Plot a route

Starting and ending points

There are two ways to set a route:

Select points on the map

To build a route where the beginning (or ending) route point is your current location:

  1. Tap and hold the appropriate point (the second route point) on the map and a context menu will open.
  2. Choose either To or From in the context menu:
    • — To: the route will start from your current location and end at the selected point.
    • From: the route will start from the selected point and end at your current location.

If you set the From point and the To (in any order), 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 panel, enter your start (From) and end (To) points.
    Note.

    Your Current location is given under “From” by default. If you don't change this value, your route will start from your current location. To change it, go to the next step.

    Tap From or To and choose how you want to enter your starting point or destination:

    • Start entering the address on your keyboard.

    • My location: the start point is set automatically based on your current location.
    • Select on map: tap a point on the map.
    • Voice input: tap the voice entry button and say your address.
    • Home or Work (if these locations were added earlier).
    • Addresses from your search history: select a point from the list of recently-used addresses. Tap More from history, and the list will be expanded.
    • Saved places: select a point from your Saved places list.

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

Add a waypoint to a route

After you've set a route, you can add waypoints to it.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the Route panel (the upper panel with the departure and destination address), tap Back.
  2. Tap Add waypoint and add a waypoint using one of the following methods:
    • Start entering the address on your keyboard.

    • Current location: the point is set automatically based on your current location.
    • Select on map: tap a point on the map.
    • Voice entry: tap the voice entry button and say the address.

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 select a transport type, tap the icon:

  • — Car
  • — Public transport
  • — On foot
  • — Taxi
  • — Bicycle

If you change transport modes, routes and itineraries are reset.

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

Note.

If Yandex.Taxi is installed on your device, then you can order a taxi without exiting the Yandex.Maps app. Tap Order in the itinerary and you will be taken to the order page in the Yandex.Taxi app.

Choose your route

Yandex.Maps offers several route options:

  • first — gets you there the fastest

  • second — will take longer, but the route is simpler (fewer changes, transfers, etc.);

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

The different route options are represented using different line colors. The itinerary for the first option 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.

Set a public transport route

If you get directions on public transport, you can choose:

If you have specified settings, the route will be created according to those settings.

How to choose public transport types

To indicate which types of public transport that you would like to use when traveling along a route:

  1. Tap Settings at the bottom of the screen.
  2. In the Route settings panel that opens, disable options for modes of transport which you don't want to use (all options are enabled by default):
  • ─ Commuter trains
  • ─ Metro
  • ─ Minibuses
  • — Buses
  • ─ Trolleybuses
  • — Trams

After you have selected your modes of transport, tap Done.

Only the modes of transport that you have chosen for display will be included when getting directions.

How to choose travel time on public transport

To indicate the departure or arrival time of your journey, do the following:

  1. Tap Departure: now at the bottom of the screen.
  2. In the Date & time panel, select whether you want Departure or Arrival.
  3. Select the appropriate date and time (for departure or arrival).

Your route will be created according to these settings.

To cancel the creation of a route for a specific time, tap Now at the bottom of the screen.

Itinerary

An itinerary is displayed on the screen when you plot your route.

To return to the route on the map, tap View on map.

To return to the itinerary from the map, tap Close.

The itinerary for public transport shows the names of the first and last stops on the route for that type of transport. Tap on the field listing the number of stops to expand the list.

To switch to a different route option, go back to the itinerary from the map and swipe it up or down.