Who doesn’t love a good road trip? A leisurely drive is the perfect time for you to roll down the windows of the car, turn off the text messages alert, turn up the tunes and let the stresses of life disappear. So, whether you are looking for the best road trip quotes to motivate you to hit the road for a long drive or looking for your favorite road trip captions for your next Instagram post. We’ve got your wish covered!


The Best Road Trip Quotes, Messages & Captions to Inspire Your Next Long Drive


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


“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” — Tim Cahill


“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


“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


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


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


“Always take the scenic route, you never know what adventures you will find.” — Unknown


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

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


“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, Tamed

Isn’t this the truth with many road trips? Your final destination is amazing, but a really long drive, so you fill the time with fun stops along the way that can become the best part of the journey!


“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” — Unknown

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” — Unknown


“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


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


“Get your motor running, Head out on the highway, Lookin’ for adventure…” — Steppenwolf, Born to be Wild


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


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


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

Don’t forget to load up your playlist with all your favorite road trip tunes! Spotify has a cool playlist with all the Classic Road Trip songs {get it here} or RoadTrip Songs for 2021 {get it here}


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


“Hard roads require a will of steel” — Mehmet Murat Ildan


“Having a love-hate relationship with road trips is inevitable.” — Julie Foudy


“I get emotionally attached to the cars ahead of me on long road trips.” — Unknown


“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

“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


“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


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


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


“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.” — Unknown


“I wish road trips could pay my bills.” —Unknown

“I wish road trips could pay my bills.”


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9 year old was given $100.” — Unknown

“It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9 year old was given $100.” — Unknown

If you’re looking for some healthy snacks for your epic road trip, KOA has 30 healthy snack ideas for that long drive.


“It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! . . . It’s not like we have somewhere to go.” — John Green, An Abundance of Katherines


“Just grab a friend and take a ride, together upon the open road.” — The Goofy Movie


“Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.” — George Carlin


“Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere.” — Orhan Pamuk, The New Life


“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you’re 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


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


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

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


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


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


“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


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


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

“No road is long with good company.”

A short, but sweet road trip quote. It’s important to share the long drive with someone who makes it better!


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


“Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to un-crinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.” — Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures


“Oh, the places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss


“On the road again, goin’ places that I’ve never been, seein’ things that I may never see again, And I can’t wait to get on the road again” — Willie Nelson, On The Road Again


“Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” — Dalai Lama

“Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.”


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


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


“People having babies and getting married…and I’m like: where am I road trippin’ next?” — The Road Trip Expert


“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


“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


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

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


“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


3 Short & Meaningful Road Trip Quotes

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

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

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


“Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas.” — Thelma And Louise

“Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas.” — Thelma And Louise


“Sometimes the best therapy is a long drive and good music.” — Unknown


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


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


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


“Stop worrying about the pot holes in the road and enjoy the journey.” — Babs Hoffman


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


“Take the long way home.” — Unknown

“Take the long way home.” — Unknown


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


“The road less traveled is the road to adventure.” — Unknown

“The road less traveled is the road to adventure.” — Unknown


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


“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


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


“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 a road trip or posting quotes about a road trip.” — Crestless Wave


“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


“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


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

When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story - Steve Rushin


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


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


“You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.” — Florida Georgia Line, Cruise

“You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.” — Florida Georgia Line, Cruise

Have you found your favorite road trip quote in the bunch? Or the best road caption to match your killer photo of you cruising? If nothing else I hope that these messages either motivate you to plane your next trip or help you reminisce about your past ones.

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