Spanish for Travel
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Spanish for Travelers / Español para viajeros

Nowadays, whether it is for pleasure or for business, people are taking the time to travel more and more often, as well as going further afield. This means that we need to spend a good amount of our time making arrangements or asking for information with regards to travel. This time that you need to spend sorting everything out can be considerably reduced when you know the essential vocabulary, which will help you to ask the questions that you need succinctly and to understand all of the answers.

The main purpose of the list which we have provided here for you is to ensure that you can travel without any problems in any harbor or airport in a Spanish speaking country, or indeed when communicating with a travel agency or someone else who is arranging the details for you. If you need to know what type of ticket you need to buy or to which sign you need to pay attention when going through customs, this page will be of great help to you. You can imagine how there are many ways in which knowing the right kind of vocabulary can really help you out: it is the way in which you can ensure that you get either a single or a double room in a hotel, as well as checking whether you have chosen a hotel or a hostel depending on what you would prefer; it can help you get to where you need to be, by asking the taxi driver to take you to the right transport hub such as an airport or train station; it can help you to ask for the right ticket when you are paying for it in order to be able to go where you need to; and it can help you go through the right parts of the airport or station, so that you head to the correct platform or have your passport ready to be seen when you need to. It can even tell you which of the pamphlets you can pick up will give you a map of the area, or which will be more in depth and provide you with a full guide to what to do and where to go!

You can keep this list of words close at hand when you first set off for Spain if you think that you are going to need to refer back to it, or keep it in your bookmarks!

Business trip
Holiday/vacation trip
Honeymoon

Hostel
Hotel
Single room
Double room

Airport
Train station
Bus station
Ticket
Single ticket
Round-trip ticket

Schedule
Arrival
Departure
Delay

Customs
Passport
Visa
Luggage
Carry-on luggage

Guide
Guidebook
Map

Viaje de negocios
Viaje de turismo
Luna de miel / viaje de novios

Hostal / albergue
Hotel
Habitación individual
Habitación doble

Aeropuerto
Estación de tren
Estación de autobus
Billete
Billete de ida
Billete de ida y vuelta

Horario
Llegada
Salida
Retraso

Aduana
Pasaporte
Visado
Equipaje
Equipaje de mano

Guía
Guía
Mapa