Road Trip Games to Play in the Car (+ Free Printable Road Trip Games)

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The license plate game, road sign bingo, mad libs on the road, and more! Fun road trip games are necessary for long car rides. Games to play in the car are a great distraction for kids, adults, and passengers of all ages to pass the time in between chomping on roadside hamburgers, motel overnight stays, hiking National Parks and seeking out world’s largest roadside attractions.

Browse our recommendations for fun car games to play on your next road trip and find free printable road trip games for adults and kids below.

Road Trip Games to Play in the Car with Family or Friends

Road Trip Bingo Car Game

Road Sign Bingo is a truly classic road trip car game! There are so many variations of this car ride bingo game. You can play classic BINGO and see who gets a line horizontally, vertically, or diagonally first. Or for longer drives you can see who can spot signs the quickest and fill up their entire card first!

Free Printable Road Trip Bingo Cards

Get your free printable road trip bingo cards here! There are four different cards to print. Just print them off, distribute to passengers, and have them look for the road signs as you drive! Click on the thumbnails below to download the four different Road Sign Bingo cards.

Each card will open in a separate window as PDFs.

Download Road Sign Bingo - Card 1
Download Road Sign Bingo - Card 2
Download Road Sign Bingo - Card 3
Download Road Sign Bingo - Card 4

More Car Bingo Cards for Adults and Kids

Don’t have a printer, don’t want to do it yourself, or just want car ride games that will last for car trip after car trip? Check out these ready-made car bingo games for adults and kids.

License Plate Game

Watch out your window and try to spot as many different state license plates as you can with a license plate game! Who will spot the most states? Will anyone spot the most rare and coveted states like Hawaii or Alaska? Test your eyes and luck while on the road!

License Plate Game Free Printable PDF

See who can spot them all (or at least the most) first! Print this free printable license plate game sheet that lists all 50 states (plus Washington D.C.) and check them off as you see them. Remember, only one person can claim each plate, so think fast!

Click on the thumbnail to download the License Plate Game card.
It will open in a separate window as a PDF.

License Plate Game

More License Plate Game Sets

Don’t have a printer, don’t want to do it yourself, or just want fun games to play in the car that will last for car trip after car trip? Check out these ready-made License Plate Game sets.

Highway Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Road trip scavenger hunts are a fun way to keep everyone in the car engaged! Print off a list of things to see on a road trip, have everyone in the car keep a copy and keep their eyes peeled. Award points for who sees the most scavenger hunt items and who sees what first.

Free Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable PDF

Be on the lookout for some iconic road trip sites. See who can spot them all and who can see them first!

Click on the thumbnail to download the road trip scavenger hunt game card.
It will open in a separate window as a PDF.

Free Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Free Printable Game Sheet

More Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Game Sets

Don’t have a printer? Check out these ready-made Road Trip Scavenger Hunt games.

Hey Cow! Road Trip Game

Hey Cow may be a new one to you, but it is tons of fun!

Here’s the premise: Each time you see a pack of cows while driving, take turns. One person will open the window and yell “Heeeeey Co-ow!” loud enough so the cows can hear. For every cow that turns around, you get one point!

OK, so it may sound a little ridiculous. And there may be some debate as you count up your points. But , when it comes to road trip games for adults or kids, it’s definitely a fun one to play!

Click on the thumbnail to download the Hey Cow! instruction sheet.
It will open in a separate window as a PDF.

Hey Cow! - Road Trip Car Games! Free downloadable sheets.

Road Trip Mad Libs

Road Trip Mad Libs is a classic road trip favorite. Every page of this road trip game contains fill-in the blank stories and no one knows where they will go until passengers shout out their verbs, adjectives, and nouns. For an extra fun time be sure to get a travel or road trip themed game (like Mad Libs on the Road)!

I Spy Road Trip Game

“I spy with my little eye, something yellow.” I Spy is a fun road trip game to keep kids entertained on a long car ride. The rules are simple: taking turns, one person “spies” something and describes it using a very simple idea. Something like “I spy something red” or “I spy something that starts with the letter C.” Then others in the car take turns trying to guess what it is until someone guesses correctly.

When playing I Spy on a road trip make sure to pick things that are always in view. A billboard that zooms by on the highway isn’t ideal. Pick things in the horizon or things in the car, or play at pit stops.

Car Game Questions and Answers

Fun for all ages, road trip questions and answers is one of the best road trip car games to play in the car. Write a bunch of questions on pieces of paper or index cards, and take turns picking questions then everyone in the car has to share their answer! For extra fun make sure all the questions are travel related!

Having trouble thinking up questions on your own? Check out our list of the best road trip questions to ask in the car, or pick up a deck of pre-written questions like the Shotgun! – The Hilarious Family Card Game for Road Trips gamedeck!

Would You Rather?

Would you rather is a great game to play on a road trip. Basically, you come up with two different scenarios and have other passengers choose which they’d rather do.

For kids, it’s a fun game full of funny or gross scenarios. Think, would you rather be friends with Superman or Spiderman? Or would you rather eat a cockroach or a fly?

It’s also a fun road trip game for adults, though in that case the questions might skew a little racier.

Having trouble thinking up would you rather scenarios on your own? Pick up a book of questions like the Would You Rather Challenge Game Vacation Edition!

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Road trip car games that will keep your passengers or kids occupied in the car on your next road trip or long car drive. Ideas like road sign bingo, License Plate Game, I Spy, conversation starters, questions and answers, and more. Free printables & suggestions for car-friendly games the whole family can enjoy. Easy road trip games for adults, teens, couples, and kids. 
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Road trip car games that will keep your passengers or kids occupied in the car on your next road trip or long car drive. Ideas like road sign bingo, License Plate Game, I Spy, conversation starters, questions and answers, and more. Free printables & suggestions for car-friendly games the whole family can enjoy. Easy road trip games for adults, teens, couples, and kids.

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