English | Phrases - Travel | Getting Around

Getting Around - Location

Ich habe mich verirrt.
I am lost.
Not knowing where you are
Können Sie mir zeigen, wo das auf der Karte ist?
Can you show me where it is on the map?
Asking for a specific location on a map
Wo kann ich ___ finden?
Where can I find___?
Asking for a specific facility
... ein Badezimmer?
... a bathroom?
facility
... eine Bank/Wechselstube?
... a bank/an exchange office?
facility
... ein Hotel?
... a hotel?
facility
... eine Tankstelle?
... a gas station?
facility
... ein Krankenhaus?
... a hospital?
facility
... eine Apotheke?
... a pharmacy?
facility
... ein Kaufhaus?
... a department store?
facility
... ein Supermarkt?
... a supermarket?
facility
... eine Bushaltestelle?
... the bus stop?
facility
... eine Bahnstation?
... the subway station?
facility
... die Touristeninformation?
... a tourist information office?
facility
... einen Geldautomaten?
... an ATM/a cash machine?
facility
Wie komme ich zum/zur ___?
How do I get to___?
Asking for directions to a specific place
... die Stadtmitte?
... the downtown area?
specific place
... der Bahnhof?
... the train station?
specific place
... der Flughafen?
... the airport?
specific place
... die Polizeiwache?
... the police station?
specific place
... die Botschaft von [Land]?
... the embassy of [country]?
the embassy of a specific country
Können Sie eine gute/ein gutes ___ empfehlen?
Can you recommend any good___?
Asking for recommendations of a specific place
... Bars?
... bars?
place
... Cafés?
... cafes?
place
... Restaurants?
... restaurants?
place
... Diskotheken?
... night clubs?
place
... Hotels?
... hotels?
place
... Touristenattraktionen?
... tourist attractions?
place
... historische Sehenswürdigkeiten?
... historic sites?
place
... Museums?
... museums?
place

Getting Around - Directions

Nach links.
Turn left.
Giving directions
Nach rechts.
Turn right.
Giving directions
Geradeaus gehen.
Go straight ahead.
Giving directions
Geh zurück.
Go back.
Giving directions
Anhalten.
Stop.
Giving directions
Gehe zum/zur ___.
Go towards the___.
Giving directions
Geh an ___ vorbei.
Go past the___.
Giving directions
Halte Ausschau nach der/dem ___.
Watch for the___.
Giving directions
bergab
downhill
Giving directions
bergauf
uphill
Giving directions
Kreuzung
intersection
Common reference point when giving directions
Ampel
traffic lights
Common reference point when giving directions
Park
park
Common reference point when giving directions

Getting Around - Bus/Train

Wo kann ich ein Busticket/Zugticket kaufen?
Where can I buy a bus/train ticket?
Asking for a ticket office
I würde gern ein ___ nach _[Ort]_ kaufen, bitte,
I would like to buy a___ to __[location]__ please.
Buying a ticket to a specific location
... Einzelfahrschein ...
... single ticket ...
one-way ticket
... Rückfahrkarte ...
... return ticket ...
two-way ticket
... Fahrkarte für dich erste Klasse/zweite Klasse ...
... first class/second class ticket ...
ticket for the first class/second class
... Tageskarte ...
... day pass ...
a ticket you can use the entire day
... Wochenkarte ...
... weekly pass ...
a ticket you can use for a whole week
... Monatskarte ...
... monthly pass ...
a ticket you can use for one month
Wie viel kostet eine Fahrkarte nach __[Ort]__?
How much is a ticket to __[location]__ ?
Enquiring about the ticket price to a certain location
Ich würde gern einen Platz (am Fenster) reservieren.
I'd like to reserve a seat (by the window).
Reserving a specific seat
Hält der Bus/Zug in __[Ort]__?
Does this bus/train stop at __[location]__ ?
Asking if the bus or train goes to a certain location
Wie lange dauert es bis nach __[Ort]__?
How long to get to __[location]__?
Wann fährt der Bus/Zug nach __[Ort]__ ab?
When does the bus/train bound for__[location]__ leave?
Asking when a certain bus/train leaves the station
Ist dieser Platz besetzt?
Is this seat taken?
Enquiring whether the seat is still free
Das ist mein Platz.
That is my seat.
Pointing out that you were already sitting on this seat or have a reservation for this seat

Getting Around - Signs

geöffnet
open
A store is open
geschlossen
closed
A store is closed
Eingang
entrance
Sign to enter
Ausgang
exit
Sign to leave
Drücken
push
Ziehen
pull
Männer
men
Bathroom for men
Damen
women
Bathroom for women
Besetzt
occupied
Hotel is full/bathroom is occupied
Frei
vacant
Hotel rooms available/bathroom is empty

Getting Around - Taxi

Wissen Sie die Telefonnummer, um ein Taxi zu bestellen?
Do you know the number to call a taxi?
Asking for the telephone number of the taxi company
Ich muss zum/zur __[Ort]__.
I need to go to __[location]__.
Telling the taxi driver where you want to go
Wie viel kostet es nach/zum/zur __[Ort]__?
How much to go to__[location]__?
Enquiring the taxi fare to a certain location
Können Sie hier einen Moment warten?
Can you wait here for a moment?
Asking the taxi driver to wait for you while you run an errand
Folgen Sie dem Auto!
Follow that car!
Used if you are a secret agent

Getting Around - Car rental

Wo ist die Autovermietung?
Where is the car rental?
Asking where you can rent a car
Ich würde gern einen Kleinwagen/ein großes Auto/einen Lieferwagen mieten.
I'd like to rent a small car/large car/van.
Specifying what kind of car you want to rent
... für einen Tag/eine Woche.
... for one day/one week.
Specifying for how long you want to rent it
Ich möchte Vollkaskoversicherung.
I want full coverage insurance.
Getting the maximum insurance possible
Ich brauche keine Versicherung.
I do not need insurance.
Getting no insurance at all
Sollte ich das Auto mit vollem Tank zurückbringen?
Should I bring the car back with a full tank?
Asking if you need to fill the car up with gas before returning it
Wo ist die die nächste Tankstelle?
Where is the next gas station?
Asking where you can find the nearest gas station
Ich würde gern einen zweiten Fahrer hinzufügen.
I would like to include a second driver.
Asking to include another driver to the rental agreement
Was ist die Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung in der Stadt/auf der Autobahn?
What is the speed limit in cities/on highways?
Enquiring about the speed limits in the region
Der Tank ist nicht voll.
The tank is not full.
Complaining that the car is not filled up 100%
Der Motor macht komische Geräusche.
The engine makes a strange noise.
Complaining that there is a problem with the engine of the car
Das Auto ist kaputt.
The car is damaged.
Complaining that the car is damaged