5 apps that can ease your commute

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Bill Tsouvalas
Bill Tsouvalas is the managing director and a key company spokesperson at Savvy. As a personal finance expert, he often shares his insights on a range of topics, being featured on leading news outlets including News Corp publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun, Fairfax Media publications such as the Australian Financial Review, the Seven Network and more. Bill has over 15 years of experience working in the finance industry and founded Savvy in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable and accessible finance options to all Australians. He has built Savvy from a small asset finance brokerage into a financial comparison website which now attracts close to 2 million Aussies per year and was included in the BRW’s Fast 100 in 2015 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. He’s passionate about helping Australians make financially savvy decisions and reviews content across the brand to ensure its accuracy. You can follow Bill on LinkedIn.
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, updated on November 25th, 2021       

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If you travel long distances to work, this means that you’re acquainted with the endeavour of navigating public transport systems you’re unfamiliar with. Please see below 5 apps that can help you navigate your way across Australia.

TripGo – Free of charge

This is as an award-winning app. What makes it so helpful? It includes the transport network across Australia, enabling you to plan your journeys in advance, as you benefit from real-time traffic information. It covers multiple transport systems including train, bus, trams, ferry and light rail options. Of course, shuttle services, taxi rides, cycling and car routes, plus walking are also covered. Hence, there’s nothing this app won’t fix, route-related, of course! Go ahead and plan your commute – check your schedule and benefit from live service alerts.

NextThere – Free of charge

How many times did it happen to you to get stuck in a specific bus stop, wondering when, on earth, will the next train, bus, tram or ferry arrive? If the answer to the question is “many times”, then NextThere is your solution. This app incorporates transport systems from important cities around the world – as well as the largest cities in Australia and regional towns in Western Australia, Tasmania, and Queensland. Plus, it provides you with real-time updates concerning the availability of your transportation options.

Transit App – Free of charge

This particular app is available for commuters in Canberra and Sydney. It is particularly useful if you want to arrive from point A to point B. Alternatively, you can choose to plan your trips, as well as set reminders. You’ll receive accurate notifications concerning any disruption of services, which is quite handy for each commuting fellow out there. On top of that, you have access to Uber as well. You can even reserve a car, or find a nearby bike share system. It’s easy to use – the presence of bright colours and large fonts makes it suitable for every age range, including elderly citizens.

TransitTimes – $4.99

TransitTimes is a useful app that can be exremely helpful to all commuters across Australia. It provides one with accurate transport information for Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, and so on and so forth. Together with the fact that it provides you with real-time updates, you can look up for directions, or find offline transport system schedules, wheelchair accessibility and service alerts.

Abil.io – Free of charge

This free of charge commuting app is, by all means, a great download! Not only that it allows one to create individual profiles regarding transport preferences for each commute route, but, simultaneously, it permits those with rather restricted mobility to plan their commute. It also features real-time courses that encompass accessible walking distances, while excluding routes with stairs and downhill slopes. That is another excellent characteristic many Australians can enjoy by downloading this app.

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