From Bingo to the BBC – the best apps for your journey to work

If you take public transport to and from work every day, you’ll be well aware as to just how much time each week you spend travelling. While some choose to read the newspaper or a book, more and more of us are reaching for our smartphones or tablets in search of entertainment on our daily journey to the office. Aside from the more obvious and popular apps and websites, there are some fascinating and very enjoyable alternative apps out there that could really help the time fly by.

So let’s take a closer look at some of the best apps out there to help you get through the monotony of the journey to work.



It might seem as though you can’t sit down on the bus or train without finding a free newspaper underneath you, but people aren’t as keen on printed press as they once were. Instead, the public much prefer to get their news from the internet, and the likes of the BBC, CNN, the New York Times and other top news apps will keep you informed of stories from across the globe – and with the bonus of not having to elbow your neighbour as you turn the page.


“News office” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by dgoomany


Online Games

Bingo has come a long way from the smoke-filled town halls consisting of row upon row of pensioners. You only have to look at the array of bingo games available at, Sun Bingo and other established sites to see the variety of different versions now available, all on your smartphone or tablet. Rather than reading the paper over your fellow passenger’s shoulder, you could now spend your journey to work on the edge of your seat playing bingo. So, make sure you check out the likes of, Epic Bingo and other sites.


Bingo-Balls” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by digby fire dept

With smartphones now hosting some fabulous games, we’re no longer restricted to simply Snake or Solitaire. We’re living in a very different world now though, and there is no shortage of free games to keep you entertained in a way that Minesweeper doesn’t quite do anymore. That said, none of these games will bring you quite the level of excitement you’ll get playing bingo.


Social Media

Still one of the first stops for people surfing the web, social media maintains the power to keep us checking our phones every 10 minutes. But rather than the more traditional networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, maybe it’s time you opened yourself up to those newer platforms. From multi-media sharing apps such as Snapchat to social shopping apps like Wanelo and instant messaging app Kik, there are some different and extremely entertaining new social media apps out there now waiting for you to try them.

So, rather than simply staring out the window or creating elaborate back-stories for your fellow passengers, maybe it’s time you opened yourself up to a new world of entertainment on your journey to work.

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