Navigating your way through Europe can be difficult for even the most seasoned traveller! Armed with a smartphone, a series of travel apps and your common sense, international travel doesn’t have to be a daunting experience!
To guide those new to the travel game in the right direction, we’ve come up with our top 10 travel apps that make travelling, navigating and connecting a breeze!
This flight comparison app ensures you get the best deal on those last minute flights! The app is perfect for checking out different flight times and dates amongst competing airlines to ensure you get the cheapest flight! Get your hands on these deals by downloading the app on iOS and Google Play.
Experience travel in style with LoungeBuddy! It's the only app that makes it possible for travellers to search, book and access airport lounges all around the world in seconds. Whether you're a seasoned business class traveller, or the casual economy class traveller - transit times in airports just got a whole lot better! You can download LoungeBuddy on iOS.
If there's one app you'll want to download for all of your travel planning, this is it! No more frantically searching your inbox for that confirmation email or flight number - TripIt looks after all those reservations, flights, taxi and hotel bookings in one place, allowing you easy access to it all at your fingertips. You can download the app on iOS and Google Play.
Couchsurfing is the app used by over 14 million users in more than 230 cities around the world. Couchsurfing provides a way for travellers to stay with locals, and make lifelong friends or for hosts to find travellers who need a place to stay. You can also plan your next trip and also share photos from your travel experiences. Couchsurfing can be downloaded via iOS and Google Play.
The perfect app to plan where to rest your weary head! Hostelworld ranks hostels in your selected area based on factors such as price, cleanliness, security and location, so that you can select the hostel that is the best fit for you. Download it on the App Store and Google Play.
Top Tip: If you’re unsure about a hostel, be sure to check out their recent reviews for a travellers insight into what to expect!
Providing you the opportunity to live like a local in a foreign destination is one of our favourite apps: Airbnb! Choosing to stay in a room rented through Airbnb gives travellers the chance to integrate with their host (who usually has the best tips of where to eat and what to do in their city!) and you’ll often find a private room in a shared place is cheaper than staying in a hostel! Airbnb is available on both iOS and Android.
For communication on the go, Google Translate is your go-to app! You’ll never be stuck at a language barrier again, when you can whip out this app and communicate like a local! Download it from The Apple Store and Google Play.
Sticking to a budget can be difficult at the best of times, let alone throwing in a bunch of changing currencies! Xe Currency provides current exchange rates across hundreds of currencies, so that you know how far your money is going and when to stop shopping! Download the app from their website.
HotelTonight is your one stop app for fantastic hotel deals tonight, tomorrow and beyond! No more endless scrolling trying to find the best hotels with the best rates. Three taps, one swipe, and you're booked! Download the app on iOS and Google Play.
Never forget to pack your ........ again! PackPoint helps you organise what you need to pack for your trip based on the length of time you're going, the weather at your destination and the types of activities you'll be doing there. Download the app on iOS and Google Play.