With the Summer right around the corner, it's about that time to start thinking about vacations, and summer road trips. And as always, there are a ton of great apps that you can use for your traveling. Whether you're traveling by plane, train or car. There's something for everyone. Let's check out the top 10 Android apps for Traveling!
This is probably the best kept "secret" when it comes to traveling and not spending a ton of money. Airbnb allows people to rent out their apartment or home to those that are from out of town and need a place to stay. They aren't as nice as hotels, but definitely are much cheaper. With the Airbnb app you can book a place, as well as manage your booking. Definitely a great tool to have with you.
GasBuddy – Find Cheap Gas
If you're going on a road trip, gas is going to be important as well. And using the GasBuddy app for Android, you can find out what gas prices are around you, without needing to get off of the freeway. This is important if you'd rather spend money on fun things instead of gas to get from one place to another.
OpenTable: Restaurants Near Me
Looking for a restaurant to have dinner at? OpenTable is the app you'll want. Not only can you find restaurants that are nearby, but you can also book a table or a reservation for later on. This way you can ensure you have a table for you, and don't have to wait for one. Because no one likes to wait, especially on vacation.
Tripadvisor Hotels Flights
TripAdvisor is another great app for planning your vacation time. With the TripAdvisor app, you can look for and book your flight as well as your hotel. Making it easy to do both at the same time. Once more, by doing both at the same time, you can save even more cash. Definitely making this app worth the download.
Amtrak may not be the fastest mode of transportation, especially for going across the country, but it quite possibly could be the cheapest. Amtrak's app is a great companion for those that are taking the train. You can book your trip through the app, as well as keep up to date with your train, seeing where you are, if your train is delayed and so forth.
New York Subway MTA Map (NYC)
If you are heading to New York City, this is an app you'll want to pick up, especially if you are going to use the subway (much cheaper than Ubers and Taxi's). The subway can be pretty confusing in New York, but luckily this app helps make sense of the many lines and stops that are on the MTA. It's also completely free.
Transit App: Real Time Tracker
Speaking of public transit, this is another app that is probably a bigger tool than the MTA app above. This transit app works for both buses and subways in many larger cities. It's also real-time so you can see where the bus is, as well as where you are on the bus. So you will know when you are getting close to your stop. Making it so much easier to take public transit when traveling and saving a few bucks.
Most people don't travel via Greyhound these days, because it simply takes too long. But if you aren't going far, it can be really useful. Greyhound's app allows you to search for buses and buy your tickets, as well as seeing what route you'll be on. It's a very useful app and gives you up-to-date information on buses in their network.
Delta is the largest airline in the world, so it's pretty likely (especially if you're in the US) that you'll be flying Delta. And their app is a must have. One of the features their app has that many other airlines doesn't, is the ability to change your flight in real-time, if there's a delay or you miss your flight. So you don't have to go find a gate-agent to get it done. A pretty awesome feature, to say the least.
Why rent a car when you can just use Uber? Many prefer Uber over traditional taxis because not only are they cheaper, but much easier to get an Uber than a taxi. For starters, you just need to pull out your phone and order one. And the payment is taken care of within the app. It's pretty seamless, and makes the whole experience much better.