Spanish Airport Travel Phrases

Airport Spanish 101: Travel Phrases (with Infographics)

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We can all agree that speaking Spanish at the airport when you’re not well versed in the language can be challenging. Luckily, we’ve laid out the most important phrases to know in order to hold a Spanish airport conversation, along with essential Spanish travel vocabulary.

We’ve also included a Spanish Travel Conversation cheat sheet to download and take with you (even when WiFi fails you!). Let’s get into it!


Spanish Phrases for Airport Travel 

From basic to advanced, we have compiled all of the necessary airport survival phrases so you’ll never lose a suitcase or be stuck hunting for an outlet again.


Basic Spanish Phrases for Travelers:

Excuse me.Disculpe.
Good morning.Buenos días.
Good afternoon.Buenas tardes.
Good evening.Buenas noches.
What time is it?¿Qué hora es?
Thank you.Gracias.
You’re welcome.De nada.
Can you help me?Me puedes ayudar?
Excuse me, I have a question.Disculpe, tengo una pregunta.
I am lost.Estoy perdido.
Do you have a moment?¿Tiene un momento?
One hourUna hora
AirportEl aeropuerto
Go out/to leaveSalir
Boarding timeHora de abordaje
Departure timeHora de salida
Arrival timeHora de llegada
TicketEl boleto
Boarding passEl pase de abordar
PassportEl pasaporte
SuitcaseUna maleta
Carry-on bagEl equipaje de mano
Checked luggageEl equipaje documentado
Have a good trip.Que tenga buen viaje.
Enjoy your stay.Disfrute su estancia.


Spanish Phrases for Catching Your Flight:

When does the flight leave?¿Cuándo sale el vuelo?
When does the flight arrive?¿Cuándo llega el vuelo?
When do we arrive?¿A qué hora llegamos?
How much is the fare?¿Cuánto es el pasaje?
The plane is ready to board.El avión está listo para abordar.
Delayed flightVuelo retrasado
My flight is delayed.Mi vuelo está retrasado.
Connecting flightVuelo de conexión
Did they change the terminal?¿Cambiaron la terminal?
GateLa puerta
Information deskEl mostrador de información
Waiting areaEl area de espera
The plane is on the runway.El avión está en la pista.
To take off (plane)Despegar
To flyVolar
To landAterrizar
The plane is going to take off.El avión va a despegar.
With which airline are you flying?¿Con qué aerolínea vuela/s?
May I see your ticket?¿Me permite ver su boleto?
Here’s my ticket.Aquí está mi boleto.


Find Your Lost Baggage with These Important Spanish Phrases:

Where is the baggage claim?¿Dónde está la recogida de equipaje?
Where can I pick up my suitcases?¿Dónde puedo recoger mis maletas?
My suitcases are lost.Mis maletas están perdidas.
My suitcase does not appear.Mi maleta no aparece.
You have to fill out this paper with your information.Usted tiene que llenar este papel con sus datos


Spanish Lost Baggage Conversation


Spanish Phrases for Navigating the Airport:

Where is the terminal?¿Dónde está la terminal?
Where is the airport gate¿Dónde está la puerta de abordaje?
Where are the restaurants?¿Dónde puedo encontrar los restaurantes?
Where is the customs office?¿Dónde está la aduana?
Where is the restroom?¿Dónde está el baño?
Where can I pick up my boarding pass?¿Dónde recojo mi pase de abordaje?
Where can I weigh my bag?¿Dónde es posible pesar mi maleta?
This way?¿Por aquí?
Can I pay with the card?¿Puedo pagar con la tarjeta?
We don’t accept Visa.No aceptamos Visa.
Credit and debitCrédito y débito
Where is the outlet?¿Dónde está el enchufe?
Where is the taxi stop?¿Dónde está la parada de taxis?
Where is the bus stop?¿Dónde está la parada de autobús?
Where is the train station?¿Dónde está la estación de tren?


Spanish Phrases for When You’re in the Air:

CaptainEl Capitán
Flight attendantLa asistente de vuelos
First classPrimera clase
Business ClassClase de negocios
Coach classLa clase turista
AisleEl pasillo
SeatEl asiento
Aisle seatEl asiento de pasillo
Window seatEl asiento en ventanilla
May I have a glass of water?¿Me puedes dar un vaso de agua?
Can you give me a menu?¿Puedes darme un menu?
May I change seats?¿Puedo cambiar de asiento?
What time do we land?¿A qué hora aterrizamos?
Is a meal included?¿La comida está incluida?
Storm, bad weatherTormenta
There is a lot of turbulence.Hay mucha turbulencia.
How much does it cost?¿Cuánto cuesta?
We are going to land now.Ya vamos a aterrizar.


Never Get Lost in Translation Again – Take Us With You!

Traveling to a Spanish-speaking airport? Now you’re ready to take on the experience with these important Spanish phrases! Make sure to take these must-pack travel essentials with you.

If you are ready to stop getting lost in translation and start conversing in Spanish confidently, try our battle-tested Pimsleur Spanish course. Download our lessons and listen to them on-the-go (even when you’re thousands of feet up in the air).


¡Qué tenga un buen viaje (Have a good trip)!