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Google Maps: How to Save a Route – Technipages

If you often use the same route, it’s very convenient to save it on Google Maps. But the steps to follow are not that obvious. That’s why we created this guide.

Methods to Save Routes on Google Maps

On Android

  1. Launch the Google Maps app
  2. Enter the destination and then select Directions
  3. Select how you want to travel (by car, by foot, by public transportation)
  4. Tap the app menu and select Add route to Home screenandroid google maps save route
  5. The app will generate a widget that you can place on your home screen.

⇒ Tip: It’s possible to create a folder with the routes you saved.


My Maps is a nifty Google Maps feature that lets you create multiple destination routes. You can then use the routes you saved with the Google Maps Android app as well.

  1. Launch Google My Maps in your browser
  2. Select Create a new map, and name itgoogle my maps create a new map
  3. Select Add directions, and then enter your destinationsgoogle my maps add directions
  4. You can select the Add Destination option to add multiple destinations
  5. Open the Google Maps app after you created the route, and navigate to Your placesgoogle maps your places
  6. Select Map, and tap the route you created to use it for maps saved routes

And this is how you can create and save customized routes on Google Maps.

Measure distances between places

Another useful feature in Google Maps is the option to measure distances and areas. You can use this feature to plan your fuel consumption if you’re traveling by car, for example.

measure distance google maps

Click where you want to start the measurement, and move the mouse cursor to the destination. The distance will be highlighted in blue.

Customize your route

You can further customize your route using the Route options.

On Android, tap Directions, then More, and then Route options. You can choose to avoid tolls and highways, for example.

If you’re setting your route on PC, select Directions, and then Options.
Tick the checkboxes for tolls or highways to avoid these areas.

route options google maps

And this is how you can customize your route.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages

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