will be a lifesaver (literally) if you find yourself lost somewhere and need to tell emergency services where you are. Some countries may not be aware of the app; however, it is available everywhere globally, so if you’re in a life or death situation, you have nothing to lose. If you only download one of these travel apps, make sure it’s this one!
10. Too Good To Go
Too Good To Go is an app that helps save food waste. Often, shops have good food that hasn’t been sold throughout the day, but they have to get rid of it due to it being on its best before date. This is why there is often a lot of perfectly fine food on the reduced section in the evenings. It’s also where Too Good To Go comes in.
Every day, certain shops have a number of magic bags to sell for a heavily reduced price. Inside comes a variety of random items, which adds to the element of excitement. They support it almost everywhere, even outside of the UK! If you want to find out more, check out my previous post.
What travel apps do you love? Have you used any of these?