Prayers For Travel

In addition to being required to pray three times daily (normally five, but exceptions are made when traveling), Allah also requires Muslims to begin other prayers, or ​duas, to keep them safe as soon as they leave their cities or towns and begin their travels. Whether before or during their travels—and whether by airplane, car, boat or other transportation—Muslims ask Allah to protect them on their journeys and get them back home safely to their families. 

Prayers For Traveling

Here's are the list of some of those prayers:  

Leaving Your House 

Imam Baqir (A.S) always said this whenever he left his house: 

بِسْمِ اللهِ خَرَجْتُ وَ عَلَى اللهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ لاَ حَوْلَ وَ لاَ قُوَّةَ إِلّاَ بِاللهِ. 

I leave with the Name of Allah, and I trust in Allah, there is neither might nor strength but in Allah. 

Begining Of Travel

Imam Kazem (A.S) said to one of his followers: “O’ Sabbah! Whenever one of you decide to go on a trip, they should stand in front of their house in the direction of their trip and recite these surahs respectively to their front, right and left side: the surah Hamd, Falaq, Nas, Tawhid, and the Throne verse. Then, say: 

أَللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي وَ احْفَظْ مَا مَعِيَ وَسَلِّمْنِي وَ سَلِّمْ مَا مَعِيَ وَ بَلِّغْنِي وَبَلِّغْ مَا مَعِيَ بِبَلاَغِكَ الْحَسَنِ الْجَمِيلِ. 

O’ Lord! Protect me and whatever is with me, and keep me and whatever is with me safe, make me and whatever is with me reach our destination in the best way.  

Traveling Safe

For sure, God will protect him and whatever is with him, and safeguard him and whatever is with him and help them reach their destination. Have you not seen a person who stays safe but loses whatever he has with himself, and reaches his destination while whatever was with him never reaches their destination, and he stays safe while whatever was with him does not stay safe?! I said: Yes, May I be sacrificed for you. 

Getting on A Vehicle

Imam Sadiq (A.S) always said this at the time of getting on the animal (for riding): 

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هذَا وَ مَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ. 

Praise be to God, who tamed this (animal) for us while we did not have the power to domesticate it.
Then, he glorified God seven times, and praised Him seven times and then said: there is no god, but Allah, for seven times.