How to Avoid Tolls on Google Maps (App/Desktop)

Steps to avoid tolls on Google maps

Let’s understand how you can avoid tolls on Google maps. You can use this feature on both desktop and mobile devices.

How to avoid tolls on Google maps through mobile app 

You can avoid tolls on your mobile app as well. Just see quick steps to learn how to avoid tolls on Google maps.

  1. Open the app: Open ‘Google map’ which is available on Android and iPhone devices.
  2. Tap on the search bar: Tap on the search bar and enter the location.
  3. Find the exact location on map: You can drop a pin on the location.
  4. Tap on the location and tap ‘directions’: Now tap on ‘direction’ option when you tap on the location.
  5. Enter your current location or starting point: now enter the starting point in ‘Your location’ box.
  6. Tap on three bars: Tap on three bars menu at the top right corner of the locations.
  7. Tap on ‘route options’: Tap on ‘route options’ to find out about the other options.
  8. Choose avoid tolls: Now swipe right to the option ‘avoid tolls’. Your route has been updated avoiding tolls. Now new details will update at the bottom.

How to avoid tolls on Google maps through desktop

  1. Open your browser: Open your preferred browser to get the clear view of Google map.
  2. Open Google map: Open ‘’ on your browser.
  3. Click on ‘direction’ icon: When you will open Google map, you will see direction option in the right of the search bar. Click on it.
  4. Enter the destinations: Now enter the destination from where you want to start with or end with. You will get the details of the trip regarding the time and distance at the below.
  5. Choose car transportation: You can choose your transportation from top of the page. Choose car icon there.
  6. Click on ‘options’: Now click on ‘options’ above the details of the trip.
  7. Mark the toll: Now you will see route options there. Mark toll option to avoid it. Now you will see new details avoiding tolls.

That’s how you can avoid tolls on Google maps through desktop browser.

How to Avoid Tolls on Google Maps on Desktop Browser

When you're using Google Maps on a desktop browser, you'll need to switch Google Maps to avoid tolls after creating your route.

  1. Log into Google Maps on your browser and search for the destination you’re planning to travel to. In the left pane, select the Directions icon so Google Maps can create the route from your current location to the new destination.

  2. In the new map with directions, you can see roads with tolls by looking for a small blue icon. If you hover the mouse over the icon, you'll see the name of the route with red text underneath "Toll road."

  3. If you select a route, or select Details under a route, you'll see the route details in the left pane. If the route has tolls, you'll see a notification in the header "This route has tolls." You'll also see the individual sections of the route with tolls.

  4. If you want to clear all tolls from your route, select Options. This will open a small section in the left pane with all of the route options you can change. Under Avoid, select the check box next to Tolls.

Once you finish this procedure, Google Maps will reroute your trip with alternative routes to bypass all toll roads.


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