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Plan your commute or trip

Before you start your drive or public transport trip to your home, work or other places, plan your trip and find 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.

Find traffic & transit info

You can use Google Maps to find all of your frequent trips quickly, in one tap. You’ll get information about your ETA, traffic reports and accidents along the way.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Go Go.

Tip: To show the map, tap anywhere on the map or drag the tabs back down.

Change the way that you commute

You can get access directions different routes and suggestions for your frequent trips by pinning trips on the Go tab Go.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Go Go.
  3. Search for your destination in the search bar at the top.
  4. At the bottom, tap on 'Directions'.
  5. At the top, select your transportation mode.
  6. Select your preferred route.
  7. At the bottom, tap Pin .

You can pin your trip and find it back in the Go tab next time you need it.

Tip: Pinning only works with 'Driving' and 'Public transport'. Learn more about the Go tab  Go.

Set a reminder to leave for your journey

Plan for your next journey using your iPhone or iPad to make sure that you arrive on time.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the top, type a destination.
  3. In the bottom left, tap Directions Directions. It'll show a car, bus, bike, a person waving or a person walking.
  4. Choose your transportation mode.
  5. On the top right, tap More More and then Set a reminder to leave.
  6. Choose an option:
    • When to leave: Tap Depart.
    • When to arrive: Tap Arrive.
  7. Set a time.
  8. Tap Done.
Note: To use this feature, Google Maps will ask you to enable Notifications, if they’re not already enabled.

Change the mode of transportation for part of your trip

Tip: Only available on mobile and in some locations.

You can combine different modes of transportation, like driving, ride-sharing or bicycling, with transit on the same trip.

Once you’ve selected your route and can view the directions, you may be able to change how you travel for part of your trip. The rest of the route, like transit departure times and total journey time, will be updated when you change the mode of transportation.

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