travel The Best Songs About Traveling  

Originally by
2.9k votes 523 voters 4.4k views 128 items Follow Embed

List Rules Songs with

Successful musicians spend a lot of time on the road, so it's only natural that they write songs about their constant moving and experiences away from home. This is a ranked list of all songs about traveling, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "travel" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about traveling the world as a subject or theme. A few of these tracks are about modes of transportation, while others are simply about traveling, whether it's a cruise on the ocean or a hike across the country.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the traveling songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. 
list ordered by

1
+ - 290 102
Ranker Video v
Take Me There Jackie Evancho

The Best Country Songs About Traveling The Worst Bands of All Time

2
+ - 16 11
Ranker Video v
Leaving on a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

3
+ - 10 6
Ranker Video v
Keep on Chooglin' Creedence Clearwater Revival

4
+ - 11 6
Ranker Video v
She's Leaving Home The Beatles

5
+ - 18 16
Ranker Video v
Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf

6
+ - 15 12
Ranker Video v
Smoke on the Water Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

7
+ - 22 20
Ranker Video v

8
+ - 12 9
Ranker Video v
Slow Ride Foghat

9
+ - 21 19
Ranker Video v

10
+ - 38 38
Ranker Video v
Highway Star Deep Purple

11
+ - 20 18
Ranker Video v
Goin' Mobile The Who

12
+ - 11 8
Ranker Video v
Roll on Down the Highway Bachman–Turner Overdrive

13
+ - 11 8
Ranker Video v
Magic Bus The Who

14
+ - 19 17
Ranker Video v

15
+ - 20 19
Ranker Video v
Ramble On Led Zeppelin

The Best Countries to Travel To The Worst Albums by Great Bands

16
+ - 10 7
Bus Stop - HOLLIES is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Traveling

17
+ - 10 7
Ranker Video v
Run to the Hills Iron Maiden

18
+ - 18 16
Dream On is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Traveling
Dream On Aerosmith

19
+ - 26 25
Ranker Video v
Homeward Bound Simon and Garfunkel

20
+ - 12 8
Ranker Video v

21
+ - 11 7
Going Up the Country is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Traveling
Going Up the Country Canned Heat

22
+ - 16 14
We Gotta Get Out of This Place... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Traveling

23
+ - 16 14
Ranker Video v
Call Me the Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd

24
+ - 24 23
Ranker Video v
I Drove All Night Roy Orbison

25
+ - 25 25
Immigrant Song is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Traveling
Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin

26
+ - 23 22
Ranker Video v
Take It Easy Eagles

27
+ - 14 12
Ranker Video v
Hit the Road Jack Ray Charles

28
+ - 38 37
Ranker Video v
Ventura Highway America

29
+ - 19 18
Ranker Video v

The Best US Cities for Live Music Fun Jobs That Pay Well

30
+ - 3 0
Ranker Video v

31
+ - 4 0
Roam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Traveling
Roam The B-52's

32
+ - 15 14
Ranker Video v
The Passenger Iggy Pop

33
+ - 8 6
Ranker Video v
Night Moves Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

34
+ - 7 5
Ranker Video v
Radar Love Golden Earring

35
+ - 9 6
Ranker Video v

36
+ - 12 11
Ranker Video v

37
+ - 15 13
Ranker Video v
Sound and Vision David Bowie

38
+ - 17 18
Ranker Video v
On the Road Again Willie Nelson

39
+ - 9 8
Ranker Video v
I Can't Drive 55 Sammy Hagar

40
+ - 11 9
On the Road Again - Canned Hea... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Traveling

41
+ - 18 17
Ranker Video v
Graceland Paul Simon

42
+ - 6 5
Ranker Video v
Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers

43
+ - 5 4
Ranker Video v
Fly Me to the Moon Tony Bennett

The Best Countries to Meet Women The Greatest Former Child Stars

44
+ - 5 4
Ranker Video v
Under My Wheels Alice Cooper

45
+ - 18 20
Goodby Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Traveling

46
+ - 9 9
Ranker Video v

47
+ - 36 42
Ranker Video v
Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra

48
+ - 6 6
Ranker Video v
The Last Mile Cinderella

49
+ - 7 8
King of the Road Roger Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Traveling

50
+ - 5 5
Ranker Video v
Drivin' My Life Away Eddie Rabbitt