French | Phrases - Travel | Getting Around

Getting Around - Location

I am lost.
Je suis perdu.
Not knowing where you are
Can you show me where it is on the map?
Vous pouvez me montrer où c'est sur le plan ?
Asking for a specific location on a map
Where can I find___?
Où puis-je trouver ___ ?
Asking for a specific facility
... a bathroom?
... des toilettes ?
facility
... a bank/an exchange office?
... une banque / un bureau de change ?
facility
... a hotel?
... un hôtel ?
facility
... a gas station?
... une station service ?
facility
... a hospital?
... un hôpital ?
facility
... a pharmacy?
... une pharmacie ?
facility
... a department store?
... un grand magasin ?
facility
... a supermarket?
... un supermarché ?
facility
... the bus stop?
... un arrêt de bus ?
facility
... the subway station?
... une station de métro ?
facility
... a tourist information office?
... un office du tourisme ?
facility
... an ATM/a cash machine?
... un distributeur/guichet automatique ?
facility
How do I get to___?
Comment je peux me rendre ___ ?
Asking for directions to a specific place
... the downtown area?
... au centre-ville ?
specific place
... the train station?
... à la gare ?
specific place
... the airport?
... à l'aéroport ?
specific place
... the police station?
... au commissariat ?
specific place
... the embassy of [country]?
... à l'ambassade de [pays] ?
the embassy of a specific country
Can you recommend any good___?
Pouvez-vous me conseiller un(e) bon(ne) ___ ?
Asking for recommendations of a specific place
... bars?
... bar ?
place
... cafes?
... café ?
place
... restaurants?
... restaurant ?
place
... night clubs?
... boîte de nuit ?
place
... hotels?
... hôtel ?
place
... tourist attractions?
... attraction touristique ?
place
... historic sites?
... site historique ?
place
... museums?
... musée ?
place

Getting Around - Directions

Turn left.
Tournez à gauche.
Giving directions
Turn right.
Tournez à droite.
Giving directions
Go straight ahead.
Allez tout droit.
Giving directions
Go back.
Faites demi-tour.
Giving directions
Stop.
Arrêtez-vous.
Giving directions
Go towards the___.
Allez vers ___.
Giving directions
Go past the___.
Passez devant ___.
Giving directions
Watch for the___.
Cherchez ___.
Giving directions
downhill
vers le bas
Giving directions
uphill
vers le haut
Giving directions
intersection
intersection
Common reference point when giving directions
traffic lights
feux de signalisation
Common reference point when giving directions
park
parc
Common reference point when giving directions

Getting Around - Bus/Train

Where can I buy a bus/train ticket?
Où puis-je acheter un ticket de bus/train ?
Asking for a ticket office
I would like to buy a___ to __[location]__ please.
Je voudrais acheter un ___ pour _ [lieu] _, s'il vous plaît.
Buying a ticket to a specific location
... single ticket ...
... aller simple ...
one-way ticket
... return ticket ...
... aller-retour ...
two-way ticket
... first class/second class ticket ...
... ticket première/seconde classe ...
ticket for the first class/second class
... day pass ...
... ticket pour la journée ...
a ticket you can use the entire day
... weekly pass ...
... ticket hebdomadaire ...
a ticket you can use for a whole week
... monthly pass ...
... ticket mensuel ...
a ticket you can use for one month
How much is a ticket to __[location]__ ?
Combien coûte un ticket pour _[destination]_ ?
Enquiring about the ticket price to a certain location
I'd like to reserve a seat (by the window).
Je voudrais réserver un siège (près de la fenêtre).
Reserving a specific seat
Does this bus/train stop at __[location]__ ?
Ce bus/train s'arrête-t-il à _[destination]_ ?
Asking if the bus or train goes to a certain location
How long to get to __[location]__?
Combien de temps faut-il pour atteindre _[lieu]_ ?
When does the bus/train bound for__[location]__ leave?
Quand le train/bus en direction de _[destination]_ part-il ?
Asking when a certain bus/train leaves the station
Is this seat taken?
Ce siège est-il pris ?
Enquiring whether the seat is still free
That is my seat.
C'est mon siège.
Pointing out that you were already sitting on this seat or have a reservation for this seat

Getting Around - Signs

open
ouvert
A store is open
closed
fermé
A store is closed
entrance
entrée
Sign to enter
exit
sortie
Sign to leave
push
pousser
pull
tirer
men
hommes
Bathroom for men
women
femmes
Bathroom for women
occupied
occupé/complet
Hotel is full/bathroom is occupied
vacant
chambres disponibles / libre
Hotel rooms available/bathroom is empty

Getting Around - Taxi

Do you know the number to call a taxi?
Avez-vous un numéro de téléphone pour appeler un taxi ?
Asking for the telephone number of the taxi company
I need to go to __[location]__.
Je dois me rendre à/au _[destination]_.
Telling the taxi driver where you want to go
How much to go to__[location]__?
C'est combien pour se rendre à/au _[destination]_ ?
Enquiring the taxi fare to a certain location
Can you wait here for a moment?
Vous pouvez attendre ici un instant ?
Asking the taxi driver to wait for you while you run an errand
Follow that car!
Suivez cette voiture !
Used if you are a secret agent

Getting Around - Car rental

Where is the car rental?
Où est l'agence de location de voitures ?
Asking where you can rent a car
I'd like to rent a small car/large car/van.
Je voudrais louer une petite voiture / une grande voiture / un camping-car.
Specifying what kind of car you want to rent
... for one day/one week.
... pour une journée / une semaine.
Specifying for how long you want to rent it
I want full coverage insurance.
Je voudrais une assurance tous risques.
Getting the maximum insurance possible
I do not need insurance.
Je n'ai pas besoin d'assurance.
Getting no insurance at all
Should I bring the car back with a full tank?
Dois-je ramener la voiture avec le plein ?
Asking if you need to fill the car up with gas before returning it
Where is the next gas station?
Où est la prochaine station service ?
Asking where you can find the nearest gas station
I would like to include a second driver.
Je voudrais faire assurer un deuxième conducteur.
Asking to include another driver to the rental agreement
What is the speed limit in cities/on highways?
Quelle est la limitation de vitesse dans les villes / sur l'autoroute ?
Enquiring about the speed limits in the region
The tank is not full.
Le réservoir n'est pas plein.
Complaining that the car is not filled up 100%
The engine makes a strange noise.
Le moteur fait un drôle de bruit.
Complaining that there is a problem with the engine of the car
The car is damaged.
La voiture est endommagée.
Complaining that the car is damaged