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(Last updated on: 24/05/2022)

Road trip quotes are a fantastic way to get us excited about travelling! There is no better feeling than travelling along an empty road knowing that you will soon arrive at an exciting new destination! Whether you are considering taking a road trip through the heart of Australia or to your local tourist hotspot, there are some awesome road trip quotes that make for the perfect road trip Instagram captions or quote.

In this article I give you a whopping 199 awesome road trip quotes that you can use, all you have to do is copy and paste! Ready to find out what they are? Read on…

The best road trip quotes

Lets start off by looking at some of the very best road trip quotes, perfect for that road trip Instagram caption!

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.

Road Trips: Because they’re cheaper than therapy.

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When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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

The road less traveled is the road to adventure.

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

Live your life by a compass, not a clock.

Famous road trip quotes

There are some famous road trip quotes that I just love! Here are my favourite famous road trip quotes-

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. – William Hazlitt

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

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. – Mark Twain

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

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

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I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me. – Walt Whitman

I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.― Paulo Coelho

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

Road trippin’ with my two favourite allies – fully loaded we got snacks and supplies. It’s time to leave this town it’s time to steal away. Let’s go get lost anywhere in the U.S.A.– Red Hot Chilli Peppers

There are so many road trip quotes to choose from but some are more popular than others, here are some of the most popular road trip quotes-

Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.

When you come to a fork in the road; take it.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to make.

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I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.

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

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

And just like that, we’re on our way to everywhere.

Get your motor runnin’, Head out on the highway, Lookin’ for adventure…

Happy road trip quotes

Going on a road trip is usually a happy experience! And here are some happy road trip quotes that fit the bill-

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.

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

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.

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.

Making memories one road trip at a time.

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Happiness is a road trip with a good playlist.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

What it takes to realise 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 realise world is going back to chaos and infinite hurry? End of the aforementioned road trip.

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

I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.

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.

Unplanned road trip quotes

Sometimes a road trip is unplanned! Here are some of the best unplanned road trip quotes-

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

Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.

The road must eventually lead to the whole world.

Here today, gone tomorrow.

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I’m really in the mood for a long drive with no real destination.

Roads are a record of those who have gone before.

I may not have ended up where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

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.

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

Sometimes the best therapy is a long drive and good music.

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

You Can’t Find The Right Roads When The Streets Are Paved.

Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.

Road trip adventure quotes

A road trip is always an adventure!n And here are some of the best road trip quotes that are all about adventure-

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

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.

The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.

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It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! . . . It’s not like we have somewhere to go.

It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! … It’s not like we have somewhere to go.

The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.

You know more of a road by having travelled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.

The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks,  is a departure into unknown lands.

If you’re not lost, you’re not much of an explorer.

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It feels good to be lost in the right direction.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant 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.

Leave the road take the trails

Funny road trip quotes

Sometimes only funny road trip quotes cut it- we all need a giggle from time to time! Here are some of my favourite road trip quotes that are funny-

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

Kilometres are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometres.

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.

Driving at night is about communicating with lights.

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Look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.

In 1903 the Wright brothers invented airplanes, because in 1902 they took a road trip across the country with their family.

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

Nobody travels on the road to success without a puncture or two.

It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 8-year-old was given £100.

People having babies and getting married…and I’m like: where am I road tripping to next?

The best part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination … it’s the fast food along the way…

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I get emotionally attached to the cars ahead of me on long road trips.

According to the map, we’ve only gone four inches.

The entire road trip could be summed up as one giant attempt to keep from crashing the car during fits of rage and fits of hysteria.

Beautiful road trip quotes

Road trips can be such beautiful experiences and therefore it is no surprise that there are some fantastic beautiful road trip quotes-n

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

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

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

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

People don’t take trips, trips take people.

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless.

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.

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

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

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

When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.

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

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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.

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.

Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, any one. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and the 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

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

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.

Road trippin’ quotes

What about some good old road trip quotes that are about road trippin’ (does anyone else hear the Red Hot Chilli Peppers song in their head when you read that word?!). Here are the best road trip quotes about road trippin-

Roadtripophobia (n.) The fear of not having any road trips currently booked.

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

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

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

A bend in the road, is not the end of the road….unless you fail to make the turn.

I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.

Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.

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.

Nothing Behind Me, Everything Ahead Of Me, As Is Ever So On The Road.

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.

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

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.

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

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Hard roads require a will of steel

Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.

My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.

Take the long way home.

Once you have travelled, 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

Road trip with friends quotes

Sometimes the best road trips are with friends. Here are some of the best road trip quotes that are about travelling with friends and family-

No road is long with good company.

Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas.

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

Some roads aren’t meant to be traveled alone.

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.

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Just grab a friend and take a ride, Together upon the open road.

You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.

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.

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.

Happiness is… planning a road trip to somewhere new, with someone you love.

In life, it’s not where you go – it’s who you travel with.

A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

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So remember when we were driving, driving in your car. Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk. City lights lay out before us. And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder. And I had a feeling that I belonged. I had a feeling I could be someone. (be someone, be someone).

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.

We are all travellers in the wilderness of the world & the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

There is an unspoken bond you create with the friends you travel with.

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.

A family that travels together stays together.

The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion. 

Road trip quotes for Instagram

Instagram is the place to share all of your amazing road trip photos so naturally you will need some good road trip quotes and road trip captions for Instagram too!

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

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

My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.

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Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.

Yeah, working is great… but have you tried taking a road trip?

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

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

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

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

A bend in the road, is not the end of the road….unless you fail to make the turn.

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

I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me.

Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.

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Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

The road is hard, and you have to get accustomed to it.

The Biggest Adventure You Can Ever Take Is To Live The Life Of Your Dreams

You can be writing every day. When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

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.

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

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Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.

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.

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

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

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