Travel, Journey, Trip And Voyage

Difference Between Travel, Journey, Trip and Voyage

The word travel means ‘travelling in general’. It is usually uncountable.

The plural form travels is sometimes used to talk about a long tour in which several places are visited.

Journey is countable. In British English it means one piece of travelling.

We use the word trip to talk about a return journey. It also refers to the activity which is the reason for the journey.


Note that we do not normally use the word trip for expeditions which are very hard.

The word voyage refers to a long sea journey.