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Booking on and travelling by transport

aboard

adverb, preposition

in or on a ship, bus, train, or plane

afloat

adjective

on a boat or a ship

aisle seat

noun

a seat in a train, plane, etc, next to an aisle

arr.

abbreviation

arrives: used for showing the time when a plane, bus, or train arrives somewhere

board

verb

to get onto a ship, aircraft, train, or bus

book on

to buy tickets for someone for a specific journey on a plane, train, or bus

bookable

adjective

a ticket, hotel room etc that is bookable can be bought or arranged before you need to use it

booking

noun

an arrangement to buy a travel ticket, stay in a hotel room etc at a later date

booking office

noun

a place where you can buy travel tickets

bus

verb

to take someone somewhere by bus

bus

verb

to take children on a school bus to a different area to go to school, so that children from different backgrounds can be educated together

busload

noun

a large number of people on a bus, usually all of the same type or all going to the same event

by

adverb, preposition

using a particular method of transport

call

verb

if a train, bus, or ship calls somewhere, it stops there during its journey

charter

noun

the process of hiring a boat, plane, or bus, especially for use by a group of people

charter

noun

a boat, plane, or bus that is available for hire

charter

verb

to hire a boat, plane, or bus, especially for use by a group of people

conductor

noun

someone on a bus or train who checks passengers’ tickets and collects money

connect

verb

if one train, plane, bus etc connects with another one, it arrives in time for you to continue your journey on the other one

connection

noun

a train, bus, or plane that allows you to continue a journey after you arrive by a different train, bus, or plane

delay

noun

a situation in which a plane, train etc leaves or arrives late

destined

adjective

travelling or being sent to a particular place

ETA

noun

estimated time of arrival: the time when an aircraft, ship, train etc is expected to arrive

excess fare

noun

an extra amount of money to pay, such as for travelling first-class with a second-class ticket or for travelling further than you originally intended

fare

noun

the money that you pay for a journey

first class

adjective

relating to the best and most expensive seats on a plane or a train, or the best and most expensive accommodation on a ship

first class

adverb

using the most expensive form of transport or post

full fare

noun

a ticket for a journey by an adult paying the full price

go by

to move past a place or stop there for a short time during a journey

hold

verb

to stop a train, plane etc from leaving at the right time, so that someone who is late can get on it

in

adjective, adverb, preposition

used for saying that a train, bus, plane, or ship arrives somewhere

indicator board

noun

a large board with letters or words on moving parts, used at stations and airports to show when trains and flights are arriving or leaving

itinerary

noun

a plan of a journey that you are going to make, including information about when and where you will travel

join

verb

if you join a road, train, boat etc, you start to travel on it

let off

to allow a passenger to get out of a car or off a bus

miss

verb

to be too late for a train, bus etc

one-way

adjective

a one-way ticket allows you to travel from one place to another but not back again

pass through

to go to a place for only a short period of time before continuing a journey

place

noun

a seat on a train or bus, in a theatre etc, or a position in a queue

ply

verb

to make a regular journey over a particular area or route

push on

to continue a journey, especially after stopping for a period of time

put down

to stop a car, bus etc and let someone get out of it

put off

to stop a car, bus etc and let someone get out of it

put on

to provide a bus, train etc for people to use

reboard

verb

to go back onto a ship, plane, train or bus after leaving it for a time

reclining seat

noun

a seat that lies back, so that a traveller can sleep

return

adjective

relating to travel to and from a place. The American word is round-trip

round-trip

adjective

relating to travel to a place and back again

route

noun

a way that buses, trains, ships, or planes travel regularly

run

verb

if a bus, train etc runs, it travels somewhere at regular times

scheduled

adjective

travelling at the same time each day or each week

second-class

adjective

travelling in second class

stop

verb

if a bus or train stops somewhere, it stops moving in order to let passengers on or off

third class

noun

a very cheap and low standard of travel on trains and ships in the past

third-class

adjective

relating to a very cheap and low standard of travel on trains and ships in the past

through

adjective, adverb, preposition

if a train, bus etc goes through to a particular town, it goes as far as that town

timetable

noun

a list of the times when buses, trains etc arrive and leave

traffic

noun

the goods or passengers that travel in planes, ships, or trains

transport

verb

to move people or things from one place to another, usually in a vehicle

travel

verb

to go on a journey or visit different places, especially places that are far away from where you live or work

unaccompanied

adjective

unaccompanied bags, suitcases etc are sent somewhere on a train or plane without their owner

unload

verb

to let people get out of or off a vehicle

voyage

verb

to make a long journey, especially by boat or into space

way

noun

the particular road, path, or track that you use to go from one place to another

window seat

noun

a seat that is next to a window on a plane, train, or bus

afloat

adverb

all aboard

used for telling passengers that they need to get on a ship, bus, or train, because it will be leaving soon

all change

used for telling people on a train or bus that they must leave it because it is not going any further

a through train

a through train is one you can use to travel all the way to a place, without changing trains

be on your way

to have started your journey to a particular place

break your journey

to stop somewhere for a short time during a journey

by road

by travelling in a vehicle on roads

on the road

travelling in a car, bus, or truck, especially for a long distance or a long period of time

put someone on a train/plane/bus etc

to make sure that someone gets on a train/plane/bus etc

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