For the best way to plan a journey, look no further than our test winner Google, which provides everything you need from a route finder.
It won our last test and it triumphs again. It’s easy to input locations and will give you a route based on current traffic, flagging up congestion with a colour-coded section. There are multiple route choices for you to select and you can print off turn-by-turn directions easily. There’s also satellite imagery and StreetView (street-level photography), which are handy when navigating by landmarks.
In this review
- 1IntroductionPlanning a journey in advance? We log on to test the Internet’s best free route planning services
- 21. Google Maps - currently reading
- 32. AA Route PlannerIf you simply want directions from A to B, the AA’s Route Planner is a great choice.
- 43. TomTom MyDrive
- 54. Waze
- 65. RAC Route PlannerThe RAC’s option loses out due to the cluttered page and vast number of intrusive adverts.
- 76. Via Michelin
- 87. OpenStreetMap
- 98. Green FlagGreen Flag’s route planner is powered by Google so you can be assured of accuracy and ease of use.