Best travel apps, games and podcasts for iPhone and iPad

On-the-go iPhone and iPad apps for work and play

Whichever mode of transport you choose, there are some great apps to make it easier to get where you're going! Here's our pick of the best the App Store has to offer.

Apps for travelling by... Tube

London Tube Deluxe

If you use the Tube, you need Tube Deluxe

Price: 69p
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch
App size: 27.5MB
Age rating: 4+

London tube deluxe

Whether you just want to refer to the London Tube map or need to plan a journey from one end of the capital to the other, London Tube Map Deluxe is the app to turn to. It will also show you live departure boards, route you around line closures, tell you where your nearest station is and speak your itinerary to you.

Tube Exits

Price: 69p
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Find which carriage to board to leave quicker with Tube Exits.

Tube Map

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Tube Map helps you find your nearest station and plan the trip.

London Tube Status

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Get London Tube Status for live travel info for Tube and rail in London.

Apps for travelling by... Rail

UK Train Times

The best way to keep yourself on track

Price: £4.99
Works with: iPhone
App size: 5.2MB
Age rating: 4+

UK train times

The UK Train Times app uses the National Rail Enquiries live data feed to keep you up to date with what's happening on the railways all over the UK. Plan a journey from London to Inverness, or enter the local station to where you live and let it find your next train home. Also, view live departure and arrivals information from National Rail stations.

TheTrainline

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch

TheTrainline app lets you plan your journey and buy the tickets.

Live UK Train Departures

Price: £2.49
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch

Live train times and even platform info with Live UK Train Departures .

Eurostar Trains

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch

Check train times, book tickets and check in with Eurostar Trains.

Apps for travelling by... Car

Tom Tom UK & Ireland

Never get lost again. Just do as the nice lady says

Price: £49.99
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
App size: 341MB
Age rating: 4+

TomTom uk and ireland

If you're driving a long distance, Tom Tom UK & Ireland will be your best friend, offering turn-by-turn navigation instructions, detailed journey times and maps that cover the whole of the UK and Ireland. Points of interest are labelled, and the app warns of speed cameras close by. It supports multi-stop journeys, and you can even navigate using a photo.

RAC Traffic

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch

RAC Traffic flags up incidents, delays and roadworks.

Traffic Eye

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch

Check your route on roadside CCTV with Traffic Eye.

Live Traffic Info

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch

Live Traffic Info provides you with live data from the Highways Agency

Apps for travelling by... Air

FlightTrack

Spot your plane without a notebook and anorak

Price: £2.99
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
App size: 8.4MB
Age rating: 4+

Flight track

FlightTrack offers coverage of 4,000 airports and 1,400 airlines, so there's an excellent chance that your flight will be here. Find out the latest information on your flight, including delays and departure gates. Track planes as they fly on zoomable maps, find alternatives if yours is cancelled, and check what the weather's doing using live radar images.

Heathrow Airport Limited

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch

The Heathrow Airport app is all you need for the world's busiest airport.

British Airways

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch

The British Airways app lets you book flights and use as your boarding card.

TripTracker

Price: Free
Works with: iPhone, iPod touch

Real-time info and alerts for your itinerary with TripTracker.