Whether taking a train within the UK or travelling abroad, the right iPhone app can make things a whole lot easier. Here are my top picks of the best travel apps for your iPhone.
The Flight Tracker app takes the hassle out arriving at the airport only to find out your flight (or the passengers that you may be collecting) has been delayed or cancelled. It features live arrival and departure times, maps that track flight progress and gate assignment information.
Thomas Cook What Rate is a free iPhone app that enables you to check out the exchange rate. The design is user-friendly, clean and easy to navigate. Find out the exchange rate trends for over 80 currencies and use it to compare against high street currency exchange providers.
The Trainline app is free tool that allows you to search train times and fares. It also has a handy favourites section where you can save regular journeys.
If you fancy trying out a GPS sat nav system on your iPhone and don't want to pay for one of the more expensive versions, NavFree is a great app that won't cost you a penny. Like a regular sat nav, you can route plan car journeys via address or postcode.
Not had time to learn the local lingo before travelling? Then remember to download Google Translate! Type or speak into in your iPhone and the app will translate into one of 15 languages. Be careful though as the results can be mixed if you do not speak clearly.
The popular hotel and destination review website Trip Advisor is also available as a free handy app. Check out the user posted reviews for the best places to eat, sleep and explore. Many reviews feature candid photographs and traveller tips.
Whether you frequently use the tube or plan to visit the capital, the London Tube application is a useful tool. Plan your journey, check your oyster balance or use GPS to find the nearest tube station. It's completely free, too.
Lonely Planet is one of the best city guide apps around thanks to its wealth of content. It features 125 easy-to-navigate guides and phrase books, which at £3.59 is pretty impressive.
KAYAK is a clear and easy to use app that allows you to quickly search flight, hotel and car hire results. It also includes links that allow for easy booking straight from your iPhone.
While your iPhone already comes with a simple weather app pre-loaded, Weather Pro, £2.49 is a must-have if you want detailed weather forecasts from around the world. It features helpful graphs, charts and satellite images to keep you updated with current worldwide forecasts.