You smartphone is great for checking emails and surfing the web when you're travelling around, but it can also be useful for helping you flag down cabs, finding out travel news and directions. Here's five free apps for the iPhone that will help you when it comes to travelling.


If you're stuck in London and can't find a cab, or don't want to get ripped-off for your journey, then this is the app for you. Kabbee lets iPhone users enter the journey details and in return will offer a list of licensed cab companies, the time the journey will take and the price. They can then be compared the most appropriate one booked using the app.

Travel News

This is the government's official app that utilises a user's location and Department of Transport data to alert iPhone users on any delays on roads, trains, tubes, trams and ferries. The information also offers information on the type and length of delay.

Google Maps for Mobile

Google Maps for Mobile comes pre-loaded on most iPhones, but if for whatever reason you don't have the app, its available as a free download from the iTunes app store. The app lets you access driving, public transport or walking directions, based on your current location. The app was recently updated to include Public Transport directions in London too.


TripAdvisor's iPhone app ensures the hotels and flights review website is optimised for use on your iOS device. As well as allowing you to browse millions of reviews, opinions and photos of hotel and flights, you can also save these pages to ensure you can quickly access them again.

TripDeck Travel Itinerary Manager

This free app allows you to manage hotel reservations, flight details, cxar rentals, meetings and restaurant booking all from one place. Rather than scrolling through pages and pages of emails to see when and where you've got to be, this app stores the entire itinerary in one place. It even has an offline mode that allows you to access the data when on a flight or if you have data roaming switched off.