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Everything about the French sentence "Bon voyage"

You are in the right place to find out all the things you need to know about the basic sentence "Bon voyage". To be more specific, this includes a detailed explanation of what it is and how to use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. Along with the useful things we sprinkled like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio, synonyms and more!

French to English translation

  • Translation : Have a nice trip

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Audio pronunciation



  • IPA : / bɔ̃ vwajaʒ /

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What does bon voyage mean?


It literally means:

It means "Have a good trip" or "Have a nice trip". We use it when saying goodbye to someone (or a group of people) leaving for a trip, to wish a safe and nice time during the trip.

Cool thing: "bon voyage" is also used in English with the exact same meaning.

How to use

When you want to wish a safe and good trip to someone or a group of people, you can simply add "Bon voyage". 

If you want to make a sentence out of it, you can say: "Fais bon voyage" (Have a nice/good trip). And for a formal version, use instead: "Je vous souhaite un bon voyage → I wish you a good/nice trip"

If the trip involves driving on the road, you can use "Bonne route → Have a nice (trip on the) road". And if it's a flight: "Bon vol → Have a good/nice flight".

Finally, if the trip is about going home, you can also use "Bon retour → Have a good/nice journey home".

Fun stuff

A little trick, if you add "bon(ne)" before a noun, it will mean: "enjoy *noun*" or "have a nice/good *noun*".

Few examples:


Example in a dialogue with French audio


Allez, on y va !

Come on, let's go!

Ça marche ! Bon voyage !

All right! Have a nice trip

Merci ! À plus tard !

Thanks! See you later!

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