Travelling to Europe is a dream of all the travel enthusiast. However, If you are a first-time traveller then Europe can become overwhelming for you. In this post, we are going to highlights the travel apps for Europe to turn your life tension free.
Europe is completely different from other places where I have been. Provided that I just travelled and covered the Asian countries when I finally decided to move to Germany for work.
I’m assuming this is the first time you are travelling here and you have a plan to get the most of the Euro trip. I’ll try to cover most the of the travel apps which I found useful while being in Europe.
Who should read this Post?
If you have any of these question mentioned below then this post is for you.
- How to Find Cheap Flights in Europe?
- Which website to use to get cheap tickets for trains in Europe?
- Where can we get museums and attraction tickets at a relatively cheaper cost?
- How to find cheap accommodation in Europe?
- Where can I rent a car in Europe?
- Which website to use to book bus tickets in Europe?
But before that, Have you already created your travel Plan for Europe?, Here are the suggested read which you might be interested in
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List of Travel Apps for Europe
Travelling in Europe could cost you a fortune if you are not sure where to buy the tickets from. If you are new to Europe you may not have heard about this Airline Player of Europe Ryan Air.
If you are in luck you can even find tickets for as cheap as 9 euro to travel from Frankfurt, Germany to Athens, Greece or Amsterdam, Netherlands. We were in luck when we missed our tour bus to Amsterdam for the overnight journey and got a Flight ticket for 9 euro to Amsterdam. Hell Yeah! that was fun.
Long story short, Ryan Air is an App which you need to have on your phone if you are planning to travel Europe on Budget.
One thing to note about this is that you have to travel light if you want to save more because the cheapest tickets are only those in which you carry just one bag which could fit under the seat.
If you have more luggage then don’t forget to check the luggage fees.
I always have insurance when I travel which brings a sense of confidence in case of mishappenings like loss of luggage flight delays or flight cancellations.
You must be already aware of the website like Booking.com, Agoda, Airbnb if you are a travel buff. So I am not planning to re-iterate that. However, if you still want to read about them you can head out to read the cheapest options to book accommodation in Europe.
Hostelworld is an application which you need if you want to keep your Europe trip in Budget and travel like a boss. You can search compare and book hostels here and guess what it has free cancellation feature just as Booking.com.
We booked our hostel from Hostelworld during our trip to Budapest and it cost us around 10$ / night and that too in a prime location on the pest side.
Omio ( Formely Go Euro )
A perfect user-friendly GUI. Omio is a third party application which offers a solution to book multiple things such as flights, train tickets, buses.
Till date, I have just used it to book the train tickets because I find it really irritating if you ask me to book the train tickets from the official DB application of Europe.
If I had to pick one from all the travel apps for Europe mentioned here, it would probably be this one!
The platform charges a small commission for bookings versus if you booked directly from a country’s regional train site, but it is SO worth it just for the convenience.
I recently explored one option on Klook that they have partnered with Rail Europe and now they offer Europe train tickets without any fees.
It is worth your time to check that. Take me to Klook Website.
A game-changer company of Europe which has connected all the part of Europe via Bus. You just have to keep a look at the deals page of this bus ticket booking application and you will be left amazed with the cost of a bus ticket you get from here.
My upcoming trips are all booked via Flix bus, I am travelling to Rome and it just cost me around 50 Euro up and down from Frankfurt, Germany.
Flixbus is not only widely spread out, but it is also way more affordable than any other way of travelling across Europe.
One such great deal I used was for 5 rides for EUR 99. You can also find tickets for as cheap as $6 if you book well enough in advance.
There are places in Europe where it is advisable to rent a car and go for the trip at your own pace. Be it discovering the Mediterranean islands of Malta which is one of the cheapest countries to visit in Europe.
Here is when Rental Cars come into the picture, there is no point of keeping multiple application to find the cheapest options to rent a car. This is a one-stop solution which has all the big brands under them be it Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, Dollar, Thrifty, Aroma and so on.
This platform offers an interactive map to check the prices of rentals cars as per the pick-up location and easy filter option to choose your preferred car type, seats and deposits. Also, look for early bird offer for cheaper price options.
A rather clustered domain where almost every other site is selling something by keeping their margin of profit.
If you are travelling in Europe then you should know that some of the attraction spots in Europe have no options to buy a ticket in person, you will have to book the tickets online.
Guess What!! Tickets get out of stock as well.
Like, it is always advisable to book the Eiffel Tower ticket in order to avoid 1-2 hours of waiting time in Queue. Anne Frank in Amsterdam don’t have an option to book tickets from counter and the tickets are only available online.
Keeping budget in mind I always use these three applications in order to compare and book the cheapest tickets for the attractions. GetYourGuide, Klook and Tiqets.
Get Your Guide
GetYourGuide is a repository for booking awesome day tours for almost all the places in the world. It is super easy to buy tickets and avoid the crazy queues in Europe during the peak seasons.
You want a place that helps you skip the queue and get to where you want faster and easier moreover cheap as well.
You can also get all my tips in my best-selling Europe Trip Planner ebook.
If you are tired of searching the cheapest attraction tickets in Europe then Klook will help you out to get the tickets at the price almost 2-3 dollar less to market cost.
If you are tired of searching the cheapest attraction tickets in Europe then Tiqets will help you out to get the tickets at the price almost 2-3 dollar less to market cost.
I can not imagine exploring a place without Google maps. Though my idea of exploring is not just visiting attractions I like exploring the streets and enjoy the places where it takes us. But people like me get lost if they are just exploring in this manner.
I always download the offline maps of the place where I am about to visit. It helps me to be independent of the availability of the internet and I am able to explore places in the city which are not on any Itineraries.
The perfect use off the offline maps feature was during our visit to Switzerland as the European sims internet doesn’t work in Switzerland. Unless you are willing to pay a hefty amount of money.
Well, it brings me to the point about the language in Europe, While English is common in most of the tourist spots in the country. There are places where you may need Google Translators.
Unless you are carrying your own booklet of to-dos of the places you are visiting. All the documents in Europe are mostly in their regional language like I can’t recall when I last saw a document printed in English. All the documents here are in German for me.
The lense feature of Google maps helps you convert the text and direction hoardings or the attraction pamphlets in your regional language. Language problem solved.
You can also download the languages which you want to convert well before travelling to Europe. So you google translator will work also when you don’t have any internet.
Bonus App – TransferWise
You may come into a situation when you running short with the funds and you want to transfer the money from your home currency into the European Card or Bank. Transferwise is a company that has revolutionized the cost of sending money abroad. You can read more about this at our Travel resources Page.
TransferWise is a leading revolution in money transfers and international payments. Transparent pricing Always gets the real exchange rate. No more hidden fees, ever. A local model Get low-cost, ultra-fast currency exchange.
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