Help your users find their way

Return multi-part directions for a series of waypoints. Directions for several modes of transportation are available.

Modes of Transport

Plan routes using driving, walking, cycling, or transit.


Plan a route through a series of up to 23 locations.

Travel Time

Estimate travel time based on historical and current traffic conditions.

Demos and sample code

Quick start steps

Visit our Developers Console where you can create a project, activate the Google Maps Directions API, get an API key and, optionally, enable billing. Then read the documentation and start developing.

Activate the Google Maps Directions API

To get you started we'll guide you through the Google Developers Console to do a few things first:

  1. Create or choose a project
  2. Activate the Google Maps Directions API
  3. Create appropriate keys

Use the Directions API along with other APIs to build location-relevant apps and sites.

Google Maps Roads API

Enable snap-to-road functionality to accurately trace GPS breadcrumbs.

Google Maps JavaScript API

Customize maps with your own content and imagery.

Google Maps Distance Matrix API

Estimate travel time and distance for multiple destinations.

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