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Avoid being stuck in traffic, streamline your journey and maximise your free time with the Waze App!

Ready to let Waze show you the way? Download the App on iPhone or Android and join the travel craze that's making everyone's life that little bit simpler!

At Holiday Extras we're keen on you experiencing less hassle and more holiday. Our ethos of streamlining the best customer experience has led us to an exciting partnership with the Waze app. We're proud to recommend an app designed to get you from A to B as simply as possible. Whether you drive a car, taxi or motorbike this GPS navigation app is a real game-changer. Follow this hassle-free travel advice and real-time road conditions and find the best routes before you set off. Whether you're travelling to the airport for your next fun-filled holiday, or simply commuting to work - download the Waze app and get alerts about traffic, police, hazards and speed cameras as well as find the nearest petrol stations, places to eat and hotels too. With all this available and more, make life less about the traffic and more about the destination!

Waze app screenshots on iOS

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Download the Waze app and follow 3 simple steps...

  • Where to?
    Type the destination into your search bar

  • How to?
    Tap 'GO' for your ETA and directions

  • Start your drive!
    That's it - you're ready to journey with Waze's real-time traffic updates and route changes

Key Waze App Features:

  • See real-time road conditions
  • Receive traffic, police, accidents and hazard alerts
  • Avoid fines and drive safer with a speedometer and alerts
  • Avoid traffic & save time with instant routing changes
  • Get recommendations for cheapest petrol stations along your route
  • Learn toll charges on route including toll roads, bridges and tunnels
  • Receive updates on ETA based on live traffic data
  • Find drive-thrus, cafés and restaurants
  • Search for local shops & supermarkets
  • Find hospitals, pharmacies and places for urgent care
  • Discover hotels & places to stay

Be amazed by the Waze... this app can change your life!

Not only can the Waze app change your direction - its hassle-free approach to driving could show you the Waze to a happier life by maximising your free time and finding you the roads of least resistance! Waze's extremely clever algorithm is designed to show you the most relevant results for your search and, with the ability to learn pre-emptive routes before you set off, you'll see real-time road conditions and learn the best routes to take.

With lots of unique features and benefits, check out these top tips for making the most of using the Waze app!

  • Fully customisable - From choosing a unique voice for your journey, selecting the type of fuel you use, or even the type of vehicle you drive, you can personalise the app!

  • Music & Podcast app integration - The Waze app supports numerous 3rd party apps including Spotify, Amazon Music and YouTube Music which means you can listen to your preferred tunes as you drive.

  • Sync with your Google Calendar or Facebook Calendar - Learn the best times to set off and get notifications about upcoming appointments.

  • Avoid what you're not keen on - Pick your perfect journey and set your route to avoid motorways, unpaved roads and even difficult junctions if you like.

  • Community Led - Be part of the bigger picture and become a 'Wazer' or even a 'Waze Warrior' when you download the Waze app in the UK. Powered by drivers working together to improve each other's driving experience, as a community-based traffic and navigation app, you'll be able to contribute to this social navigation tool and even earn fun points doing so.

Driving with the kids?

Whether you're taking the children on a fun day out, driving to the airport for your next family holiday or simply doing the school run, the Waze app can be a great addition to your driving experience. For smoother trips and school days, let us show you the Waze!

  • Limit the stresses of a busy morning and plan the perfect route before you set out

  • Choose from Paw Patrol, a 90's Pop Star, Red from Fraggle Rock or even a comical cat or dog with audio personalisation to voice your directions and make your children smile!

  • Listen to your child's favourite music or audiobook with music integration with apps like Spotify and YouTube Music. Perfect to get them in the holiday mood during the drive to the airport!

  • Are your children fans of gaming apps? Earn 'Mood' emojis as you drive and let your children pick their preferred Avatars to show other drivers your mood within the Waze app - whether you're in a Funky, Powerful or Magical mood there's a fun selection to choose from!

Did you know? - Traffic is actually harmful to your health!

Being stuck in traffic, or finding unexpected road closures or hazards along your journey can cause unnecessary stress when we're driving, which can impact our overall health.

When planning your next staycation or holiday abroad, don't spend time worrying about your drive to the destination or the airport, instead download the Waze app UK and find the ideal route to take before you set out.

Give yourself more time to focus on the fun activities you have planned on your getaway, rather than letting congestion drive you round the bend!

Waze App FAQ's

How do I download the Waze App?

Available on Android and iPhone devices, you can easily download the Waze app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Once you've downloaded the Waze app, open it up on your phone or tablet and tap 'Get Started'. You can sign up with your Google account or an email address to start using Waze.

Is Waze a good app?

Yes definitely, at Holiday Extras we recommend the Waze app for its many advantages. Quite simply it's a community-based traffic and navigation app that'll help you get from A to B with the least hassle. Simply enter your starting point and destination and the Waze app will show you the best journey to take. This gives you more time to enjoy the destination and less-time worrying about the drive.

Where can I find the Waze live map?

Follow this link for the Waze live map.

What is the Waze app's best feature?

There's lots to get excited about when using the Waze app. Thanks to advances in GPS mapping, navigation apps are constantly growing in popularity and Waze is one of the best! Used worldwide Waze provides you with real-time GPS mapping guidance that not only directs you to where you'd like to go, but the best part is your shown the best route to avoid traffic or unexpected hazards along the way.

Is the Waze app completely free?

Yes! The Waze app is a free navigation app for you to download on either Android or iPhone. This app is free for everyone to use though your phone and carrier data rates still apply.

Which is better Google Maps or Waze?

Google Maps and Waze are two of the top contenders when choosing the best navigation app. Both are Google-owned global mapping apps that are built for iPhones and Androids and while they compliment each other in many ways, there are exciting differences that set them apart.
One of the stand-out differences is that Waze is a community-based app that is purely driver-focused, whereas Google Maps is more data-based. Waze offers a high level of customisation which drivers may prefer to the more basic features within Google Maps. Check out our page on Google Maps vs Waze to learn more.

Waze App Customer Reviews


For full reviews check out the Apple App Store.

Die-hard Wazer!!!

"Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay!"

Better than the old CB days

"Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police."

Don't leave home without it

"This app has saved me so many times. I absolutely love it."

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