25 of the best travel apps for iOS and Android

...for getting around


Limited to certain cities, including London, Lisbon and Los Angeles, Citymapper is constantly expanding its coverage - and that’s a good thing, because it’s perhaps the best dedicated urban transport app around.

Stick in your destination, choose your method of moving and it’ll offer up a clutch of options to make getting from A to B a cinch. There are offline transport maps, too, alongside real-time information to help you avoid delays - all wrapped in an interface that’s less cluttered than many others.

Download Citymapper for iOS here

Download Citymapper for Android here


Controversial enemy of cabbies everywhere, Uber puts the power of door-to-door transport in your pocket. Drop a pin on where you want to go, hit request and a car will rock up outside your door in a few minutes.

Prices can surge if things are busy (usually when it rains or there’s a big event on), but transparent features such as driver reviews, fare splitting and the ability to share your real-time ETA with friends make it an attractive alternative to hailing a cab in the street.

Download Uber for iOS here

Download Uber for Android here


Very much in the same vein as Uber (and, indeed, Grab) Mytaxi (recently merged with Hailo) is the one to use when Uber isn’t available.

Popular across Europe, mytaxi enables you to request a licensed taxi in more than 50 cities across the Continent, with options to review drivers, share journey details and leave tips. Fares are generally similar to Uber, though it can vary both ways depending on your location.

Download Mytaxi for iOS here

Download Mytaxi for Android here


Zoomcar is a car-rental app that gives you vehicles when you need to go out of town or run around the city. Zoomcar serves up a selection of cars available - from hatchbacks to sedans - before letting you book in a trip.

You can hire them hourly, daily, weekly or monthly. And you can get the car delivered nearby, too.

Download Zoomcar for iOS here

Download Zoomcar for Android here