111+ Best Road Trip Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational road trip quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Road Trip Quotes

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. — Isak Dinesen

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown. — Freya Stark

That’s why I love road trips. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything. —  John Green

Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip. — Jon Bon Jovi

I’m not lost. I’m exploring. —  Jana Stanfield

Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save fuel, take your next trip in Kilometers. —  George Carlin

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. — Jawaharlal Nehru

You may not find a path, but you will find a way. —  Tom Wolfe

That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything. — John Green

Buy or Marry anything that makes you giggle, smile and laugh – Unknown

Travel far enough, you meet yourself. —  David Mitchell

No road is long with good company. —  Turkish Proverb

I love road trips. You get into this Zen rhythm; throw the sense of time out the window. — Miriam Toews

If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you. —  Brad Paisley

Don’t expect the unexpected. Let the unexpected expect you. ― Kiara Maharaj

Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had. — Elizabeth Berg

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you’re riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. —  Bob Marley

I would rather own a little and see the world, than own the world and see a little. —  Alexander Sattler

We all have that one friend who is either on a road trip or planning a road-trip or thinking about a road-trip or talking to people who are on a road-trip or posting quotes about road trips. —  Crestless Wave

Real adventure is defined best as a journey from which you may not come back alive, and certainly not as the same person. —  Yvon Chouinard

So there you have it- 56 inspiring, funny and thought-provoking Road Trip quotes. I hope you enjoyed them. Which was your favourite- let me know in the comments below.

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind. —  Anthony Bourdain

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. — Douglas Adams

Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason! – Jerry Seinfeld

If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventure should be top priority. —  Richard Branson

The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them. — J.K. Rowling

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling. —  Margaret Lee Runbeck

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. — Jack Kerouac

She wasn’t where she had been. She wasn’t where she was going, but she was on her way. ― Jodi Hills

A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car. —  Emile Ganest

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. —  T.S. Elliot

Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere. — Orhan Pamuk

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. Unknown

Driving at night is about communicating with lights. — Lukhman Pambra

When you’re travelling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. — William Least Heat-Moon

I hope these quotes will inspire you to live life adventurously! Do you have a favorite road trip quote that’s not on this list? Share it in the comments!

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. —  Isak Dinesen

If you’re not lost, you’re not much of an explorer. — John Perry Barlow

We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey. —  John Hope Franklin

Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music. — Unknown

The greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff which happens along the way. —  Emma Chase

Sometimes, the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take. —  Angela N. Blount

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. — Pat Conroy

If you come to a fork in the road, take it. —  Yogi Bear

Life is meant for spectacular adventures. Let your feet wander, your eyes marvel and your soul ignite. —  SLVCwriter

Somewhere on your journey, don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view. —  Unknown

The wise man travels to discover himself. —  James Russell Lowell

The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to. — Alain de Botton

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself. — Wallace Stevens

Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. —  Helen Keller

The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it. —  Chris Humphrey

Happiness is planning a trip somewhere new with someone you love. —  Saadiyat Rotana

We all have that one friend who is either on a road trip or planning a road-trip or thinking about a road-trip or talking to people who are on road-trip or posting quotes about road-trip. — Crestless Wave

Road trips required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt, and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes—oh, and directions. — Jenn McKinlay

Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns. — Susan Magsamen

Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way. — Emma Chase

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. —  Robin Sharma

A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places – Tom Lichtenheld

Take the long way home. —  Unknown

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. — Jack Kerouac

To the tourist, travel is a means to an end; to the traveller, it’s an end in itself. — Marty Rubin

Still, around the corner there may wait; a new road or a secret gate – J.R.R. Tolkien

Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground, and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things. — Victoria Erickson

If you never go, you will never know. —  Anon

Ownership of most things is overrated. Ownership of worldly experience is not. — Dave Levant

I guess the lesson is you can’t go everywhere. You should still go everywhere you can. — Charles Finch

Road trips require a couple of things; a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes. Oh- and directions! – Jenn McKinlay

When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it. —  Charles de Lint

Not I, nor anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself. — Walt Whitman

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I climb behind the steering wheel… I drive off immediately without once looking back; it’s a long journey, but it leads to freedom. — Corinne Hofmann

Traveling can never be taken for granted, no matter how meticulous the preparations. — Eugene Linden

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. — Martin Buber

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey. — Babs Hoffman

I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take. ― Angela N. Blount

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Just DO It! … and say a little prayer. — Lugene Hessler Hammond

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by. — Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood- and I took the one less travelled. —  Robert Frost

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things. — Henry Miller

No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn around. —  Turkish Proverb

What if I fall? Oh but my darling- what if you fly? Erin Hanson

A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. —  Lao Tzu

At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling. — Shanti

If you’re on a road trip, you need driving music. — Edgar Wright

I suddenly realized I was in California. Warm, palmy air – the air you can kiss – and palms. — Jack Kerouac

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous, and absolutely liberating. — Aaron Lauritsen

Sometimes, the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to- it’s not for them. —  Joubert Botha

The real home of man is not his house but the road. Life itself is a travel that has to be done by foot. — Bruce Chitin

Look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else. —  Tom Stoppard

If you don’t know where you’re going- any road will get you there. —  Lewis Carroll

Because, in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. —  Jack Kerouac

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. —  Erol Ozan

It is better to travel well than to arrive. —  Buddha

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. ― Erol Oza

Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote and I know that I will be happily infected for the rest of my life. —  Michael Palin

Part of us believes the new car is better because it lasts longer. But, in fact, that’s the worst thing about the new car. It will stay around to disappoint you, whereas a trip to Europe is over. It evaporates. It has the good sense to go away, and you are left with nothing but a wonderful memory. — Daniel Gilbert

You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place. —  Miriam Adeney

We need the tonic of wildness — to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground. —  Henry David Thoreau

The two impulses in travel are to get away from home, and the other is to pursue something – a landscape, people, an exotic place. Certainly, finding a place that you like or discovering something unusual is a very sustaining thing in travel. — Paul Theroux

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. — Lewis Carroll

Still, round the corner, there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream. — Marlon Wayans

I’m on the road constantly. I’m a nomad. I don’t really have a home right now. I don’t identify with one place in particular. — Daya

A passenger on a road journey is in the hands of a driver; a reader embarking on a book is in the hands of a narrator. — Romesh Gunesekera

Sometimes, the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. — Jerry Seinfeld

Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement. — Anthony Joshua