This article is about passengers in commercial transportation; for other uses see Passenger (disambiguation) 40x40px Look up passenger in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A passenger is a person who travels in a vehicle but bears little or no responsibility for the tasks required for that vehicle to arrive at its destination or otherwise operate the vehicle. Passengers are people who ride on buses, passenger trains, airliners, ships, ferryboats, and other methods of transportation.