Apps for Travelling the UK
If you're going to take on the UK public transport system, or the motorway network, you're going to need some apps to make life easier.
UK Train Times
Travelling by train can be a nightmare with changes, delays and cancellations. Use this to plan a journey, find the next train home or see the location your train in real-time.
If your only travelling short distances, NextBuses has you covered. See scheduled and real-time information for over 300,000 bus stops across the UK. NextBuses uses your GPS location to find the nearest stops to where you are,
Don't fancy jumping on a train or bus? Rocket Taxi will use your location to find local taxi companies as well as give you the phone number and estimate how much it's going to cost you.
NAVIGON British Isles
This UK-specific navigation app will make sure you get to where you need to be. Using your GPS location, NAVIGON will give you turn-by-turn directions, show you points of interest along the way and reroute you if there is traffic through an in-app purchase.
If you're regularly flying to or from the UK, chances are you'll be using British Airways at some point. Find arrival and departure times for specific flights, view timetables for any route you want and check in before you get to the airport.
This app will help you find and compare prices of hotels as well as book them, all from within the app.
Use your iPhone's GPS to find restaurants, shops, cinemas, cafés and even Apple stores. AroundMe has predetermined categories you can search from, or you can search for exactly what you are looking for and then see the results in a list or map view.
Live Traffic Info
No one likes getting stuck in a traffic jam. Use this official Highways Agency app to see where traffic is building up. Then avoid it.
Lonely Planet Travel Guides, Phrasebooks and Maps
This free app offers detailed city guides, with photos and articles, as in-app purchases for £8.99. This might seems a bit steep and the books cost about the same but who really wants to carry a book for every city you visit?