9 Most Useful Travel Apps to Use in Switzerland

When you’re on vacation in a foreign country, many things could go wrong. Travel apps are a great way to avoid mistakes when you’re away.

You can use travel apps for a lot of things, like navigating local roads, translating into your language, and checking the weather. Travel apps are useful in finding sights, planning, and experiencing the perfect vacation. You can also use an app to book hotels and flights. With a map and a list of local restaurants and attractions, you can easily enjoy your well-deserved holiday.

Download useful travel apps before you leave home if you want your trip to be hassle-free. We’ve rounded up some of the best travel apps to help you have a stress-free vacation in Switzerland.

Here are some of the best travel apps for Switzerland:

1. SBB Mobile App

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The SBB Mobile App is a Swiss app that provides information about trains, buses, and ships.

The app includes schedules and journey details. You can also use the app to purchase tickets for trains, buses, and ships. There is also an EasyRide option for you to swipe when you get inside the train or bus and swipe off whenever you go.

2. Google Maps

Google Maps is one of the most popular travel apps available. It has a comprehensive map of the area you are visiting. It can help you find your way around even in unfamiliar places.

The app also includes information about restaurants, attractions, and hotels in the area such as the address, reviews, images, and more.

You can use Google Maps to call establishments, get their address, find out their opening hours, and access their websites. Some restaurants will have their menu uploaded too, so you can check it out in case you are interested in dining there.

3. Google Translate

Think of Google Translate as your travel agent who can also translate in real time. With neural machine learning, this software will rapidly decipher one language and deliver it seamlessly into another – without any distortion or mistake.

The Google Translate app is a great tool for translating text from one language to another. You can type or speak the text you want to translate, and the app will provide a translation. It also has 59 offline languages ready to be translated if you do not have an internet connection. Conversations can also be translated on the fly, if necessary.

Google Translate supports three of the main languages in Switzerland – German, French, and Italian.

4. PeakFinder App

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Possibly the coolest app on the list, the PeakFinder app helps you identify which mountain peak you are looking at. Simply download the app, calibrate it once based on your location, and then you are good to go.

You simply point your phone to one or more mountain peaks with the PeakFinder app turned on. It will identify the peaks, and in most cases, add how high that mountain peak is.

I use the PeakFinder app often, especially if I want to write the peaks that I could see for a blog post. I tend to use it in black-and-white format, but you can also turn it on using the camera mode.

There’s no free version of the PeakFinder app. At the time of publication, it costs $4.99. Nevertheless, it’s a great app. Not because this is sponsored, but just because I like it.

5. Family Trips App

If you’re looking for a good travel app, Family Trips App has a list of the best Swiss attractions.

You can pick from more than a thousand activities in Switzerland with the Family Trips App. There are activities for relaxation, education, nature, adventure, cities, and sports.

If you click on one of the interests, you’ll see a list of activities. Or you can look at it on the map. When you click the activity, you’re presented with concise but informative information about the destination. They give you a summary, the address, the phone number, and the website.

I still highly recommend this app even if you don’t have kids. There’s more info about the attractions than the Swiss Travel Guide, which focuses more on journeys by bus, train, and boat.

6. Rega App

Imagine the worst scenario. You’re out for a hike when you fall and hurt yourself badly. Having the Rega App will come in handy.

If you have the app, you can alert the Rega Operations Center and tell them your coordinates. They’ll be estimating how far away it is and what type of situation has occurred. They’ll send help as soon as possible. You can also use it to share your coordinates with friends and family.

With this app installed, anyone who needs assistance can get quick relief without having to think twice. The Rega app is a Swiss emergency app that can be used in case of trouble. It can be installed for free.

The Rega app allows you to contact emergency services in Switzerland. The Rega is available in German, French, Italian, and English.

7. Meteoschweiz Weather App

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MeteoSchweiz is the best Swiss weather app available. Maintained by the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, the MeteoSchweiz app tells you what the weather is like in Switzerland. 

The weather app includes a weekly forecast, current weather conditions, and a weather map. You can get information regarding precipitation, gusts, clouds, and temperatures. You can also set your app to always show a specific region’s forecast. 

You can also use the app to see radar and satellite images. With live tiles, you can quickly see what’s happening now or right at a place of interest like home.

The Meteoschweiz app is available in English, French, and German.

8. Swisstopo App

The Swisstopo app is an app that provides information regarding hiking and cycling trails, snow sports, and aviation. You can also use the app to show all national maps in Switzerland. Maps and data are available free of charge and may be used offline as well.

Discover Switzerland like never before with Swisstopo, a free map app from the Federal Office of Topography. You can download the national maps of this proud country to your phone or tablet.

This app is easy to use. It lets you plan tours through different regions or experience them in panorama mode. With all of these features, you’ll be able to plan and execute a trip to Switzerland with ease. 

9. Toilet Finder app

The Toilet Finder app is a free app that helps you find public toilets in your area.

The app includes a list of toilets in your area, as well as information about the location, facilities, and hours of operation. The available toilets can also be viewed in map mode for convenience.

This app is not only specific to Switzerland. You can use it in other countries all over the world.

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