Set route

After you choose your route, tap Go! on the bottom of the screen.

The app will start tracking you as you move along your route by using location information.

Starting and ending points

There are two ways to set a route:

Select points on the map

Your current location will be either the beginning or end point of your route. To enter a second route point:

  1. Tap and hold the appropriate point on the map and a context menu will open.

  2. Choose either To or From in the context menu:

    • From: the route will start from the selected point and end at your current location.
    • — To: the route will start from your current location and end at the selected point.
  3. If you set the From point and then To (or in the opposite sequence), your route will be set between those two points.

Set points in the Route form

  1. Tap Route  on the map.

  2. In the Route form enter your starting (А) and ending (В) points:

    Your Current location is listed in line “А” by default. Tap on it and your route will begin from your current location.

  3. Tap А or В and choose how you want to enter your starting point or destination:

    • Using the keyboard — start entering the appropriate address.

    • Voice entry — Tap the voice entry button  and say the address.

    • Select on map — tap a point on the map.

    • My location — the point will automatically correspond to your current location.

    • Recent addresses — select a point from the list of recent addresses.

    • My places — select a point from the list of My places.

  4. If a point is entered incorrectly, tap Plot.

  5. Several route options will be plotted automatically when both points are set.

Choose route

Yandex.Transport offers you several routes based on different transport types (by car or on public transport).

You can choose the best option for you.

Choose a type of transport

To choose a transport type, tap the appropriate button:

  • — by car
  • — on public transport
  • — walking

If you change transport types, routes and itineraries will be reset.

When you set routes, all types of public transport are taken into consideration.


If you choose to ride public transport, your route options will include one for taxi.

You can order a taxi without leaving the app. Just t Call a Yandex.Taxi in the itinerary and you will be transferred to the order screen in the mobile Yandex.Taxi app (which you need to install on your device).

Choose your route

After you set your starting and ending points, Yandex.Maps offers a few route options:

  • first — gets you there the fastest

  • second — will take longer, but the route is simpler

  • third — will take the longest, but is also the simplest option.

The different route options will display using lines of various colors; the itinerary for the first route will appear at the bottom of the screen.

To choose a route option, either tap on the one you want, or swipe the itinerary left or right.


An itinerary displays in the lower part of the screen when you set your route.

You can view it by hiding the map; just tap in the upper toolbar. To return to viewing your route on the map, tap  on the upper toolbar.

To view Route details on public transport, tap the itinerary.

In the Route details for public transport, the first and last stops for the part of your route that takes place on that type of transport are displayed. Tap on the field listing the number of stops to expand the list.

Swipe the itinerary to the left or right to go to a different route option.

Change route

You can change a route that you've already set by adding new points to it. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Search for places on the map that are not far from your route, and then add your new stops to re-route your journey.

    See Find places along route.

  2. Choose points on the map and build a route by adding selected points to it.

    See Add intermediary points to a route or change destination.