English | Phrases - Travel | Getting Around

Getting Around - Location

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

Getting Around - Directions

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

Getting Around - Bus/Train

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

Getting Around - Signs

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

Getting Around - Taxi

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

Getting Around - Car rental

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