9 of the best travel apps

While travelling is supposed to be relaxing, it may cause some stress as you wonder what you need to pack, what the weather will be like on site, what the best way to travel around the city is, etc.

We’ve rounded up a selection of the best apps for your travel, so you can plan ahead and stay connected even during your trip!

Travel apps

Useful apps before you leave

1. PackPoint

PackPoint helps you pack for your trip. It’s pretty straightforward: you enter your destination, travel date and activities, whether you’re travelling with children, etc. and the app will create a custom packing list according to your needs – even taking into account the weather on site.

2. TripIt

TripIt offers a great way to combine all your travel confirmations in one view: train or plane bookings, hotel reservations, car rentals, tickets for attractions,…You’ll no longer need to search your inbox to find reservation numbers, departure times etc. as the app organises everything for you.

3. AccuWeather

As the name suggests, AccuWeather helps you to find out what the weather on your destination will be like, showing you the temperature, humidity, visibility, etc. Plain and simple, but really useful!

4. SNCB International

Our own app is the ultimate travel companion if you’re planning a train journey. With the SNCB International app, get real-time info about your train and reservation, look up station info and receive push notifications if any important info comes up.

Top apps to use during your trip

5. Guides by Lonely Planet – our favourite!

This app is packed with city guides, including offline maps with navigation features, bookmarks for destinations you’d like to visit, suggested activities, travel tips, fun facts and much more. And the best thing is: you won’t even need an internet connection to keep using Guides by Lonely Planet while you travel. What’s not to love?!

6. Citymapper

Citymapper's the ultimate transport app. A to B trip planning becomes a piece of cake, whether you’re travelling by metro, bus, train, ferry or any other means of transportation. Bicycle routes are included as well, if you prefer an active way of travelling across a city!

7. Wiffinity

In a world where everyone wants/needs to be connected all the time, this app hits the bull’s-eye. Wiffinity looks for Wi-Fi hotspots around you, helping you to connect to secure networks without having to think about roaming charges.

8. Sidekix

Sidekix is an amazing app if you love exploring a city on foot. It offers walking routes based on your interests – let the app know whether you’re in for a pub crawl or a shopping spree and it will choose the best walking routes especially for you. On top of that, you’ll be able to find the trendiest restaurants, shops and other places around you so you don’t miss a thing.

9. TripnApp

This app (for Android only) is quite handy for the sleepy heads among you. TripnApp is an alarm clock that activates through the GPS signal of your phone, meaning you can doze off during your train journey without having to stress about missing your stop. When it’s time for you to get off, TripnApp will wake you up.