Best Traveler Android Apps

Here is our comprehensive guide to 20+ Android apps that every traveler must have (2019 edition) – be sure check them out and they just might be the must-have apps for travelers in the coming year.

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softwaretestedList by softwaretested, last updated 2019-07-29
  1. Convenience and Everyday Apps

  2. WhatsApp icon

    Install this app before you venture out if you’re keen on making new friends (it has more than a billion users), chatting with them, or keeping in touch with friends and loved ones back home.

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  3. XE.com icon

    Take control of your finances while traveling through this currency app, which helps you convert every currency particularly in situations where you cannot use your credit card.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
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  4. Circa icon

    Moving through different countries in a short period of time? This simple time zone tracker lets you check what time it is where you are and where you’re headed next.

    • iPhone
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  5. Duolingo icon

    If your trip has been booked months ahead of time, why not try tackling the country’s language? This app provides beginner-level courses and allows you to chat with bots in certain languages to put your learnings to test.

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  6. Netflix icon

    What better time to binge on your favorite TV series and movies than while waiting for your flight at the airport, or while you’re at the hotel lobby waiting to be picked up by the local tour operator?

    • Video Streaming App
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Daydream
    • Kindle Fire
    • Playstation
    • Fire TV
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
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  7. Jiwire Wi-Fi Finder icon

    JiWire's Global FREE Wi-Fi app uses your iPhone's GPS and network triangulation capabilities to locate free Wi-Fi Internet access.

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
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  8. Google Translate icon

    A foreign country can be a handful when it comes to communication, as you don’t speak the same language that locals do. Let this app do the talking and help you communicate in different tongues.

    • Translator
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Drive - Docs
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  9. Trip Planning and Organizing Apps

  10. Yelp icon

    Foodies can find a best friend in this app, which emerges as the best for finding the best places to dine and must-try cuisines in a given area.

    • Review Website
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
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  11. Google Travel icon

    It’s a relatively new service, but in not so many words, this app pulls reservations from your email, adding hotel bookings, car rental information, and more.

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  12. TripCase icon

    This app works a lot like TripIt, tidying up your itinerary but instead of seeking access to your inbox (which TripIt does), it accepts emails you forwarded and processes it in its own system.

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  13. TripIt icon

    This online trip planner automatically compiles travel information into a single itinerary, basing its work on confirmation emails after you book elements of your trip. It goes through crucial details such as on your flights, rental car, and even restaurant bookings.

    • Travel Planner
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
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  14. Roadtrippers icon

    There’s no reason to get lost somewhere, as this app takes care of plotting your journey for you. It looks for unique and offbeat attractions, museums, restaurants, amusement parks, and campsites, to name a few places.

    • Map Service
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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  15. TripAdvisor icon

    This app has been around for a long time, and for a good reason: it’s one of the best online sources for travelers given its in-depth, extensive reviews of hotels, restaurants, and sites to see. It’s a rich resource powered by a huge, thriving online community worldwide.

    • Travel Guide
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
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  16. Hotels and Accommodations Apps

  17. Roamer icon

    This travel marketplace app helps people sell prepaid reservations to others who can use them, typically at a lower cost. It’s a great way to recoup money when your trip gets canceled, or save some cash by taking over someone else’s reservation.

    • Android
    • iPhone
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  18. Hotel Tonight icon

    If your flight happens to get delayed at your layover or your Airbnb plans fall through, this app is ready to save the day with last-minute deals. It partners with hotels to offer discounts and deals on empty rooms.

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  19. Airbnb icon

    If you’re not a fan of typical hotel stays on your trip, book through Airbnb with its virtually unlimited choice of places to stay, from rustic vacation houses in resort cities to tree houses off the beaten path. This leader in the sharing economy connects travelers with owners of rooms, homes, apartments, and other unique accommodations for rent.

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  20. Booking Trips Apps

  21. Waze icon

    This community-driven app lets you in on current traffic and road conditions, and it’s a popular service among both everyday drivers and taxi and car service drivers.

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  22. Uber icon

    It’s all about rides on demand, eliminating the need to carry local currency or speak the same language as your driver. Operating around the globe, this app charges your credit card the right amount, saving you from getting ripped off by scheming taxi drivers.

    • Taxi Booking App
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Slack
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  23. Citymapper icon

    Hailing itself as “the ultimate transport app,” this app connects travelers to public transportation, such as with ridesharing services, and features subway and train schedules for a number of cities.

    • GPS Navigation Service
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Apple Messages
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  24. Google Flights icon

    A second opinion is often a good thing, and in travel it means having an app that can do a quick check on airfare for round-trip, one-way, or multi-city flights. It’s also a great app or exploring destinations based on price.

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  25. KAYAK icon

    This app isn’t a far cry from Skyscanner, as it also searches across various travel sites for flights, cars for rent, and hotels. It features exclusive deals as well as its own Price Forecast feature to see whether you should buy now or wait it out.

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  26. Skyscanner icon

    This app isn’t a far cry from Skyscanner, as it also searches across various travel sites for flights, cars for rent, and hotels. It features exclusive deals as well as its own Price Forecast feature to see whether you should buy now or wait it out.

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  27. Hopper.com icon

    It will hop and shop around for the cheapest possible plane ticket prices for you, but also tell you when to buy those tickets through push notifications.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
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  28. GasBuddy icon

    Don’t refuel just yet, as this app with its community of 70 million users is ready to help you save serious bucks by finding gas by location and price. It’s available in the United States, Canada, as well as Australia.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
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  29. Google Maps icon

    It’s arguably the best navigation app around, offering directions for travel by car, on foot, on public transport, by cab, or on bicycle. It’s a fairly reliable tool for choosing local public transportation options in many countries, and specific areas can be downloaded for offline use.

    • Map Service
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • KaiOS
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This list was created by softwaretested Jul 29, 2019 and was last updated Jul 29, 2019. The list has 25 apps.

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