Setting a route

Yandex.Maps knows how to set optimal routes between two points.

When setting a route, you can:

  1. Select a route option (for example, the fastest or simplest route).

  2. View an itinerary.

  3. Collapse or expand the route panel.

  4. Change the direction of your route.

  5. Amend your route:

    1. Extend your route (add a new destination).
    2. Add (or delete) a point in the middle of your route.
    3. Move a point.
    4. Reverse the order of points on a route.
    5. Change the address of a point.
  6. If you encounter errors when setting a route, please report them to our support staff.

  7. Set a route to a place from your Bookmarks list, including home or work.

List of cities where you can set public transport routes.

Set route

To set a route:

  1. Click Route on the map or the place card.

  2. In the Routes panel that opens, enter your starting (А) and ending (В) points:

    You can manually set points on the map; they will automatically appear in the Routes panel.

    You can also add additional points to your route if necessary. Just click the Add a waypoint link in the panel and enter the point coordinates:

    • Method 1. Add a point to the map manually.
    • Method 2. Enter the name of the place you want to add using your keyboard.
    • Method 3. Enter the geographic coordinates of the point (more details on coordinate-entry format). As you enter the coordinates, they automatically turn into an address.

    After you set your starting and ending points, Yandex.Maps offers a few route (between one and three) route options: The first option is purple, second and third — gray.

    If you put a check next to the “Avoid traffic jams” option, then the system will factor in traffic jams when setting your route options (if you don't check this option, then traffic jams will not be factored in). Additionally:

    • The first route gets you to your destination the fastest (in less time than the second and third route options).

    • The second route takes more time, but is simpler to navigate than the first one (there are fewer turns).

    • The third route is the most time-consuming, but also the simplest of the three.

Routes display on the map and in itineraries (where time estimates are included for each option):

Route home and to work

Quickly set your route home or to work:

  1. Add your Home and Work points to your Bookmarks.

  2. Click Route on the map or the place card.

  3. Select your starting and ending points and click Go Home or To work (they appear next to the Route panel):

How to set a route using your bookmarks

To set a route to a point from your Bookmarks list:

  1. Open your Bookmarks list.

  2. Select a place from the folder.

  3. In the place card, click Create a route to set a route to that place.

Choose your route

To select a route option, click on a route in the Routes panel or on the line for that route on the map.

The route you choose will be colored purple on the map and surrounded by an orange frame in the Routes panel.

Choose a route type

When you set your route, you can choose your route type: by car, on public transport (which may include some walking), or by foot.

To select one, just click the appropriate button in the form where you set your route (the car option is on the left, public transport in the center, and walking is on the right):

When you click one of the buttons (i.e. select an option), your choice turns yellow.

If you change transport types, routes that you previously set will adjust in accordance with your latest selection.

The itinerary type will also change.

The route creator works with all types of public transport that operate within city limits.

The maximum length of a walking route that can be set is 50 km. Walking routes can be set in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

Yandex.Maps lets you set optimal public transportation routes in the cities listed in the Cities where you can set public transport routes section.

View an itinerary.

To view an itinerary, click See more next to your preferred route option.

An itinerary is a list of all route segments.

For car rides, an itinerary shows you all segments (turn by turn) of a trip in one direction. The street name, direction, and length (straight, right, left, via roundabout) are indicated for each segment.

Collapse or expand the route panel.

You can collapse the route panel.

Just click on the Route panel heading and it will only display a summary of your route information (how long it is, etc.)

To expand the panel, just click on it again.

Change the direction of your route.

After you set your starting and ending points (from A to B), you can switch your route direction (from B to A).

Just click on the arrow icon () between the two points:

If you change the direction, you will be rerouted.

Extend your route

You can extend a route by adding up to eight additional point on to it.

To add an additional point:
  1. Click the Add a waypoint link in the Routes panel.

    A field appears where you can enter an additional point (“C”).

  2. Enter the position of your new point (for more information, see Create route).

    You'll see one route option in the results “А→B→C”.

To delete a point that you added, hold your cursor over the point you want to delete. The Delete icon will appear to the right of it. Click on it to re-set your route in accordance with conditions that you set:

Add a point to the middle of a route

You can place additional points along your route to take a particular way when going by car (note that additional points are not included in the itinerary points listed on the Routes panel):

  1. Select a point on the route line:

  2. Drag a point to the appropriate location. Your route and itinerary will adjust accordingly:

To delete an additional point, double-click on it.

Move a point.

To move a route point, drag it to the appropriate place using your mouse.

If you drag the starting or ending point of your route to a new position, both the map and the Routes panel will display its new location. You will be automatically re-routed.

Reverse the order of points on a route.

To reverse the order of points on a route, drag a point in the list to the appropriate position. You will be automatically re-routed.

Change the address of a point.

To change the address of a point on your route, tap on the point address field and make your correction.

Contact us

To report inaccuracies you discover when setting routes on Yandex.Maps, click on Edit information, which is found at the end of the itinerary.

A feedback form appears that corresponds to your route type.

Select the appropriate option in the form that appears:

  • To report an error concerning a particular segment of your trip, click on the part of the route that contains an inaccuracy and select the appropriate option in the menu that opens:

    Fill out the fields in the form and click Send.

  • For messages concerning route inaccuracies, plot the route you use on the map (if you consider it to be preferable to the one the service set).

    Fill out the fields in the form and click Send.

Cities where you can set public transport routes

The route creator works with all types of public transport that operate within city limits.

Currently, you can use Yandex.Maps to set the most efficient public-trasnport routes in the following cities:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Minsk
  • Babrujsk
  • Baranavičy
  • Barysaŭ
  • Brest
  • Grodno
  • Lida
  • Mogilev
  • Pinsk
  • Slutsk
  • Smarhoń
  • Edmonton
  • Vancouver
  • York (suburbs of Toronto)
  • Helsinki
  • Tampere
  • Budapest

  • Almaty
  • Astana
  • the whole country
New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Moscow and Moscow region
  • Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region
  • Alatyr
  • Arzamas
  • Astrakhan
  • Barnaul
  • Bor
  • Bryansk
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Ivanovo
  • Irkutsk
  • Izhevsk
  • Kaliningrad
  • Kaluga
  • Kamensk-Uralsky
  • Kazan
  • Kemerovo and Kemerovo region
  • Kirov
  • Kostroma
  • Krasnodar
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • Kurgan
  • Kursk
  • Lipetsk
  • Magnitogorsk
  • Makhachkala
  • Murmansk
  • Naberezhnye Chelny
  • Nizhny Novgorod
  • Novomoskovsk
  • Novosibirsk
  • Novocheboksarsk
  • Obninsk
  • Omsk
  • Orenburg
  • Penza
  • Perm
  • Petrozavodsk
  • Pskov
  • Rostov-on-don
  • Rybinsk
  • Ryazan
  • Salekhard
  • Samara
  • Saratov
  • Sochi
  • Stavropol
  • Tver
  • Tolyatti
  • Tomsk
  • Tula
  • Tyumen
  • Ulyanovsk
  • Ust-Labinsk
  • Ufa
  • Khabarovsk
  • Cheboksary
  • Chelyabinsk
  • Cherepovets
  • Chita
  • Engels
  • Yaroslavl
  • Veliky Novgorod
  • Vladivostok
  • Vladikavkaz
  • Vladimir
  • Volgograd
  • Vologda
  • Voronezh
  • Yeysk
  • Kyiv
  • Alushta
  • Cherkasy
  • Chernihiv
  • Chernivtsi
  • Belaya Tserkov
  • Dzhankoy
  • Dnipro
  • Donetsk
  • Feodosiya
  • Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Kamianets-Podilskyi
  • Kamianske
  • Kerch
  • Kharkiv
  • Kherson
  • Khmelnytskyi
  • Korosten
  • Kriviy Rig
  • Kropiwnicki
  • Luhansk
  • Lutsk
  • Lviv
  • Mariupol
  • Mykolaiv
  • Odesa
  • Poltava
  • Rivne
  • Sevastopol
  • Simferopol
  • Sudak
  • Sumy
  • Ternopil
  • Uzhhorod
  • Vinnytsia
  • Yalta
  • Yevpatoriya
  • Zhitomir
  • Zaporozhye
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Denver
  • Madison (WI)
  • New York
  • Oakland (CA)
  • Orange (CA)
  • Seattle
  • Tampa