How to Get a Turn by Turn With Google Maps

By Sophie Southern

Google is much more than a search engine: it also offers services like free webmail, instant messaging, website traffic analysis and even turn-by-turn directions through Google Maps. You can then print out these directions and take them in the car with you, or email them to yourself or someone else. Google Maps is free, and you don't need an account with Google to use it. If you do have a Google account, you can save your directions and maps for future reference.

Step 1

Navigate to Google's website and click the "Maps" link at the top of the webpage.

Step 2

Click the "Get Directions" link located in the upper-left corner of the page under the "Google Maps" icon. Select your mode of transportation by clicking the car, public transit, walking person or bicycle icon.

Step 3

Enter the address for your starting point into the field marked "A." Enter the address for your destination into the field marked "B." Use the small blue arrows to the right of the address fields to reverse your starting point and destination, if needed.

Step 4

Click the "Add Destination" link to get turn-by-turn directions to multiple locations. Enter your third address into the field marked "C." You can add unlimited destinations to your directions in Google Maps.

Step 5

Click the "Show Options" link under the address fields. Check the corresponding boxes if you want to avoid highways or tolls. You can also choose between miles and kilometers.

Step 6

Click the "Get Directions" button. The turn-by-turn directions will appear under the address fields in the left-hand column of the webpage; a map of your journey will appear on the right-hand side. Scroll to the bottom of the directions to see the estimated fuel cost. Click "Save to My Maps" to save the directions if you have a Google account.

Step 7

Click the "Print" link in the upper-right corner of the webpage to print the turn-by-turn directions. Click the "Send" link to email the directions. Click "Link" to create a permanent link for the directions or to create an embed code that you can put on your website.