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: ✈ Travel & Places Smileys

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.

Pickup truck emoji U+1F6FB
🛻 Pickup truck

Mud, gravel roads and sunsets in the wilderness. All-wheel-drive vehicle with an open loading area for transporting heavy objects. From a commercial vehicle to a lifestyle car. Cliché and prejudice: a big car compensates for possible deficits.

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.

Walking stick smiley U+1F9AF
🦯 White cane

To be blind as a bat or to be blind to something. The white cane facilitates locomotion and mobility for visually impaired or blind people. Symbolic of a person who closes their eyes or acts blindfold.

Wheelchair Whatsapp U+1F9BD
🦽 Wheelchair

Are there any places for wheelchair users? The wheelchair supports people who are impaired in walking. Symbolic for disability and accessibility.

Electric wheelchair smiley U+1F9BC
🦼 Motorized wheelchair

Electric wheelchair or electric vehicle, powered by an electric motor drive. For getting around outside or for people with additional deficits in their arms. Disability or mobility symbol.

Scooter emoji U+1F6F4
🛴 Scooter

My child gets the first scooter! Loved by children and rediscovered by adults. Driven through muscle power. For bridging short distances or as a fun leisure activity.

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.

  • Anonymous

    I ride my bike to my favorite place.

Motor scooter Whatsapp U+1F6F5
🛵 Motor scooter

“With this traffic, I prefer the scooter” or “I ride my moped to school”. A popular means of transport in large cities or Asian countries.

  • Anonymous

    Vespa (Italian pronunciation: [ˈvɛspa]) is an Italian luxury brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co.

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.

Tuk-tuk emoji U+1F6FA
🛺 Electric rickshaw

I would love to take a rickshaw! Three-wheeled vehicle in Asia. Motorized version of a traditional rickshaw. Related to taxis, getting around, adventure and distant countries.

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

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.

Canoe emoji U+1F6F6
🛶 Canoe

We're going on a canoe tour! The boat is moved with paddles in the direction of view. Popular for exploring the great outdoors or for moving with the rapids on wild rivers. Can be used for water sports or activities.

Sailboat emoji U+26F5

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

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

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.

Rock Whatsapp U+1FAA8
🪨 Rock

You are my solid rock! Neither wind nor weather can harm a rock, nothing disturbs it. It is firmly anchored and can last for centuries. Or something is very old and no longer up to date.

Wood Whatsapp U+1FAB5
🪵 Wood

Knock on wood! The new furniture is made of wood or firewood is required for the fireplace. May refer to the profession of forester or carpenter, tree felling, woodwork or the forest in general.

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

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.

Hut smiley U+1F6D6
🛖 Hut

We will stay in small huts! Cozy hut in the mountains, traditional dwelling in Africa or made of palm leaves on a South Sea island. Jokingly or pejoratively for a cramped or simple home.

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?