Best Sydney Travel Apps for Android

| August 23, 2011

Sydney is the most famous city in Australia and is definitely a must-visit. With its stunning harbor, beautiful beaches, world-famous opera house and pulsing nightlife, Sydney is a city that is not to be missed.  Just like every other big city, Sydney can be challenging for a tourist. But Android users are in luck, as there are some useful Sydney travel apps for Android devices.

1. TripView for Android

TripView is a popular iPhone transport app for Australian cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, which is now available for Android devices. TripView Sydney will help you plan your journey around Sydney by providing up-to-date train, bus and ferry timetables. This app supports all suburban and intercity CityRail trains and lets you figure out the best route from A to B. It also provides live timetable and line updates, as well as shows you the nearest station with the help of GPS. In addition to that, there are useful features like platform number updates and delay info. There is a paid and a free light version of this app.

2. Go! Sydney

Go! Sydney is another Sydney transport app to help you find your way around the city. This app is very similar to TripView and is a good backup app for double-checking Sydney transport information. It has all the timetables for trains, busses, ferry, and even night busses. On top of that, it’s free. The only problem with Go! Sydney is that it’s not always 100% accurate. But then it’s Sydney we are talking about and nothing is 100% accurate in Australia.

3. Sydney City Guide

Sydney City Guide by GuidePal is a free Android app that you can use instead of bulky guide books. The content for this app is written by Sydney locals, which means it has something the books don’t offer. On top of that, there are photos of famous Sydney attractions, information about places to eat, shopping, tours, Sydney nightlife, and a map of the city. The best thing about this app is that everything is 100% offline, which means that tourists will avoid atrocious data roaming charges.  The only thing that is not so good about this app is spelling, which is pretty horrible at times.

4. Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is just a basic free app that provides flight information and flight status for planes landing or leaving Sydney. The results are live and are frequently updated. All in all, a handy app that will keep you updated about your flight back home.

These Sydney travel apps for Android will help you get around Australia’s most famous city and get to know it like a local.

Author bio:

Liz Cornwell is the founder of Cornwell Writing Services. Liz loves travelling, technology, BBC crime drama and the sea.

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