Entertainment Options For Car Passengers on Long Trips

A long trip as a driver can be frustrating, but besides listening to something on the radio or chatting, there’s not much that can make it more interesting. Some people enjoy driving anyway, which means it is not necessarily a big deal for them. For passengers, there are a few more options. 

In this guide, we’re going through a few of the different options for passengers who are on long trips, whether they’re in a car, or on a form of public transport such as a plane, train, or bus.

Slot Games at Online Casinos

This depends on whether or not you have an internet connection, of course. If you are on a long trip in a car your connection might not be the most reliable. 

Buses and trains may have their own internet connections that passengers can connect to. If this is an option, then so are slot games. There are a lot of different casinos, which operate all over the world. Always check the local laws and restrictions before you log into an online casino.

Slot games are always improving, too, and there are thousands on the market today. Some casino brands have in excess of 2,000 different slot games available to play. There are also more than one million physical slot machines around the world, according to a study by Statista.

One of the more recent developments to help players enjoy more security and anonymity while they play is crypto’s adoption in casinos. As well as existing casinos embracing crypto as one of many payment methods, there are specific crypto slots casinos with a range of quality games on the market. 

Players can log into these casinos on the go, and usually just need a device connected to the internet. Of course, there are other types of games that are popular for playing on-the-go including table games, but slot games are some of the simplest to get to grips with. They don’t require a lot of effort or focus, so they are an option while travelling.

Of course, players need to connect to a secure casino and they need to be of age. Check the restrictions for casinos before logging in and playing on the go.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

There aren’t many better ways to pass the time on a trip than an engaging book or podcast, especially if it has been recorded well. Using Carplay, Apple’s Podcasts app is an option to find and listen to podcasts, but there are many other apps for podcasts too. There are more than 5 million podcasts out there and over 70 million episodes, which means there is something for everyone.

Top podcast subjects include comedy and true crime, but even if you have a niche interest there is a good chance you will find an option for you. 

The same can be said of audiobooks. There are a lot of different options on sites like Audible, and even a strong selection of free audiobooks that can be listened to on YouTube. While reading in a moving vehicle might cause nausea, listening to audiobooks won’t have this effect, making it a better choice than a physical book or e-reader. 

Audiobooks and podcasts can also be downloaded before you travel and stored on your device. This means that if you are going on a journey where there is not likely to be a consistent internet signal or data, you can still listen. Passengers who think ahead can ensure this doesn’t get in the way of listening to their favourite comedy podcast.

If you’ve got a podcast you want to listen to and you’re on public transport then you can always use headphones to listen in private. Carplay is not the only option for loading and listening to podcasts, of course.

Talk and Play Car Games

What did people do before the internet? Well, there were certainly fewer choices when travelling. 

If you’re traveling with a group of friends or family then you might find that conversation flows, but on a long trip, you might run out of things to chat about.

There are a lot of games that involve talking while you’re travelling, such as 20 questions, where people have to think of a person or item and the other person gets 20 yes or no questions to narrow down what it could be. There are lots of potential games that can be played to help keep everyone entertained on a road trip. 

Those who have kids will definitely be aware of the value of games, which can help to keep them from asking how long the journey will take every few seconds.


These are just a few examples of the different options that passengers on long trips might choose in order to try and stay entertained. Carplay has definitely proved to be very useful for entertainment as well as convenience when driving, but there are other options, in-car entertainment centres, and methods to stay amused while travelling. 

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