How and why to create a free MapQuest account

The only way to securely save maps, routes, and recent searches on is to log in to your MapQuest account each time you come to our website.

You don't need to log in to use the basic features of MapQuest, but you will need to log in to use My Maps features.

If you don't log in you won't be able to save places or routes you create and any recent searches or preferences you set may disappear if your Internet browser's temporary files are cleared, if private browsing is enabled, or if you switch Internet browsers/computers. It doesn't take long to make an account or log in and it's totally worth it!

To create a free MapQuest account:

  1. Visit and click Sign up, located in the upper left-hand corner of the page


  1. Enter a valid email address and password (you'll want to make sure the strength of your password shows the password indicator at 2+ stars)
  2. Check your email for a message from us - you'll need to enter the verification code in the email to confirm your account before logging in

If you prefer, you can use an existing Facebook or Aol account to log into MapQuest - simply click the facebook or Aol. button on the Sign Up screen to create a MapQuest account using your Facebook or Aol credentials.

If you run into any trouble after trying these steps, please click here to contact our support team for help.

Please note: You will be able to create a MapQuest account with any valid email address (linking an Aol or Facebook account is not required).

If you see an error or are unable to create an account with the email address you entered, it may already be in use. If you think you may already have an account, try logging in instead using the Log in link in the upper left corner of If you can't remember your password, try the I forgot my password link on the Log in screen.

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