There are countless mobile apps that are extremely useful for travelers in Thailand. If you're planning a trip to the “Land of Smiles”, check out our list of must-have Thailand travel apps that can make your journey around Thailand much easier.
Thailand SIM card
During your trip in Thailand, internet access on your phone can greatly simplify your life. It’s best to buy a local SIM card with an internet connection to stay conveniently connected on your holiday in Thailand. Local SIM cards are not expensive and easy enough to get upon arrival so you can use all the apps right away. To save money, pre-book Thailand SIM card online and pick it up at the airport.
Thailand Transport Apps
1. Grab: The most useful app in Thailand for transportation, if you don't speak Thai language and don't entirely trust taxi drivers. The app helps you find the vehicle to reach your destination. Taking Grab is often cheaper than taking a metered taxi.
2. 12Go: Nice app for booking tickets for transportation in Thailand. 12Go app is very convenient as you can book flights, bus, train, ferry tickets and even private transfer with the use of just one app.
3. ViaBus: Useful app for commuting by public transportation in Bangkok and several other cities in Thailand. The biggest advantage is that you can see full route of a particular bus number and the location of all buses on the route in real time.
Thailand Accommodation Apps
4. Booking.com: This app is very handy when you are looking for a place to stay. There are plenty of accommodations in all Thailand to choose from, prices are always great and it gives you reviews as well as other useful information about every hotel in Booking.com database.
5. Agoda: Another great app for hotel booking in Thailand. It's convenient and gives the best options based on the filters set. They have good hotel deals and constantly offer promotions to app users. We've booked our accommodations with Agoda several times and never had problems with them.
6. Airbnb: Great app with lots of lovely apartments to choose from to stay at for a few nights in Thailand.
Thailand Activity Apps
7. KLOOK: The best app to book attraction tickets and when you are on vacation in Thailand, and the discounts offered by KLOOK is a huge plus!
8. GetYourGuide: Great app for quickly booking tours and activities. We've used GetYourGuide for booking several tours in multiple countries.
9. TakeMeTour: A must have app if you want to explore Thailand with locals. There are lots of private tours and activities available on TakeMeTour.
10. TripAdvisor: An app to go for reading reviews and seeing photos before visiting a destination, hotel or restaurant, so that you can plan to have a great experience!
Thailand Money Apps
11. Wise: Wise is an app that lets you check exchange rates, send money, and receive payments from abroad. When in Thailand, it's really useful for checking current exchange rates of Thai Baht. The app is highly recommended for all travelers as it saves time and is very convenient during travels. You can also save significantly if you need to make a payment to Thailand.
12. Travel Budget: Great travel expenses app to keep track of your budget and your spending on holiday.
13. SuperRichTH: The app is very useful for those who really need to get a good exchange rate in Thailand. Exchange rates at SuperRich are constantly updated and much better than you would get at the bank.
Thailand Flight Apps
14. Skyscanner: It is usually our preferred app for finding great deals on flights as it is easy to set filters and we love that it shows the prices for the whole month so it's easy to make adjustments to accommodate our budget.
15. Trip.com: This is a great app for booking flights, hotels and activities. We've been using Trip.com for quite some time now when booking our tickets as it’s one of travel agents where Skyscanner is often redirecting us to. So far we are really satisfied with it.
16. Kiwi.com: This is another app for booking flights to Thailand for less. Kiwi.com is simple and easy to use as everything you would need for flight bookings can be found in one place.
17. Traveloka: One of the most useful apps for booking domestic flight tickets as it offers good flight deals to many destinations in Thailand.
18. CheckMyTrip: Useful application that keeps information about the flights from different airlines all together and updates you every time there is any change with your flight.
Thailand Navigation Apps
19. Google Maps: This is a great app for navigation and tracking places that is very useful in today’s life. It works really well in Thailand.
20. MAPS.ME: One of the best offline maps with high accuracy. It's best to download Thailand maps ahead of your trip so you could easily navigate even without internet connection.
21. Rome2rio: The application for finding the best routes, fares, time taken to get from place to place.
Thai Language Apps
22. Google Translate: This is a very useful app for anyone wishing to learn, understand and communicate in Thai language as it is perfect for travelling to a place that you don't speak the language of.
23. Thai best dict: The best one of dictionaries in English/Thai that we were using.
24. Learn Thai - Phrasebook: An easy app to learn basic words or sentences for everyday life in Thailand. It allows you to learn how one should speak and pronounce the words based on gender.
Thailand Weather Apps
25. AirVisual: This app is very useful to monitor the real time air quality in the area of Thailand you are traveling in as it might help you to protect your health.
Thailand Food Apps
26. Foodpanda: This is a good food delivery app that is very popular in Thailand because of the constant deals and lower delivery charges - some are even free!
27. Wongnai: It's a good app to use in Thailand if you’re searching for food and restaurant nearby.
28. QueQ: Very convenient app for booking a table in one of many restaurants as with its help you don’t need to queue in front of the restaurant.
29. eatigo: Great way of finding good restaurants in Thailand and the best app for food discounts.
Thailand Shopping Apps
30. Lazada: Great app for online shopping where you can buy everything you need as a variety of products is on offer. You can save your time and energy at your convenience while shopping with Lazada.
31. LINE MAN: An on-demand assistant application with 6 professional services to serve all your needs like taxi booking, parcel delivery, food delivery, grocery delivery and the messenger.
32. Shopee: Thailand version of eBay or Amazon, is one of the most famous online shopping apps in Thailand. This is an app that allows you to search and order all the products relatively easily.
Thailand Communication Apps
33. LINE: This app is the most popular communication app in Thailand as it lets you easily make free calls, free video chat and text messaging.
34. ThaiFriendly: The best Thai dating application if you are looking for someone before going to Thailand. However, you must pay to enjoy all of ThaiFriendly benefits.
35. Tinder: An app for finding whatever specifically your looking for in a relationship that is quite widely used in Thailand.
For more dating app options check Top Dating Apps in Thailand.
Consider buying local Thailand SIM card to stay conveniently connected on your holiday in Thailand. SIM card is cheap and easy enough to get upon arrival so you can use all the apps right away!
If this list is too long for you and it’s difficult to decide what apps would be the most useful on your trip, check 10 Best Apps for Thailand Travel.