Waze Travel Time

The waze_travel_time sensor provides travel time from the Waze.


Adding Waze Travel Time to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:


  • If a unit system is not specified, the integration will use the unit system configured on your Home Assistant instance.
  • Origin and Destination can be the address or the GPS coordinates of the location. For coordinates, use the following format: 52.5200, 13.4050. Make sure the coordinates are separated by a comma. They must not include letters. You can also enter an entity id which provides this information in its state, an entity id with latitude and longitude attributes, or zone friendly name (case sensitive).
  • The string inputs for Substring * allow you to force the integration to use a particular route or avoid a particular route in its time travel calculation. These inputs are case insensitive and matched against the description of the route.
  • When using the Avoid Toll Roads?, Avoid Subscription Roads? and Avoid Ferries? options, be aware that Waze will sometimes still route you over toll roads or ferries if a valid vignette/subscription is assumed. Default behavior is that Waze will route you over roads having subscription options. It is therefor best is to set both Avoid Toll Roads? and Avoid Subscription Roads? or Avoid Ferries? if needed and experiment to ensure the desired outcome.

Manual Polling

Some users want more control over polling intervals. To use more granular polling, you can disable automated polling. Go to Settings > Devices & Services, and on the Waze Travel Time integration, select the 3 dots. Then, select System options and toggle the button to disable polling. To manually trigger a polling request, call the homeassistant.update_entity service as needed, either manually or via automations.

Example using dynamic destination

Using the flexible option to set a sensor value to the Destination, you can setup a single Waze integration that will calculate travel time to multiple optional locations on demand.

In the following example, the Input Select is converted into an address which is used to modify the destination for the Waze route calculation from the device_tracker.myphone location. It takes a few minutes for the value to update due to the interval of Waze data fetching.

    name: destination
      - Home
      - Work
      - Parents

  - sensor:
     - name: "Destination address"
       state: >-
          {%- if is_state("input_select.destination", "Home")  -%}
            725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
          {%- elif is_state("input_select.destination", "Work")  -%}
            767 5th Ave, New York, NY 10153, USA
          {%- elif is_state("input_select.destination", "Parents")  -%}
            178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
          {%- else -%}
          {%- endif %}

Various configurations that are supported

Tracking entity to entity

In this example, we use a device_tracker entity ID as the origin and the sensor created above as the destination.

  • Name: “Me to some destination”
  • Origin: device_tracker.myphone
  • Destination: sensor.dest_address
  • Region: “US”

Tracking entity to zone friendly name

In this example we are using the entity ID of a zone as the origin and the friendly name of a zone as the destination.

  • Name: “Home to Eddie’s house”
  • Origin: zone.home
  • Destination: “Eddies House”
  • Region: “US”

Tracking entity in Imperial Units

  • Name: “Somewhere in New York”
  • Origin: person.paulus
  • Destination: “725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA”
  • Region: “US”
  • Units: “imperial”
  • Vehicle Type: “motorcycle”

Avoiding toll, subscription

  • Name: “Westerscheldetunnel”
  • Origin: “51.330436, 3.802043”
  • Destination: “51.445677, 3.749929”
  • Region: “EU”
  • Avoid Toll Roads: True
  • Avoid Subscription Roads: True

Using the live map in an iFrame

If you plan to use Waze’s live map in a dashboard iframe, then use https://embed.waze.com/iframe and not the live map URL itself.