A list of useful travel mobile apps for iOS and Android travelers. The most popular, well-reviewed, personally tested – apps you’re sure not to be lost with.

Quick searches for cheap flights

Skyscanner

(not available for Russian residents due to sanctions)
Search and compare ticket prices from airlines (including low-cost airlines) and ticket agencies, allowing you to find the best price. Handy low-cost calendar

Hotel and Condo Reservations

Booking.com

An app from the world’s most popular hotel booking service.

Airbnb

The world’s largest online booking service for places to stay (rooms, apartments, and houses).

Couchsurfing

A well-known service for communicating and finding overnight accommodations with locals around the world

Offline Maps

MAPS.ME.

Fast and detailed offline maps for mobile devices (don’t forget to download maps before you travel). All cities and countries. Routing. Objects search on the map. Possibility to make bookmarks (favorite places, plans). Geolocation (GPS). The app is free!

Citymapper

An app for creating city routes, taking into account public transport – subways, buses, streetcars, aeroexpress trains and electric trains, as well as on foot, by cab and bicycle rental. Operates in 30 cities around the world.

Attractions / Guides

Azbo Audio Guide

Your personal offline tour guide on your phone or tablet. 50 cities around the world. Ready-made itineraries or constructor of personal tours.

App with built-in shopping. There are some free excursions, but most are paid for about $3.

izi.TRAVEL

An audio guide to cities and museums around the world. Love this app for the fact that there are many free audio guides.

WeGoTrip

Service with audio tours – interesting and thorough, some already include a fee to enter the museum. Geography: cities in Russia, Europe, Tbilisi, Istanbul, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Zanzibar.

Cool Cousin

Appendix with recommendations of interesting places from locals. There aren’t many cities, but the list is growing with time (there is London, Paris, Lisbon, Rio, Rome, New York).

Find venues

TripAdvisor

Reviews of all hotels, restaurants, and attractions around the world. Near Me Now feature. The app is free!

Foursquare

Search for restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, and stores nearby with facility ratings, reviews, and photos. Free app

AroundMe

Find the nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, cinema, restaurant, supermarket, and theater. Free app

WiFi Finder

Free Wi-Fi hotspots and passwords around the world.

Flush

Find a public restroom near you

Events listings

Klook

Discounts on tickets, sim cards, entertainment, and tours in various countries. More often than not cheaper than on the spot and no lines. We found out about the app when planning a trip to Hong Kong – we saved well on the airport express and bought a tour of Victoria Peak with the no line option

Eventbrite

A poster of events happening near you. Concerts, festivals, workshops, conferences, free events. Free app, English-language.

Translators / phrasebooks

Google Translator

Offline translator, quick translation with the camera of any signs, signs, text, speech translation. Free

Scanner & Translator

A handy translator of signs, signs, menus, paper instructions, excerpts from books, magazines and other paper documents using the camera. Available in free and paid versions

Moves

Rome2rio

Travel Planner: builds routes by combining flights and ground transportation – with times and prices

Omio

Simultaneously search and compare tickets for various transport – buses, trains and planes

Busradar

Search engine for all bus routes in Europe. The search engine finds connections between routes of different bus companies. It’s easy to compare offers from different carriers and find the best route in terms of price and time

Uber

An app for finding, calling and paying for cabs or private drivers around the world. It’s free

Waze

The largest publicly-supported navigation app. Up-to-date information about the current traffic situation. Voice prompts, find the cheapest gas station along the route, information about places (POIs). The app is free

ParkMe Parking

Search and reserve a spot at the nearest and cheapest parking nearby. Works in 500 cities around the world. Free app

Currency Converter

Don’t miss the cool promotion from Tinkoff Bank – Tinkoff Black card with free service forever (will definitely come in handy when travelling ✈).

xCurrency

Laconic, easy and intuitive application for fast conversion of foreign currencies to rubles. It will definitely come in handy when traveling abroad in order to get a quicker grasp of prices.