Travel apps to download before visiting Edinburgh

10 handy travel apps for Edinburgh and Scotland

If you’re getting prepared for your stay in Edinburgh and looking for useful Scotland travel apps to download, take a look at our list below. Here, we’ve put together our favourite set of apps to make your visit easier. From planning your journeys to checking the weather forecast, these apps should help you on your way…

1. Skyscanner

For those travelling by air, download the Skycanner app. This travel site based here in Edinburgh will help you find the best flights by comparing over 1000 providers.

2. Packpoint

You won’t forget your toothbrush with a customised packing list on the Packpoint app. Simply enter your journey details and watch as your own checklist is generated.

3. Traveline Scotland

This is your one-stop-shop for journey planning, once you arrive in Scotland. Find out how to get from A to B, by bus, tram, train or ferry with the Traveline Scotland app. Includes live departure times where possible.

4. Met Office

The weather is a hot topic here in Scotland. To help plan your day around our famously changeable climate, download the Met Office app, where you’ll get a handy hour-by-hour and weekly forecast for your location.

5. Historic Scotland Visitor App

Plan your adventures around Scotland with the Historic Scotland Visitor App. This is a guide to all attractions run by Historic Environment Scotland, including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Park. Here, you can search through over 300 sites and access useful visitor information.

6. NTS Edinburgh

Created by the National Trust for Scotland, the NTS Edinburgh app will take you on a historic walking tour of the city, using GPS to guide you between fascinating NTS sites and other important landmarks.

7. Edinburgh Bus Tours

If you’re planning to go on a sightseeing bus tour during your stay, download the Edinburgh Bus Tours app. Here you can choose the best tour for you, buy and view your tickets, save your favourite stops and track your next bus.

8. TripAdvisor

Check the reviews before you go, with the TripAdvisor app. This is a great way to browse recommendations from other travellers, as you plan your holiday itinerary. You can also post reviews of the places you visit to help others.

9. City Cabs / Central Taxis

City Cabs and Central Taxis offer black cab taxis across Edinburgh. Download at least one of these apps in advance to ensure you can grab a taxi whenever you need one.

10. Map of Scotland

Download this offline Map of Scotland to make sure you don’t get lost, even if your data drops out while roaming around the country.

We hope these travel apps will make your visit Edinburgh and Scotland run more smoothly. Download them in advance and you’re ready to go! What are your favourite travel apps? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.