50 Useful Spanish Phrases for Traveling

Learning some basic phrases in Spanish is incredibly useful when you are planning a trip to Spain. It is a good idea to learn Spanish phrases that can help you in different situations as you travel. Learning even just a few phrases before your trip can not only make your trip more enjoyable, but it can increase your confidence when talking to native Spanish-speakers. Even if you can only say a few words, the Spanish will appreciate your efforts to communicate in Spanish.

Spanish Phrases for Traveling

Here are some useful Spanish phrases to have at hand for your upcoming trip to Spain. You can memorize them, print them out, or save them on your phone to take with you!

👋 Basic Spanish Phrases

These are the basic phrases that you need to know in Spain. They are important for interacting with people and being polite. Good manners can take you a long way!

English
Spanish
1. Hello. Hola.
2. Excuse me. Perdon. / Disculpe.
3. Thank you. Gracias.
4. Please. Por favor.
5. You’re welcome. De nada.
6. Good morning. Buenos días.
7. Good afternoon. Buenas tardes.
8. Good night. Buenas noches.
9. My name is X. Me llamo X.
10. Nice to meet you. Mucho gusto.

🗺 Arriving in Spain

These Spanish phrases are helpful to have at hand when you first arrive in Spain and are looking to make your way around as smoothly as possible.

English
Spanish
11. Where is there a currency exchange desk? ¿Dónde puedo cambiar dinero?
12. I would like to change X dollars into Euros.
(The national currency for Spain is the Euro.)
Me gustaría cambiar X dólares a euros.
13. What time is it? ¿Qué hora es?
14. Where is the bathroom? ¿Dónde está el baño?
15. Where can I buy traveler's checks? ¿Dónde puedo comprar cheques de viajero?
16. Yes, I have my passport. Sí, tengo mi pasaporte.
17. Can you please help me? ¿Me puede ayudar, por favor?
18. Do you speak English? ¿Habla inglés?

🛁 Hotel

These Spanish phrases are good to know for getting yourself situated and arranging your stay in Spain. They can also help you make last minute arrangements if you need to.

English
Spanish
19. Do you have any rooms available for tonight? ¿Le queda alguna habitación disponible por la noche?
20. How much is a single / double room per night? ¿Cúanto cuesta una habitación individual / doble por noche?
21. Is breakfast included? ¿Está incluido el desayuno?
22. Where is the room key? ¿Dónde está la llave de la habitación?
23. What is the Wi-Fi password? Cual es la contraseña para el Wi-Fi?
24. What time does the hotel close? ¿A qué hora cierran la puerta de entrada del hotel?

🚏 Transportation

Whether you plan to get around Spain by bus, train, or taxi, here are some Spanish phrases that will make it easier to navigate.

English
Spanish
25. Where is the bus stop? ¿Dónde está la parada de autobús?
26. Which bus do I take to get to the airport? ¿Qué autobús tomo para llegar al aeropuerto?
27. Are there any free seats? ¿Hay algún asiento desocupado?
28. Where can I get a taxi? ¿Dónde puedo buscar un taxi?
29. Where is the nearest railway station? ¿Dónde está la estación de tren más cercana?

📸 Sightseeing

Here are some Spanish phrases that will help you talk to people when strolling through the streets of Spain and exploring what it has to offer.  

English
Spanish
30. Where would you like to go? ¿Adónde queréis ir?
31. What’s on at the movie theater? ¿Qué películas hay en el cine?
32. I’m lost. Estoy perdido/a.
33. Where can I get the tickets? ¿Dónde puedo conseguir las entradas?
34. How much are the tickets? ¿Cuánto cuestan las entradas?

🗣Be Understood

Sometimes when you are trying to talk in a foreign language, it can be difficult to get your point across. It can also be hard to catch every word that a native Spanish-speaker is saying when you are not used to the language. Here are some Spanish phrases that can help you understand others and be understood yourself.  

English
Spanish
35. Please, speak slower. Por favor, hable más despacio.
36. I don't understand what you said. No entiendo lo que dijo.
37. How is that pronounced? ¿Cómo se pronuncia eso?
38. What does that mean? ¿Qué significa eso?
39. Can you repeat that, please? ¿Puede repetir eso, por favor?

🍽 Eating Out

Whether you choose to try a restaurant in Madrid, a café in Barcelona, or enjoy some Spanish street food, these phrases can help you when grabbing a bite to eat.

English
Spanish
40. I’m a vegetarian.. Yo soy vegetariano/a.
41. Give me the bill, please. Deme la cuenta, por favor.
42. What do you recommend to eat? ¿Qué me recomienda para comer?
43. I would like to see the menu, please. Me gustaría ver el menú, por favor.
44. I would like to order my food now, please. Me gustaría ordenar mi comida ahora, por favor.

🛍Going Shopping

These Spanish phrases can help you when you go shopping in Spain and are looking to buy gifts for your friends back home, or if you want to splurge a bit on yourself.

English
Spanish
45. Can you tell me where I can buy X, please? ¿Me puede decir dónde puedo comprar X, por favor?
46. Can I try it on? ¿Puedo probármelo?
47. How much does this cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta?

🛫 Departure

When your trip to Spain finally comes to an end, here are some phrases to help you conclude your visit.  

English
Spanish
48. Goodbye! ¡Adiós!
49. My flight is at X o’clock. Mi vuelo sale es a las X en punto.
50. Is the plane due to leave on time? ¿El avión saldrá a tiempo?

Finally, with these 50 Spanish phrases, it will be easier for you to make the most of your trip to Spain and all that the country has to offer. Enjoy your visit!


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