Need to figure out how long it’ll take you to walk or drive somewhere? Henry’s got a tip on how to use Google Maps to calculate drive time or walk time in this video.
Hi, I’m Henry Wong. Say you’re looking at buying a property and you want to see how far is it to walk to certain destinations like a school, a shop, a park, whatever that may be. We’ll go onto Google Maps, so maps.google.com.au. Now this is a house that we have recently sold at this time of writing. We go to 19 Peterglen Street, Wishart. Click on that. So here’s a search result. Now we want to see how long it takes for us to walk to the school. Here’s Wishart State School right here. We click on the directions icon right here, make sure we have the walking icon clicked because we want to see how long it takes to walk, and then we click a point on the map. So the school’s right here and we click right here and you can see it takes five minutes to walk, it’s about 400 meters.
Now let’s say for example we want to actually see how long it takes to drive. So we can actually reset this again. Go back to Google Maps again and we’ll type in 19 Peterglen Street. That’s the house right here. We click on directions. Now let’s say we want to see how long it takes to drive to Garden City. We hit the driving button right up here and we zoom out. You see over here, zoom out. Now Garden City is over here. We hit the driving button over here. Now we click onto Garden City right here, and you can see this is a three-minute drive. There you go, this is actually how to use Google Maps to find out how long it takes a walk to certain places, how long it takes to drive. If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to contact us.