Travel Vocabulary in Spanish

A Comprehensive Guide To Travel Vocabulary in Spanish

¡Bienvenidos! Are you planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking country? Whether you’re embarking on a thrilling adventure or exploring the rich cultural heritage, knowing some basic travel vocabulary in Spanish can significantly enhance your experience. 

This blog post will equip you with essential words and phrases to help you navigate airports, hotels, restaurants, and various tourist attractions. Let’s dive into the world of travel vocabulary in Spanish!

Important Travel Vocabulary in Spanish



English Spanish
Travel documentation Documentos para viajar
Passport El pasaporte
Visa La visa
Itinerary Los boletos de avión
Airplane tickets El itinerario
Personal identification documents Los documentos personales de identificación
Travel insurance Una prueba negativa de COVID-19
COVID-19 negative test El seguro de viaje

Travel Facilities

English Spanish
Travel facilities Las instalaciones de viaje
Travel agency La agencia de viajes
Airport El aeropuerto
Airport terminal La terminal del aeropuerto
Immigration La migración
Passport control Control del pasaporte
Baggage reclaim Las bandas de equipaje
Boarding gate La puerta de abordaje
Customs La aduana
Waiting room La sala de espera
Platform El andén
Boarding area La zona de embarque


English Spanish
Public transport El transporte público
Airplane El avión
Boat El barco/La lancha
Ferry boat El transbordador/El ferry
Cruise El crusero
Train El Tren
Subway El metro/El subterráneo
Taxi El Taxi
Chicken bus La camioneta
Rented car El carro/auto alquilado


English Spanish
Hotel El hotel
Hostel/lodging house El hostal
Inn La posada
Bed and breakfast Pensión con desayuno
Guest house La casa de huéspedes
Airbnb El Airbnb
Apartment El apartamento

Tourist Sites

English Spanish
National park El parque nacional
Amusement park El parque de diversiones
Mall El centro comercial
Zoo El zoológico
Museum Los museos
Lakes Los lagos
Rivers Los rios
Beach La playa
Castle El castillo
Church La iglesia
Camping sites Los sitios para acampar
Restaurant El restaurante
Market El mercado

Verbs For Travel Vocabulary in Spanish

English Spanish
Exchange money Cambiar dinero 
To buy Comprar
To confirm Confirmar
To cancel Cancelar
To go onboard Embarcar
To take off Despegar
To disembark Desembarcar
Check in the luggage Facturar el equipaje
To lodge/to stay Hospedarse
To travel Viajar
Check-in Registrarse
To reserve Reservar
To relax Relajarse
Check out Retirarse
To move Trasladarse

Travel Vocabulary in Spanish: Useful Phrases

Practicing the phrases below beforehand will make your interactions smoother and more enjoyable during your travels.

Travel Vocabulary in Spanish

Asking For Help

  • ¿Puede ayudarme, por favor? — Can you help me, please?
  • Necesito ayuda — I need help
  • ¿Dónde está…? — Where is…?
  • No entiendo — I don’t understand
  • ¿Habla usted inglés? — Do you speak English?

Asking For Directions

  • ¿Cómo llego a…? — How do I get to…?
  • ¿Dónde está…? — Where is…?
  • Derecha — Right
  • Izquierda — Left
  • Recto — Straight ahead
  • Estoy perdido(a) — I am lost

Ordering Food and Drinks

  • ¿Qué recomienda? — What do you recommend?
  • Quisiera… — I would like…
  • La cuenta, por favor — The bill, please
  • ¿Tienen menú en inglés? — Do you have an English menu?


  • ¿Cuánto cuesta?  — How much does it cost?
  • ¿Tiene otro/a…?  — Do you have another…?
  • ¿Puedo probármelo(a)?  — Can I try it on?
  • ¿Aceptan tarjetas de crédito?  — Do you accept credit cards?


  • ¡Ayuda! — Help!
  • Llame a una ambulancia — Call an ambulance
  • Necesito ir a la embajada — I need to go to the embassy
  • ¿Dónde está el hospital más cercano? — Where is the nearest hospital?

Let’s Travel!

Learning travel vocabulary in Spanish can significantly enrich your experience while exploring Spanish-speaking countries. With this list of essential words and phrases, you can communicate more effectively and navigate your way through airports, hotels, restaurants, and popular tourist attractions. Remember, practice makes perfect! 

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