Top 10 Android Apps for Travel Ticket / Hotel Booking

Are you the incessant traveller who never rests until you have visited at least one exotic place within a week? The answer must be yes because here you are reading this article to help you achieve your goals. But does the term ‘travel planning’ give you the jitters? Of course it would. The booking processes, the drawing of an itinerary, researching about the destination, finding a comfy room and the list is endless. Who wouldn’t be intimidated by such a humongous task? Solution: There are a plethora of travel apps available in the Play Store to assist you. And so here is our list of Top 10 Android Apps that would aide you in your journey.

Top 10 Android Apps for Travel Ticket / Hotel Booking

1. MakeMyTrip


Rating: 4.2/5

Downloads: 10 million+

MakeMyTrip is a one-stop solution for all your travel needs. You can avail extraordinary discounts on hotel and train tickets. If you have no credit card, do not worry and pay for your bookings at the hotel itself! Not only hotels and trains, book tickets for flights and buses and rent cars too. Whether Indian or International, treat yourself with a range of holiday packages during the vacation. Users who are hesitant of making online payments can rely on MakeMyTrip wholly as all transactions are PCI DSS certified to ensure security.



2. Booking.com


Rating: 4.6/5

Downloads: 10 million+

This app comes in handy for last minute reservations- even without credit cards. Choose from over a million hotels and apartments from all over the world. To simplify the searching process further, you are provided with a great filter tool using which you can filter accommodations by amenities such as WiFi, price, review and much more. Find amazing deals to pamper yourself to a memorable trip. Moreover, the maps are accessible offline once you are done booking so that you won’t have to worry about having an internet connection to find your way through.



3. TripAdvisor


Rating: 4.4/5

Downloads: 100 million+

With TripAdvisor, book flights, hotels and restaurants – all in one go. Worried about getting the best airfare? Worry not, for you can compare the prices and get the lowest airfare available. Explore the wide range of delectable restaurants using filter by food type, price and more. Need a clue on which hotel would be the best? Opt for hotels that are winners of the ‘Best Hotels- Travellers’ Choice Award’. You may ask your queries in the discussion forum to get expert advice.



4. Skyscanner


Rating: 4.5/5

Downloads: 10 million+

Discover your ideal hotel and book flights at unimaginable prices here at Skyscanner. Skyscanner doesn’t limit its functionality with only this but also offers you rental cars which you are free to choose by even mentioning the car type, fuel type and more. Not only do you receive active price alerts through push notifications, you can prey upon hotels at the last minute for tonight with much ease! Get Vacation Inspirations by typing ‘Everywhere’ in the destination box and choose from a never-ending list of locations organized in the map.



5. Goibibo


Rating: 4.2/5

Downloads: 10 million+

Just like MakeMyTrip, Goibibo is also an all-in-one app. So what makes Goibibo stand out from the former? Gamble with goCash. Refer this app to a friend of yours and earn 1000 goCash for yourself and your friend gets 2000 goCash. No, that’s not all yet. You will earn 10% of goCash with each of your friend’s bookings. Now that sounds interesting, doesn’t it? If you’re on a tight budget, make optimum use of goStays in which you get free Wifi, air conditioning and breakfast. Get fare alerts that update you immediately about any changes in pricing. You may also book intercity cabs to save even more!




6. Hotels.com


Rating: 4.5/5

Downloads: 10 million+

With Hotels.com you can save all your favourtite hotels and then compare the prices, amenities among them. They also have an attractive rewarding policy in which you get a free night’s stay in a hotel with every 10 bookings (nights) you make. Pay for your stay anytime, anywhere with the flexible payment option.


7. Cleartrip


Rating: 4.3/5

Downloads: 10 million+

All bookings from air tickets to hotels and even railway tickets are taken care of by Cleartrip. You will find the cheapest flights here. Choose hotels from over 15,000 cities for your business stay or vacation. Cleartrip Local is the highlight of this app. It gives you suggestions for local trips ( theme parks, workshops, Harley Davidson Rides) nearby your current locations. This even includes a revolutionary way to workout – Buy yourself a pass so that you can workout at ‘any’ gym.



8. Airbnb


Rating: 4.3/5

Downloads: 10 million+

Airbnb is my personal favourite. Unlike the other hotel booking apps, Airbnb lets you rent common houses and you too can rent out your home for travellers! Choose your ideal home from the 2.5 million homes dispersed across 191 countries. With the ‘Experience’ feature, go on local trips lead by the local experts and get to know the locality better. Are you an expert of your own locality? If yes, you are free to lead an experience yourself and help tourists understand your city’s greatness. You may save your favorite homes and plan trips with your family too.



9. TripIt


Rating: 4.4/5

Downloads: 5 million

Email your reservation emails for flights, hotels, restaurants to plans@tripit.com and let TripIt plan your trip flawlessly. You can also import plans from Gmail, Yahoo!Mail, Outlook.com. With the premium service TripIt Pro, book air tickets with ease. Moreover, you get real-time flight alerts too. Flight switching has been made possible by TripIt. Also, swap your seats if a better seat becomes available.


10. redBus


Rating: 4.3/5

Downloads: 5 million+

redBus is currently available for bus bookings only in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh. You may even choose your seats if you wish to. Select your bus by applying filters such as the bus operator, price, bus types, etc. The live bus tracking option enables you and your loved ones to keep track of the bus in which you are travelling. In addition to bus ticket booking, you can book the most elegant hotel rooms too. In Indonesia, you may also book coaches to visit famous localities. redBus gives you a discount of 30% with each booking you make. redBus suits best for the local travellers.




All the apps for travel booking mentioned above are ranked based upon their promptness and unique services to the users. Now that you are aware of these services, treat yourself to a vacation that you dearly deserve and simplify travel planning by making use of these applications. Bon voyage!

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