API – Routes


Guide your users by providing them with the best route to their destination. Generate precise itineraries that take account of traffic conditions, complete with real-time updates.



Provide reliable itinerary information

The Routes API provides precise door-to-door itineraries no matter what the chosen mode of transport (walking, cycling, public transport, car or motorbike). Wherever you are in the world, the Routes API guides you to your destination along more than 40 million miles of roads in more than 200 countries and regions.

Cut your costs by using the most efficient itineraries

Calculate your routes and choose the most suitable itinerary based on journey distance and with the help of data updated in real time. Plan your delivery routes with up to 25 waypoints or stages. Create itineraries to make life easier for your customers and help them reach your premises by integrating route planning into your marketing and communication tools and aids.

Help your teams stay mobile, even at peak traffic times

Make your deliveries reliable and improve your customer satisfaction levels. Adapt your delivery schedules to traffic conditions and anticipate periods of peak traffic. Anticipate potential difficulties using predictive models that enable you to identify areas to avoid (traffic congestion) based on time and day of the week.

Have confidence in your growth with Google Maps’ infrastructure

By using a Routes API you use the same infrastructure as millions of Google Maps users every day, meaning you can grow flexibly. Launch your project worldwide on our secure, scalable platform and you won’t need to worry about storage, reliability or performance.



Calculate your itinerary based on your mode of transport and choose the route based on either journey time or distance.

Distance Matrix

This API provides distances and journey times for multiple departure and arrival points. This service enables you to quickly and easily identify the nearby addresses to include in a localised search.


Create precise itineraries based on GPS points. Reconstitute the routes and identify the roads taken by a vehicle.


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