Road Trip Quotes: 125+ Best Quotes To Inspire You To Hit The Road!

Looking for inspiration to hit the road? I have put together some of the best road trip quotes to inspire you to get in your car and drive! Whether on your own, with friends or with family, these quotes will motivate you to take that road trip you have always wanted to take. (And make sure to check out my complete road trip packing list and road trip music playlist to make sure you have all your road trip essentials before you go.)

Road Trip Quotes

Best Road Trip Quotes

I love road trips. Unlike trips by airplane, train or boat, one of the great things about road trips is that you don’t need to make plans too far in advance if you don’t want to. You can always jump in your car and drive and see where the road takes you.  You can be spontaneous instead of having to catch a flight but if you prefer to plan your trips you can do that too. You can do a quick weekend getaway or you can plan an epic cross country road trip.  Even if you are flying to another continent, you can always rent a car or campervan while you are there, explore your destination at your own pace and visit more off the beaten path places that you would otherwise miss.

I hope you enjoy these inspiring road trip quotes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. “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

9. “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

10. “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

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

12. “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.” – Isak Dinesen

13. “Driving at night is about communicating with lights.” – Lukhman Pambra

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

15. “Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music.” — Unknown

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

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

18. “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

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

20. “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

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

22. “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.” – Daniel Gilbert

23. “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

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24. “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

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

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

27. “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

28. “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

29. “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

30. “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

31. “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

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

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

34. “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

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

36. “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

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

38. “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.” – Walt Whitman

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

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

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

42. “You can be writing every day. When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” ― Steve Rushin

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

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

45. “Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…” – Jack Kerouac

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

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

48. “Some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone.” ― Chinese Proverb

49. “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

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

51. “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

52. “The best part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination … it’s the fast food along the way.” — Unknown

53. “Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns.” — Susan Magsamen

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

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

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

57. “The road must eventually lead to the whole world.” – Jack Kerouac

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

59. “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.” — Unknown

60. “Take the long way home.” — Unknown

61. “Happiness is a road trip with a good playlist.” — Unknown

62. “Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out that there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.” — Unknown

63. “I’m not lost. I’m exploring.” — Jana Stanfield

64. “One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things.” — Henry Miller

65. “Making memories one road trip at a time.” — Unknown

66. “Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.” — Unknown

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

68. “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

69. “Life is too short to not go on that spontaneous road trip.” – Unknown

70. “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

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  1. Perfect inspiration for my pictures when I don’t know what to write, so I’m always looking for the things like these 🙂

  2. I’m so inspired to take a road trip now! I love these quotes, because they make you realise life really is for living, and travel only adds to that. I really like that Blount quote, it’s so clever and true!

  3. I really appreciate the notion of some routes being only open to the people who are willing to get lost, that really resonates with me!

  4. Road trips are really fun. My boyfriend and I, really go for a road trip at least once a week. Love the quote “That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything.”

  5. My mom always tells me “travel you are not a tree”, I really loved the other Quotes, thank you so much.

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