In the dictionary

go on a trip (=go somewhere and come back)

I’ve been on a coach trip to France.

take a trip (=go somewhere for pleasure)

Take a trip on the Santa Fe railway or cruise on a Mississippi paddle boat.

make a trip (=go somewhere, and perhaps come back)

I couldn’t see him making the long trip to Minneapolis alone.

I don't understand what they mean.

Could you explain it more clearly?

  • How more clearly can it be explained? Aug 23, 2017 at 9:25

1 Answer 1


Generally they are interchangeable.

  • "take a trip" is the most common/casual way of saying it.
  • Some in UK like to use "go on a trip" which is quite rarely used in US.
  • "make a trip" is mostly about emphasising the destination and also often used to speak about preparations and planning.

English, as any other language, has several ways to express thoughts.

P.S. Between is preferred when we talk about a relationship of difference, no matter how many people or things are involved. So the correct title for your questions should have better been "What are the differences between “go on a trip”, “take a trip”, & “make a trip”?"

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