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!

Different transportation in Spanish

Avión

Airplane

Tren

Train

Carro

Car

Bus

Bus

Taxi

Taxi

Camión

Truck

Moto

Motorcycle

Bicicleta

Bicycle

Bote

Boat

Helicóptero

Helicopter

Ambulancia

Ambulance

Barco

Ship

Velero

Sailboat

Bus escolar

School bus

Cohete

Rocket

Public transportation in Spanish

Estación de ferrocarril

Railway station

Estación de metro

Metro station

Taquillas de billetes

Ticket office

Máquinas de billetes

Ticket machines

Ventanilla

Ticket window

Ventanilla de infomación

Information window

Sala de espera

Waiting room

Salidas

Departures

Llegadas

Arrivals

Andén

Platform

Vía

Track

Línea de metro

Metro line

Mapas de carreteras

Train route map

Plano del metro

Map of the metro

Horario

Schedule / Timetable

Parada

Stop

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

Ticket

Un billete / boleto de ida solamente

One-way ticket

Un billete / boleto de ida y vuelta

Round-trip ticket

La primera clase

First class

Segunda clase

Second class

Tarifa reducida

Reduced rate

Descuentos para niños / estudiantes

Discount for children / students

Abonos

Season tickets

Tarifa normal

Standard rate

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…

Cercanías

Local train / commuter train

Interurbano

Regional Express

Rápido

Quick daytime train

Exprés

Quick nighttime train

Estrellas

Night trains

Once you’re on the train, you may want to check out the following areas…

Portaequipaje

Luggage rack

Coches camas

Sleeper / Sleeping cars

Coche comedor

Dining car

Coche fumador

Smoking car

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…

Turista

Tourist

Preferente

Business

Club

First

Prices may vary according to time…

Punta

Peak

Valle

Off-peak

Llano

Standard

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
Mauricio Evlampieff
Rocket Spanish


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