The 5 Best Free Travel Apps

In Cancún, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

Traveling is just a little easier with these five free apps that make planning, doing and enjoying all that much more fun. And they all have 4.5 or more star-ratings from thousands of reviews, so you know they’re tried and true.


Booking flights has never been so predictable. Hopper predicts the best time to find the lowest fares for up to 40-percent off. It also has a price-monitoring feature which lets you keep your eye on that flight you want without having to actually watch it. Just select a particular flight and Hopper will notify you if the price drops. Moreover, Hopper provides travelers the ability to compare prices and amenities across more than 250 airlines and also alerts you when airlines have flash sales. 4.9 stars, 297K reviews


Planning an extensive excursion across Europe? Let TripIt organize all the details, from when your flight lands to your hotel confirmation number and more. All you have to do is forward your booking confirmations to TripIt and the app does the rest. Access all your important info in one master document, no wifi needed! The app also makes it super easy to share those plans with anyone. Access even more convenience (like check-in reminders, terminal maps, flight statuses and more) by upgrading. 4.8 stars, 163K reviews

App in the Air

If you thrive off insane efficiency, download App in the Air now. It’s like having your own personal assistant firing off all the flight info you could ever need. It stays up-to-date with real time flight statuses and offers airport tips, in-airport navigation maps, gate changes, airport time management (do you have enough time to grab coffee?), internet passwords, tips from other travelers, links to booking local transportation (need a train in Moscow? They got you!) and tons more. Plus, you can keep track of past flights and miles to add to a virtual map. 4.6 stars, 6.8K reviews


Hungry? No time? Unfamiliar with the airport? With Grab, you’ll have none of those problems. The easy app lets you check out what restaurants and stores are where in the airport so you can get a quick view of all your options. Even more important, Grab lets you order and pay for food from your phone, skip the line and pick up your order when it’s ready. No more questionable airplane meals. 4.8 stars, 2.3K reviews


If your travel plans include hopping in a car for a road trip, don’t leave town without Roadtrippers. The app is designed for discovering amazing nearby places that you likely never even knew were there. Think under-the-radar diners, beautiful scenery, scenic points, roadside attractions, hotels and more Roadtrippers lets you map out a route with up to 7 waypoints (upgrade for up to 150!) and highlights the coolest things to see and do along the way. You can plan and save trip itineraries, check out free travel guides and itineraries and even share and plan trips with friends. 4.6 stars, 26K reviews

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