Transportation in Spanish
Being able to talk about transportation in Spanish is important if you want to find your way around in a Spanish-speaking country. After this free audio lesson you’ll discover lots of Spanish transportation vocabulary.
You’ll learn how to navigate a train station, ask about arrivals and departures, and buy tickets for your journey--in Spanish! Play the audio and listen to the Spanish pronunciation. Imagine you’re standing in front of the ticket office and practice saying the Spanish phrases aloud. Let’s go!
Resources for further reading:
Different transportation in Spanish
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Public transportation in Spanish
Estación de ferrocarril
Estación de metro
Taquillas de billetes
Máquinas de billetes
Ventanilla de infomación
Sala de espera
Línea de metro
Mapas de carreteras
Train route map
Plano del metro
Map of the metro
Schedule / Timetable
Spanish transportation questions
When you take the train, make sure you know what time it leaves, and arrives. Remember to check the horario, schedule, or you can simply ask a station assistant the following questions
¿Cuándo sale el tren para ...?
What time does the train for...leave?
¿Cuándo llega el tren de ...?
When does the train from...arrive?
¿A qué hora sale el tren?
What time does the train leave?
Buying tickets in Spanish
When buying train tickets make sure to specify whether you need a one-way or round-trip ticket, what class you would like to sit in, and whether there is a reduced rate or a discount.
Billete / Boleto
Un billete / boleto de ida solamente
Un billete / boleto de ida y vuelta
La primera clase
Descuentos para niños / estudiantes
Discount for children / students
Types of trains in Spanish
Depending on how much of a hurry you’re in, you can choose from one of these types of trains…
Local train / commuter train
Quick daytime train
Quick nighttime train
Once you’re on the train, you may want to check out the following areas…
Sleeper / Sleeping cars
And if you have any questions, a train assistant on board will surely assist you. Here are some useful phrases…
¿Cuánto tiempo dura el viaje?
How long does the journey take?
¿A qué hora llegará allí?
When does it arrive there?
¿Cuál es la próxima parada?
What is the next stop?
¿Cuántas paradas más hasta ...?
How many more stops until...?
Types of train tickets in Spanish
Rail travel in Spain is a fast and cost effective way to discover the country. The three types of tickets on the high-speed AVE train are…
Prices may vary according to time…
And always be careful...
Por favor, no asomarse por la ventana.
Do not lean out of the windows, please.
See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!
Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish
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