This post may contain affiliate links that I earn a small commission from at no cost to you. Please see my disclosure page for information.

115 Awesome Road Trip Quotes + Captions

Road trips are definitely one of my favourite ways to travel. They give you a chance to see so many different things and really experience an area. While I value being able to stay in one spot, I do think there’s something thrilling about the open road and all the possibilities it gives you each day of your trip.

Some of the best trips I’ve ever had have been road trips. In Scotland, there’s the North Coast 500 and the North East 250. There’s the epic journey I made across Australia from Perth to the Gold Coast and driving all over the North and South Islands of New Zealand on our honeymoon.

Road Trip Quotes and captions

And that’s just a few I can think of without even thinking a lot about it!

I also happen to love quotes, and have done for a VERY long time. I recently went through boxes of my old stuff at my parents house and I had saved and printed out so many pages of quotes on word documents when I was a teenager, and written out endless quotes in notebooks too.

Quotes just have a way of explaining things better than we can think of sometimes. That’s why I wrote our all the best travel words as one of my first posts on this site in 2016 and later wrote the best expat quotes.

Now it’s about time I started on a few more quotes posts since I’ve collected a lot more!

Road Trip Captions for Instagram and Quotes

These ones are quotes about road trips and travelling on the road. I know lots of people seek out road trip captions for their Instagram photos (I’ve been there) so these are also great for that!

I’ve been careful to actually only include quotes about road tripping or road trip captions that are actually specifically about the road.

Where I couldn’t find someone to attribute it to, it’s been labelled as Unknown. Please do let me know if you have any clues!

Here goes.

Inspirational Road Trip Quotes

“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

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

“It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than our headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E L Doctorow

“The open road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.” – Chris Humphrey

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” – Stacy Westfall

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S Eliot

“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.” – Victoria Erickson

“Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.” – Byrd Baggett

“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

“I may not have ended up where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams

“The best journeys are the ones that answer questions that at the outset you never even thought to ask.” – Rick Ridgeway

“A bend in the road, is not the end of the road….unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller

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

“Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

Road Trip Quotes and Captions

“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

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

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. 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

“Look for chances to take the less-travelled roads. There are no wrong turns.” – Susan Magsamen

“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.” – Anthony Bourdain

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

“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” – Rumi

“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” – William Least Heat-Moon

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

“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 road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.” – Chris Humphrey

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to make.” – Angela N Blount

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

“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

Fun Road Trip Quotes

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

“It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! … It’s not like we have somewhere to go.” – John Green

“Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason.” – Jerry Seinfeld

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

“If you’re on a road trip, you need driving music.” – Edgar Wright

“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

“I wonder why it is that when I plan a route too carefully, it goes to pieces, whereas if I blunder along in blissful ignorance aimed in a fancied direction I get through with no trouble.” – John Steinbeck

“Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are dirty.” – John Muir

“I love just going out; long drives, the ocean, my kids, new music, new gear, new plug-ins, coffee, and donuts at four in the morning. Even just waking up and writing.” – John Feldmann

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

“Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.” – Amit Kalantri

“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

“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.” – Kari Martindale

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

“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

“Road trips require a couple of things: a well balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar, and an excellent set of tunes – oh, and directions.” – Jenn McKinlay

Popular Road Trip Quotes & Captions

“Life is a highway, let’s ride it all night long.” – Tom Cochrane

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

“On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again.” – Willie Nelson

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” – George Harrison

“You may not find a path, but you will find a way.” – Tom Wolfe

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

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R Tolkien

“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius

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

“All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

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

“The road is calling, and I must go.” – John Muir

“Life is too short not to go on road trips.” – Unknown

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by.” – Robert Frost

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

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

Road Trip Captions for Instagram (or elsewhere!)

“Adventure awaits, let’s hit the road.” – Unknown

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

“No road is long with good company.” – Turkish proverb

“The journey is the destination.” – Dan Eldon

“The road is long, but the journey is worth it.” – Unknown

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

“Life’s a journey, enjoy the ride.” – Unknown

“A journey is measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Chaill

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“Road trips make memories you’ll never forget.” – Unknown

“You can’t find the right roads when the streets are paved.” – Bob Marley

“I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman

“Let’s take a road trip to the unknown.” – Unknown

“In life, it’s not where you go – it’s who you travel with.” – Charles M. Schulz

“A road trip is an adventure in itself.” – Unknown

“And just like that, we’re on our way to everywhere.” – Emery Lord

“Let’s make some memories on the road less travelled.” – Unknown

“The road goes on forever and the party never ends.” – Robert Earl Keen

“Road tripping with my favourite humans.” – Unknown

“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

“Road tripping with the windows down and the music up.” – Unknown

“Let’s go where the road takes us.” – Unknown

“Look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard

“Let’s hit the road and make some memories.” – Unknown

“The open road is a magic carpet ride into the unknown.” – Rebecca Solnit

Other Road Trip Quotes & Captions

“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

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

“There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to just keep moving, to never stop.” – Bill Bryson

“The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.” – Unknown

“When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” – Steve Rushin

“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

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

“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.” – Rosalia De Castro

“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

“You steer down lightless highways, and you invent a destination because movement is key.” – Nic Pizzolatto

“Getting on the road and driving along a road at night, or even in the daytime and seeing the oceans or whatever, is always liberating.” – Chuck D

“The best journeys are the ones that answer questions that at the outset you never even thought to ask.” – Rick Ridgeway

“I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, travelling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.” – Caleb Johnson

“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

“Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.” – E. B. White

“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.” – Pat Conroy

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

“They drove, the city slowly dissolving around them and breaking up into fields and trees.” – Brian Evenson

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

“It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.” – Aaron Lauritsen

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

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

“Roads are a record of those who have gone before.” – Rebecca Solnit

“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating” – Aaron Lauritsen

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

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

“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” – William Least Heat Moon

“We are all travellers in the wilderness of the world & the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

And that’s all my favourite road trip quotes or road trip captions! I’ve really tried to stick to ones that are specifically about the road and not just general travel quotes. I’m sure I’ll keep finding many more to add to the list!

Sonja x

Want more inspirational words?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *