In Spanish, how would you say "to ask for directions?"
I think it would be "Preguntar por direcciones".
Research I have done
In researching this, I see a lot of conflicting information.
Preguntar por direcciones does appear a lot when searching on Google. It does not appear on Google Ngram viewer, which is a good sign that it may not be common.
Spanish dict lists it as
pedir indicaciones. However, as an English speaker, that sounds more to me like to
to ask/to order instructions. Indeed, searching for that phrase on Google does turn up articles about instructions rather than directions.
The opinions shared in these threads are mixed. Some say
instructions are interchangeable. Others says they are not.