Save driving, walking, and biking directions

You can save driving, bicycling, or walking directions to your My Maps. This makes it easy to refer back to previous routes, share them with others, or access these stored routes from your phone with the Google Maps Android application.

To create a custom map with directions:

Watch a video on how to create and save custom directions.

  1. Click Get Directions and select your start and end locations.
  2. Hit the blue Get Directions button to see your directions on the map.
  3. Scroll down and click Save to My Maps to create a new map for your directions or to save them to an existing map.

Note: It’s not currently possible to save trip suggestions obtained using the Avoid tolls or Avoid highways checkboxes under the “Show options” link to a custom map.

Access saved routes

On desktop: You can open your custom maps by visiting maps.google.com and clicking My Places then Maps

If you have an Android-powered device, you can access stored directions in custom maps right from your mobile phone by clicking on the layers icon in the upper toolbar and selecting your saved Custom Map.

If you don’t have an Android phone, you can open your custom maps using your phone’s browser and visiting maps.google.com.