In our first edition of top travel apps for travel series, we covered the top travel apps for international travel in general. They are 1. TimeBuddy, 2. Travel Spend, 3. iMoney, 4. iOverlander, and others given here – 9 best free & unique travel apps for international travel. In this article, we cover specifically the best travel apps for South East Asia travel. These are life saviours and will definitely make that trip through busy roads of Vietnam, Thailand and other South East Asian countries smooth-sailing.
Grab app tops our list of travel apps for South East Asia travel. It is a taxi and bike ride app – Uber equivalent in South East Asia and by far, the most popular one in the region.
Grab will help you find a ride in minutes if not seconds in many countries of South East Asia. GrabBike is super popular especially in countries like Vietnam. Best part? It has an excellent in-built translator so you can easily talk with your driver partner to coordinate directions. It also has a camera feature to send photos of your surroundings so the driver can find you faster.
Grab is also becoming popular for food deliveries, groceries and other deliveries or sending parcels to people in cities of South East Asia.
2. ATM Fee Saver
Want to get some local cash and don’t know which ATM is the best? Worry not, use ATM Fee Saver mobile app.
It is the first mobile app that helps you find all the ATM info in all the countries of South East Asia – ATM Fees, Withdrawal limits.
On the app, you can find different types of ATMs in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Why should you use it? Because in South East Asia, there are some ATMs that are fee-free for foreign card holders and many have very high fees.
So use the app and find the fee-free or low-fee ATM in the region.
Travelling to South East Asia and fancy going to a nice restaurant? But why not get discounts while you do that.
Say hello to Eatigo mobile app.
Eatigo makes our list of best travel apps for South East Asia travel as it is the popular app for restaurant reservations and discounts.
You can use the app in many cities in in more than 8 countries and many cities in South East Asia.
Next one on our list of best travel apps for South East Asia is Line. It is South East Asia and East Asia’s biggest messaging app. Over 600 million people in Asia use it and is most popular in Japan and South Korea. It also already has a large number of users in Thailand and Indonesia too.
Why you should use it? Because when you’re talking to locals such hotels, hostels, tour agencies, restaurants, or local friends – they might be more accessible on Line app.
Similar to Grab, Bolt is another ride and transportation convenience app in South East Asia.
You can use it for taxis, bikes and food deliveries.
Its available in Thailand only but is expanding to other cities in South East Asia fast!