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Why not plan your public transport journey with directions and accurate timetable data on Google Maps.

I love Google Maps! I use it almost everyday, and it’s like having a GPS in my pocket.

Many of our clients use Google Maps, along with Tram Tracker (Tram Timetable) and PTV (Train Timetable) to plan their public transport journey. Now you can do it all through Google Maps.

Here’s how:

1) Open Google Maps

2) Tap into the Search area, and type your destination

3) It will automatically pick up your starting point as your current location (You will need to have location services turned on for this to work)

4) Tap the little car icon (bottom right) You’ll see a map overview (Picture on the left)

5) Tap the Train icon (where it says 11 min)

And you’ll get… Up to date public transport information. You can choose to travel by train or tram

I chose Train, as it was the fastest route. By choosing Train, I got my directions to the Forum… where I saw a show at the Comedy Festival!

So next time you need to travel on Public Transport, try planning your journey through Google Maps!

Do you use Google Maps? Please share your experiences or any tips below.

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  • I dont really use public transport but I often use google maps when I have to drive to locations Im not familiar with. Its never let me down.

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  • A really good idea. I have very rarely used public transport so I wouldn’t need this. Google maps is good for car trips too tho

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  • oh this is clever! so handy especially for those who live in the city. Great article

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  • I use google maps so often. I love how it shows you traffic as well

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  • Wow, Google seems to do it all. Thanks!

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  • Google maps is amazing – how did we get around growing up??!!

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  • I have only started using the app now!
    I never knew it existed!

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  • I always use the PTV journey planner; it’s a fantastic website.

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  • I like to check out my travel plan with the PTV site – they are rarely wrong, but don’t always update other people’s sites, only their own.

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  • I can’t remember traveling with public transport here and in my car I use a Tomtom

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  • Yep – a big thanks to google maps!

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  • this is a great idea, i just noticed i could do this yesterday when i looked at google maps for directions….so helpful when you never usually use public transport

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  • Never thought of using it for public transport what a great idea

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  • I have used Google maps, not for public transport tho. I’ve very very rarely used public transport. My first time I was 20 something and had to ask how to let the bus driver to stop :/

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  • I haven’t had much experience with Google Maps but it looks and sounds great, very convenient!.

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