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70+ Best Travel Applications for Every Student to Know

The fact is students can’t live without travel.

And even the more obvious fact is students can’t travel without mobile devices; they use dozens of programs and applications to plan destinations, find places to live, eat, and relax.

Are you a student who doesn’t imagine life without travels? We’ve made a list of 70+ useful applications for you to check: they all can help you travel with comfort, and everything you should do is to download apps that meet your needs most.

Here we go!



  • World Mate – plan, book, and manage every aspect of their trips.
  • Kayak  – a smart travel search engine. Hotel, flight, and car search and booking, a flight tracker and itinerary management.
  • Hopper – find out when it’s the best time to buy tickets.
  • uPackingList – make a list of things to take with you.
  • Railtime Mobile – find and plan railway destinations.
  • SkyScanner – compare millions of flights across hundreds of airlines.
  • Schemer – build up lists and find interesting things to do.
  • TripAdvisor – find the best places to visit abroad.
  • Packing Pro  – use lists and templates to structure your packing.
  • Goby  – organize and keep track everything you need to remember.
  • Musement – discover and book thousands of tours, museums, art exhibitions, city passes and much more around the world.
  • TripIt  – make a list of things to do, plan and save the info about your trip.
  • TripCase  – organize your trip details and travel plans into a streamlined itinerary.
  • Evernote  – make lists and plan what to take with you or what to see abroad.
  • Roadtrippers  – an ultimate road trip planner. Discover the best diners, scenic spots, attractions hotels, and more.
  • Tourist Eye  – a planner for more than 10,000 destinations.
  • Schemer – build up lists and find interesting things to do.



  • Maplets  – offline maps.
  • Redigo – maps, phrasebook, information about countries and cities.
  • Map My Ride – plan your bike rides, see the rides of others.
  • Maps.Me  – offline maps of any country.
  • Pin Drop  – map interesting places and important addresses.
  • Hot Spot – plan your destination in unknown cities.
  • City Maps 2GO  – offline maps.
  • Triposo – a guide-book for all big cities in the world.
  • Waze – a guide for drivers to check what happens on roads.



  • Stayful  – book hotels.
  • Hostelworld  – find and book hostels all over the world.
  • Orbitz – save an extra $25 on select hotels on your first app booking when you use their promo code.
  • HotelTonight – find and book hand-selected hotels at great prices.
  • Roomer – book hotel rooms at incredible discounts from other people who had to cancel their trips.
  • Couchsurfing – find the place to live in unknown cities.
  • Airbnb  – find cheap places to live.



  • Localeur  – recommendations from locals on where to eat.
  • Foodspotting  – find local cafes and restaurants.
  • FourSquare  – read comments and recommendations on where to go to eat.



  • Gogobot  – discover the best events, restaurants, attractions and hotels, near you or far away.
  • iExit  – tells you what’s at upcoming exits when you’re on the highway.
  • Tripomatic  – pick attractions that you want to see and create a day-by-day travel itinerary for your journey.
  • Triposo – a travel guide for the whole world. It’s free and works offline.
  • JetLag Genie  – helps to stay on top of your game when traveling abroad.
  • Postagram – makes it easy to send a printed photo in the mail to yourself, friends or family anywhere in the world.
  • Touchnote  – send your favorite photos as real postcards and greeting cards from your mobile.



  • WhatsApp  – a messenger.
  • iMovie  – enjoy your videos and tell stories about your travels.
  • Flipagram  – create and share great video slide shows and stories using your photos, videos, and music.
  • Image It  – overcome a language barrier with the help of drawings.
  • Word Lens – a translator.
  • Google Translate  – we all know it, don’t we?
  • Better Translator Pro  – a translator.
  • Skype  – a messenger.
  • Swarm – easily see who’s out nearby and who wants to get together later.



  • GasBuddy  – find cheap gas prices.
  • My eVault  – keep copies of all documents in your phone.
  • Sit or Squat  – find the closest WC.
  • Air Claim – get a money back from your airway company if your flight delay.
  • Viator – get tour discounts.
  • WeatherPro – find out what the weather is in the place where you go.
  • XE Currency  – currency converter.
  • Sunscreen  – reminds when it’s safe to take sun baths.
  • Tipulator  – a tip calculator.
  • Lounge Buddy  – helps to orient yourself in more than 500 airports.
  • Wi-Fi Map  – gives you Wi-Fi passwords.
  • Perfect World Clock – shows current date and time for places all over the world.
  • Travel Safe – gives phone numbers of emergency services in any country.
  • SixT – helps you rent a car.
  • GateGuru  – shows you cafes and shops of 180 airports.
  • SeatGuru  – shows you free seats in a plane.
  • OANDA Currency Converter – currency converter.
  • FlightTrack – keeps you informed of your air travel details 24/7.
  • Entrain – optimal lighting recommendations to help you adjust as fast as possible to new time zones and schedules.
  • Uber – lets you order a taxi in more than 100 cities.

Have we missed any? What applications do you use to plan travels and make them comfortable and unforgettable? Share them in comments for others to know.

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Lesley Vos

University of Chicago | 1 story

Lesley is a University of Chicago recent graduate. She is a blogger and novice writer. Lesley writes for many blogs now, including College Puzzle Stanford and Student Advisor. She can't live without travels: Lviv, Ukraine and Venice, Italy are two cities that inspire her most. Find more works of hers on Google+.

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