“Hey Siri”—Are We There, Yet?

How To Use “Hey Siri” To Get Map, Traffic, and Navigation Information.


When on the go, traveling near or far, or just curious about a possible destination, say “Hey Siri,” and any of the following…


  • “Open Maps.”
  • “Show me a map of Cleveland.”
  • “Map of Florida.”
  • “Show map of Madrid, Spain.”
  • “Where am I?”
  • “Show me the nearest restaurant on the map.”
  • “Show me the nearest hospital on the map.”
  • “Show me the nearest hotel on the map.”

Navigations & Directions

  • “Are we there yet?”
  • “What’s my ETA?”
  • “Show me directions to New York by car.”
  • “Directions to work.”
  • “Take me home.”
  • “Navigate to home.”
  • “How do I get to the corner of 30th and Lincoln?”
  • “Navigate to Rock Creek Park by foot.”
  • “Directions to the African American Museum by transit.”
  • “Navigate to Mom’s by car.”
  • “Directions to my girlfriend’s home by foot.”
  • “Navigate to Baltimore by public transport.”
  • “Give me public transit directions to the Guggenheim Museum.”
  • “Stop navigation.”


  • “Is there traffic on the way to Steve’s?”
  • “What is the traffic like on the way home?”
  • “Show me the traffic.”
  • “Show me the traffic in Bethesda.”
  • “What’s the traffic like in Manhattan.”

Travel Time

  • “How long would it take to drive home?”
  • “How long would it take to drive to West Palm Beach?”
  • “How long would it take to drive to Laurie’s?”

Travel Distance

  • “How far is Rockville from Cleveland?”
  • “How much farther to Hilton Head?”
  • “How far is Bethesda from Columbia?”
  • “Distance between here and New York?”
  • “How far is California from here?”
  • “How far is the Moon?”


  • “What are some attractions around here?”
  • “I’m running low on gas.”
  • “I’m hungry.”
  • “What’s the best restaurant in Washington, DC?”
  • “Where’s a good inexpensive place to eat around here?”
  • “Find a happy hour nearby.”
  • “Where’s a good hair salon?”
  • “Find me a place to eat where I can sit outside.”
  • “I need some aspirin.”
  • “I want to go to the library.”
  • “I need some coffee.”
  • “Where is the Washington Monument?”
  • “Where is Nationals Stadium?”
  • “How far away is Boston?”

Other Information

  • “What is my elevation?”
  • “What is my altitude?”

“Hey Siri” tips appear here every Saturday.

To find more tips, say “Hey Siri, what can you do?,” click the Hey Siri tag below, or visit Apple’s Siri page.