Traveling | Asking for information

At the tourist information office

The phrases and expressions given in this lesson will be useful to you when you are at a tourist information office.

  • We’re looking for accommodation.
  • Are there any lodges near here?
  • We need somewhere to stay.
  • Do you have a list of affordable hotels in the city?
  • Do you have a map of the city?

Events and activities

  • What are you interested in?
  • I’d like to see the monuments in the city. Have you got a map of them?
  • I’m interested in shopping. Where is the main shopping area?
  • Are there any exhibitions / programs / events on at the moment?
  • Do you have any brochures on the local attractions?
  • Can you recommend a good south Indian restaurant?

Phrases for various types of travel

Here are some general phrases useful for various types of travel.

  • Where’s the ticket office / railway station / bus station / airport?
  • Where do I get the bus to Chennai from?
  • What time is the next bus to Birmingham?
  • This train has been cancelled.
  • The flight has been delayed.
  • What time does the train arrive?
  • What time do we arrive?
  • Do you suffer from motion sickness? / Do you ever get travel sick?
  • What time does the train depart?
  • How long does the journey take?
  • Enjoy your stay!
  • Have a nice journey!
  • Enjoy your trip!
  • Have a pleasant stay!