Plan your commute or trip

Before your start your drive or transit trip to home, work or other places, plan your trip and see useful info. This way, you can know when to leave, what traffic to expect, which route to take, and if there are any disruptions along the way.

Important: In select cities, you'll find Go Go instead of Commute Commute in your Google Maps app.

See how to get to relevant places

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps. Make sure you’re signed in.
  2. On the left, choose an option:
    • See directions to relevant places: Click a place in the list. You’ll see places based on your Gmail, Calendar, and recent travel history.
    • See directions to saved places: If you saved your work or home address in Google Maps, click Home or Work.
  3. To change how you get there, click Directions, and select a transportation option at the top, like Driving Driving or Transit Transit.

Tip: To hide the side panel, at the bottom, click Hide Up arrow.

Learn more about your surroundings

  • See places of interest: Click an option, like Restaurants, Hotels, or More.


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