Unless you intend to go completely off the grid, you will almost certainly be bringing your mobile phone or tablet along for the ride on your Interrail journey. Here’s our curated collection of essential Interrail apps – if you have your own recommendations, let us know!

Money Converters

XE Currency

  • Work online and offline
  • Available on Android and Apple
  • Helps you keep track of live rates for every
    currency

Valuta+

  • Works online and offline
  • Does not have many functions, but is very
    user-friendly
  • Allows you to mark your most used currencies

Transferwise

  • Very well-developed app
  • Fast currency conversion at inter-bank rates
  • Pair with Transferwise Borderless account and
    debit card for easy spending

Revolut

  • Easy to top up and convert to 140+ currencies
    with no fees
  • Comes with a contactless VISA debit card that
    works worldwide
  • Easy to split costs with friends and track your
    budget through the mobile app

Podcasts

Why: As you will be
travelling a lot by train, it might take some time to get from one point to the
other along your journey. Whether you are not in the mood to socialize, or you
simply have nothing better to do during the trip, a podcast is a very good idea
to pass the time in an enjoyable way. You can pick-up some words and phrases in
the language of the country you are visiting or simply learn something new
about the local area.

Podcast Go

  • Available on Android only
  • Free and Paid version
  • User-friendly

iCatcher

  • Available on iOS only
  • Background playback
  • Highly rated by App store users

Weather Apps

Weather Channel

  • Available on Android and IOS
  • User-friendly and easy to use
  • Prediction notifications
  • Keep track of storms

AccuWeather

  • Available on Android and IOS
  • Offers additional information in text and graphic format
  • Severe weather alerts
  • RealFeel information – it tells you how the weather feels outside. This is especially useful for cold or humid environments

Local city guides and experiences

ShowAround

  • Allows you to hire locals as tour guides. You
    can choose them based on location, languages spoken, how much experience the
    tour guide has and later on leave a review and rating.
  • Available on IOS only
  • Other users may access the mobile site.

Vayable

  • Allows you to experience life as a local,
    whether you wish to have a tour or discover Rome on a Vespa.
  • The services are provided by locals, so you are
    sure to get an authentic experience
  • Available on iOS only
  • Other users may access the mobile site.

Lonely Planet

  • Travel guide available on Android and iOS
  • Offers tips and recommendation from local experts
  • Works online and offline
  • Helps you learn the local language with audio phrasebooks
  • Has a currency converter

Viator

  • Offers budget-friendly suggestions for guided
    tours and other activities located in your current area
  • Allows you to have a look at photos and videos
    of your destination.
  • Offers suggestions based on more than 500,000
    reviews
  • Available on Android and iOS

Google Trips

  • Find everything you need in one convenient app
  • Save your tickets and passes
  • Use crowd-sourced day plans to pack in the sightseeing
  • Find the best local restaurants and hangouts
    according to Google reviews

Translation Apps

Translator Speak and
Translate Pro

  • Available on Android only
  • Available for more than 100 languages
  • Offers real-time translation
  • Automatic language detection

iTranslate Voice

  • Available on iOS only
  • Translates spoken conversation
  • Offers reading aloud feature if you are not
    sure how a certain phrase is pronounced
  • You can look up phrases using your voice

Google Translate

  • Download languages for offline use
  • Use the camera to translate entire blocks of
    text
  • Translates spoken conversation
  • Available free on iOS and Android

Transport Planners

Rome2Rio

  • Available on Android and iOS
  • One of the most popular transport planner apps
  • A large variety of transport options and routes
    based on cost and duration
  • Shows transportation fees for private and
    public transportation

GoEuro

  • Available on IOS and Android
  • Offers you alternative routes and shows the
    smartest choice based on your time of departure, cost and duration
  • Car rental feature

Citymapper

  • Full public transport database that gets you from A-B easily
  • 39+ urban areas supported
  • Easy to follow instructions to get you exploring like a local