Smartphones are now common in our daily lives, greatly improving our routines and information access. They are crucial while traveling, replacing physical maps and guidebooks with convenient apps.

For a trip to Indonesia, knowing the vital apps for your phone is essential. These apps offer various functions and services, some even potentially life-saving. We’ve compiled a list of such apps, from flight booking to digital payments, many of which require an internet connection. To avoid high roaming costs, getting a local SIM card or using Wi-Fi hotspots in Indonesia is advisable.

Travel / Local


An app for booking AirAsia domestic and international flights.

Travel / Local

Batik Air

An app for booking Batik Air domestic and international flights.

Travel / Local

Garuda Indonesia

An app for booking Garuda Indonesia domestic and international flights.



Ride-hailing app for motorcycle and cars, also offers food delivery and logistic service.

Maps / Navigate

Google Maps

The replacement for your physical map, it can even work when your device is offline.


Google Translate

If you are not fluent in Indonesian, you will find this translator app useful.

Digital Payment


Part of Gojek, this app allows you to pay for various things using QR code or mobile number.



Southeast Asia’s choice of ride-hailing and food delivery app also works in Indonesia.

Travel / Local

Lion Air

An app for booking Lion Air domestic and international flights.


My Blue Bird Taxi

An app to order Blue Bird taxi service, one of the best taxis in Indonesia.

Digital Payment


Digital payment app which allows you to pay using QR Code or mobile number.

Travel / Local

An all-in-one app that you can use to book hotels, flights, and more.