In the era of smartphones, there are plenty of apps that can make your trip easier and a lot more fun. In this opportunity, we are going to share with you the top 5 apps for traveling in Bangkok.

At Apoteka, we have tested plenty of apps and we have found these five to be the top tier because they will help you with key aspects of your trip. For example, they will help you with transportation guiding and meeting other travelers.

Without anything more to add, let us start!

Transportation: Grab

Grab is the best app for private transportation by far. If you want to get to a place in Bangkok without having to deal with public transportation, then you need to use this app. Its interface goes straight to the point and allows you to get transport in no time.

It has plenty of drivers ready to attend your requests. Be it getting from your hotel to a temple or another attraction, Grab will lend you a hand. Also, you need to know that they screen all of their drivers, so you are in safe hands.

The wonderful thing about Grab is that it offers you different ways of moving around the city. Here you have the most popular options:

  • Taxi Cabs
  • Private Cars
  • Motorcycles – It is excellent when traffic gets too heavy, just remember to wear a helmet.

Therefore, if you want to deal with Bangkok’s traffic in the most efficient way, then you should download app before traveling to the City of Angels. It will make your life easier and allow you to enjoy this wonderful city even more.

Communication: Line

Line is the most popular chatting and communication app in Thailand, and therefore, you should download it if you are visiting Bangkok, especially if you plan to stay more than the average tourist. It will play an integral part during your visit.

It allows you to send messages, make calls and even do video chatting completely free of charge. If you do not want to deal with buying a new SIM, then simply use Line and make your life easier. Practically all Thais use it, and therefore, it is a must-have for expats and people who plan to stay for several weeks.

As a nice plus, it comes with a plethora of emojis that you can use for practically every situation. It is excellent for dating, because again, it is the leading chat app in Thailand.

Socializing: Viatuktuk

If you are traveling solo, then you will want to socialize with other travelers at some point. If that is you and you are coming to Bangkok soon, then you should download Viatuktuk.

This app allows you to connect with other travelers easily, because you can detect them based on specific criteria like their language and nationality.

Furthermore, Viatuktuk also allows you to create activities that other travelers can join. Of course, you can also join activities created by other fellow travelers. Based on our experience, there are plenty of activities every day, so you should have no problems finding one that suits your likes.

Therefore, it is ideal for solo travelers. It is an easy and effective way to find a travel buddy, or even better, a group when you wish it. Just download it, scan the city and you will find exactly what you are looking for.

It is specially good if you want to explore the city in a pack, or if you want to attend a special festival like Songkran. It is going to add a lot more fun to your adventures in the City of Angels.

Food: Eatigo

You should know that Bangkok is a paradise for foodies, and thanks to Eatigo, now you can explore this vibrant scene easily. It will allow you to discover many spots that fall under the radar, and worry not, because they have restaurants and eateries for every kind of traveler.

It allows you to do the following:

  • Get a list of the best nearby restaurants and eateries
  • You can filter restaurants and eateries based on the food they serve along with other criteria
  • Obtain exclusive discount that can reach up to 50% off. It will help you to save a lot of money especially if you stay for many days
  • You can make online reservations on the go
  • You can read what other users have to say about a specific restaurant or eatery

It displays everything on their easy-to-navigate platform and map. Therefore, if you want a buddy that will show you everything about the delicious food scene of Bangkok, then you must download Eatigo!

Guiding: Nostra Map

Bangkok is packed with tons of interesting things to do, beautiful insight and plenty of important places to visit. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, but thanks to Nostra Map, it will no longer be a problem.

It brings you the following solutions:

  • You can identify which roads are closed or have too much traffic (excellent if you plan to rent a car… it is a lifesaver!)
  • You can easily find the best public transportation routes to get where you want to go
  • It lets you know what important festivals are happening at the moment
  • It lets you explore the most important temples and attractions of Bangkok
  • It informs you of the latest special events like concerts and shows

Overall, if you want a buddy that will inform you of the latest happenings and help you to explore Bangkok like a pro, then you need Nostra Map. It will save you time and allow you to enjoy the City of Angels a lot more.


Now you know what apps you need to install before traveling to Bangkok. They will reduce the stress of your trip and allow you to enjoy more. They cover all the most important aspects of any trip to the City of Angels.

If you have any question, just let us know and we will get back to you