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5 Must Have Travel Apps

May 8, 2015

When it comes to travel, it never hurts to be prepared – but no matter how much we plan, there is always something we forget. Thanks to the ever impressive updates to modern technology, there’s a handy app to assist you in just about every aspect of your journey – and we’ve got the low-down on the best of them!

Whether you’re planning your trip in advance or need immediate assistance, we’ve gathered together a list of 5 must-have travel apps that will help you on your way. So whether you’re travelling from A to B or A to Z, these handy apps will help to make your journey as smooth as possible.

  1. Liftshare – Android & iOS, Free


Liftshare is a fantastic app that allows you to find other people to travel with. Whether you’re planning a journey but don’t have a car of your own, or you want to volunteer to drive and let other people car share – the Liftshare app is a great way to find people travelling to the same destinations as you. By travelling together, you get the opportunity to meet new people and save some money on fuel along the way. Whether you’re travelling for work, pleasure or just need to get somewhere as cheaply as possible – the Liftshare app allows you to share the experience as well as the cost.

  1. Journey Pro – Android, iOS & Windows – Free

This app is the travellers’ lifeline. Whether you need to commute around the country or avoid getting lost in London, the Journey Pro app has you covered – and it’s particularly impressive when it comes to the Underground. The app can advise you of the quickest tube route, as well as updating you on real-time delays. Journey Pro also provides you with details of bus routes and will advise you of the quickest routes – making your journey as stress-free as possible.

  1. National Rail – Android, iOS – Free



The National Rail app is free and comes with an arsenal of essential information. Easy to understand and simple to use, this is the perfect companion for anyone travelling by train. The app comes equipped with real-time service updates, optional notifications and a journey planner which allows you to map out your route.

  1. Hostelworld – Android & iOS – Free

Whether you’ve forgotten to book accommodation in advance or unexpectedly find yourself without a bed for the night, Hostelworld can help. Covering 180 countries around the world, the Hostelworld app guarantees peace of mind and a comfortable bed for the night. Whatever your location, this app will help you find a nearby place to rest your head.

  1. Met Office Weather – Android, iOS & Windows – Free


The Met Office Weather app comes with everything you need to know to prepare you for the elements. As well as daily forecasts which update every three hours and five day forecasts for over 5,000 locations in the UK, the app also has severe weather warning notifications and the option to share alerts to social media. This handy app means you can always be prepared for your journey, whatever the weather.

From car sharing to weather warnings, downloading these apps won’t cost you a penny but they will make taking a trip a far more enjoyable experience. Armed with these 5 must-have apps, all bases are covered – so you’re good to go!

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.