When you’re on a long journey, it won’t take long before the inevitable boredom that comes from travel starts to set in. Whether you’re on your own on travelling with others, here are 13 easy things you can do to keep the boredom at bay.

If You’re Flying Solo

Travelling alone? Try these simple solutions.

  1. Listen to music

Download a new playlist before you hit the road and get to know a new artist, or get some road trip classics lined up and have a proper singalong. While you are listening to music, get out a book, and pass the time getting lost in another world. 

Or, if you want to feel like you’re spending your time productively while listening to music, catch up on emails. Yes, you might feel like you’re more bored at the end of this job, but a long journey doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. Spend your time wisely and get this job out of the way.

If you run out of music to listen to, why not just a podcast? Everyone loves a podcast, and long journeys are the perfect time to finally catch up on your favourites.

  1. Learn a language

A long journey is the perfect time to start learning a language. Pop your headphones on and get started. Bonus points if you’re travelling to a foreign country – learn the basics of that language!

  1. Watch a film

With streaming services available at the touch of a button, it’s never been easier to watch a film or TV series on the go. A film will really make time fly by and keep you entertained. Just don’t forget your charger to keep your device full of life the entire time. 

  1. Play games on your phone

Sometimes, you just can’t beat a game on your phone. Stuck in a gaming rut? Try an online casino – you can find a list of the best ones at so you can have the best experience possible while on your travels. 

  1. Make conversation

If you’re on a train, bus, boat, plane or any form of public transport, you could always strike up a conversation with a fellow lone traveller. Surely they’re as bored as you are, so what have you got to lose? 

  1. Meditate

Travelling solo is the perfect opportunity to get a spot of meditation in. Sit back, relax and feel the stress of travel melt away…

For Those Less Lonely

If you’re travelling with other people, you can easily turn any journey into an opportunity for games. Try some of these:

  1. I spy. It’s a classic for a reason. If you’re zooming along on a journey, the opportunity is rife for this guessing game—this one’s good for people of all ages.
  2. While you were sleeping. For this game, you really need one of your passengers to fall asleep for a while. The aim of the game is to convince the person who was asleep that they missed something weird happening. Each of you takes turns to say part of the ‘story’ as convincingly as possible, and whoever finally gets accused of lying is the loser.
  3. Card games. Card games are ideal to play on public transport journeys. Tell everyone to learn a card game before the journey, then spend the trip teaching each other and playing new games — a classic travel activity.

Travelling long distances might feel like a drag, but it doesn’t have to be dull. With these top tips for beating the boredom, you can have a fun journey no matter where you’re going.