How to Get Directions from MapQuest

By Marivell Alicea

Don't know your way around town? Afraid of getting lost? There is no need to fear; help is near! Access MapQuest for directions. Driving is less stressful when you plan ahead.

Things You'll Need

  • internet access

Step 1

Go to www.mapquest.com.

Step 2

Click on Directions icon in the main navigation. This will allow you to enter a Starting Location and Ending Location.

Step 3

Enter data in available fields. If you are not sure of an address, you can opt to type Place Name and click Get Directions button.

Step 4

The system will generate results. Make a selection. MapQuest will display step by step directions on how to reach your final destination. It will display Toal Est. Time and Total Est. Distance.

Step 5

You can then go to Advance Options and Update Directions. Here you can reverse the route, choose new directions avoiding highways and other variables.

Step 6

Print and voila! You are ready to go, go, go!

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not have an address, add as much information as possible to ensure you get the location you are seeking. For example, if you type Paramount Theater and don't indicate zip code or state, the system may produce irrelevant results.
  • Be prepared to get lost.
  • The instructions may guide you in the wrong direction sometimes.
  • Don't panic.
  • Drive the nearest gas station and ask for directions.