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! Learn more about the Skyscanner app for iOS and Android from their website
Safety is always the number one priority, particularly when travelling in a new city! Uber provides a safe and reasonably affordable transport option that helps you get from A to B. Funky features such as location sharing, ratings and the ability to view your drivers profile, ensure you’ll feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. You can download the app on iOS and Android.
This app is a lifesaver for using public transport in a foreign city! The app has public transport options for most major European cities and shows you the most efficient route to get where you need to be! Check out all the cool features on their website.
Whilst most apps require a working internet connection (which is often not possible when travelling abroad), Maps.me allows you to download a destination’s city map and use it to navigate offline. Get the app on The App Store and Google Play
Top Tip: Don’t forget to download your next destination map whilst you have a working internet connection!
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.
Whatsapp is a great tool to chat with and call friends whilst you’re abroad. The app is completely free and uses an internet connection to connect you with friends back home, start group conversations or call your family and fill them in on your travel adventures! Visit whatsapp.com/dl on your mobile phone to install.
Last, but certainly not least is Instagram. The app to make all your friends jealous as you Sail Croatia in the most instagrammable locations known to man (or woman). Download Instagram from their website.