Driving route directions from source to destination using HTML5 and Javascript

In this article, you will learn how to get driving route directions from source to destination using HTML5 and JavaScript. Many travel agencies and other organisations that want to show route directions, travelling time, and total distance on their application web page can easily implement this using the Google driving route API. This is more familiar and ideal for visitors. The driving route direction shows the step-by-step optimized driving directions for your drive using the Google Map API. I hope you have experience using a Google map to get directions from your location point to your destination.

Here, we will learn how to include this route map driving directions on your application web page.

Driving route directions from source to destination

Get your API key

To show the Google map on our website, we need to generate a Google API Key. First, login to your gmail account, go to 'Google API Console' and follow the instructions and get your API key.

Create an HTML page and load the Google Map JavaScript API into your web page

Here is the CSS file 'style.css' to enhance the user interface.

1. style.css

	html, body {  height: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0; }
	#map { height: 100%; }
	.controls { margin-top: 10px; border: 1px solid transparent; border-radius: 2px 0 0 2px;
		box-sizing: border-box; -moz-box-sizing: border-box; height: 32px; outline: none; 
		box-shadow: 0 2px 6px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
	#source { background-color: #EBECFC; font-family: Roboto; font-size: 15px; font-weight: 300;
		margin-left: 12px; padding: 0 11px 0 13px;  text-overflow: ellipsis;  width: 300px; border: 3px solid #462066;
	#destination{ background-color: #EBECFC; font-family: Roboto; font-size: 15px; font-weight: 300;
		margin-left: 20px; padding: 0 11px 0 13px; text-overflow: ellipsis; width: 300px; border: 3px solid #462066;
	#directionclick{ background-color: #462066; font-family: Roboto; font-size: 15px; color: #fff;
		font-weight: 300; margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 10px; padding: 4px; text-overflow: ellipsis; width: 100px;
	#stepInfo{ background-color: #fff; font-family: Roboto; font-size: 15px;
		font-weight: 300; margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 10px; 
		text-overflow: ellipsis; width: 300px; position: absolute; top: 7px;
	.routesegment {
		background: #462066 none repeat scroll 0 0;  border-radius: 5px 5px 0 0; color: #fff;
		display: inline-block;  font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold; height: 23px;
		padding: 6px; width: 290px;
	#source:focus { border-color: #462066; }
	.routeinfo { height: 400px; overflow: auto; padding: 5px; font-size: 13px; }


This is the main file that we will call in the browser. This file contains two input boxes for source and destination, and a search button to get the route segments from source to destination. In this, we are using google.maps.place.SearchBox to place the source and destination input boxes and the search button over the map. After that, we use the Google map directions service to get the directions from source to destination. It is mandatory to generate the 'Google API Key' and replace 'YOUR_API_KEY' with your generated API key.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Places Searchbox</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <input id="source" class="controls" type="text" placeholder="Search location"> 
    <input id="destination" class="controls" type="text" placeholder="Enter Destination">
    <div id="icon"><input type="button" name="search" value="search" id="directionclick"/></div>
    <div id="stepInfo" style="display: none;"></div>
    <div id="map"></div>
    function initiatlizemap() {
        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          center: {lat: 20.5937, lng: 78.9629},
          zoom: 7,
          mapTypeId: 'roadmap'

        // Create the search box and link it to the UI element.
        var input = document.getElementById('source');
        var searchBox = new google.maps.places.SearchBox(input);
        var inputDes = document.getElementById('destination');
        var searchDesBox = new google.maps.places.SearchBox(inputDes);
        var searchIcon = document.getElementById('icon');
        var searchIconBox = new google.maps.places.SearchBox(searchIcon); 
        var stepInfo = document.getElementById('stepInfo');
        var searchIconBox = new google.maps.places.SearchBox(stepInfo); 
        var places = searchBox.getPlaces();
        var placesDes = searchDesBox.getPlaces();
        var markers = [];
        var pointA = new google.maps.LatLng(28.5584, 77.2029),
        pointB = new google.maps.LatLng(28.6546, 77.2309),
        myOptions = {
          zoom: 7,
          center: pointA
        // Instantiate a directions service.
        directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService,
        directionsDisplay = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer({
          map: map
        var control = document.getElementById('directionclick');
        google.maps.event.addDomListener(control, 'click', function() { 
            getMarker(directionsService, directionsDisplay, map);
        google.maps.event.addDomListener(control, 'keyup', function(e) {
            if (e.keyCode == 13) {
             getMarker(directionsService, directionsDisplay, map);
	function getMarker(directionsService, directionsDisplay, map){ 
		calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsDisplay, map);
	function calculateAndDisplayRoute(directionsService, directionsDisplay, map) {
		var startPoint = document.getElementById('source').value;
		var endPoint = document.getElementById('destination').value;
		  origin: startPoint,
		  destination: endPoint,
		  travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING
		}, function(response, status) {
		  if (status == google.maps.DirectionsStatus.OK) {
			showSteps(response, map);
		  } else {
			window.alert('Directions request failed due to ' + status);
	function showSteps(directionResult, map) {
		var markerArray = []; 
		var myRoute = directionResult.routes[0].legs[0];
		document.getElementById("stepInfo").style.display = "block";
		var text = '<div class="routesegment" ><div style="width: 80%; float:left;">Route Segment</div>
		text += '<div class="closeroute"><a onclick="closeroute()" style="color:#8dd4ff;">X</a></div></div>';
		text += '<div class="routeinfo"><div class="routedirections"><b>Duration:</b> '+myRoute.duration.text + ','
		text += '    <b>Distance:</b> ' + myRoute.distance.text+'<br/>';
		for (var i = 0; i < myRoute.steps.length; i++) {
		  var marker = markerArray[i] = markerArray[i] || new google.maps.Marker;
		  text += myRoute.steps[i].instructions+'<br/>';
		text += '</div></div>'; 
		document.getElementById('stepInfo').innerHTML = text;
    <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&libraries=places&callback=initiatlizemap"
         async defer>

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