Travel vs. Journey vs. Trip vs. Voyage

Travel, Journey, Trip and Voyage – Differences in meaning

Travel means traveling in general.

  • Travel is my passion.

The plural form travels is used to refer to long journeys especially to other countries.

  • Is he back from his travels?


journey is a piece of traveling.

  • Did you have a good journey?


A trip is a return journey. It also refers to the activity which is the reason for the journey.

  • He is on a business trip.

A long sea journey is often called a voyage.

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