Google search is adding lot of new features and integrating all its services to it’s sole business backbone google search. Now you can find distance between two places easily on google by typing “Distance Between PLACE-1 to PLACE-2”.
For example: If you like to know distance between new delhi railyway station to gurgaon then simply type:
Distance Between New Delhi Railway Station to Gurgaon
That way you will get the info instantly. This info is just limited to distance but it’ll tell you travel time too. Although this feature is originally part of google maps but google is enriching it’s search engine with all the vital stats they are collecting from other google products.
Difference between Google Maps and Google Search Stats
Because google maps is enrich with all the maps related features so definitely google maps will give all the vital info related to maps.
Turn By Turn: Available on both. (You need to press a long down arrow on google search for Turn by Turn Guidance)
Distance: Available on both.
Time in Current Traffic: Available on both.
Average Time via Car/Public Transport/ Walk: Only on Google Maps.
Satellite View ( or Other View): Only on Google Maps.
Although google is integrating all these maps stats on their search platform but because of lack of vital information it’s somewhat useless for travelers who are travelling in real time. This feature is good for getting a quick info about the distance and that’s the purpose of search (quick search).
If you are travelling in real time then always use google maps for all your travelling guidance. Google is integrating nice features to their maps platform like street view and real time traffic details which is very useful while you are sitting on a hot seat. If you are planning to travel then for a quick look how far the place is google search is best.
Now a days google is becoming more and more human because it can understand what you are looking for and produce that result in all sort of custom ways.