How do you determine the shortest driving route in Google Maps?


Quick Answer

Google Maps automatically provides the shortest driving route based on its path-finding algorithm and available data about local traffic patterns. Adjust the directions according to your intended time of departure or arrival to find the fastest route for different times of day.

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At its default setting, Google Maps provides directions optimized for the shortest driving time whenever a user selects transportation by car, which is represented by a car icon. By choosing different icons, you can also find the shortest trip time when traveling by foot, bike or public transportation.

Google Maps is available on Maps.Google.com and as an app for mobile devices.

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