Useful Spanish Travel Phrases

This list of useful Spanish phrases will help you navigate your way through some common scenarios – whether you be traveling in Spain, Mexico, or another Spanish-speaking country. Being surrounded by a foreign language can be challenging, but having these common questions and expressions on hand will make it easier!

How do you ask about flight times, or where to find a taxi in Spanish? How do you tell someone you are lost, or ask where to find a restroom?

These commonly used Spanish phrases will help you in all kinds of situations, whether you are at the airport, traveling around the city, at the bank or in a restaurant.

Useful Spanish Phrases at the Airport

¿Cuándo sale el vuelo?
When does the flight leave?
¿Cuándo llega el vuelo?
When does the flight arrive?
¿Dónde está el reclamo de equipaje?
Where is baggage claim?
Mis maletas están perdidas.
My suitcases are lost.
¿Dónde está la parada de taxis?
Where is the taxi stop?

Useful Spanish Phrases for Getting Around

Necesito ir a …
I need to go to …
¿Cuánto cuesta un boleto de ida y vuelta?
How much does a round trip ticket cost?
¿Cuándo sale el próximo tren para…?
When does the next train to … leave?
¿A qué hora llegamos?
When do we arrive?
¿Cuánto es el pasaje?
How much is the fare?

Useful Spanish Phrases in the City

¿Dónde están los baños públicos?
Where are the public bathrooms?
Estoy perdido/a.
I’m lost.
Quiero hacer compras.
I want to go shopping.
¿Cuánto cuesta?
How much does it cost?
¿Hay algo más barato?
Is there something less expensive?

Useful Spanish Phrases in a Restaurant

¿Puedo ver el menú?
Can I see the menu?
Necesito una mesa para dos, por favor.
I need a table for two, please.
¿Cuál es el especial del día?
What’s the daily special?
¿Qué me recomienda?
What do you recommend?
Buen provecho
Enjoy your meal.

Useful Spanish Phrases at the Bank

¿Dónde puedo cambiar cheques de viajero?
Where can I exchange travelers checks?
¿A cómo está el dólar?
How much is the dollar worth?
¿Hay comisión?
How much is the dollar worth?
Necesito cambiar dólares a pesos.
I need to exchange dollars for pesos.
Quiero abrir una cuenta de ahorros.
I want to open a savings account.

Useful Spanish Phrases at the Post Office

¿Cuánto cuesta mandar este paquete?
How much does it cost to send this package?
Necesito dos estampillas a Europa.
I need two stamps to Europe.
Quiero mandar una carta a los Estados Unidos.
I want to send a letter to the United States.
Quiero mandar la carta por avión.
I want to send the letter via airmail.
¿Cuándo llegará?
When will it arrive?

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