How to travel with help of Google Maps

Google has added the Public Transit data information to its Google Maps service.

When you are travelling in an unknown city there is no one to help you out. You have to ask everyone about the route, buses, trains or cabs. It is very difficult and really frustrating. Now for this type of situation Google is there to help you out. Google has been constantly improving its Maps service based apps to provide more accurate local information for several countries across the globe. Google has recently added the public transit routing data and layer to the Google Maps API so you can use it to find the best routes while planning your travel.

Open and let the app lock your location on the Map. Search for the location you wish to reach. For instance, you can search for the most prominent locations worth visiting.

When the Google Maps app has found the location you wish to reach then tap on the arrow icon on the bubble to initiate the Directions menu. From this menu, you can choose and set your mode of transport - Car, Public Transit and Walking.

if you choose public transit, you can select the public transport you wish to choose - Bus, Subway or Train. To get the best routes via any means of transport, let the setting be on 'Any transit mode'. Also you can select the type of route that is classified by Best Route, Fewer Transfers and Less Walking. Once done, simply hit on Get Directions button.

The app will show you the four different trips that involve single and/or more than one means of transit based on your prior selections. It will take note of your current time and accordingly decide the routes. You can always choose view for trips later than that or earlier than that.

Tap on any of the four trips to see the detail of the different means of transport in the trip. The trip shows detailed information about the directions, distance and approximate time taken. It will also show you the number of bus you should take to reach closer to the destination. For bus and trains, it will also mentions the number of stops that mode of transport will take. Finally you can tap on map view and keep the app running to check if you are on the suggested route.

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