Bumble Travel Mode – What Is It & How Does It Work [in 2023

Written by: John Branson
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Can you change your location in Bumble? For a long time, the answer was no, but not anymore! Bumble was missing a key feature that Tinder has had for years, called Passport. Finally, Bumble has caught up and has come out with the new feature, called Bumble Travel mode that enables users to change their location to a place they are currently not physically located.

In this comprehensive Bumble article, we will cover everything you must know about Bumble Travel. What is it, how does it work, how is it different from Tinder Passport, how much does it cost and whether it is worth paying for? We will also give you an honest, non-biased review whether it is a useful feature.

What is Bumble Travel mode?

Bumble Travel Mode

Bumble Travel mode is Bumble’s premium feature that enables you to change your location for 7 days to a place you are not physically located. This place can be anywhere where Bumble is available in the world currently.

Bumble Travel mode can be utilized in all three modes of Bumble, so you can use it for dating, networking and making friends in a location far from you.

How does Bumble Travel mode work and how can I change my location on Bumble?

First, you have to ha have at least 5 Bumble coins to purchase Bumble Travel. Once you have the coins you can activate Bumble Travel and change your location by doing the following:

  1. Open up the app
  2. Go to Settings by tapping on the grey gear in the upper left corner
  3. Scroll to the Location section at the bottom and tap “Travel to…”Bumble Travel mode
  4. Find the city you’d like to change your location to and select it
  5. It will cost you 5 Bumble coins. It will be deducted from your balance or you have to purchase 5 Bumble coins now
  6. A timer will appear under your location so you know how much time you have left for Bumble Travel

How to change your location on Bumble

Bumble Travel Mode Price – how much does it cost?

1 Bumble Travel costs 5 Bumble coins, that can be purchased for 7.99 USD.

Unlike Tinder Passport, Bumble Travel is not part of Bumble’s premium subscription, Bumble Boost. You can only buy it separately for 5 Bumble coins.

5 Bumble Coins price can change based on how much Bumble coins you buy at once, but if you only buy 5 Bumble coins, it costs 7.99 USD. If you purchase 20 Bumble Coins, you can save some money on 1 Bumble Travel, as 20 coins only cost 24.99 USD

Bumble Coins

Bumble Travel Mode for free

If you don’t want to pay for Bumble Travel mode, there is a way to get the effects of Bumble Travel Mode for free. All you have to do is to manipulate the GPS location of your phone. There are several third-party apps that can help you achieve this.

If you are interested in how you can do this, check out this video:

Bumble Travel vs Tinder Passport

Although the features are pretty similar between Bumble Travel and Tinder Passport, there are some differences worth mentioning.

It is also difficult to compare pricing because of the slight difference in how you can use these functionalities. As Tinder Passport can be used as many times as you want it is part of the premium subscriptions in Tinder. Bumble Travel is not part of Bumble Boost subscription, so you can only buy it separately. Although in the 7 days when Bumble Travel is active, you can change your location any time you want.

We prefer Tinder Passport in this case, as most active users would. We don’t think there are a lot of Bumble users who only want to use the Bumble Travel feature from all of the premium features.

Is Bumble Travel Mode Worth it? – Review

Well, if you are traveling to a new play in the upcoming days and want to set up dates before actually being there or find a new friend to hang out with, then it is definitely worth a trial. Just to change your location for fun, it seems quite meaningless.

As it is a new feature, we don’t know yet whether using Bumble Travel gives your profile additional profile visibility in the location you chose your location to be. Tinder is speculated to give you a higher visibility when you are using Tinder Passport. It will be interesting to see whether Bumble Travel can increase your visibility similar to Bumble Spotlight.

If you have already used Bumble Travel, we want to hear your experience with it in the comment section below.

That’s it, everything you must know about Bumble Travel. Have you already tried it? What is your experience? We want to read it in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Change Your Location In Bumble?

To change your location in Bumble, you can use a new premium feature called, Bumble Travel, it costs 5 Bumble coins.

Can I Change My Location More Than Once While Using Bumble Travel?

Yes, during the 7 days you can change your location to any city you want any time you want. It doesn’t cost you more Bumble coins.

How Long Does Travel Mode Last?

Travel mode lasts 7 days, but you can extend it for more days if you like being there. It will cost you another 5 Bumble coins.

Can Bumble Travel Be Refunded?

No, even if you don’t like it, currently Bumble Travel cannot be refunded.

Can I Use Bumble Without Providing Location Permissions?

No, you have to grant your location permissions in order to be able to use Bumble. If you turn it off, you can still interact with your matches, but you can’t swipe anymore.

Can I use Bumble Travel mode in all countries where Bumble is available?

Yes, you can use Bumble Travel mode in any country where Bumble is available. However, keep in mind that you won’t be able to change your location to a place where Bumble is not available.

Is it safe to use third-party apps to manipulate my phone’s GPS location?

It’s not recommended to use third-party apps to manipulate your phone’s GPS location as it can be a security risk. These apps can potentially access your personal information or install malware on your device. It’s best to use the official Bumble Travel mode feature to change your location.

Can I use Bumble Travel mode to match with people who are also using Bumble Travel mode in a different location?

Yes, you can match with people who are also using Bumble Travel mode in a different location. Bumble will show you profiles of people who are in the location you’ve chosen, regardless of whether they are using Bumble Travel mode or not.

Can I still match with people in my actual location while using Bumble Travel mode?

No, while using Bumble Travel mode, you won’t be able to match with people in your actual location. You’ll only be able to match with people in the location you’ve chosen to travel to. Once your Bumble Travel mode is deactivated, you’ll be able to match with people in your actual location again.

How can I tell if someone is using Bumble Travel mode?

There’s no way to tell if someone is using Bumble Travel mode. Their profile will appear in the location they’ve chosen, but you won’t be able to tell if they’re physically located there or using Bumble Travel mode.