best apps for uk travel

Navigating a new city can be tricky, especially if you’re on vacation and are trying to squeeze in as much sightseeing as possible. Luckily, the UK is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, so it’s easy to find a great app that will make sure your trip goes off without a hitch.

In this blog post, we’ll review some of our favorite apps for travel in the United Kingdom. Let’s get started!

best apps for uk travel

Best UK travel apps for getting around your destination

woman with a map in her hands - UK travel apps for getting around

Google Maps


Every time you go somewhere new, you should have some kind of offline map. It doesn’t matter if you have a paper one, or an app on your phone. Anything will be better than nothing when you end up in a foreign place with no signal. If you want the easiest option possible, go for Google Map and download them offline. Click here to learn how to do it. 

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You might have heard about Osmand – another map app which allows you to download maps offline. Sometimes it’s more precise than Google, especially when it comes to paths that are rarely used by pedestrians. Osmand is open source, meaning that users can add interesting points of interest or alternative routes, that Google hasn’t indexed yet.



That might be a surprise, but Twitter can be useful for getting around your destination. It’s my go-to app also in everyday life. People will tweet about anything unusual. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for information about why there is a huge traffic jam in front of you, or if the firework display is still on this evening – check Twitter.



Citymapper is an all-in-one app for getting around your destination. It will show you all bus stops in the area, location of bikes and e-scooters available to rent and more. Citymapper is a great resource that helps avoid confusion and overwhelm during travels to bigger cities. Every traveler going to the capital should get it as this is a great app for London tube. Downloadable maps will make your life easier when you won’t have any mobile service underground. Citymapper is available only in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, and Nottingham.

UK Bus Checker


Travelling to the area where Citymapper doesn’t work? Use the UK Bus Checker instead! It offers mostly the same features as the other app but is available all over the UK. I really recommend it!

best international travel apps

Let’s be honest—traveling is fun but the process of planning for a trip can be stressful. From finding where to stay, to figuring out where to catch a bus, the process is a journey in and of itself. Luckily, there are smart phone apps that can help take the stress out of your trip so that you can relax and enjoy your time. Keep reading to learn more about the 10 best travel apps for domestic and international trips to ensure a smooth journey from start to finish!


MyTSA is the official app of the Transportation Security Administration. It can be used for checking wait times at security checkpoints at major airports and provides 24/7 access to the most frequently requested airport security information.


Hopper is an app that allows users to book flights and hotels. The bonus is that the app predicts how prices will change up to a year in advance and lets you know whether to buy now or wait until prices drop.


Rome2rio is a great way to find cheap options on how to get to your destination (domestic and international). The app suggests transportation for bus, air, train, ferry and rideshare options.


iTranslate is an app that helps users translate words, text, websites, and even voice-to-voice conversations in over 100 languages. You can even take lessons on the app to learn a new language on the go!


Hostelword is a helpful app for those that like to stay in hostels. Whether you like cheaper accommodation options, or enjoy meeting new people, hostels can be a great choice. Hostelworld lets you see real ratings and reviews and allows you to book right from the app. You can typically choose between staying in a communal room, or in your own private room.


GlobeConvert is a fast and easy currency converter with over 160 currencies to choose from with up-to-date exchange rates. This is a helpful app to download when traveling internationally.


GasBuddy is a useful app for those who want to road trip. It helps users find the cheapest gas options in their region. The phone uses your GPS location, or you can search by zip code to find nearby prices. 

Mobile Passport

Mobile Passport is a US Customs and Border Protection-approved app that gets you through those long immigration lines faster. Anyone with a US or Canadian passport can upload their passport control and customs declarations (replacing the paper forms) and use the app to cut the long lines in airports where Mobile Passport is supported. It’s important to note that this app is not a replacement for your passport.


Airbnb lets you rent individual rooms up to entire apartments and houses from locals in the location of your choosing. Airbnb is a happy medium between hostels and hotels. You can also find and book fun activities through the app!


Packpoint creates a customized list of what you’ll need to pack for your next trip. Simply enter your destination, travel dates, length of stay and any activities you plan on doing there, and the app builds a custom packing list to help you organize what you need to bring based on your needs and weather conditions. You can also share your packing list with other travelers.

We hope this list helps alleviate the stress from planning your next trip! Share your favorite travel app with us and tell us how it helped de-stress your vacation. Happy travels! 


Now that you have seen the selections, so let us know what you think in the comments below. Tell us if you have used any and what your favorite is.

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