Maps - Navigation & Transit

Maps - Navigation & Transit

Real-time GPS navigation, traffic, transit, and details about millions of places


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000

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Descriptions


Going somewhere? Go with Maps, the official app you can rely on for real-time GPS navigation, traffic, transit, and details about millions of places, such as reviews and popular times.

Get there faster with real-time updates
Beat traffic with real-time navigation, ETAs and traffic conditions
Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info
Save time with automatic re-routing based on live traffic, road closures and traffic incidents
Navigation with lane guidance so you don't miss a turn or exit
Find pit stops along your route like gas stations and coffee spots

Discover places and explore like a local
Find top-rated restaurants and local businesses, wherever you are
Decide on the best places to go with reviews, ratings, and pictures of foods and interiors
Plan your visit and see menus, make reservations, and find when places are typically busiest
Help others discover the best places by sharing reviews, photos and more
Save places you want to or often visit, and quickly find them later from any computer or device

Experience the Google Maps difference
Offline maps to search, get directions and use navigation without an internet connection
Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more
Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums
Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories
Transit schedules and maps for over 15,000 cities
Detailed business information on over 100 million places

* Some features not available in all countries

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Popular tips
• Get better location accuracy http://goo.gl/OgnOsv
• Improve voice navigation http://goo.gl/bDMK6P
• Report wrong directions http://goo.gl/hyOG6m

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More tips
Visit the help center: http://goo.gl/zganXz
Become a beta tester: http://goo.gl/vLUcaJ

Reviews


4.3
8,705,677 total
5 5,669,800 
4 1,644,960 
3 633,549 
2 225,997 
1 531,371 

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Richard Haskett Published date: January 8, 2018

    Miss old version I am a courier. Was able to put all my addresses in label them and save under different options. Could go to my places then click saved and under the star oprltion I could see all my saved placed and what was the closest n so on. I am no longer able to do that. I want to opt out of this version and go back to what worked fine for me. Other than that its a great app. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    steve smith Published date: January 10, 2018

    Doesn't work at all. Always starts me off in a place I've never been, regardless of device or OS and gives me directions from that point instead of where I am. Somehow I feel that this was done on purpose to force me to use mapping history so Google can see everywhere I go. They ain't Santa and I'm creeped out by their demand to know so much about me. Just use Waze... or an old fashioned map. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Jen Quinn Published date: January 11, 2018

    Maps is a staple of getting around at this point and in general works very well. I like that I can save a work location and a home location, and I like the idea of the new notifications that about your commute, but I have rated only 3 stars because those new notifications don't work! They don't take into account your walk from home, which it should as that's saved too, and notifies me about buses leaving "in 5 minutes" or even "now" when it takes me over ten minutes to get to the bus stop. I also can't find how to turn these off which is extra irritating. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Kirin Ramthol Published date: January 18, 2018

    An absolutely outstanding app. Extremely high accuracy on locations. You do not even need to have an internet connection in order to navigate. Simply pre-load (or download the offline map) the map of where you would like to navigate, pre-mark any locations you would like to visit and the high accuracy of your location will move as you move. This is a very important feature and vital for anyone who wishes to walk or drive around a foreign city with no internet connection. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Sergiu Mihalache Published date: January 7, 2018

    Update: the maps are so outdated that I cannot rely on Maps for driving any more, it is beaten by Waze by far. I have only come to use Maps nowadays when I need lane guidance on highways I don't know very well. If only it had current speed and speed limit indicators - it would be indisputably the best. For now, I have to switch between maps and waze (which lacks other things). Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    A Google User Published date: January 6, 2018

    So much better! I use this over an actual sat nav! Only issue I really find is it needs updating! A close which was built nearly 5 years ago still is not showing on street view, satellite view or just as a road! I know it is exists as my company built it! I've even informed google - rejected it! 🙄 Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Prijil Kumar Published date: January 6, 2018

    Hi Google, I have a suggestion to have a location based alarm to be set up within this app so that user can be notified while he/she is travelling to any non familiar locations. This will be really helpful during any night journey in a bus or train. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Victoria Published date: January 17, 2018

    I set it to avoid tolls. And yet it keeps want me to send me through one that costs 10eur each time. The first tine it happened i thought there might be an alternative route it was trying to send me. But it wasn't and I ended up having to pay that toll because I didn't know that route. Are you going to reimburse me for having to waste money that is already tight? Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Darrell Hall Published date: January 7, 2018

    I am upgrading Maps from 4 stars to 5 because you can now add multiple stops! If Google adds the ability to have an on-screen speedometer and different voices, I would not use my other GPS app. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Iryna Pavlivna Published date: January 13, 2018

    THREE MONTHS I am trying to report mistake of ROUTE on google maps. In result my package was returned because of ups driver was not able to find my address!!! I can not call uber home, because they use google maps too! Stop that MISTREATING! No way to CONTACT you to report, just via google maps, but wrong ROUTE still there! Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Amos Justin Published date: January 9, 2018

    Maps is easy to use for the most part, but one of my favorite features, Search Nearby, has been replaced by a lesser feature, in my opinion, Explore Nearby, which gives you curated lists of area restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and more. In my experience, the results are often not all that relevant, with the closest restaurant still miles away, when I know there's one within several blocks. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Published date: January 10, 2018

    I really, really like this app. It helps out in so many ways, but the new update for the NEW WAY the pin drop opinion works is not something I like. I can't see the name of the HWY numbers even when zooming In or out. There's so much going on, on this screen. Why did you put more? Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Aman Khandelwal Published date: January 6, 2018

    Before a month. It is working excellent. But after the app update or marshmallow update of phn. GPS is not working properly... If I use Google maps than after starting navigation. I travel around 2kms but my location is on the initial place.... Plz do help us..... Update it soon and fix GPS bugs for marshmallow.... Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Frank Z Published date: January 12, 2018

    The multiple lane guidance can be only shown in 0.3 miles in Local. If you drive in city, and there are a lot of turns, you need to know the right lane at least 1 mile in advance. When you drive in a straight city and don't familiar with the road, do you guys use the multiple lanes guidance yourself? Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    A Google User Published date: January 9, 2018

    Sharing; 3-point Nav The app is great and navigate works well except for occasional crashing. The offline maps need some improvement. Doesn't function at all when offline navigating but for just viewing the map it's fine. I'd really like to be able to share travel routes via text, Facebook, etc. though. 3-point navigation never made it to the mobile application Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    James Dobbs Published date: January 11, 2018

    Why do I have to turn the traffic overlay on every time I open the app now? Also, please create an option to keep that pull up menu minimized. It's always in the way when I open the app and provides no useful information. If I want to use it, I will slide it up. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Simo Kutlin Published date: January 14, 2018

    Quite fine. However, when I start navigating and it shows me the different route options I just see the lines going through the void. The map in the background just dissappears, no other streets and labels are shown. When I select a route and start driving it seems not to load the surrounding map, just showing a line to follow Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Steve B Published date: January 11, 2018

    I wake up each morning to at least 2 Google maps notifications telling me to review this or add photos of that. What the hell is the problem with the last update or two? It's non stop spam now. I'm a local guide, and if this harassment doesn't change soon I won't be helping out anymore. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Soy Onodnayruw Published date: January 8, 2018

    Oy google, how come I can't view my own review in everywhere in play store? I already checked for this device only but I can't find it. I also can't see my own review history on everything or if the developer answered my question or gave me a feedback to my review. And if I write a long review I can't see the whole review and I need to enter edit mode to review my own review. Change it to a better ones. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    A Google User Published date: January 12, 2018

    This is quite honestly a life changing app. Using these maps for directions and trip planning is incredibly easy and very helpful. I do have a suggestion. The route planner algorithm needs updating. It seems that the route loves to put you on an interstate for a trip even if it saves 1 minute, compared to a 'no interstate' route. This should not be the default as many times interstates are crowded and traffic always ends up being worse than initially forecasted - thus a longer trip. There are usually a multitude of more efficient routes, Google Maps needs to get away from focusing solely on the 'How long it takes to get from point A to point B' and think about efficiency instead. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Amy-lynn Corey Published date: January 8, 2018

    The latest update made the app unusable. The GPS signal is constantly dropping, my location on the map is regularly 1/4 mile off and never updates unless I close the app and start it again. Uninstaling until you sort it out. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    A Google User Published date: January 10, 2018

    This app works SO well & accurately that my Garmin is gathering dust somewhere. Works seamlessly from other apps, email & websites. Can choose to save location, or not. Can save for offline viewing. Turn by turn voice guidance plus you can listen to music on your phone or tablet at the same time! It knows when to dim the music! Comes with lane assist. Has occasionally had me turn in the wrong direction. Will take you the long way around. Be careful what settings you choose. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    josh miller Published date: January 18, 2018

    This app is AWFUL!!! Used it for years but it doesn't predict traffic well and takes me to the wrong place sometimes. For example: went on a trip last week and the GPS redirected me due to 20 mins of traffic but did not account for the traffic along the new route which was over 2.5 hours. Sent me into 2.5 hours of traffic to avoid the 20 min of traffic along original route. TERRIBLE. I downloaded Waze during the 2.5 hours of traffic and it immediately told me there was a major accident. Google maps still to this day never explained why I was sitting in that traffic, no notice whatsoever of new traffic. Trust me Waze is 1000x better. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    A Google User Published date: January 9, 2018

    App changes the destination to what it thinks you want even though you enter a valid address. Ends up bringing me to the same street but in a different city! Also, it gets really confused around certain interstate exits and will literally take you in circles....ridiculous. Sucks at estimating time when there is traffic. One minute it's 5 minutes the next 20 minutes.....thanks for making me late Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    christopher wilson Published date: January 17, 2018

    It was working great up until today. It was completely all over the place, telling me to make a right as I'm going under an over pass, several times Am I supposed to jump there in my car. It was routing me everywhere, it out me on 3 different highways for no reason. I literally had to download a different GPS app in the middle of driving... Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Lee noble Published date: January 12, 2018

    Why-o-why is it necessary for 'traffic' to be on permanently now? I turn 'traffic' off and the next time I open Google Maps the bloody 'traffic' is back on again! I've looked through settings and can't find how to turn this annoying feature off. Obviously this never happened before the last update. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Don Dunham Published date: January 10, 2018

    How do you take fine, smoothly working app and update it to death...I don't know, ask google because they've done it to their map app. From five stars to two. This tool is VERY important to me. If there is anyway to get the Google maps of a year ago... still true but in spite of your lousy updates I must improve my rating from to 3 Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Angelia Taylor Published date: January 8, 2018

    This has been the best app ever until 3 weeks ago. I have updated it, uninstalled and reinstalled and it still is not working. It will pull up my current location and destination but will no longer give directions or show movement on the map. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    austin clark Published date: January 11, 2018

    Got a ticket because I didn't see any signs saying I couldn't turn and Google maps said I could turn so I turned right and got a ticket. This map app is awful and will cause you to get tickets. I will be holding Google responsible for the ticket and expect Google to pay the traffic ticket Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Worrawit P Published date: January 6, 2018

    Urgent. Need official high contrast accessibility theme for visual impaired persons or whom may need to figure out the streets from the land quickly just in time. Another dark theme needed is the night theme which shows the land in dark color in order to reduce glares to the drivers' eyes. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Oli Simmons Published date: January 11, 2018

    Really liked this app for a while. Even used it over Apples Maps when I was on iPhone. Now on android it's taken me to the wrong place twice, even though the map in-app shoes it's the wrong place. The directions given are totally wrong. Will be looking elsewhere now for navigational aid! Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Lenna Tess Published date: January 8, 2018

    Really disappointed that the main purpose of this app just stops working, I can't look at my phone and drive but now that's the only way I can really use it. Also nothing like searching for something and getting nothing close to what you're looking for. :( Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Connor Bruley Published date: January 12, 2018

    I don't know what changed in a recent update, but now my entire map is FILLED with schools, stores, businesses, hospitals, bars, theaters, museums, parks, libraries, etc. It is extremely cluttered now with things I do not need or want to see and did not search for. With all my saved places, these unwanted locations make the app feel useless, more like an advertisement, and visually too busy to be easily used. Please put in an option to be able to HIDE unsearched for/suggested markers. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Autumn Waddell Published date: January 13, 2018

    The location for my house was fixed for about two weeks, but now the app is saying it's in a totally different location. It tries to tell me how to get to my own house, which I am already at, when I try to check the traffic on my way to work. It's extremely annoying. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    David Meacham Published date: January 17, 2018

    They fixed the problem where the avoid tolls setting kept being cleared, but it still doesn't show toll and non toll info when you search for a route. All the program needs is a prompt that says, "The fastest route involves tolls and will save you x minutes, do you want to use toll roads? yes/no". Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Michael De Cressac Published date: January 18, 2018

    Aren't able to save addresses now after latest update which means everytime I go somewhere Ive been I have to re write the address in again! I.e. home address or work or regular stops! Annoying. Old version worked better. Also any chance of displaying speed limits and speed would be a fantastic addition. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Cosmin Cercel Published date: January 10, 2018

    After the last update is not showing traffic. I must switch it in every time. I always keep traffic option active and until now at the moment when maps was loaded it also showed traffic. Now I must activate it every time and it's sometime difficult when you're driving, for example Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Mar Apostol Published date: January 6, 2018

    Hi! I'm a local guide of your map. I just have a problem regarding contribute botton. It doesn't seem to work. Can you help me out? Co'z I really wanted to contribute more on your map. Thanks Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Hitesh Iplani Published date: January 16, 2018

    Ok, this new thing with live traffic that you guys came up with, not working fellas! Maps has become unreliable in terms of traffic prediction. Please bring back the old maps. We loved it. Full Review

  • Maps - Navigation & Transit
    Raymond King Published date: January 9, 2018

    This app is my favorite to use no matter where I am. Even when I was in Europe I was using Google maps. Just recently it started having issues to where the signal will be lost and the directions freeze. I have to exit the maps and start again for it to work again. Full Review