Popular TFL app choices for London travelling

In only a few days time the 2012 London Olympics get underway and if you are going to the games or just visiting London, if you are not a regular visitor to the city finding your way around may be quite daunting for some, so today we have some popular TFL app choices for London travelling.

First up for users of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad we have the London Transport application, which includes a number of features for planning your journey. There is that all important London Tube Map with the Fare Zones, bus and tram timetables, licensed taxi booking, Tube status, live traffic cameras, nearby stops and stations, and much more. London Transport is available on the App Store for £2.99.

A free application for iOS users is London Bus Live Countdown that will provide information on when your next bus will arrive at any bus stop in the city, and uses data direct from TFL. Users can view the nearest bus stops on a map, and users can search for bus stops by postcode or bus stop name. There is even a journey planner that provides traffic news and bus route disruptions, and to find out more and download head over to the App Store.

For Android users is a free application called London Tube Status that provides live information on the London Underground services that includes live departure information. There is also DLR departure times and to download this application head over to Google Play.

Another free Android application is London Travel that features information on the London Underground, buses, overground trains, DLR, BAA Flights, and tram departures. There is also London Travel Network Maps, Olympics Calendar, TFL journey planner, and much more. For more information head over to Google Play.

The London Tube Map and Guide is a free application that is available for iOS users that is essential for anyone planning on visiting London. It features the latest map from TFL with all the travel zones and also a route planner. Users will also find live status and departure boards along with a list of more than 200 places of interest that can be reached by Tube, and again this can be found via the App Store.

Lastly for Android users we have the London Underground Free app, which is basically the classic TFL underground map but with live service information and more. This free application has offline routing with a clear map and text views as well as GPS locating. To download this free application hit Google Play.