The Best iPhone and Android Travel Apps 2018

The Best iPhone and Android Travel Apps 2018

Many of us pride ourselves on being almost entirely self-sufficient thanks to our powerful pocket-sized computing devices, so why should this not extend to travel? Who needs a travel agent these days when you’ve got a smartphone and an internet connection? From finding the most cost-effective flights and accommodation, to creating your itinerary, and helping you navigate foreign lands, these travel apps will make planning your next trip quick and easy.


Whether you’re looking for the best rates on flights, accommodation, or car rentals, Skyscanner offers it all. Using its travel partners to search for the most affordable options, you’ll be able to find the cheapest dates to fly and get alerts when the price changes. Even if you haven’t decided on an exact destination, Skyscanner offers “Top Deals” from your nearest airport and a list of destinations at affordable prices.


Airbnb is synonymous with undercutting hotels by offering travellers the best possible prices on accommodation in virtually every city in the world. Travellers are able to get an even more authentic experience of a city by staying with locals or make use of a temporarily vacant apartment or home if you enjoy your privacy. Whether you’re just passing through or planning a longer stay, Airbnb is the best way to find cost-effective accommodation.

XE Currency

It may not be the sexiest app, but XE Currency is by far the best currency converter app available for iPhone and Android, making conversions easy. Thanks to being constantly updated and offering live exchange rates for every world currency and precious metal, you’ll be able to quickly and easily convert the price of an item to your home currency. It’s available in offline mode and the app can even be used on your Android Wear device or Apple Watch.


If there is one thing everyone does ahead of a trip, its make a list of things you’ll need to take with you. But what if this list was created for you? PackPoint pulls the necessary data from your destination for the dates of your stay in order to advise what you should take along with you and will even offer recommendations on things to do and places to see.


TripAdvisor has become a household name for travellers by offering the most extensive collection of images, reviews, and videos of your intended destination and you’ll easily be able to find top-rated places in your immediate vicinity once you’ve arrived. Almost every country on earth is supported, so you’ll get an unbiased peak at wherever you’re traveling to.

Google Translate

Traveling to a foreign country is always an incredible adventure, but it may become tricky when there is a severe language barrier. However, with Google Translate you’ll have a translator in your pocket at all times! Supporting over 100 languages, Google Translate is now even more conversational thanks to machine learning and you can also save your favourite words or phrases for offline use.

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