Long Drive Quotes Perfect for Road Trips

Looking to motivate yourself for that long drive ahead, or seeking out that perfect Instagram caption to reflect your time on the road?

We’ve selected our all-time favorite road trip quotes for you to use. Copy them straight from here or head over to our Pinterest Road Trip Quotes if you’d like a great graphic to use too!

Quotes to Encourage You to Hit the Road

Like we need any encouragement to get behind the wheel! But if in doubt now is the time to take that family adventure, we hope these road trip quotes will give you that little extra motivation to get going:

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

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

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

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

“Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save fuel, take your next trip in Kilometers.” – George Carlin

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

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

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

Good Company For a Long Drive

Of course the company you keep can make all the difference to your journey!

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home” – Trenton Lee Stewart

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

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

  • “It doesn’t matter where you are going. It’s who you have beside you.” – Unknown

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

“Happiness is… a car, the open road, and a best friend.” – Unknown

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

For Love of the Road!

Everything that we love about hitting the road can be summarized in these fun road trip quotes!

“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

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

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

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

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

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

  • “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Life is like a road trip – Enjoy each day and don’t carry too much luggage.”  Unknown

Taken a Wrong Turn? Getting Lost Road Trip Quotes

When we’re feeling a little ah – directionally challenged these road trip quotes and captions may come in handy:

“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

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

“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

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

“The journey, not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

When Long Drives Don’t Go to Plan, Remember

Not everything will be perfect on your family road trip; here are some good reminders why you’re still undertaking that family adventure!

“There are no perfect parents and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.” — Dave Willis

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

“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

More Inspiration For Your Road Trip

We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of road trip quotes, which are perfect for long drives. If you’re looking for ideas on where to head on your next family road trip, you may enjoy:

  • Our collection of road trip itineraries – in this section of the website, we take you on some of the world’s most fascinating and scenic point-to-point road trips with plenty of ideas on where to stop and stay en route.
  • Looking for some shorter routes close to home? Don’t miss our selection of the best scenic drives from across the States and international routes that are always worth the drive.

Disclosures: Quotes attributed to original source to the best of our knowledge. If you feel anything has been misattributed or misquoted, please advise us immediately for rectification. 

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