Emoji Glossary

Travel and Places Emoji Meanings 🚗

Oh, the places we go. Travel and Places emojis are extremely popular with wanderers and homebodies alike. Social media is a great place to showcase the types of traveling you’re doing, the places you’re seeing and even the transportation you’re using, so of course, this set of emojis is abundant in almost every caption. With their prevalence, it’s more important than ever to know exactly what they mean.  

To make things an adventure, we’ve broken up the main travel and places emojis into these three different categories: 

  • Transportation emoji meanings
  • Transportation-related emoji meanings
  • Places, landmarks and travel emoji meanings

Transportation Emoji Meanings 

Emoji: 🚗🚘
Name:
Car/oncoming car emoji
Meaning:
The car emoji is most commonly used in reference to anything related to cars, driving, road trips and can be used to portray that you’re ‘on the way’.

Emoji: 🚕🚖
Name:
Taxi/oncoming taxi emoji
Meaning:
The taxi emoji is used when someone is waiting for a taxi, or in a taxi or can even indicate that someone is stuck in traffic. 

Emoji: 🚙
Name:
Sport utility vehicle emoji
Meaning:
The sport utility vehicle emoji is commonly used to represent a regular car, driving and anything else related to vehicles. 

Emoji: 🚌🚍
Name:
Bus/oncoming bus emoji 
Meaning:
The bus emoji is usually used to show that you are on the bus or you are on your way to somewhere on a bus. 

Emoji: 🚎
Name:
Trolley bus emoji
Meaning:
The trolleybus emoji is representative of public transportation, big cities and environmentally friendly travel. 

Emoji: 🏎
Name:
Race car emoji
Meaning:
The race car emoji is mainly used when talking about Formula 1, fast cars and speeding. It can also be used to show you are in a hurry or rush. 

Emoji: 🚓🚔
Name:
Police car/oncoming police car emoji
Meaning:
The police car emoji represents police and intense situations where a police car may be present. It can also be used when someone wants to act like an authority. 

Emoji: 🚑
Name:
Ambulance emoji
Meaning:
The ambulance emoji is reserved for situations related to injuries or emergencies where an ambulance is necessary. 

Emoji: 🚒
Name:
Fire engine emoji
Meaning:
The fire engine emoji can be used to reference fire or emergency situations, but also demonstrate that something is exciting or ‘lit’. 

Emoji: 🚐
Name:
Minibus emoji
Meaning:
The minibus emoji is used for situations where you are on a smaller sized bus that can only hold a limited amount of passengers. 

Emoji: 🛻
Name:
Pickup truck emoji
Meaning:
The pickup truck emoji is popular to use in reference to trucks, transportation in general and the country or country music. 

Emoji: 🚚
Name:
Delivery truck emoji
Meaning:
The delivery truck emoji is often used in situations where you are talking about a delivery that you are dropping off or picking up. 

Emoji: 🚛
Name:
Articulated lorry emoji
Meaning:
The articulated lorry emoji depicts a tractor and trailer and is used in reference to hauling different types of stock and products. 

Emoji: 🚜
Name:
Tractor emoji
Meaning:
The tractor emoji is representative of farming, agriculture, the mid-western country and hard work.

Emoji: 🛴🛵
Name:
Scooter/motor scooter emoji
Meaning:
The scooter emoji depicts a scooter and is usually used in relation to children's activities or when talking about using a scooter.

Emoji: 🚲
Name:
Bicycle emoji
Meaning:
The bicycle emoji is popular to use when talking about biking and any other fun outdoor activities. 

Emoji: 🏍
Name:
Motorcycle emoji
Meaning:
The motorcycle emoji is popular when talking about racing and speeding and is commonly linked to the brand Harley Davidson. 

Emoji: 🛺
Name:
Auto rickshaw emoji
Meaning:
The rickshaw emoji represents one of the major forms of transportation in India, the tuk-tuk. It can be used when referring to one literally or someone driving in general.

Emoji: 🚡
Name:
Aerial tramway emoji
Meaning:
The aerial tramway emoji is used when talking about aerial transportation and transit and can also be used when talking about skiing or a fear of heights. 

Emoji: 🚠
Name:
Mountain cableway emoji
Meaning:
The mountain cableway emoji depicts a type of transportation meant to help people travel to a higher destination. 

Emoji: 🚟
Name:
Suspension railway emoji
Meaning:
The suspension railway emoji is most commonly used to represent efficient travel and transportation that takes place above a city. 

Emoji: 🚃
Name:
Railway car emoji
Meaning:
The railway car emoji represents a train car and carriage and refers to travel by train in general. 

Emoji: 🚋
Name:
Tram car emoji
Meaning:
The tram car emoji represents a single tram car and is used when talking about transportation or travel by tram. 

Emoji: 🚞
Name:
Mountain Railway emoji
Meaning:
The mountain railway emoji can be used when using this specific type of transportation to illustrate steep or scenic terrain. 

Emoji: 🚝
Name:
Monorail emoji
Meaning:
The monorail emoji is similar to a train and is often used in reference to theme parks and tourist destinations. 

Emoji: 🚄🚅
Name:
High-speed train/with bullet nose emoji
Meaning:
The high-speed train emoji is used when talking about traveling on high-speed trains or if you want to portray moving fast or fast movement. 

Emoji: 🚈
Name:
Light rail emoji
Meaning:
The light rail emoji represents another type of public transportation that runs on a track. It can indicate that you are on the light rail. 

Emoji: 🚂🚆
Name:
Steam locomotive/train emoji
Meaning:
The steam locomotive or train emoji represents a classic train and is used when talking about trains in general and ‘chugging along’. 

Emoji: 🚇
Name:
Subway train emoji
Meaning:
The subway train emoji is mainly used when referring to the popular underground transit system and can be used to show that you are on the subway or on your way. 

Emoji: 🚊
Name:
Tram emoji
Meaning:
The tram emoji is perfect for representing short or medium term-length journeys and public transport on rails. 

Emoji: 🚉
Name:
Station emoji
Meaning:
The station emoji simply represents a train station or railway terminal station and can be used to signify that that is where you are. 

Emoji: 🛩
Name:
Airplane emoji
Meaning:
The airplane emoji is one of the most popular transportation emojis and is used anytime someone is talking about traveling on a plane or vacation. 

Emoji: 🛫🛬
Name:
Airplane taking off/landing emoji
Meaning:
The airplane taking off and airplane landing emojis are both commonly used to signal where you are when talking about a flight that is either taking off or landing. 

Emoji: 🚀
Name:
Rocket emoji
Meaning:
The rocket emoji is used when referencing space and NASA but can also be used when saying something is ‘taking off’ or doing well. 

Emoji: 🛸
Name:
UFO emoji
Meaning:
The UFO emoji refers to anything related to space, aliens, the galaxy or unidentified floating objects. 

Emoji: 🚁
Name:
Helicopter emoji
Meaning:
The helicopter emoji is used in reference to air transportation, air travel, emergency services and search and rescue. 

Emoji: 🛶
Name:
Canoe emoji
Meaning:
The canoe emoji symbolizes the most popular outdoor activities like camping, fishing and exploring the outdoors. 

Emoji: ⛵️
Name:
Sailboat emoji
Meaning:
The sailboat emoji typically represents the hobby of sailing or boating and can also refer to going on a journey or an adventure. 

Emoji: 🚤🛥
Name:
Speedboat/Motorboat emoji
Meaning:
The speedboat and motorboat emojis are popular in the summer and are related to speed, power, excitement and fun. 

Emoji: 🛳
Name:
Passenger ship emoji
Meaning:
The passenger ship emoji is most commonly used when talking about cruise ships, cruises or wanting to go on a cruise. 

Emoji:
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Ferry emoji
Meaning:
The ferry emoji is mainly meant to represent transportation, travel and commuting across a shorter body of water. 

Emoji: 🚢
Name:
Ship emoji
Meaning:
The ship emoji is representative of all things related to ships, boats and water-related transportation. 

Transportation-Related Emoji Meanings

Emoji: 🦯
Name:
White cane emoji
Meaning:
The white cane emoji represents a tool used by people who are blind or visually impaired. 

Emoji: 🦽
Name:
Manual wheelchair emoji
Meaning:
The manual wheelchair emoji is used to show people who are unable to walk or stand and use a manual wheelchair. 

Emoji: 🦼
Name:
Motorized wheelchair emoji
Meaning:
The motorized wheelchair emoji is used to show people who are unable to walk or stand and use a motorized wheelchair. 

Emoji: 🩼
Name:
Crutch emoji
Meaning:
The crutch emoji is representative of support for mobility or someone who is recovering from an injury. Can also be used when someone is using something or someone as a crutch. 

Emoji: 🛞
Name:
Wheel emoji
Meaning:
The wheel emoji depicts a classic rubber wheel and can be used when talking about cars, tires and other vehicles. 

Emoji: 🚨
Name:
Police car’s light emoji
Meaning:
The police car light emoji is most commonly used when you have something urgent to say and are trying to get someones attention. 

Emoji: 💺
Name:
Seat emoji
Meaning:
The seat emoji shows what looks like an airplane seat but can be used to illustrate a chair or seat of any kind. 

Emoji: 🛰
Name:
Satellite emoji
Meaning:
The satellite emoji is representative of anything to do with space technology and communication. 

Emoji: 🛟
Name:
Ring buoy emoji
Meaning:
The ring buoy or life preserver emoji is mainly used when talking about water, boats or safety but can also refer to someone or something that saves or needs saving. 

Emoji: ⚓️
Name:
Anchor emoji
Meaning:
The anchor emoji usually stands for a sign of strength and stability but can also be used in reference to boats and water.  

Emoji: 🪝
Name:
Hook emoji
Meaning:
The hook emoji can be used to represent literal hooks you used to crochet or catch fish or metaphorically represent phrases like ‘hooking up’ or ‘getting hooked’. 

Emoji: ⛽️
Name:
Fuel pump emoji
Meaning:
The fuel pump emoji is used when talking about travel, transportation and overall energy usage or consumption. 

Emoji: 🚧
Name:
Construction sign emoji
Meaning:
The construction sign emoji is mainly used when discussing roadwork and construction. It can also indicate that something online is ‘under construction’.

Emoji: 🚦🚥
Name:
Vertical/horizontal traffic light emoji
Meaning:
Traffic light emojis are often used to indicate that you are stuck in traffic or running late. 

Emoji: 🚏
Name:
Bus stop emoji
Meaning:
The bus stop emoji can be used when waiting for the bus. It can also be used to show that you are waiting for other transport or going to be late.

Emoji: 🗺
Name:
World map emoji
Meaning:
The world map emoji covers the entire Earth’s surface and commonly represents maps, travel, exploration and geography. 

Emoji: 🛤
Name:
Railway track emoji
Meaning:
The railway track emoji is mostly used when talking about trains, riding a train or planning a trip on a train. 

Emoji: 🛣
Name:
Motorway emoji
Meaning:
The motorway emoji is used to represent traffic, transportation and travel. It may also be used when talking about road trips or commuting. 

Places, Landmarks and Travel Emoji Meanings

Emoji: 🗿
Name:
Easter Island statue emoji
Meaning:
The Easter Island statue emoji acts as a symbol of determination, spiritual strength, resilience and ‘standing your ground’.  

Emoji: 🗽
Name:
Statue of Liberty emoji
Meaning:
The Statue of Liberty emoji represents freedom, the United States and being in or talking about New York City. 

Emoji: 🗼
Name:
Tokyo Tower emoji
Meaning:
The Tokyo tower emoji is representative of one of the most iconic landmarks in Tokyo, Japan. 

Emoji: 🏰
Name:
European castle emoji
Meaning:
The European castle emoji is most often used to refer to royalty, historical sites, fairy tales and fantasy. 

Emoji: 🏯
Name:
Japanese castle emoji
Meaning:
The Japanese castle emoji represents traditional castles in Japan and is often used when discussing Japanese architecture.

Emoji: 🏟
Name:
Stadium emoji
Meaning:
The stadium emoji is most commonly used when discussing events that take place in a stadium like concerts and sporting events. 

Emoji: 🎡
Name:
Ferris wheel emoji
Meaning:
The Ferris wheel emoji depicts a popular carnival ride and is used when talking about fairs and other fun events. 

Emoji: 🎢
Name:
Roller coaster emoji
Meaning:
The roller coaster emoji can be used when talking about theme parks and carnivals and when talking about something that is a roller coaster of emotions or very up and down.

Emoji: 🎠
Name:
Carousel horse emoji
Meaning:
The carousel horse emoji is most popularly used in reference to carnivals, fairs, kids and entertainment. 

Emoji: ⛲️
Name:
Fountain emoji
Meaning:
The fountain emoji is most commonly used when talking about public spaces or parks with water fountains. It can also represent ‘water works’.

Emoji: ⛱🏖🏝
Name:
Beach umbrella/beach with umbrella/desert island emoji
Meaning:
The beach umbrella, beach with umbrella and desert island emojis are used when talking about vacations, sunny weather and going to the beach. 

Emoji: 🏜
Name:
Desert emoji
Meaning:
The desert emoji is most often used and associated with desert climates and places. It is also used when talking about really dry or hot weather. 

Emoji: 🌋
Name:
Volcano emoji
Meaning:
The volcano emoji symbolizes volcanic activity, eruptions, or natural forces in general. It can also be used when something is going to erupt or explode. 

Emoji: ⛰🏔🗻
Name:
Mountain/snow-capped mountain/Mount Fuji emoji
Meaning:
The mountain, snow-capped mountain and Mount Fuji emojis are used when talking about mountainous climates and the feeling of ‘climbing a mountain’. 

Emoji: 🏕⛺️
Name:
Camping/tent emoji
Meaning:
The camping and tent emojis are used when talking about going camping, nature, the great outdoors and to symbolize ‘camping out’.

Emoji: 🛖
Name:
Hut emoji
Meaning:
The hut emoji is meant to represent simple, rustic living and is often used when talking about outdoor activities and rural living. 

Emoji: 🏠🏡🏘🏚
Name:
House building/house with garden/group of houses/derelict house emoji
Meaning:
The house emojis show different states of housing and are most commonly used when talking about different housing situations and neighborhoods. 

Emoji: 🏗
Name:
Crane emoji
Meaning:
The crane emoji signifies construction and building and is used in any conversation about general construction and change. 

Emoji: 🏭
Name:
Factory emoji
Meaning:
The factory emoji is mainly used when talking about factory work, industrial complexes, hard work and business in general. 

Emoji: 🏢
Name:
Office building emoji
Meaning:
The office building emoji is representative of working in an office space and is often used when talking about going into or working at the office. 

Emoji: 🏬
Name:
Department store emoji
Meaning:
The department store emoji is used when talking about both large and small retail stores that sell anything from clothing to home goods. 

Emoji: 🏣
Name:
Japanese post office emoji
Meaning:
The Japanese post office emoji depicts a building with the Japanese symbol for mail and is used in conversations relating to sending or receiving mail from Japan. 

Emoji: 🏤
Name:
European post office emoji
Meaning:
The European post office emoji is used when talking about buying stamps, sending mail and anything else related to the post office.  

Emoji: 🏥
Name:
Hospital emoji
Meaning:
The hospital emoji is most commonly used when talking about healthcare, the healthcare system or needing to go to the hospital. 

Emoji: 🏦
Name:
Bank emoji
Meaning:
The bank emoji is typically used when talking about going to the bank, having or making money and when money is a part of the conversation. 

Emoji: 🏨
Name:
Hotel emoji
Meaning:
The hotel emoji is most commonly associated with travel, staying overnight or booking a place to stay. 

Emoji: 🏪
Name:
Convenience store emoji
Meaning:
The convenience store emoji represents stores that are open 24/7 and often offer interesting snacks and drinks. 

Emoji: 🏫
Name:
School emoji
Meaning:
The school emoji is used when talking about all things education, schools, students and teachers. 

Emoji: 🏩
Name:
Love Hotel emoji
Meaning:
The love hotel emoji is an elevated hotel emoji that represents love, lust, intimacy and romance. It’s a more romantic setting than a regular hotel. 

Emoji: 💒
Name:
Wedding emoji
Meaning:
The wedding emoji depicts a pink church and is almost always used when talking about weddings, love and elopements. 

Emoji: 🏛
Name:
Classical building emoji
Meaning:
The classical building emoji is most often used when talking about architecture, museums, courthouses or other government buildings. 

Emoji: ⛪️
Name:
Church emoji
Meaning:
The church emoji is used to represent a Christian religious building and is used when talking about things that require you to go to church. 

Emoji: 🕌
Name
: Mosque emoji
Meaning:
The Mosque emoji represents a Muslim house of worship and is used in conversations related to religious observations and Ramadan. 

Emoji: 🕍
Name:
Synagogue emoji
Meaning:
The synagogue emoji is most commonly used when talking about followers of Judaism and places where they pray and gather. 

Emoji: 🛕
Name
: Hindu temple emoji
Meaning:
The Hindu template emoji represents religious buildings, shrines and centres of worship where people and gods can come together. 

Emoji: 🕋
Name:
Kaaba emoji
Meaning:
The Kaaba emoji represents and is used when talking about the most sacred pilgrimage site by followers of Islam. 

Emoji:
Name:
Shinto Shrine emoji
Meaning:
The Shinto Shrine emoji portrays the icon that is used on maps to show the location of a Shinto Shrine in Japan.

Emoji: 🗾
Name:
Silhouette of Japan emoji
Meaning:
The silhouette or map of Japan emoji is used when talking about anything related to Japan, whether it be travel or culture. 

Emoji: 🎑
Name:
Moon viewing ceremony emoji
Meaning:
The moon viewing ceremony emoji is used when talking about or during the time of the Moon Viewing Ceremony in Japan in celebration of the full moon. 

Emoji: 🏞
Name:
National park emoji
Meaning:
The national park emoji is perfect to use when talking about parks, traveling, hiking and other fun outdoorsy activities. 

Emoji: 🌅🌄
Name:
Sunrise/Over Mountains emoji
Meaning:
The sunrise and sunrise over mountain emojis represent the sun coming up in the morning and are typically used to represent morning, or a new beginning after a tough time. 

Emoji: 🌠
Name:
Shooting star emoji
Meaning:
The shooting star emoji is most commonly used in reference to nighttime, outer space and other exciting space-related phenomena. It can also be used in correlation with related pop culture. 

Emoji: 🎆🎇
Name:
Fireworks/sparkler emoji
Meaning:
The fireworks and sparkler emojis are popularly used during times when fireworks are present, such as the 4th of July, New Year's Eve and other exciting celebrations. 

Emoji: 🌇🌆🏙🌃
Name:
Sunset over buildings/cityscape at dusk/cityscape/night with stars emoji
Meaning:
The various cityscape emojis are used typically when talking about city life and the ‘big’ city. 

Emoji: 🌌
Name:
Milky Way emoji
Meaning:
The Milky Way emoji is used when talking about the galaxy, stars and the overall universe. 

Emoji: 🌉
Name:
Bridge at Night emoji
Meaning:
The bridge at night emoji is used when discussing picturesque or date-like scenarios and also when talking about pop culture. 

Emoji: 🌁
Name:
Bridge under fog emoji
Meaning:
The bridge under fog emoji is most typically used to represent San Francisco, the Bay Area and bridges in general. 

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