Discover helpful features in Google Maps

There are many ways to explore the world with Google Maps. Learn more about Maps tools to save time and simplify your Google Maps experience. Learn how to get started with Google Maps.

Plan future trips on Google Maps

On your computer or mobile device, you can choose when you want to start driving or when you want to reach your destination. The travel time estimate for your trip is based on traffic and transit schedules for the planned travel time.

To schedule a trip:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Set directions to a place.
  3. At the top, tap More More and then Set depart or arrive time.
  4. Set a time under "Depart at" or "Arrive by."


  • This feature is only available if you have one destination.
  • This feature is only available for Driving and Transit.

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