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Top 10 Best Sat Nav Apps of 2022: Available on Android & iOS

Find the best sat nav apps available on the market today in the UK and worldwide.


Rather than travelling around with our once trusted sat navs or using the built-in sat nav system in our car's, it's clear that in general our handy smartphones are leading the way when it comes to finding our way around. Sat nav apps, along with our Android or iOS devices, are constantly updating and keeping us connected. When there are reliable free navigation apps available it's easy to see why downloading an app, with your own personal route planner, is the best way of getting from A to B with the least hassle. Especially when you can tailor the app to your needs (and even your car) and receive the latest traffic alerts, updates and even help locate the cheapest petrol near you.

If you want the hassle-free experience without a high price-tag then you need to consider satellite navigation app's that are free to download. Or, if you're travelling without a data connection, you'll need to decide whether an app being available offline is your top priority. Perhaps you need a sat nav app that'll allow multiple stops along your route? There's lots to consider! To help you choose the ideal app for you, we've compiled a list of the best sat nav apps available on the market in 2022, so your next adventure can be steered in the right direction.


1. Waze

Waze app screenshots on iOS

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Maximising your free-time and minimising your time on the road stuck in unnecessary traffic, Waze will lead you to your destination in record time. If you download the Waze app, you'll see real-time road conditions, and traffic updates and learn the best routes before you start driving. Whether you drive a car, taxi or motorcycle, this route finder is free to download and fully customisable. You'll receive alerts about traffic, hazards, police, speed cameras and more.

4.9/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Both

Price: Free


2. TomTom GO Navigation

Tom Tom screenshots on iOS

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Available on Android, IOS or Huawei, this comprehensive sat nav app selects the fastest and most efficient route to your destination, with as many additional stops as you'd like on the way too. TomTom Go is free to download but usage requires you to sign-up for a subscription plan. You can save pre-planned routes to your account using TomTom MyDrive Route Planner once you've signed up. Also, you can sync maps to your satellite navigation device if you have one.

4.0/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Both

Price: £7.99 p/m or £19.99 p/y, or £29.99 p/y for Family Plan of up to 5 family members


3. ViaMichelin GPS Route Planner

ViaMichelin screenshots on iOS

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The ViaMichelin app is free to download and provides Michelin maps, routes with real-time traffic and 3D mapping GPS navigation with voice guidance. You can optimise your drive based on traffic conditions and, with multiple routes available, you can select the best journey. Choose between the shortest, the quickest, cheapest, Michelin recommended, or even a discovery route. This interactive app is easy to use and the ViaMichelin route planner on desktop allows you to download and save routes in advance.

4.6/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Neither

Price: Free


4. Google Maps

Google Maps app screenshots on iOS

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With the Google Maps app, you can search for directions to and from anywhere in the world and the real-time GPS navigation allows you to travel faster and easier. Google Maps also provides navigation for public transportation, walking and cycling. You can download maps ahead of time and access these offline if you're travelling to an area with uncertain internet connection. Google Maps provides the latest information on businesses and other important places of interest on your way too.

4.0/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Both

Price: Free


5. Apple Maps

Apple Maps screenshots on iOS

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Apple Maps provides detailed city maps displays, with 3D views, to help you navigate the world in the best way possible. With step-by-step instructions for routes whilst driving, cycling or walking, this app gives real-time traffic alerts and directions via subways, buses, trains and ferries. There are details for places to visit too, including photos, ratings and reviews of ideal places to eat and drink. Apple Maps comes pre-installed and is available on every iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

2.7/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Apple CarPlay only

Price: Free

Download the MAPS.ME: Offline Maps, GPS Nav app for Apple iOS

6. MAPS.ME

MAPS.ME: Offline Maps screenshots on iOS

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Maps.me app saves you money on your mobile data and is available offline all over the world. The No.1 for travel maps, similarly to Google Maps, this travel app provides navigations for different types of transport. If you need a place to stay, you can conveniently make hotel bookings straight from your smartphone too. The popular travel guides within Maps.me provide detailed descriptions and photos of places to visit once you've reached your destination, via the itineraries section of the app - enabling you to make the most of your trip!

4.7/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Both

Price: Free


7. HERE WeGo: Maps & Navigation

HERE WeGo: Maps & Navigation screenshots on iOS

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A free sat nav app, available on both Android and iOS, HERE WeGo uses GPS targeted towards city navigation. Travel city streets with easy-to-follow walk guidelines, or take public transport in more than 1,900 cities around the world. Alternatively, if you're travelling by car, there's voice guidance with turn-by-turn accurate driving directions. Available offline, you can save your mobile data and keep heading in the right direction, without an internet connection, by downloading a map of a region, country or continent in advance.

3.6/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Both

Price: Free


8. Karta GPS - Maps & CarPlay

Karta GPS - Maps & CarPlay screenshots on iOS

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Find the fastest routes and avoid traffic jams with Karta GPS's efficient turn-by-turn GPS navigation. With automatic rerouting as traffic conditions change on the road, this completely free app is also hassle-free and simple to use. Download maps in advance and travel anywhere around the world without having to depend on an internet connection, as the content-rich maps are available to use offline.

4.5/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Both

Price: Free


9. CoPilot GPS Navigation

CoPilot GPS Navigation screenshots on iOS

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CoPilot GPS Navigation is designed to meet the needs of all driver and vehicle types to help you safely navigate the roads. With reliable offline navigation and routing that never lets you down, get where you're going faster with this reliable app. Whether you drive a car, are a professional HGV driver or are a caravan driver exploring the area, CoPilot is trusted by millions of drivers globally, including many of the world's leading delivery companies. With built in truck sat navigation features, CoPilot helps driver's maintain efficiency, safety and compliance, as well as learn the best routes to avoid truck-restricted roads too.

3.5/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Neither

Price: $8.99 p/m or $69.99 annual fee


10. Navmii GPS

Navmii GPS screenshots on iOS

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Changing how the world is mapped, driven and connected, Navmii satellite navigation provides automotive grade digital maps using OpenStreetMap as a base map. Free to use, Navmii combines voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, local search and points of interest too. Also available to use offline, maps are free to download and save ahead of time for more than 150 countries.

3.0/5

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto: Neither

Price: Free


For further hassle-free help on the best driving apps available, and other top guides, please visit our travel advice page.

Best Sat Nav App FAQs


What's the best sat nav app?


Our hand-picked selection of top sat nav apps available to download on Android and iOS are:

  1. Waze
  2. TomTom Go
  3. ViaMichelin
  4. Google Maps
  5. Apple Maps
  6. MAPS.ME
  7. HERE WeGo
  8. Karta
  9. CoPilot GPS
  10. Navmii GPS

What's the best free sat nav app available?


The top sat nav apps available, completely free to download and use on Android and iPhone are:

  • Waze
  • Google Maps
  • Apple Maps
  • ViaMichelin
  • Karta
  • Navmii GPS
  • MAPS.ME
  • HERE WeGo

Is there a sat nav app that plans a route with multiple stops?


Yes, there are multiple sat nav apps that allow you to plot a number of stops along the journey. Several apps that have this functionality integrated include the Waze app, Google Maps and TomTom Go Navigation.

What is the best sat nav for delivery drivers?


There are a number of handy sat nav apps available that help delivery teams create more efficient shift schedules. These apps also ensure a delivery driver can be on time for each delivery slot and allow a driver to make multiple stops along a delivery route. Several are free-of-charge or require a subscription fee.

The top 10 most useful apps for delivery drivers include:

  1. Waze
  2. Circuit
  3. Google Maps
  4. Road Warrior
  5. Route XL
  6. Routific
  7. Navmii GPS
  8. MapQuest
  9. Onfleet
  10. OptimoRoute

What's the best sat nav app out of Google Maps and Waze?


Google Maps and Waze are both Google-owned global sat nav apps for iPhone and Androids. These apps are free to download, are simple and easy to use, and are extremely reliable. Waze is a community-based app that is purely driver-focused, whereas Google Maps is a more data-based app. To find out which of these two apps is better, check out our Google Maps vs Waze page.

What are the best free travel apps?


There are many useful travel apps available in 2022 that take the hassle out of organising your holiday, including our own HEHA! app. Other useful travel apps include:

  • Google Translate
  • Skyscanner
  • TripAdvisor
  • XE Currency Converter
  • Airline apps
  • PackPoint
  • Flighttradar24
  • Airbnb

Discover more with our best travel apps guide.