How to Quickly Get the Driving Time between Two Contacts’ Addresses in Outlook

If you wish to get the time spent on driving from one contact’s address to another contact’s address, you can refer to this article. We’ll share you an intelligent means which can help you achieve the driving time in a moment.

In my previous article – “How to Quickly Get the Distance between Two Contacts’ Addresses in Outlook”, you can learn how to swiftly get the distance between two addresses via one click. Similar to this, many users long for a solution which can let them quickly get the driving time between two contacts’ addresses. In the followings, we will show you such a way in detail.

Quickly Get the Driving Time between Two Contacts' Addresses

Get the Driving Time between Two Contacts’ Addresses

  1. In the first place, start your Outlook application.
  2. Then, in the main Outlook window, you ought to press “Alt + F11” keys.
  3. Subsequently, you will get into the “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” window.
  4. Next, you need to open an unused module.
  5. Then, copy and paste the following VBA code into this module.
Sub GetDrivingTimebetweenTwoContactsAddresses()
    Dim objSelection As Selection
    Dim strFirstAddress As String
    Dim strSecondAddress As String
    Dim objHTTP As Object
    Dim strURL As String
    Dim objRegEx As RegExp
    Dim objMatches As MatchCollection
    Dim strDuration As String
    Set objSelection = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    On Error Resume Next
    If objSelection.count = 2 And objSelection.Item(1).Class = olContact And objSelection.Item(2).Class = olContact Then
       If objSelection.Item(1).BusinessAddress <> "" Then
          strFirstAddress = objSelection.Item(1).BusinessAddress
         If objSelection.Item(2).BusinessAddress <> "" Then
            strSecondAddress = objSelection.Item(2).BusinessAddress
            'Search by Google Map API
            strURL = "" & Replace(strFirstAddress, " ", "+") & "&destinations=" & Replace(strSecondAddress, " ", "+") & "&mode=driving&language=en&sensor=false"

            Set objHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")

            objHTTP.Open "GET", strURL
            objHTTP.setRequestHeader "User-Agent", "Mozilla/4.0"
            objHTTP.Send ("")

            Set objRegExp = New RegExp
            With objRegExp
                 'Get duration
                 .Pattern = "duration(?:.|\n)*?""value"".*?([0-9]+)"
                 .Global = False
            End With
            Set objMatches = objRegExp.Execute(objHTTP.responseText)
            strDuration = objMatches(0).SubMatches(0)
            'Convert second to minute
            If strDuration > 60 Then
               strDuration = Round(strDuration / 60, 1)
            End If
            'Prompt you
            MsgBox strDuration & " min required in driving. ", vbInformation + vbOKOnly, "Get Address Distance"
            MsgBox "No Available Address!", vbExclamation + vbOKOnly
         End If
         MsgBox "No Available Address!", vbExclamation + vbOKOnly
      End If
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Get the Driving Time between Two Contacts' Addresses

  1. After that, you can close the current window by hitting the “X” icon in the top right corner.
  2. Later, you should add the new VBA project to the Quick Access Toolbar, which can be accomplished in the “Outlook Options”.
  3. Finally, you can have a try.
  • First off, select two contacts in the contact list,
  • Then, click on the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.
  • If both of them have business addresses filled, you will get a message like the following screenshot. It is prompting the driving time from one contact’s address to another.Message Prompting Driving Time

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