Looking for inspiration to hit the road? I’ve scoured the internet to create a bumper list of the most uplifting quotes about road trips that are designed to fuel your wanderlust and bring you one step closer to the open road. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or for road trip quotes that will make you laugh, you’re in the right place.

Inspirational Road Quotes

  1. “Always take the scenic route, you never know what adventures you will find.”– Unknown
  1. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman
  1. “One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
  1. “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
  1. “Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns.” — Susan Magsamen
  1. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” –Jerry Seinfeld
  1. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll
  1. “Roads are a record of those who have gone before.” ― Rebecca Solnit
  1. “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac
  1. “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.” – Unknown

Short Road Quotes and Sayings

These short road quotes are the perfect one liners for Instagram and capture the essence of a road trip to a T!

  1. “Happiness is a road trip with a good playlist.” – Unknown
  1. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha
  1. “Making memories one road trip at a time.”– Unknown
  1. “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra
  1. “The road must eventually lead to the whole world.” – Jack Kerouac
  1. “Some roads aren’t meant to be traveled alone.” ― Chinese Proverb
  1. “No road is long with good company.” – Turkish Proverb
  1. “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius
  1. “Hard roads require a will of steel” – Mehmet Murat ildan
  1. “My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.” – Unknown
  1. “The road is hard, and you have to get accustomed to it.” – Unknown
  1. “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” – Unknown
  1. “Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.” – Unknown
  1. “Take the long way home.” – Unknown

Funny Road Trip Quotes

If you’re heading on a road trip with friends, family or your partner and need a little bit inspiration before setting off, here is a selection of funny road trip quotes to make you laugh.

  1. “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
  1. “People having babies and getting married…and I’m like: where am I road tripping to next?” – Unknown
  1. “A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.” – Tom Lichtenheld
  1. “Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.”- George Carlin
  1. “The best part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination … it’s the fast food along the way…” – Unknown
  1. “I get emotionally attached to the cars ahead of me on long road trips.” – Unknown
  1. “That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything.” – John Green
  1. “It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9-year-old was given $100.” – Unknown

Road Trip With Friends Quotes

If a road trip with friends is on the agenda, then check out this list of adventure road trip quotes, hand picked to inspire the journey.

  1. “Sometimes all you need is a good friend and a full tank of gas – Unknown
  1. “You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.” — Florida Georgia Line, Cruise
  1. “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.” – Unknown
  1. “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
  1. Just grab a friend and take a ride, Together upon the open road” – A Goofy Movie
  1. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton
  1. “It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! . . . It’s not like we have somewhere to go.” – John Green
  1. “I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” ― Paulo Coelho
  1. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac
  1. “I want to go on a road trip. Just you, and me. The highway, the radio, the blue sky, the back roads, and windows down. We’ll talk about everything and nothing. We’ll sing our hearts out, and we’ll make memories we’ll never forget. Just you and me.” – Unknown

Life Quotes about Road Trips

Here are some hand-picked road trip quotes that show that travelling the open road isn’t much different to journeying through life.

  1. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.”– Unknown
  1. “If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.” – Brad Paisley
  1. “Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.” – Byrd Baggett
  1. “Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere.” — Orhan Pamuk
  1. “Every journey is simultaneously a beginning and an ending: I was leaving my old life behind and starting on a road trip to find a new me.” – Debi Tolbert Duggar
  1. “Nobody travels on the road to success without a puncture or two.” – Unknown
  1. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N. Blount

Best Quotes on Road Trips

  1. “I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman
  1. “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” – William Least Heat Moon
  1. “I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” – Grace Jones
  1. “Driving at night is about communicating with lights.” – Lukhman Pambra
  1. “All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.” – Jack Kerouac
  1. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan
  1. “Still, round the corner, there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

Best Road Tripping Quotes

  1. “Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music.” – Unknown
  1. “I love road trips. You get into this Zen rhythm; throw the sense of time out the window.” – Miriam Toews
  1. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams
  1. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  1. “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
  1. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost
  1. “The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.” – Chris Humphrey

Travel Quotes for Road Trips

  1. “If you’re on a road trip, you need driving music.” – Edgar Wright
  1. “The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” – Aaron Lauritsen
  1. “What it takes to realize everything is fine around you? A road trip to the mountains where your soul dwells in the echoes of the winds that carry fragments of clouds with them. What it takes to realize world is going back to chaos and infinite hurry? End of the aforementioned road trip.” – Crestless Wave
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement.” – Anthony Joshua
  1.  “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.” – Walt Whitman

Trip Quotes from the Road

  1. “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
  1. “You can be writing every day. When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” ― Steve Rushin
  1. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” – Bob Marley
  1. “You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” – William Hazlitt
  1. “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
  1. “Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.” – Amit Kalantri
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.” – Caleb Johnson

That’s over 80 Road Trip Captions

I hope you’ve managed to find the perfect road trip quote, I’d love to know which one is your favourite, and if I’ve missed any great quotes about road trips then please let me know in the comments below.

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