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Dreams Dreaming Dream Dreams Of Travel

Most people take pleasure in travelling. However when we travel in our dreams, we often encounter obstacles such as missing a flight or taking the wrong train. This may be disturbing and disappointing, but remember that these dreams are trying to help you work things out so you can reach your goals by creating solutions to problems you are facing.

Here are a few of the scenarios that might occur in a dream about travel:

Missing Your Connection
This dream can be very frustrating. You are hurrying to catch a plane, train, or boat and find that you just miss it. You may be travelling with a crowd and find that somehow, you become separated from the rest of the crowd and everyone else manages to catch the connection except for you. A dream such as this may reoccur several times throughout your life. What does it mean?

A dream of missing your connection often has to do with the amount of stress we suffer in our lives. Many of us have so much to do between work and family responsibilities that we leave little time for fun. Some of us structure our schedule right down to the last detail so we can fit everything in that we need to do. Living on a schedule as tight as this can lead to stress and that is what this dream is often trying to tell you. To help prevent it, change up your schedule a bit. Allow some time for yourself to do things that you enjoy. Be sure to incorporate other people into your tasks so you can take a breather every once in a while.

This dream can also occur if you are the type of person that tries to do too many things at the last minute without much preparation. It can be telling you that you need to develop a schedule so you will be at things on time and be prepared without dashing around frantically.

Getting on the Wrong Bus, Train, or Plane
In this dream, you actually are able to catch your mode of transportation, only to find out after it has taken off that you are headed the wrong way. You may feel disoriented and upset as you find yourself pulling further and further from where you actually need to be. In this dream, the mode of transportation may be an important decision. Your mind is exploring what you would feel like if you made the wrong decision.

This dream can also be representative of your life in general. Do you feel that you are going in the wrong direction with your life? Are you not accomplishing goals that you have set for yourself? If so, this dream can be telling you that you need to re-evaluate things and set a new path to reaching your goals.

Yet another interpretation of this dream of travel is that you have certain goals, but they may not be what others want for you. Are you starting a career of which your significant other or parents disapprove? This dream can be a manifestation of the stress caused by wanting to do what you want, yet wanting to please others in your life as well.

Disaster
This may be the worst of all travel dreams – you are on a plane and it crashes or you are on a boat that is shipwrecked. You may feel dazed and confused during this dream and wonder if it is a forewarning of a future event. More than likely, it is simply an assessment of your current situation. The mode of transportation in this dream often symbolises your progress in life. Do you feel detached from your career – as if you have done all you can in your current position? Perhaps you need to consider making changes in any areas in which you feel you are not growing.

Dreams of travel can be particularly upsetting or frustrating because so many of us love to travel. But, if you think about it, we travel through life and these dreams are just trying to help us find our way again to a healthy and prosperous path.

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1st night: Dreamed seeing my elderly parents, each one with a small suitcase, waiting to aboard (did not see the plane), to travel internationally. 2nd night: Dreamed seeing 2 sisters ready to travel internationally, waiting for transportation.A 3rd sister was behind them. 3rd night: Dreamed seeing myself ready to travel internationally, waiting for transportation. There waes not excitament, joy or conversation in any dream about the trip; just waiting. One family member was not included in the dreams. Could you please tell me the meaning? Thank you!
Han - 15-Nov-18 @ 2:56 AM
What does it mean when you have a dream about being on a train, and someone keeos taking your money,and then I punch them,then I fell asleep on the train,not only missing my destination but everyone else got off the train leaving me on it,with my real life teacher and my other teacher but I noticed that the teachers on the train with me, represented both things I loved to do in real life.One teacher represented my passion and what I was born to do,while my other teacher represented something I had been doing for a long time and I begain to get really good at this sport, and Ive been trying to quit because It doesnt make me happy like it did,and I thought doing basketball was just temporary,but the thing is that my coach says I have real potential and talent and that im one of the best,but I never thought Id be so good at it. PLEASE HELP!!!!
Mads - 4-Nov-18 @ 2:06 PM
I keep dreaming that I set up a cruise for myself only. Except I forget the date of departure until the day after the boat is set to leave. I then wonder if I can get my deposit back or set up a different departure date. Then the dream ends.
Dreama - 21-Oct-18 @ 6:18 PM
I dreamt of flying to lansarotty to meet a famous person who was my friend to a pool party it was going OK until everyone was turning on me for nothing police coming to arrest my friend and stop the party she said she'd help me get home but left me behind with no way of getting home being lost and alone eight weeks walk from the airport having no way of getting home and not being able to get any help from any body
Careful - 8-Oct-18 @ 12:00 AM
What does it means of my dream> in my dream I had caught the wrong plane and half way in my journey I had relies that I am on the wrong plane. I told the pilot and he turned the plane around and took the plane back to where I was and then I had to run to get my actual plane and I just about caught it.
Angel - 5-Oct-18 @ 1:38 PM
I dreamt of missing the time of the train. Just ten minutes ahead of the departure timeI find myself stuck in the house we live in, along with my son, who is seen as almost a baby. Driver says he is not permitted to take the car out & the driveway too is seen cluttered. In another dream, on a tour, my sistersays what I touched thinking a log was actually a big venomous snake. In another segment our father is seen sweeping & clearing a big place that , most likely,is our paternal house's one of the floors. Can you please make out anything out of them?I & my son are scheduled to take a trip in a few days.
Indu - 2-Oct-18 @ 12:55 AM
please can you interpret this dream below? I dreamt i got on a bus and realised I got off the stop to early. When i looked whereto go either ahead where the bus was going or another path which looked really bushy and didnt have a path. I decided to retrace my steps to see where i should of got off then i woke up.
Angel - 19-Aug-18 @ 4:28 PM
I dreamt i got on a bus and realised I got off the stop to early. When i looked whereto go either ahead where the bus was going or another path which looked really bushy and didnt have a path. I decided to retrace my steps to see where i should of got off then i woke up.
Angel - 19-Aug-18 @ 4:23 PM
Neha - Your Question:
Last night I had a dream of stepping in a flight with a friend who’s a staff. Then later she leaves and I am left behind chitchatting with passengers on a certain topic and then later I realise the flight is about to take off, the doors close and I feel I am heading off to a place with no money wallet anything and I had to go off to a different place. So just before the plane is up high , I break one window and jump out. I am currently off work and trying to change my field. However was not getting a breakthrough. Suddenly one day I got a call from my old employer that they want me to join back. I said yes but not convinced from within. I believe this dream is indicative though I am not sure. Please suggest.

Our Response:
Thank you for both giving the dream and the situation it may relate to. Much depends upon whether your dream is relating to the job you are in now, or the job you wish to take. Whatever situation it relates to, you feel trapped and will not stay in the situation for long. If it relates to the new job, then your dream means that you are being forced into a situation that you do not wish to be in, in other words it is not a situation made through personal choice. It seems your dream is telling you that as soon as you take this position, you will realise it is not the correct one and you may want to be out of it as quickly as possible. It is important to listen to your gut instincts. However, if you have no money and no back up you may find yourself in a tricky situation. The dream is a warning to think through this next move before making a decision, as you don't want to find yourself in a situation that you quickly want to escape from. The way you felt after making the leap is also an important clue as to your welfare (i.e if you decided you didn't like going back to your old employer). For instance, if you leapt into darkness then this is a warning that you have no backup and the situation could be tricky or depressing if you decide you don't like the new job. If you leapt out of the window and into clouds, sun and were flying, then this will obviously be more auspicious and that if you leave, you will go on to better things. It sounds as though it is time for you to have a good think.
AnalyseDreams - 2-Jul-18 @ 2:01 PM
Last night I had a dream of stepping in a flight with a friend who’s a staff. Then later she leaves and I am left behind chitchatting with passengers on a certain topic and then later I realise the flight is about to take off, the doors close and I feel I am heading off to a place with no money wallet anything and I had to go off to a different place. So just before the plane is up high , I break one window and jump out. I am currently off work and trying to change my field. However was not getting a breakthrough. Suddenly one day I got a call from my old employer that they want me to join back. I said yes but not convinced from within. I believe this dream is indicative though I am not sure. Please suggest.
Neha - 30-Jun-18 @ 8:16 AM
In my dream i saw i booking tatkal ticket for train there after i dont remember what happens but my mom become dead and people are managing some what and i am crying . Help me out
Mrinal - 25-Jun-18 @ 7:12 AM
Shilpa - Your Question:
I mostly dream of travelling either by huge ships or trains. And in all these, I am not knowing destination. I would take names of different places which I don't know in real life.But in dreams I often wonder whether they are destination or intermediate place. But whenever I travel, its sorrounded by astonishing nature scenes. If I am traveling by ship, then it would be large beautiful fishes within water and on train it would be bridges crossing beautiful rivers. In dream of trains, I would be either missing the train at source location or some intermediate station but would never get frightened, even if I have lost my resources in last train and take alternative train to reach destination. I m not excited even but I am calm and filled with hope that everything will be ok. In trains I would see different passengers talking a lot which I understand but I m not interested. But in ships, I always travel alone. But whenever I would know my destination is near or feel that I am about to know my destination, I feel more excited and little bit of nervous, but I would always wake up or the dream entirely changes. Till now, I haven't known my destination in dreams. I would be obliged if you help me to interprete all these.

Our Response:
Thank you for relaying how you felt in your dreams, which helps the general interpretation. Saying that you do not feel scared, but more excited if a bit nervous means that you have a lot of hope for your future, but that you also feel that adventures await you that you are looking forward to. To dream of travelling on a large ship or train means that you are willing to let life take you by the hand and take you to places abroad perhaps where you can build a new life or have adventures. The fact these places are beautiful is a nice omen, meaning that you are putting faith and trust in the world, that the world is beautiful and you are looking forward to either a nice time ahead or a big adventure. There doesn't have to be a destination, the destination can be vague because the dream is more to do with your state of mind, hopes and ambitions than anything as concrete as a specific place.
AnalyseDreams - 19-Feb-18 @ 2:15 PM
I mostly dream of travelling either by huge ships or trains. And in all these, I am not knowing destination. I would take names of different places which I don't know in real life.But in dreams I often wonder whether they are destination or intermediate place. But whenever I travel, its sorrounded by astonishing nature scenes. If I am traveling by ship, then it would be large beautiful fishes within water and on train it would be bridges crossing beautiful rivers. In dream of trains, I would be either missing the train at source location or some intermediate station but would never get frightened, even if I have lost my resources in last train and take alternative train to reach destination. I m not excited even but I am calm and filled with hope that everything will be ok. In trains I would see different passengers talking a lot which I understand but I m not interested. But in ships, I always travel alone. But whenever I would know my destination is near or feel that I am about to know my destination, I feel more excited and little bit of nervous, but I would always wake up or the dream entirely changes. Till now, I haven't known my destination in dreams. I would be obliged if you help me to interprete all these.
Shilpa - 19-Feb-18 @ 3:07 AM
@Nanc - Much depends upon how you felt in the dream, not the actual dream itself. Trying to analyse dreams is about trying to analyse your feelings. You don't say whether you were; scared, excited, confident or nervous, all of which would help.
AngieG - 6-Feb-18 @ 10:50 AM
For two nights I’ve dreamed I was in a foreign country. The first I saw the city and thought it’s like a big city in America, then I’m in a restaurant when a war breaks out with bullets breaking the windows and I’m hiding my son. Then I’m on a huge elephant that is trying to knock me off but I hold on tight (I even feel myself doing this) and he can’t get me off and I’m trying to convince the elephant to take me to find someone. Last night I dreamt I was in China and my cellphone accidently fell into my tour guides car. When my son did a find my iPhone we saw it was in Lot 12 and I kept telling an Asian woman it was in lot 12 asking her how to get there. What does this all mean?Thank you!!
Nanc - 5-Feb-18 @ 3:41 PM
Mickey - Your Question:
I am frantic at a friend's house with a friend's family. I thought I lost my $$ but someone put my cards wrapped in the $$ that was in my wallet. We all hurry go to the train station and get on the train. I feel relaxed. My friends (who no longer look like anyone I know) are asking me questions and I answer. One of my friends ask me a hard question they requires research. As I am looking it up people keep getting off the train at various stops. When I finally found the answer there is no one on the train and the train is going very fast and I do not know where I am. I feel as if I missed my stop so when the train does stop I get off. I walk into a supermarket and everyone there knows I am not from there. They are all very nice and helpful and give me directions - I have already had this dream 2x in a row.

Our Response:
This is quite a nice dream and you have explained how you were feeling at the time of the dream which always helps. It could read that your life is currently very busy. It may be a job situation (new job or position etc) and you feel slightly at a loss or slightly out of your depth, but there are people all around you that are willing to help you along. So, if you are feeling that life is slightly hectic in whatever area, fundamentally, all is OK. You have the back up you need and the people around you who are goint to help take you to where you need to be.
AnalyseDreams - 16-Oct-17 @ 12:07 PM
ila - Your Question:
In my dreams, I often see myself on a wrong train, along with my mother and holding a tiny baby ( mostly newborn) and huge luggage. we discuss with others how to reach our destination and struggles to manage the bags, and meanwhile, the baby grows a little and starts playing. I am a 50 years old homemaker, My mother is dead and I have a 28 years old daughter.Can you please tell me what these dreams indicate?

Our Response:
This sounds as though it is a family situation where you feel somewhere that you have taken the wrong path. This may be either a dream towards a nostalgic time in your life, or a dream where you may have struggled in some way or another with issues, but you may have had a sense of contentment being part of a close family. Much depends upon how you personally feel in the dream and your background situation. If you feel you miss your mother and your child as a child, then this is self-explanatory that you perhaps wish you were back there and don't want to be on the road that you are on (even if you struggled for a time in life) or you don't want your daughter to fly the nest. Or perhaps even though your daughter is now 28, she is still acting quite immature. This is a dream where you would need to self-analyse and place it in context with your current situation. Most dreams are part of our subconscious and it is difficult to analyse without knowing how the person currently feels in life, or how they felt within the dream. Then, it's like trying to put together a jigsaw without all the pieces.
AnalyseDreams - 16-Oct-17 @ 11:59 AM
Rob - Your Question:
I've had a few dreams involving transport over the years (mainly trains). Each of them take place in different locations that I've never been to. They all involve me getting lost or confused as to where I need to go. Last night I had a dream where I was at a train station I knew where I had to go, and I knew I needed to take 2 trains to where I was going. When I try to read a map showing which train to take, I couldn't make any sense of it. I would run around frantically trying to find the right train with no luck. Any ideas?

Our Response:
This dream is quite self-explanatory, meaning you have lost your focus of direction in some sense or other. Or you are confused about an issue and cannot find an answer. In dreams, much depends upon the public transport you are using. If, for example you are driving a vehicle, you are in control of that vehicle. How control you are of the vehicle means how control you feel over your life. If the vehicle is swerving all over the place, then the less control you have. If you are a confident driver, then your life is in order and you know where you are going. The fact you cannot read the map and cannot find your way to the place you need to be, means just that. You are feeling lost and can't see a way forward. Or you feel a loss of control over events that may be happening in one area of your life. The fact you cannot find the right train means that you cannot get off the starting blocks in some way and feel powerless with regards to a direction you are taking. Of course, please remember these dreams may be only temporary hiccups and can change overnight. It could be a project at work, of a family situation. But they can also act as a warning to get yourself into gear and try to rectify or put right a potentially precarious situation.
AnalyseDreams - 16-Oct-17 @ 11:40 AM
I am frantic at a friend's house with a friend's family.I thought I lost my $$ but someone put my cards wrapped in the $$ that was in my wallet.We all hurry go to the train station and get on the train. I feel relaxed.My friends (who no longer look like anyone I know) are asking me questions and I answer.One of my friends ask me a hard question they requires research.As I am looking it up people keep getting off the train at various stops.When I finally found the answer there is no one on the train and the train is going very fast and I do not know where I am.I feel as if I missed my stop so when the train does stop I get off.I walk into a supermarket and everyone there knows I am not from there.They are all very nice and helpful and give me directions - I have already had this dream 2x in a row.
Mickey - 15-Oct-17 @ 3:28 PM
I've had a few dreams involving transport over the years (mainly trains). Each of them take place in different locations that I've never been to. They all involve me getting lost or confused as to where I need to go. Last night I had a dream where I was at a train station I knew where I had to go, and I knew I needed to take 2 trains to where I was going. When I try to read a map showing which train to take, I couldn't make any sense of it. I would run around frantically trying to find the right train with no luck. Any ideas?
Rob - 15-Oct-17 @ 10:54 AM
In my dreams, i often see myself on a wrong train, along with my mother and holding a tiny baby ( mostly newborn) and huge luggage. we discuss with others how to reach our destination and struggles to manage the bags, and meanwhile, the baby grows a little and starts playing. I am a 50 years old homemaker, My mother is dead and i have a 28 years old daughter.Can you please tell me what these dreams indicate?
ila - 15-Oct-17 @ 4:36 AM
Ronnie - Your Question:
Two nights in a row I practically had the same dream of getting off a bus at the wrong stop. And although each night it was a different stop I got off at. Each stop I was filled with fear and trepidation. And it was very difficult to call my daughter and when I was able to do so I could never tell her where I was because I didn't know. The 1st dream the signs had only numbers on them. The 2nd dream I was at a strangers house and they wouldn't tell me the address and my cell wouldn't work and it was difficult for some reason to use their house phone. But when I finally reached my daughter, I couldn't tell her where was and I was really frantic, then I woke up. Please translate. My family and I are moving back to VA next year. And I'm getting married.

Our Response:
It sounds as though you may have some worries or concerns involving your daughter currently (or your relationship with your daughter) which are out of your control. Has your relationship been fragmented in any way? Do you feel as though you're are unable to communicate with her, or unable to give her what she needs? These dreams are obviously due to some sort of nervousness you are feeling in which you perhaps think you are unable to protect her in some way. The fact you were travelling by bus means you are lacking some kind of control regarding decisions in your life and feel as though you are being carried along. The dream does not mean you will be separated from your daughter - it is just minor subconscious worries over a particular situation that means you fear you may not be as close to your daughter and/or that your close relationship with her is under possible threat.
AnalyseDreams - 2-Oct-17 @ 11:23 AM
Two nights in a row I practically had the same dream of getting off a bus at the wrong stop. And although each night it was a different stop I got off at. Each stop I was filled with fear and trepidation. And it was very difficult to call my daughter and when I was able to do so I could never tell her where I was because I didn't know. The 1st dream the signs had only numbers on them. The 2nd dream I was at a strangers house and they wouldn't tell me the address and my cell wouldn't work and it was difficult for some reason to use their house phone. But when I finally reached my daughter, I couldn't tell her where was andI was really frantic, then I woke up. Please translate. My family and I are moving back to VA next year. And I'm getting married.
Ronnie - 1-Oct-17 @ 1:59 PM
@Joey - driving a vehicle means how control you are of your life. Sounds like you are in pursuit of something in life that keeps evading you (all the different doors) and you are not sure of which route to take, or you are racked with confusion regarding your true path. The fact you got your bike back in the dream is positive - it means you haven't lost control completely. You need to get back on and find the right door for you ;) Jase.
JGF81 - 14-Mar-17 @ 9:55 AM
I was riding a borrowed blue motorbike in pursuit of a person.I had to go through a narrow street and ended up in a road with GI sheet doors.To proceed further, I had to open the door.I got off the motorcycle and opened the door.This led to another short road with a door at the end of the road.I briefly surveyed the road.When I went back to the door, the motorcycle I was riding was gone.I searched for the motorcycle and I was faced with 3 or 4 other doors.After going selecting a door, I ended up in a chop shop ran by an elderly lady.I saw part of the motorcycle and I asked her to return it to me because I was in pursuit of somebody and he or she was escaping.After reasoning out, she told her workers to return the motorcycle back to me.
Joey - 13-Mar-17 @ 5:05 AM
I had a dream last night that I was on the plane and originally I thought I had gotten on the plane to go to Florida however I was on the plane going to the Bahamas. I didn't realize this until we landed and I was so distraught to be in the wrong place. They told me there wouldn't be another plane going back to Florida for three days and I had absolutely no money on me. No credit cards, no cash, nothing. I would have to book a room for over $3000 just to stay for those three days and I was soo distraught I couldn't understand how I got on the wrong plane. My life goal is to become an actress and since I'm done with school I want to focus on that. I went to school to be a teacher where I graduated with my bachelors and Masters. But I'm currently not working and I have depleted all of my savings account so I have nothing to my name. As it makes me so incredibly happy to be pursuing my acting career I'm so worried because I'm not working and I have no money. I'm stressed out because of this. Do you think there's any relation with my situation to my dream?
Sam - 20-Jan-14 @ 3:58 PM
@J-J I don't think it's telling you to do anything specific. Sometimes dreams man ifest as a form of wish fulfillment, and this one seems to reflect your desi re to explore your options
dibon - 13-Sep-12 @ 2:34 PM
What does it mean if I want to leave my job, as I am not satisfied and spoke to my boss about it. He is trying and promising that he will give me more work and money, the main issue.. Anyway.. I want to go.. I had a dream last night that I was on a train, travelling to my destination (it was London, but I live in Italy, I used to live in UK) only to find out that I was on the wrong train, I went to other part of UK, east of London, butwhen I found out, I didnt mind, I told myself I will get off when I arrive, maybe have a look around the town and take the next train back to London. What does it mean? Leave or not my job? Am I doing the right decision as reading about being on the train, I feel like I am taking the wrond decision, should stay where I work now.. But I do not see it promissing.. Please help!!!!!
J-J - 31-Aug-12 @ 3:43 PM
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