The 11 Most Useful Android Travel Apps

10 May 2016 by Olga Brighton

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Android users will be pleased to know that their devices are equipped with the technology and capability of making their travelling all that much more pleasant. In fact, the Google Play store offers a variety of apps that make travelling fun and much easier to plan. Below, we've compiled a list of the 11 best Android travel apps. We've searched high and low to find the best ones available today so that you can use your device to its fullest potential on your next trip!

Travel Info App


Possibly the most useful and most popular travel app available for Android today, TripIt allows you to collate all of your travel information in one convenient spot, creating an itinerary and clear schedule that you can access directly on the app. We could all be a little more organised when it comes to travel and TripIt achieves just that.


By now, you must have heard of Uber or even used it in your country of residence. Uber is a super-easy and efficient way of finding a cab when you need it most. The Uber app finds the closest taxi to your location and sends you information on how long you'll have to wait for its arrival. Because your credit card information is directly plugged into your Uber app, you won't even have to worry about a transaction at the end of the ride.

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Looking to book a last minute hotel stay? LaterRooms will pull all of the necessary information you need to find a convenient hotel at a great price when you need a place to stay quick!

Last Minute Hotel App

XE Currency

This currency converter app will come in handy when you're out shopping in a foreign country, providing you with accurate conversions so you know how much you're spending.


Business travellers stand strong behind the usefulness of this app. Using the camera on your phone or table, you can scan receipts to quickly input information which will be processed by OCR, making it possible to generate accurate expense reports with minimal work. Expensify makes tracking the cost of your business travel simple and efficient.


Finding and booking flights can be an arduous task if you're pressed for time and on a budget. Skyscanner can help you find the best flight at the best cost with its efficient search tool.

Hotel Tonight App


Travelling on short notice can be stressful, but HotelTonight makes finding a place to stay easy. If you're looking to check in on the same day, Hotel Tonight will provide you with a list of hotels that can accommodate your needs, quickly and easily.


If you're researching for your next trip and would like to see reviews and pictures of the places you're considering, Gogobot is hands-down the best app for that. Over 60,000 destinations are supported on this app!


If your Android device has built-in GPS, Scout can help navigate you to restaurants, hotels, landmarks and other destinations you might be interested in checking out on your trip. If you’re looking for some help with directions, this one is a must!

GPS App for Android

Word Lens Translator

Foreign traffic signs can be tough to decipher if you don't speak the language which is why Word Lens Translator is so useful. Using your smartphone's camera, it's able to translate the words on any sign in real-time.

Stuck on Earth

If you want ideas for your next trip and would like to browse photos, and enjoy the sights from afar. Stuck on Earth is also great for fans of photography as well.

With these great apps, you'll be sure to plan, organize and enjoy your next trip quickly and easily! Your smartphone will be the first thing you pack on your travels, trust us. Happy Travels!

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