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49 Phrases in English to Ask About Directions

Ask About Directions

Are you traveling to an English speaking country? If you are, one of the most important things you'll need to know is how to ask for directions: so here are some helpful phrases.

Phrases to ask about directions in English

Say “Excuse me” before you ask a person, remember above all to be polite. To make it sound like a question, make your voice go up on “me”. So start by saying one of the following phrases:

  1. Excuse me, could you tell me the way to the station, please?
  2. Excuse me, I'm looking for the town hall.
  3. Hello. Can you help me, please?
  4. Good morning. May I ask for some help?
  5. Excuse me, could you help?
  6. How far is it from the church to the station?
  7. Is it far from the church to the station?
  8. It takes about 10 minutes by bus.
  9. It's a 10-minute walk.
  10. The church is within walking distance.
  11. What's the best way to the station?
  12. Where is the nearest bus stop?
  13. Where is the next bus stop?
  14. You can't miss it.
  15. Could you tell me how to get to the bank?
  16. Do you know where the museum is?
  17. We can’t find the subway station. Is it near here?
  18. Where can we find a park near here?
  19. How can I get to …?
  20. Where is the …?
  21. How far is the … from the …?
  22. Is there a … around here?
  23. Could you tell me how to get to …?
  24. How do I find …?
  25. Pardon me, I’m lost. how do I get to …?
  26. Which is the best way to …?
  27. Could you direct me to …?
  28. Which way do I go to get to …?
  29. Are we on the right road to the city center?
  30. Is this the right way to the mall?
  31. What’s the best way to get to the airport?
  32. What’s the best way to …?
  33. Excuse me, do you know where the … is?
  34. Is this the right way for …?
  35. Excuse me sir. Is there a bank around here?
  36. Can you give me directions to the petrol station?
  37. Is there a bank near here?
  38. Excuse me, where is the School?
  39. Excuse me! Could you tell me where the nearest bank is, please?
  40. Is it far from here?
  41. Thank you very much.
  42. How do I get to …?
  43. Could you tell me the best way to get to …?
  44. Where exactly am I?
  45. What is the quickest way to get to …?
  46. Where is …?
  47. Excuse me. How do I get to (the railway station) please?
  48. Excuse me. Where’s the nearest (post office) please?
  49. Excuse me. I’m looking for the Number 6 bus stop.
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