8 Best Apps for Travel Nurses

As amazing as being a travel nurse is (just ask any of our Rock Stars), frequent traveling comes with its own challenges. Finding lodging, gas, the best restaurants, and must-visit areas are all to-dos of any travel nurse as you consider your next assignment. Luckily, there are a number of apps that can make acclimating to your next location a little easier. 

Here’s a list of some of our favorite travel nurse apps:

Gas Buddy

Gas Buddy is a great app to have on your phone because it allows you to find the cheapest gas in your area, along with the closest gas station and best gas type for your car. This can help save you money on your trips and plan out where the best places to stop along the way are. It will also serve as your new go-to app for choosing a gas station once you’re settled into your new city.


TripIt is a travel organizer that helps you plan and manage your trips. It automatically pulls your travel confirmation emails from various travel providers and organizes them into one easy-to-read itinerary. You can also add things like hotel reservations, rental car confirmations, and flights to the app’s calendar so you can easily see everything at a glance. The service will send you alerts about flight delays, cancellations, or gate changes as well, so you can prepare accordingly.



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Being a travel nurse, you know how important it is to find the best public transportation routes. With the Moovit app, you can easily plan your travel routes and find out how long it takes to get from point A to point B. With the help of this free app, you can use public transportation to reduce your carbon footprint and avoid paying for parking or gas at facilities where you’re working.


Roadtrippers is a free app that builds a custom itinerary for your next road trip. You’ll select your current location and final destination and then the app shares a route planner and guidebook full of entertainment and dining options along the way. From there, you can select the stops you’ll make and it will pull them all into a map so you know how to get to each location.


Using a ride share service like Lyft is an easy way to get around and explore your new city, without the risk of getting lost. They’re typically cheaper than regular taxis and we love how simple it is to order up a ride wherever you are in your new city. 


While Axis travel nurses have their housing covered, you may choose to get out of town every once in a while and explore surrounding communities in your free time. Airbnb is our favorite platform to rent an apartment or house while traveling. By renting out properties instead of staying in hotels, travelers can live like locals at a fraction of the cost—and Airbnb makes it easy to find a place within your budget, while reading reviews of other guests. 


If you’re looking for a great way to book last minute hotel rooms at discounted rates, HotelTonight is the app for you. It’s easy to use and offers deals in your area so you can snag a last-minute room at an affordable price.


The TripAdvisor app provides reviews of hotels, restaurants and attractions all over the country, from people who have actually stayed or eaten there and will generate top recommendations based on any location.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of the best apps for travel nurses. If we missed any that you think should be on the list, please let us know in the comments below! We’re always looking for new ideas to add to our collection.

Check out location-specific tips from our Rock Stars in our Live Like a Local series!


Axis Medical Staffing: Supporting You In Your Next Travel Nursing Position

The list of travel nursing apps listed above is a great way to get yourself organized and enjoy your trip, but an even better resource to have up your sleeve is a medical staffing agency that puts you on center stage.

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Mackenzie Bolte
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