Top 10 Best Free Travel Apps for iPhone and Android
The TripIt app takes all of your travel itineraries from email, texts, calendars, and social media accounts. It organizes it all in one place and sends you alerts for upcoming trips.
2) Skyscanner Flights
Airfare can make or break a trip, which is why Skyscanner Flights is an essential app. It helps you find cheap flights to any destination in over 1,000 cities around the world. The search engine allows you to compare prices across hundreds of airlines so you’ll always know if there’s a better deal out there. It also allows you to track flight prices and receive notifications when prices change so that you don’t miss out on your dream vacation.
3) Google Maps
Google Maps offline navigation is one of its biggest draws. But it’s not just helpful in remote locations where you need help finding a business or getting back to your hotel after a long day of sightseeing. You can use Google Maps to find places to go even if you’re right in the middle of a city. In addition to helping with turn-by-turn directions, Google Maps offers walking directions—which can be especially helpful when navigating new cities on foot.
4) Uber App
Uber is one of those ridesharing apps that offers a taxi alternative. It’s wildly popular, which means you can use it in almost any major city in North America. You can even sign up to be an Uber driver, giving you a chance to make some extra cash on nights and weekends while offering people an affordable way to get around town! The company’s tagline – everyone’s private driver – sums up its philosophy: Affordable, friendly transportation at your fingertips.
5) Google Translate
Google Translate is one of those apps that you never really realized how useful it was until you started using it. Google Translate lets you quickly translate text from more than 60 languages into your native tongue.
6) Ixigo Flights
Ixigo Flight is a powerful app that works as a flight tracker, so you can find out what’s happening with your flight in real-time. You can also search around 30,000 destinations to find cheap flights; it even includes exclusive fares from airlines like GoAir.
7) WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger is a free cross-platform app that allows you to send text messages to other WhatsApp users for free. This is an alternative to SMS texts, which can cost a lot of money. To use WhatsApp Messenger, all you need is an Internet connection—it’s compatible with just about every smartphone on the market today. Facebook bought WhatsApp in February 2014, but they have promised that they will continue to keep it as a standalone product without integrating any advertising or social media features.
8) Hopper App
In Hopper, you can see up to a week in advance when a flight will be cheapest. It’s especially helpful if you have flexible dates; Hopper allows you to play around with different options to find which trip is most cost-effective. If your plans are set in stone, though, an app like Google Flights or Kayak might be more useful—or at least less stressful. A few of my favorite travel apps are
9) Airbnb App
The Airbnb app makes it easy to book a place to stay by adding your credit card information, so you don’t have to exchange money.
10) Couchsurfing App
Couchsurfing is an app that connects you with people around your area willing to host you while traveling. Couchsurfing is a great way to meet locals, try new food, and save money on hotels.