English | Phrases - Travel | Getting Around

Getting Around - Location

Estoy perdido.
I am lost.
Not knowing where you are
¿Me puede mostrar su ubicación en el mapa?
Can you show me where it is on the map?
Asking for a specific location on a map
¿En dónde puedo encontrar____?
Where can I find___?
Asking for a specific facility
... el sanitario/servicio de baño?
... a bathroom?
facility
... un banco/casa de cambio
... a bank/an exchange office?
facility
... un hotel?
... a hotel?
facility
... gasolinera?
... a gas station?
facility
... un hospital?
... a hospital?
facility
... una farmacia?
... a pharmacy?
facility
... una tienda departamental?
... a department store?
facility
... un supermercado?
... a supermarket?
facility
... la parada del autobús?
... the bus stop?
facility
... la estación del metro?
... the subway station?
facility
... una oficina de información turística?
... a tourist information office?
facility
... un cajero automático?
... an ATM/a cash machine?
facility
¿Cómo llego a___?
How do I get to___?
Asking for directions to a specific place
... al centro?
... the downtown area?
specific place
... la estación del tren?
... the train station?
specific place
... el aeropuerto?
... the airport?
specific place
... la estación de policías?
... the police station?
specific place
... la embajada de [país]?
... the embassy of [country]?
the embassy of a specific country
¿Me puede recomendar algún buen/a___?
Can you recommend any good___?
Asking for recommendations of a specific place
... bar?
... bars?
place
...café?
... cafes?
place
... restaurante?
... restaurants?
place
... club nocturno?
... night clubs?
place
... hotel?
... hotels?
place
... atracción turística?
... tourist attractions?
place
... sitio histórico?
... historic sites?
place
... museo?
... museums?
place

Getting Around - Directions

Gire a la izquierda.
Turn left.
Giving directions
Gire a la derecha.
Turn right.
Giving directions
Siga derecho.
Go straight ahead.
Giving directions
Regrese.
Go back.
Giving directions
Pare.
Stop.
Giving directions
Vaya hacia___.
Go towards the___.
Giving directions
Pase el/la___.
Go past the___.
Giving directions
Ponga atención a___.
Watch for the___.
Giving directions
cuesta abajo
downhill
Giving directions
cuesta arriba
uphill
Giving directions
intersección
intersection
Common reference point when giving directions
semáforos
traffic lights
Common reference point when giving directions
parque
park
Common reference point when giving directions

Getting Around - Bus/Train

¿En dónde puedo comprar un boleto para el autobús/tren?
Where can I buy a bus/train ticket?
Asking for a ticket office
Me gustaría comprar un___ a___[ubicación].
I would like to buy a___ to __[location]__ please.
Buying a ticket to a specific location
... boleto sencillo...
... single ticket ...
one-way ticket
... boleto de regreso...
... return ticket ...
two-way ticket
... primera clase/segunda clase
... first class/second class ticket ...
ticket for the first class/second class
... pase por un día ...
... day pass ...
a ticket you can use the entire day
... pase semanal ...
... weekly pass ...
a ticket you can use for a whole week
... pase mensual ...
... monthly pass ...
a ticket you can use for one month
¿Cuánto cuesta un boleto a __[lugar]__?
How much is a ticket to __[location]__ ?
Enquiring about the ticket price to a certain location
Me gustaría reservar un asiento (a un lado de la ventana).
I'd like to reserve a seat (by the window).
Reserving a specific seat
¿Éste autobús/tren se detiene en__[lugar]__ ?
Does this bus/train stop at __[location]__ ?
Asking if the bus or train goes to a certain location
¿Cuánto falta para llegar a__[lugar]__?
How long to get to __[location]__?
¿A qué hora parte el tren/autobús hacia__[lugar]__?
When does the bus/train bound for__[location]__ leave?
Asking when a certain bus/train leaves the station
¿Está ocupado éste asiento?
Is this seat taken?
Enquiring whether the seat is still free
Ese es mi asiento.
That is my seat.
Pointing out that you were already sitting on this seat or have a reservation for this seat

Getting Around - Signs

abierto
open
A store is open
cerrado
closed
A store is closed
entrada
entrance
Sign to enter
salida
exit
Sign to leave
empuje
push
jale
pull
hombres/caballeros
men
Bathroom for men
mujeres/damas
women
Bathroom for women
lleno/ocupado
occupied
Hotel is full/bathroom is occupied
Habitaciones libres/desocupado
vacant
Hotel rooms available/bathroom is empty

Getting Around - Taxi

¿Conoce el número de algún servicio de taxis?
Do you know the number to call a taxi?
Asking for the telephone number of the taxi company
Necesito ir a__[lugar]__.
I need to go to __[location]__.
Telling the taxi driver where you want to go
¿Cuál es el precio para ir a__[lugar]__?
How much to go to__[location]__?
Enquiring the taxi fare to a certain location
¿Puede esperar aquí por un momento?
Can you wait here for a moment?
Asking the taxi driver to wait for you while you run an errand
¡Siga ese carro!
Follow that car!
Used if you are a secret agent

Getting Around - Car rental

¿En dónde puedo alquilar un automóvil?
Where is the car rental?
Asking where you can rent a car
Me gustaría alquilar un coche/camioneta grande
I'd like to rent a small car/large car/van.
Specifying what kind of car you want to rent
... por un día/una semana
... for one day/one week.
Specifying for how long you want to rent it
Quisiera un seguro de cobertura total.
I want full coverage insurance.
Getting the maximum insurance possible
No necesito seguro.
I do not need insurance.
Getting no insurance at all
¿Necesito entregar el coche con el tanque lleno?
Should I bring the car back with a full tank?
Asking if you need to fill the car up with gas before returning it
¿En dónde se encuentra la siguiente gasolinera?
Where is the next gas station?
Asking where you can find the nearest gas station
Me gustaría incluir un conductor extra
I would like to include a second driver.
Asking to include another driver to the rental agreement
¿Cuál es la velocidad máxima en la ciudad o carreteras?
What is the speed limit in cities/on highways?
Enquiring about the speed limits in the region
El tanque no está lleno.
The tank is not full.
Complaining that the car is not filled up 100%
El motor hace un sonido extraño.
The engine makes a strange noise.
Complaining that there is a problem with the engine of the car
El coche se encuentra dañado.
The car is damaged.
Complaining that the car is damaged