Plan a drive

Schedule a drive for a future time and get a reminder when it's time to go.

Before planning a drive, make sure to turn on "Time to leave" notifications.

  1. Open Waze
  2. Tap 
  3. Tap Plan a drive
  4. Tap at the bottom-right corner
  5. Enter your destination in the search bar
  6. Tap the relevant destination
  7. Select the day and time you want to arrive at your destination
  8. Tap Save

Waze will remind you when it’s time to leave, based on real-time traffic. The notification is also based on where you are at the time, but only if you allow Waze to use your phone’s GPS location.

 View a planned drive

You can view your planned drive at any time.

  1. Open Waze
  2. Tap 
  3. Tap Plan a drive

Delete a planned drive

  1. Open Waze
  2. Tap 
  3. Tap Plan a drive
  4. Find the drive that you want to delete
  5. Tap  next to the drive
  6. Tap Remove

Other ways to plan a drive

Plan a drive after checking your route

 You can also choose to leave later after checking your route.

  1. Open Waze
  2. Search for your destination
  3. Tap your destination
  4. Tap View routes
  5. Tap Leave later
  6. Select the day and time you want to arrive at your destination 
  7. Tap Save

The drive will be added to your planned drives.

Plan a drive from a different location

  1. Open Waze
  2. Tap 
  3. Tap Plan a drive
  4. Tap at the bottom-right corner
  5. Enter your destination in the search bar
  6. Tap the relevant destination
  7. Tap your location
  8. Search for your new starting point
  9. Select the day and time you want to arrive at your destination
  10. Tap Save

Find parking near a planned drive

  1. Open Waze
  2. Tap 
  3. Tap Plan a drive
  4. Find the drive that you want to find parking for
  5. Tap  next to the drive
  6. Tap Find parking. You should see parking lots on the map close to your destination.
  7. Tap the parking lot you want to park at
  8. Tap Park here
  9. Tap when you want to leave:
    • Go now
    • Leave later. To schedule a later drive, select the date and time you want to arrive at the parking lot. Then tap Save.

Note: Tapping Leave later creates a new drive to the parking lot in addition to your original planned drive. To delete the original planned drive, follow the instructions below.

Got questions?

Can I schedule a drive from a different start point?

Can I add a stop to my drive?

You can add a stop before or during your drive but not when planning a drive.

 

Need more help? Check out our Waze Community forum for more questions and answers about Direction and navigation

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