Original Poster

Traffic Prediction for specific time and destination mapping/navigation

It took me about 15 minutes but i found the option for me to show predicted traffic at any given time and day.

My question is, how can I incorporate this predicted traffic data into my suggested route?  I am trying to route plan and need an estimation of how long it will take me to get to one city from another once I fly into town on Thursday.

Community content may not be verified or up-to-date. Learn more.
Recommended Answer
Was this answer helpful?
How can we improve it?
All Replies (168)
Abby - Google Community Manager
Abby - Google Community Manager
Hi hachiroku,

Thanks for your question.  Currently, we don't have a feature to view driving directions with traffic at a specific future date and time. I will pass this suggestion along to the team.

Anton Kochepasov
Anton Kochepasov
This would be really useful
Shawn Pons
Shawn Pons
Was the feature to view predicted traffic at a specific date/time removed with the new Google Maps?  I cannot find it...
Alex Abejar
Alex Abejar
Hi hachiroku,

Were you able to find the predicted traffic on the new google maps or the old google maps? If on the new google maps, could you lend some direction on where to turn this on?

Apparently, they *used* to have it, or something at least similar, but maybe they dropped it?

When you ask Google Maps for driving directions, the directions say "about 59 minutes". But they also say something new: "up to 1 hour 50 minutes in traffic". 
Google Maps now lets you know how long a drive might take in rush-hour traffic, for a limited set of metropolitan areas.

They gave an example in the Bay Area, and I just checked and the feature's not there now.  I'm pretty sure I've used this feature in the past.  Hope Google isn't getting like M$, dropping good features when they "upgrade" their products! 
162 MORE
The traffic prediction was very helpful, but it took me a while to realize that I couldn't do it for my whole trip - driving locally to work but picking up 2 people along the way.  I had to do it segment by segment.
This question is locked and replying has been disabled. Still have questions? Ask the Help Community.


Some community members might have badges that indicate their identity or level of participation in a community.

Expert - Google Employee — Googler guides and community managers
Expert - Community Specialist — Google partners who share their expertise
Expert - Gold — Trusted members who are knowledgeable and active contributors
Expert - Platinum — Seasoned members who contribute beyond providing help through mentoring, creating content, and more
Expert - Alumni — Past members who are no longer active, but were previously recognized for their helpfulness
Expert - Silver — New members who are developing their product knowledge
Community content may not be verified or up-to-date. Learn more.


Member levels indicate a user's level of participation in a forum. The greater the participation, the higher the level. Everyone starts at level 1 and can rise to level 10. These activities can increase your level in a forum:

  • Post an answer.
  • Having your answer selected as the best answer.
  • Having your post rated as helpful.
  • Vote up a post.
  • Correctly mark a topic or post as abuse.

Having a post marked and removed as abuse will slow a user's advance in levels.

View profile in forum?

To view this member's profile, you need to leave the current Help page.

Report abuse in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To report abuse, you need to leave the current Help page.

Reply in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To reply, you need to leave the current Help page.