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    The top 5 apps and websites that calculate travel time

    Calculating a journey by distance tells you how far away a point of interest is in miles or kilometres. However, distance does not tell you how long it will take to get to a location. Points of interest that are close by in terms of distance can often take a long time to reach due to transport networks and time of travel.  Apps and websites that calculate travel time use road networks, a specific time of day and a chosen mode of transport. This provides a true estimate of the time it will take to reach a location. Let’s take a look at the top five apps that calculate travel time. 

    1. Waze

    Waze is a real-time community-based traffic and navigation app for driving.

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    Features of the app

    • Live traffic updates
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    • Accident alerts

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    • Estimated time of arrival
    • Shows points of interest on the driver’s route, such as where to find the cheapest fuel
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    2. Citymapper

    Citymapper is a transport app that allows users to search for driving, cycling, walking and public transport routes in urban areas.

    • Enter address, postcode or use current location
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    • View results on a map or in a list view

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    • View travel time, fitness information and fare data for available routes

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    • Get directions for selected route
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    • Save home and work addresses for quick travel time and route calculation from any location
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    3. Rome2Rio

    Rome2Rio is a travel website that allows users to search for routes to destinations in Europe and the US.

    Features of the website

    • Search by transport, hotels, or car hire
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    • View results on a map or in a list
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    • View different modes of transport
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    • Get directions and travel times for a selected route
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    4. Transit

    Transit is an app that allows a user in the US to navigate cities. 

    Features of the app

    • View real-time traffic updates
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    • View journey options side-by-side
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    • View public transport progress on a map
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    • Choose from multiple sharing options, including Uber, Bikeshare and Carshare
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    5. TravelTime map tool

    The TravelTime map tool is a web based app that allows users to view where’s reachable within a time limit. For example where can I reach within 30 minutes of my current location? Users can also search for points of interest within a certain travel time.

    Features of the web app 

    • Enter postcode location or use the geolocator
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    • Search by different modes of transport
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    • View where is reachable on a map
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    • View the points of interest within the travel time shape on a map or in a list
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    • Add a second shape
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    • View intersection
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    • Get directions to a selected point of interest
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