10 FREE Travel Apps That Save You Time and Money

1. TripIt

Be your own travel agent and plan every detail of your trip. This app helps with car rental, lodging, and restaurants.. You can create custom itineraries or forward the email confirmations of your flight, rental car, train tickets, and hotels to plans@tripit.com and have TripIt make the itinerary for you.

2. Goby

This app has all the answers when you're traveling in a foreign city. It pinpoints the hot spots, including museums, hotels, eateries, and more in your area. But it can also true find nearby events. You can discover concerts, plays, and more right around the corner.

3. Google Translate

When you are traveling and don't speak the language, turn to Google Translate. This app can quickly translate any amount of text or even the spoken word. Just say a phrase in English and Google Translate will repeat your words in the foreign language of your choice.

4. OANDA Currency Converter

If you're traveling internationally, converting currencies is really important. By using this currency converter, you'll get rid of trying to convert on your own. The OANDA Currency Converter stands out because of its quick ability to change the dollar amount and factor the typical ATM rate or credit card rate into the conversion.

5. GasBuddy

This app is the best for road trips. GasBuddy locates the closest gas stations, with the cheapest prices in order. It is useful when you're running on empty, as it will save you time and money.

6. Hotel Tonight

If you're in a crunch and need to find somewhere to crash for the night, Hotel Tonight will be your lifesaver. The app works with local hotels in major areas to post last-minute room rates for hotels with vacancies. 

7. GateGuru

GateGuru is for those unfortunate people stuck with long layovers and delays. This app provides you with a map of the terminals as well as reviews of restaurants within the airport. It also has features like the "tips" section and the average wait time at each terminal's security checkpoint.

8. TripAdvisor City Guides

TripAdvisor's City Guides is a way to get an overview of what's going on in your location. The apps has guides that lists restaurants, hotels, shopping, nightlife, tours, and attractions with reviews and ratings. You can check out suggested itineraries, see public transportation information, and connect with various social media outlets. 

9. Kayak

This app allows you to search for, compare, coordinate and book flights, hotels and car rentals. Kayak links to TripAdvisor to provide information about hotels using real ratings and reviews. You can also manage your trip itinerary while traveling to stay organized with confirmation numbers and find out last minute changes.

10. Trail Wallet

Trail Wallet is an easy travel expense tracker that takes care of the tracking so you don’t have to. You can use it while you’re out and not worry about collecting receipts or trying to remember what you spent at the end of the day. Start controlling your finances!