- Click Maps in the Dock. Don’t see the Maps app? Click in the menu bar, then search for Maps.
- Enter your destination in the Maps Search field, then select your destination from the sidebar or on the map.
- Click next to your destination, then choose Drive, Walk, or Transit.
- If multiple routes are available, choose a route in the sidebar.
To send directions to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, click and choose your device. Your iOS device must have iOS 7 or later and be signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID as your Mac.
Avoid tolls and highways
To avoid tolls and highways, choose View > Directions > Driving Options. Then choose Avoid Tolls or Avoid Highways.
See traffic conditions
Orange lines on your route indicate traffic, and red lines indicate heavy traffic. You might also see markers for road closures , construction , and accidents .
Ask Siri for directions
Siri on your Mac makes it even easier to use Maps. Siri can get directions and open Maps for you.
Click in the menu bar or Dock, then tell Siri what you need. Say something like, “Find coffee near me” or “Get transit directions to San Francisco”.
Get a 3D view
When you turn on 3D, you can see interactive 3D views of cities and landmarks.
To change your map view, use the controls in the lower right corner:
- Turn 3D on or off: Click .
- Rotate the map: Drag the outer ring.
- Zoom in and out: Click and , or use two fingers to spread or pinch with your trackpad.
Drop a pin
To navigate to specific locations on the map, you can use pins. Pins help when you don’t know the name or address for a location, but have a general idea of where you might want to go. You can place a pin anywhere on the map, and then see the address of the pin. Here's how to drop a pin:
- Choose Edit > Drop Pin.
- To move the pin, drag the pin to a new location on the map, then release.
- To get directions, click the pin, click , then click Directions.
Want to see the latitude and longitude of a pin? Click the pin, click , then scroll down.