How to Convert a Bing Maps Directions URL to a Bing Maps Routing API URL

I’m working on project that uses the Bing Maps Routing API and couldn’t find a way to easily convert a Directions URL that you would get from to the Bing Maps Routing API URL format, so I created a quick webpage to do so. It takes in a Bing Maps Directions URL, a Bing Routing API Key and spits out an equivalent Bing Routing API URL.

Here’s the app:

Here’s how to use it:

1. Go to Bing Maps and get the directions that you need.

2. Once you have selected the exact route you want to use, click on the “Share” button.

That will show this dialog:

3. Click “Show full URL” and copy that URL into your clipboard

4. Go to my converter and paste the Bing Maps Directions URL into the first text box.

5. Enter your Routing API Key. You can get one here if you don’t have one:

6. Select the Response Format that you’ll need:

7. Click “Convert”

Your Bing Maps Routing API URL will then appear:

You can then copy that URL to whatever application you need it for.