Travel and places emojis with their meaning

You'll find all current travel and places emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!

Category: Whatsapp Travel & Places Smileys

Emoji Meaning Unicode
Auto Emoji U+1F697 🚗 Automobile
I'm on the road! Red (Android: blue) car. Red things seem to move faster (known from Doppler effect). Stimulates the release of adrenaline and feelings like excitement or intensity.
Taxi Whatsapp U+1F695 🚕 Taxi
We’ll call a taxi! A taxi is a means of public transportation for occasional passenger transportation. Taxis are available worldwide, most of them in major cities. The emoji can indicate a fast and comfortable transport.
Green car emoji U+1F699 🚙 Camper
We’re going on a road trip! The emoji shows a vehicle used for leisure time, such as a camper or mobile home. Can also represent an SUV (sport utility vehicle) with increased chassis clearance. Figuratively, the emoji could stand for a difficult journey.
Bus Whatsapp U+1F68C 🚌 Omnibus
I'm going by bus! The bus is used as a public means of transport for the transport of many people within cities, in the countryside or as a school bus.
Trolley bus emoji U+1F68E 🚎 Trolleybus
Emoticon of a trolley bus, a hybrid of bus and tram. Can be used as a smiley for public transport.
Racing car emoji U+1F3CE 🏎‍️ Racing car
The race has started! Usually, a racing car is exclusively designed for racing, e.g. for Formula 1. Can also refer to cars in general, the driving style of a person or to high speed.
Police car Emoji U+1F693 🚓 Police Car
Side view of a police car. Warns of an illegal intent. Stands for morality and similar norms as well as your own conscience.
Ambulance smiley U+1F691 🚑 Ambulance
An ambulance transports non-critically ill people to a hospital. On the other hand, a mobile intensive care unit is usedforemergency ambulance service.Emoji is related to injuries, illnesses, accidents and medicaltopics.
Fire truck U+1F692 🚒 Fire engine
Where’s the fire? Is there an emergency? In case of fire, the fire brigade advances with a fire engine to fight the flames. Among other things, the fire department helps in cases of fire, accidents and floods.
Minibus minivan emoji U+1F690 🚐 Minibus
A minibus, unlike the normal bus, can only carry a few people. Can symbolize the wish to go on vacation: “Let's go camping“.
Delivery van emoji U+1F69A 🚚 Delivery van
The parcel will be delivered today! I need to bring you something! A delivery truck weighs less than 3.5 tons, its design resembles that of a truck (cargo space larger than the passenger compartment) and it carries goods from A to B.
Truck emoji U+1F69B 🚛 Articulated vehicle
I need a semitrailer for the move! Truck tractor and semitrailer. Often used in long-distance freight. The emoji usually refers to the job description or the transport of heavy cargo.
Tractor smiley U+1F69C 🚜 Tractor
A tractor or traction engine is a slow but very powerful towing vehicle. Represents fresh country air, the profession of the farmer, a farm or agriculture in general. Townsfolk often have a romantic view of rural life. Pejorative for hillbillies.
Bicycle Whatsapp U+1F6B2 🚲 Bicycle
We’re going on a biking trip! Means of transport to get from A to B or as a leisure or sports activity. There are twice as many bicycles as cars worldwide. Amsterdam is seen as the bicycle stronghold. Emoji can symbolize a healthy lifestyle as well as environmental awareness.
Motorcycle emoji U+1F3CD 🏍‍🏍 Motorcycle
"I'm on the way!" or "We're going on a motorcycle trip". A racing motorcycle participates in races or world championships of road racing. The MotoGP is considered the top class. The emoji is used in conjunction with motorcycles and speed.
Police car U+1F694 🚔 Arriving police car
The police are already here! Police vehicle. The policemen in the patrol car are on their way or have already arrived. Someone needs help, a criminal offense is resolved or a villain is arrested.
Bus front view U+1F68D 🚍 Arriving bus
The bus is arriving! The bus is a popular means of transportation for traveling, be it for the transport from one place to another or a holiday trip. This emoji shows the front view of a bus, so can refer to arrival.
Car front view U+1F698 🚘 Arriving car
"We'll be right there", "I almost got hit today" or "Out of the way!" The emoji shows a car in front view. Can refer to one's own vehicle, the mode of locomotion or to trends, such as autonomous driving.
Taxi front view U+1F696 🚖 Arriving taxi
The taxi is here! The front view of a taxi. Depending on the country, recognizable through the color, the imprint and/or a sign on the roof. Worldwide, taxis carry people from A to B. Refers to the type of transport, to city life or metropolises like New York.
Cable car Whatsapp U+1F6A1 🚡 Cable railway
We’ll meet at the summit! The cable car symbolizes success that can be achieved without much effort. It carries people from the valley to a mountain peak: to go hiking, skiing or to enjoy the view.
Cable railway U+1F6A0 🚠 Mountain cable railway
"The view of the mountains was spectacular" or "I’m moving up!” Mountain railways surmount large acclivities. The means of transport carries people to the mountain peak for winter sports or for hiking.
Railway emoji U+1F683 🚃 Railway wagon
Which compartment are we in? A wagon on a rail pulled by a locomotive and carrying goods or people. Emoji refers to transportation or travel.
Streetcar wagon U+1F68B 🚋 Streetcar
The wagon of a streetcar or tram. In big cities, it runs on the road and carries people on rather short routes. Is used in connection with transport or public service vehicles.
Train through mountains Whatsapp U+1F69E 🚞 Mountain railway
A fantastic journey to the mountains! Train ride through a mountain landscape with a great panorama. The emoji may also indicate a particular country, e.g. Switzerland.
Suspension railway emoji U+1F69F 🚟 Suspension railway
There is difficult terrain ahead of us! I have never gone by suspension railway! The suspension railway is only found in a few, densely populated cities, such as Memphis, Wuppertal or Tokyo. Unlike regular trains, it doesn’t run on rails but hangs from a track.
Train Whatsapp U+1F69D 🚝 Monorail
Disneyland, we are coming! Resembles a train, but is running on one single, very narrow track. The monorail carries people to tourist destinations, in amusement parks but also in big cities like Moscow or Seattle.
Express emoji U+1F684 🚄 High-speed train
"I'll take the fast train" or "I'll be right there"! A train of the railway traffic that covers great distances at high speed (at least 190 km/h). Currently, high-speed trains achieve 350 km/h in regular operation.
Train emoji U+1F685 🚅 High-speed train with bullet nose
A bullet train with an aerodynamic nose reminiscent of a bullet. The train travels long distances at high speed. Is also used for Japanese high-speed trains (Shinkansen) due to the streamlined look.
City railway emoji U+1F688 🚈 City railway
I will be late, I missed the suburban train! Public means of transport on rails for the local passenger traffic in major cities and suburbs. Germans use the “S-Bahn”, the British have their Tube and the Americans travel by subway.
Locomotive U+1F682 🚂 Steam locomotive
Make headway at full speed! The old-fashioned steam locomotive is powered by steam. This type of locomotive dominated rail traffic until the mid-20th century. Symbolizes industrialization and technical progress.
Train from the front U+1F686 🚆 Train
“She’s getting on the gravy train”, “He’s snoring like a freight train” or “Jumping on the bandwagon”. Popular means of travel and transportation for short and long distances.
Subway Whatsapp U+1F687 🚇 Subway
A subway, also called tube. Rail transport system in public mass passenger transport. The emoji can refer to the means of transport itself or to cities with a large subway network, such as Paris.
Tram emoji U+1F68A 🚊 Tram
We’ll take the tram! A tram is a rail-bound means of transportation. It is powered by electrical energy. Often runs on roads that are also used by cars and bicycles. Popular in cities for mastering short distances.
Station emoji U+1F689 🚉 Station
"I'll meet you at the platform" or "The train has left"! People get on or off the train at a stop or a station. A billboard informs them about the departure times and delays.
Red alarm light smiley Whatsapp U+1F6A8 🚨 Police Cars Revolving Light
I need your help! The red, rotating alarm light with loud siren represents the police, an ambulance, or the fire department. Might stand for an emergency situation and can be used playfully or seriously. Indicates something important or wants to warn.
Plane emoji Whatsapp U+2708 ✈ Airplane
You want to get away from here and would like to go on holiday by plane. Or the mobile phone is in flight mode. Flying is one of the safest means of transportation, only the elevator is safer.
Plane departure U+1F6EB 🛫 Plane departure
Ready for takeoff! We’re leaving! The plane is departing. Someone is going to another city or country by plane, be it on vacation or on a business trip. May also mean I am ready for a holiday and just want to leave. Or someone is setting off quickly.
Airplane landing U+1F6EC 🛬 Airplane landing
I'll take the plane back tomorrow or “We've touched down safely again“! The plane is in the approach for landing: Someone is coming home.
Small airplane U+1F6E9 🛩 Small aircraft
We’re taking the private jet! Symbolizes a luxury trip, the new hobby or departures from remote provincial airports. Small or light planes are lighter in weight than standard aircraft. Emoji can also stand for the lifestyle of the beautiful and the rich as well as for wanderlust and holidays.
Seat Whatsapp U+1F4BA 💺 Seat
I reserved seats! This type of immovable seats can be found on the plane, train or bus. Can be used in connection with transportation or travel. Erect your backrest, we'll lift off!
Rocket emoji Whatsapp U+1F680 🚀 Rocket
A rocket is shot into space. “Come on, this is easy. It's not rocket science!“ Or like Buzz Lightyear of Toy Story said: To infinity and much farther.
Flying saucer Emoji U+1F6F8 🛸 Flying Saucer
The aliens are coming! The UFO emoji can be a warning for the chat partner to better come down to earth again.
Helicopter emoji U+1F681 🚁 Chopper
We’re taking a sightseeing flight! I'm on the quickest way to you! Helicopters do not need a runway because they take off and land vertically. Used in emergency situations (e.g. by the police, fire brigade or hospitals) or to monitor road traffic.
Sailboat emoji U+26F5 ⛵ Sailboat
Let's sail around the world! The sailboat is run by wind power. It serves the locomotion on water. Sailing yachts also have a kitchen and living space. The emoji depicts wanderlust and thoughts of lonely islands, sun and sea.
Speedboat emoji U+26F5 🚤 Speedboat
A watercraft powered by an engine. For recreational purposes, such as water skiing or boat racing. The fastest boat in the world can do 320 km/h. Emoji stands for water sports, travel and holidays.
Motorboat U+1F6E5 🛥‍️ Motorboat
Represents lifestyle and luxury! The watercraft is powered by one or more combustion or electric motors. Used for recreational purposes, for pulling water skiers and a symbol of the lifestyle of the beautiful and the rich.
Big ship U+1F6F3 🛳‍️ Passenger liner
We booked a cruise! A passenger ship transports people over inland or coastal waters and across the ocean. The largest ship can carry 6,800 people. Emoji is also used in the context of seasickness.
Ferry Whatsapp U+26F4 ⛴‍️ Ferry
"Let's take the ferry" or, in a figurative sense: "Off to new shores!" The ferry goes to the island mostly every day. A ferry carries people, cars or goods across water.
Cruise liner U+1F6A2 🚢 Ship
"Abandon a sinking ship", "Rock the boat", "Burn one’s boats" or "Titanic is my favorite movie". A cruise or vacation trip lies ahead, but also used as a warning: I'm quickly getting seasick!
Anchor Whatsapp U+2693 ⚓ Anchor
The anchor is a marine object and prevents a boat from drifting due to wind, currents or waves. Symbolizes hope, faithfulness, security and stability.
Gas station emoji U+26FD ⛽ Fuel pump
I have to refuel! The vehicle to be refueled is filled with fuel through an apparatus at a gas station. Can refer to a gas station or, in a figurative sense, stand for someone who has gasoline in the veins.
Construction sign emoji U+1F6A7 🚧 Construction sign
The construction sites have kept me back! Indicates construction work on buildings or roads. There may be delays or traffic problems. Also possible: A website is being worked on or in maintenance mode, or a project is still under construction.
Traffic light Whatsapp U+1F6A6 🚦 Vertical traffic light
The colors of the traffic lights regulate the traffic flow and prevent dangerous traffic situations. The first traffic light, which was operated by gas light, was erected in London in 1868 and exploded shortly thereafter. Emoji can refer to the traffic, be an excuse for a delay or represent traffic light labeling in the food sector.
Traffic light horizontal U+1F6A5 🚥 Horizontal traffic light
Be careful, my traffic light will shortly switch to red! Traffic lights regulate the traffic flow. They are meant to optimize and defuse danger zones. The horizontal attachment is rather uncommon in Germany, unlike in Thailand or the US.
Bus stop emoji U+1F68F 🚏 Bus stop
We’ll meet at the bus stop! When does the bus leave? This sign indicates where the bus will stop on the road. Only here, passengers can get on or off. Is used in connection with transport as well as public transport in general.
World map emoji U+1F5FA 🗺 World Map
The “blue planet“ Earth. A world map depicts the entire earth's surface. The main function of maps is orientation. Someone wants to go on a world tour or has already traveled all countries.
Statue of Liberty smiley U+1F5FD 🗽 Statue of Liberty
I love the American way of life! Female statue (Lady Liberty), a flare in one hand and the declaration of independence in the other. New York landmark and symbol for freedom and independence.
Tower Whatsapp U+1F5FC 🗼 Tokyo Tower
Tokyo is my favorite city! The television tower is modeled on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The landmark of Japan's capital Tokyo. Scene in films, e.g. Godzilla and Mangas, e.g. Sailor Moon.
Castle emoji U+1F3F0 🏰 European castle
The old fortresses of Europe are a popular destination. The medieval architecture inspires by its impressive appearance and its history. Symbolizes defense and protection.
Asian building U+1F3EF 🏯 Japanese castle
I am fascinated by Asian architecture! The building is a traditional Japanese castle. Formerly fortress, today cultural heritage. Emoji stands in the context of an upcoming journey, architecture in general, or Asian culture.
Stadium emoji U+1F3DF 🏟 Stadium
We're going to the football game on Saturday! Sports competitions are held in a stadium. They are also used for big events or concerts.
Ferris wheel U+1F3A1 🎡 Ferris wheel
Popular fun ride in the amusement park, at the fair or at a folk festival. The showplace is fun for all ages. Offers a great view and is the landmark of several cities, such as the London Eye. Can symbolize lust for life and easiness as well as the ups and downs of life.
Merry-go-round U+1F3A0 🎠 Carousel horse
We're going to the fair! The lacquered wooden horses of a carousel are a popular ride for children at the fair or in amusement parks. Brings back memories of the childhood. Represents exuberance, lightheartedness and joy of life.
Fountain emoji U+26F2 ⛲ Fountain
We’ll meet at the fountain! Part of city architecture, gardens or parks. Fountains are often found in picturesque squares and are popular meeting places, not only on hot summer days.
Parasol Whatsapp U+26F1 ⛱ Open Parasol
A parasol provides protection from the sun on hot days on the beach or in the park. Represents relaxed summer days or beach holidays.
Beach with parasol Whatsapp U+1F3D6 🏖 Beach With Parasol
The parasol on a beach section by the sea stands for beach holidays and hot weather. Let's go to the lake and enjoy the sun!
Island emoji U+1F3DD 🏝 Desert Island
I desperately need a break! Lonely or deserted islands have always fascinated people. They play an important role in adventure novels or movies (such as Robinson Crusoe or Cast Away).
Desert Whatsapp U+1F3DC 🏜 Desert
You got your just deserts! Low-moisture and low-vegetation desert landscape with mostly extreme temperatures. Represents holidays, heat. but also exhaustion.
Volcano Whatsapp U+1F30B 🌋 Volcano
Active, erupting volcano with smoke and lava. Might express unbearable heat, danger or emotional state. I'm so mad, I could almost explode!
Mountain smiley U+26F0 ⛰‍️ Mountain
Be able to move mountains, make a mountain out of a molehill or ascend a mountain! Can refer to a place or vacation in the mountains or is meant metaphorically for something big.
Snow-capped mountain emoji U+1F3D4 🏔 Snow-Capped Mountain
A high mountain or located in the north whose peaks are covered with snow. Is related to camping, hiking, mountaineering, and nature in general.
Snow-covered Mount Fuji smiley U+1F5FB 🗻 Mount Fuji
The emoji shows a snow-covered mountain peak. Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan served as a template. Can be used as a symbol for winter.
Camping Whatsapp U+1F3D5 🏕 Camping
Represents outdoor activities, camping with campfires or weekend trips. Camping is a popular way of spending your holidays.
Tent emoji U+26FA ⛺ Tent
We're going to a festival over the weekend. During camping holidays, you set up your tent on the campsite. The transportable shelter protects you against wind and rain and can accommodate several people, depending on its size. The emoji can also be understood as an invitation to go camping together.
House Whatsapp U+1F3E0 🏠 House
Home, sweet home! The friends arrived safely at home. Can also refer to a house: have it built, move in or furnish it.
House with garden Whatsapp U+1F3E1 🏡 House With Garden
Suburban idyll with house and a garden with trees or shrubs. Can refer to the neighborhood or a district. You are dreaming of a house in the countryside.
Apartment buildings emoji U+1F3D8 🏘 Housing Complex
Geographical place where many people have settled. Refers to a development area or housing complex. We're moving!
Derelict house emoji U+1F3DA 🏚 Derelict House
Derelict house with collapsed roof and broken, boarded-up windows. Represents deserted areas or buildings and desolation. Can also be used for repair or renovation.
Crane emoji U+1F3D7 🏗 Construction Of A Building
Symbol of construction work. Represents the construction of buildings of any kind, from skyscrapers to office buildings. Might say that you are just starting over or working on a project.
Factory Whatsapp U+1F3ED 🏭 Factory building
We're going to the festival on the old factory site! Building of an industrial site with big chimneys. The emoji can refer to the work in a factory or industrialization as such or to environmental problems and exhaust fumes.
Building emoji U+1F3E2 🏢 Office Building
I have to go back to the office! A tall building that houses offices. Usually found in larger cities. Represents work in general or life in the big city.
Building poster Whatsapp U+1F3EC 🏬 Department store
I need to go and buy something! A large retail store offering goods of a specific product group, such as textiles, furniture or electrical appliances. You want to buy a specific item or just go shopping.
Sparkler Whatsapp emoji U+1F387 🎇 Firework Sparkler
A scintillating sparkler, which is lit. Symbolizes joy, a celebration or a happy event.
Fireworks smiley Whatsapp U+1F386 🎆 Fireworks
Emoji shows a glittering fireworks display in the night sky. Can be used for New Year's Eve or an intoxicating party.
Japanese post office symbol U+1F3E3 🏣 Japanese Post Office
A traditional Japanese post office building. Recognizable by the Japanese stamp on the front.
Post Whatsapp U+1F3E4 🏤 Post Office
I have to go to the post office! In many European countries, the post office can be found in buildings with a post horn on the facade.
Hospital Emoji U+1F3E5 🏥 Hospital
I'm not feeling well! A hospital with a red cross. We go there if we are seriously ill or injured. Can be a metapher indicating an accident or strong discomfort.
Building H U+1F3E8 🏨 Hotel
I need to book a hotel! Be it holiday or business trip. Maybe it’s even an invitation for some romantic days. Could also symbolize the request for an emergency shelter. Do you have a hideout for me?
Building 24 emoji U+1F3EA 🏪 Convenience store
Often larger than a supermarket and with a wider assortment, from food to electronics to household items. Usually longer open than regular markets, in some countries even around the clock. Can refer to shopping or a person, e.g. I am available 24 hours a day.
School Emoji U+1F3EB 🏫 School
I am studying right now or I am at school or at the university. Emoji shows a place of education. Symbolic meaning: learn from experiences or master new tests of life.
Hotel by the hour emoji Whatsapp U+1F3E9 🏩 Love Hotel
Emoticon does not represent a simple hotel. The heart indicates a “hotel by the hour”. Might stand for a secret affair.
Wedding church smiley Whatsapp U+1F492 💒 Wedding
We are going to marry! Church in which a wedding is celebrated. Is often used for an invitation or for the announcement of the wedding.
Ancient building emoji U+1F3DB 🏛 Ancient Building
Today, ancient buildings, mostly with columns and ornaments, can still be found worldwide. Represents culture, e.g. visiting a museum or architecture in general.
Church Whatsapp U+26EA ⛪ Church
As poor as a church mouse! Christian building. The church represents weddings, baptism, worship, and funerals. Also used for religion and holidays.
Mosque Whatsapp U+1F54C 🕌 Mosque
The religious building with a dome-shaped roof and minaret is a place of communal prayer of Islam and social meeting place. Can relate to religion, travel or architecture.
Synagogue U+1F54D 🕍 Synagogue
The building with the Star of David is a synagogue: a place of assembly and common Jewish worship service. Most important institution in Judaism. The emoji is used in the context of religion and Israel.
Black stone emoji Whatsapp U+1F54B 🕋 Kaaba
Emoticon represents the Kaaba, the central sanctuary of Islam in Mecca. Destination of the great pilgrimage (Hajj) for every Muslim.
Asian arch U+26E9 ⛩‍️ Shinto shrine
Religious Japanese architecture. Serves for the worship of a deity. Shintoism (Japanese for the way of the gods) is practiced almost exclusively in Japan. The religion is characterized by nature and ancestor worship.
Track emoji U+1F6E4 🛤 Railroad track
A railroad track through a beautiful landscape. The railway connects two places by rail. Emoji is used in connection with the means of transport, a train station or possible delays.
Expressway U+1F6E3 🛣‍️ Highway
We’re driving on the highway! I’ll take the fastest way! A wide multi-lane road with road sign from the driver's point of view. The state road consists of two lanes with several traffic lanes. Represents fast transport and goods deliveries.
Map of Japan Whatsapp U+1F5FE 🗾 Map Of Japan
Shows the outline of the insular state of Japan in East Asia. Mangas are part of everyday culture. Homeland of the emojis. Almost exclusively stands for the country itself: for travel or the culture.
Moon viewing ceremony Emoji U+1F391 🎑 Moon Viewing Ceremony
The moon show “Tsukimi” is a Japanese festival to the honor of the harvest moon. Emoji shows the traditional ceremony with Japanese pampas grass, Dango (Japanese dumpling), and the moon in the background.
Landscape Whatsapp U+1F3DE 🏞 National Park
Picturesque landscape with mountains, rivers, lakes and untouched nature. Represents outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, camping or nature reserves.
Sunrise emoji U+1F305 🌅 Sunrise
Dawn is followed by the sunrise. The rising sun crosses the horizon announcing a new day. The earliest sunrise is mid-June, the latest in mid-December. Symbol for awakening and (new) beginning.
Sunrise mountains emoji U+1F304 🌄 Sunrise Above Mountains
The early bird catches the worm. In the distance, the sun is slowly rising behind the mountains. The sunrise in the idyllic landscape can stand for nature or vacation in the mountains.
Falling star emoji U+1F320 🌠 Falling Star
If you see a falling star and wish for something, the wish will come true. Symbol for romantic and magical moments. Something or someone is special and valuable.
Sunset skyline emoji U+1F307 🌇 Sunset In The City
The sun is setting slowly on the horizon, painting the city skyline in warm colors. Night is falling, the parties begin. A daily phenomenon. Symbolizes the end of a day.
City sunset U+1F306 🌆 View of city at dusk
Dusk immerses the buildings of a big city in an orange light. The last moments of daylight before the night breaks. Emoji means that a day is coming to an end, it is already quite late or someone wants to go out in the evening.
Skyline Whatsapp U+1F3D9 🏙 Skyline
Let's go to town! Panorama of a city with its tallest buildings in front of the horizon. Skylines have a high recognition value. One of the most beautiful ones in the world is New York's.
Starry sky emoji U+1F303 🌃 Night with stars
A city at night with a clear sky in which stars are visible. Can relate to nightlife or stand for a romantic date or the life in a big city in general. The starry sky has always exerted a strong fascination on people.
Galaxy emoji U+1F30C 🌌 Milky Way
A milky-bright band in the sky - a galaxy of billions of stars. Represents the beauty of the night and the experience of miracles. You are planning a romantic date with your sweetheart.
Golden Gate bridge at night U+1F309 🌉 Bridge at night
We’ve arrived in San Francisco! An illuminated bridge at night, similar to the Golden Gate Bridge in the US. Refers to a great nighttime view, nightlife or a romantic date.
Golden Gate bridge U+1F301 🌁 Misty
The fog is lifting or to be in a mist! A fog-shrouded bridge, similar to the Golden Gate Bridge. Things are only vaguely recognizable through the gray veil. Fog differs from clouds only by the ground contact.