Don't leave home without these top travel apps – get easy travel help at your fingertips

KAYAK

Kayak

FREE

AVAILABLE ON ANDROID, WINDOWS MOBILE 7, IPHONE AND IPAD.

Kayak is a flight aggregator that compares hundreds of flights in seconds to find the cheapest deal. It can also search for cheap hotels and car hire.

AIRBNB

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FREE

AVAILABLE ON IPHONE AND ANDROID.

Search for an eclectic range of rooms, studios and apartments to rent in more than 192 countries. Rather than opt for a hotel, review and book unique accommodation instantly.

JET LAG GENIE

JetLegGenie

£1.99

AVAILABLE ON IPHONE.

Aimed at the frequent flyer, Jet Lag Genie aims to soften the blow of vicious jet lag. Put in your flight times and dates, and the app will tell you when to nap or wake up in the days before you travel.

SPOTCYCLE

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FREE

AVAILABLE ON IPHONE, BLACKBERRY AND ANDROID.

Using GPS, Spotcycle locates nearby bike-sharing stations in a number of cities around the world. It’ll even tell you how many bikes are left in each dock.

GATEGURU

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FREE

AVAILABLE ON IPHONE, ANDROID AND WINDOWS PHONE.

Ideal for those whose second homes are airport lounges, GateGuru gives you everything you need to know about your trip. Whether it’s the best place to eat on a stopover or the wait time at security, the app makes hanging around at Heathrow even... fun.