Get directions in Maps on iPad
Get driving, transit, and walking directions in the Maps app .
Tip: Add your home and work addresses to your My Info card in Contacts, then you can use “work” or “home” when searching in Maps or asking Siri. See Add your contact info on iPad.
To get directions, iPad must be connected to the Internet. (On Wi-Fi + Cellular models, cellular data rates may apply. See View or change cellular settings on iPad.) To get directions involving your current location, Location Services must be on. (See Set which apps can access your location on iPad.)
Find a route
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Give me directions home” or “Transit directions to my dad’s work.” Learn how to ask Siri.
Or you can do one of the following:
Tap the place you want directions to (for example, a landmark on a map, a spot that you marked with a pin, or a search result), then tap Directions on the information card.
Touch and hold a location on a map, then tap the Directions quick action.
Maps shows directions from your current location. To see detailed directions for the route, tap Go. (See Follow turn-by-turn directions in Maps on iPad.)
Tip: Use the Maps Destination widget to quickly get directions for likely destinations. Use the Maps Transit widget to quickly get information about transit destinations. See Add and organize Today View widgets.
Change the route
With a route showing, you can do the following before you tap Go for detailed directions:
Choose from alternate routes: If alternate routes appear, tap one to take it.
Reverse the starting point and destination: Tap My Location (near the top of the route card), then tap .
Choose a different starting point or destination: Tap My Location, tap either the From or To field, then enter a different location.
See a driving, walking, or transit route: Tap Drive, Walk, or Transit.
In select cities, Maps provides public transportation information, which includes walking directions to a bus stop or train station. If transit route information is unavailable, tap View Routing Apps to use an app for other modes of transportation.
Avoid tolls or highways: With a driving route showing, tap Driving Options (at the bottom of the route card), then turn on Tolls or Highways.
Choose a transit time or date
With a transit route showing, and before you tap Go for detailed directions, tap Leaving Soon (near the top of the route card), then select a time or date for departure or arrival.
To choose which transit vehicles to consider, tap Transit Options (at the bottom of the route card).
Delete a recently viewed route
Swipe down from the bottom of the search card to see Recently Viewed, then swipe a recent route left. Or tap See All directly above the list, then do one of the following:
Delete a group of routes: Tap Clear above the group.
Delete a single route: Swipe the route left.
See also Delete significant locations.
Use Maps on your Mac to get directions
You can get directions on a Mac (OS X 10.9 or later) and send them to your iPad. You must be signed in with the same Apple ID on both your Mac and your iPad.
In Maps on your Mac, find a route for your trip.
Choose File > Share > Send to [your device].
You can also use Handoff to send directions from iPad to Mac. See Use Handoff with iPad.