Setting a route

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

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.

    The Routes toolbar opens.

  2. In the Routes toolbar that opens, enter your starting () and ending () points.

    You can manually set points on the map or enter an address.

    You can also add additional points to your route if necessary. Just click Add point in the toolbar and enter the point.

    You can enter a point by clicking it on the map or by entering an address or geographical coordinates with your keyboard (more about the entry format). The coordinates will automatically turn into an address as you enter them.

    After you set your starting and ending points, Yandex.Maps offers between one and three route options: The first option is purple, while the second and third are gray.

    • 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 route segments).

    • The third route will take the longest, but it is the simplest option.

    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).

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


Parts of the road that include tolls are are marked using the local currency: ,.

Route home and 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 (Home) or (Work) (they appear next to the Routes toolbar):

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. Click Set route in the place card that opens. This will set a route to your chosen map item.

Choose your route

To select a route option, click on a route in the Routes toolbar 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 toolbar.

Choose a route type

When you create a route, you can select the route type: by car, on foot, by bicycle, using public transport (which may include pedestrian sections), or via taxi.


Some route types are not available everywhere.

To select one, click the appropriate button in the route form (from left to right: car, public transport, pedestrian, cycling, taxi route):

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 in the route card.

A car itinerary is a list of segments on a route going in one direction that are separate from neighboring maneuvers. The length, street name, and direction (straight, right, left, or circular) is indicated for each route segment.

Collapse or expand the route toolbar

You can collapse the route toolbar.

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

To expand the toolbar, 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 toolbar.

    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 add additional points to a car route that you set (these points aren't included in the list of route points on the Routes toolbar):

  1. Click on a point along a route.

  2. Hold your left mouse button and drag the 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 toolbar 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.

Send a notification to a mobile device

If you are getting directions or looking for a particular place on Yandex.Maps, you can send a notification - which contains information about the place or directions - to your mobile device.

To do this, click Send to phone in the route card.

Contact us

To report a route error to Yandex.Maps customer service:

  1. Click Edit information in the itinerary.

    A feedback form appears that corresponds to your route type.

  2. Select an appropriate option: Incorrect turn or I know a better route. The corresponding entry form opens.

  3. Depending on your choice:

    • Incorrect turn — click on the route segment where you found the error and select a description from the menu that opens.

    • I know a better way ─ draw your preferred route on the map.

  4. 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 transport routes in the following cities:

  • Moscow and Moscow region
  • Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region
  • Alatyr
  • Arzamas
  • Astrakhan
  • Balakovo
  • Balashov
  • Barnaul
  • Bryansk
  • Buzuluk
  • Chaikovsky
  • Cheboksary
  • Chelyabinsk
  • Cherepovets
  • Chistopol
  • Chita
  • Dimitrovgrad
  • Engels
  • Galich
  • Gelendzhik
  • Gorodets
  • Ivanovo
  • Irkutsk
  • Izhevsk
  • Kaliningrad
  • Kaluga
  • Kamensk-Uralsky
  • Kasimov
  • Kazan
  • Khabarovsk
  • Khanty-Mansiysk
  • Kemerovo
  • Kemerovo region (Novokuznetsk, Prokopyevsk, Kiselevsk, Osinniki, Mezhdurechensk, Anzhero-Sudzhensk, Topki, Belovo, Yurga)
  • Kirov
  • Kovrov
  • Kommolsk-on-Amur
  • Kostroma
  • Krasnodar
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • Kurgan
  • Kursk
  • Langepas
  • Lipetsk
  • Magnitogorsk
  • Makhachkala
  • Murmansk
  • Naberezhnye Chelny
  • Nefteyugansk
  • Nizhny Novgorod (and Bor)
  • Novocheboksarsk
  • Novomoskovsk (Tula region)
  • Novosibirsk
  • Obninsk
  • Omsk
  • Ochyor
  • Orenburg
  • Penza
  • Perm
  • Pervomaisk
  • Petrozavodsk
  • Pskov
  • Pyatigorsk
  • Rostov-on-don
  • Rybinsk
  • Ryazan
  • Salekhard
  • Samara
  • Saransk
  • Sarapul
  • Saratov
  • Shumerlya
  • Smolensk
  • Sochi
  • Stavropol
  • Stary Oskol
  • Taganrog
  • Tobolsk
  • Tolyatti
  • Tomsk
  • Tula
  • Tver
  • Tyumen
  • Ufa
  • Ulyanovsk
  • Ust-Labinsk (Krasnodar province)
  • Veliky Novgorod
  • Vladivostok
  • Vladikavkaz
  • Vladimir
  • Volgograd
  • Volzhsk
  • Vologda
  • Voronezh
  • Votkinsk
  • Vyazma
  • Yeysk
  • Yekaterinburg
  • Yoshkar-Ola
  • Yaroslavl
  • Zhigulevsk
  • Zavolzhye
  • Alushta
  • Bila Tserkva
  • Cherkasy
  • Chernihiv
  • Chernivtsi
  • Dnipro
  • Donetsk
  • Dzhankoy
  • Eupatoria
  • Feodosiya
  • Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Izium
  • Kamianets-Podilsky
  • Kamianske
  • Kerch
  • Kyiv
  • Korosten
  • Kriviy Rig
  • Kropyvnytskyi
  • Kharkiv
  • Kherson
  • Khmelnytskyi
  • Luhansk
  • Lutsk
  • Lviv
  • Mariupol
  • Mykolaiv
  • Odesa
  • Poltava
  • Rivne
  • Sevastopol
  • Simferopol
  • Sudak
  • Sumy
  • Ternopil
  • Uzhhorod
  • Vinnytsia
  • Yalta
  • Zhitomir
  • Zaporozhye
  • Minsk
  • Baranavičy
  • Babrujsk
  • Barysaŭ
  • Brest
  • Viliejka
  • Viciebsk
  • Homieĺ
  • Grodno
  • Kalinkavičy
  • Kobryn
  • Lida
  • Mahilioŭ
  • Mazyr
  • Maladziečna
  • Navapolack
  • Orša
  • Asipovičy
  • Pinsk
  • Polaсk
  • Pružany
  • Svietlahorsk
  • Sluck
  • Smarhoń
  • Ščučyn
  • Almaty
  • Astana
  • Oral
  • Sukhum
  • Brussels (area)
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Sao Paulo
Great Britain
  • Manchester
  • Budapest

  • Berlin
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Palermo
  • Rome
  • Bilbao
  • Madrid
  • Vancouver
  • Winnipeg
  • Calgary
  • Quebec
  • Mississauga
  • Montreal
  • Toronto
  • Edmonton
  • Vilnius

  • Luxembourg

  • Mexico city

  • the whole country
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  • Warsaw

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  • Baltimore
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  • Prague
  • Santiago
  • the whole country
  • the whole country
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