How to Avoid Tolls and Highways on Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze

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 ‘maps.google.com’ 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.

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How to Turn Off Tolls on Google Maps on an Android Device

If you’re traveling by car and want to avoid tolls on the way, you can enable this feature on Google Maps on your Android device too. It’s a relatively straightforward process, and it will only take a minute or two of your time. To turn off tolls on Google Maps on your Android, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Google Maps app on your Android.Go to the search bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Go to the search bar at the top of your screen.Find your destination on the map or type it in.
  3. Find your destination on the map or type it in.Choose your form of transportation.
  4. Choose your form of transportation.Type in your starting location.
  5. Type in your starting location.Go to the three dots in the upper-right corner of
  6. Go to the three dots in the upper-right corner of your screen.Select “Route options” from the list o
  7. Select “Route options” from the list of options.Next to “Avoid tolls,” toggle the swit
  8. Next to “Avoid tolls,” toggle the switch.Select “Done.”
  9. Select “Done.”Tap on the arrow in the upper-left corner of your
  10. Tap on the arrow in the upper-left corner of your screen.Tap on the “Start” button at the botto
  11. Tap on the “Start” button at the bottom of the screen.

While you’re in the “Route options” menu, you’ll see two more options: “Avoid highways” and “Avoid ferries.” You can also choose the distance units (automatic, miles, or kilometers). These navigation settings can be very useful when you’re traveling to faraway destinations.

You can make Google Maps remember these settings as well. However, there is another way to permanently avoid tolls on Google Maps. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Google Maps.Tap on your profile picture bubble in the upper-ri
  2. Tap on your profile picture bubble in the upper-right corner of your screen.Find “Settings” on the list of options
  3. Find “Settings” on the list of options.Proceed to “Navigation.”
  4. Proceed to “Navigation.”Go down to “Route options.”
  5. Go down to “Route options.”Toggle the “Avoid tolls” switch.
  6. Toggle the “Avoid tolls” switch.

Now Google Maps will remember this setting, and you won’t have to enable this feature every time you go on a new trip.

How do I turn off tolls on my Samsung?

On Settings screen, tap on the Navigation tab located under “Getting Around” section. 3. On the next screen, scroll down to “Route Options” section and enable Avoid Tolls option.

How to Avoid Tolls on Google Maps on the Mobile App

You can also configure Google Maps to avoid tolls when you create a route using the Google Maps mobile app.

The procedure to remove tolls from Google Maps works on the mobile app for either Android or iOS phones.

  1. Launch the Google Maps app on your mobile device. Use the search field to search for your destination. Select the Directions button to have Google Maps plan out the route from your current location to this destination.

  2. When the Google Maps route appears, select the three dots on the right side of the location field. Next tap Route options.

  3. In the Driving options pop-up window. select the check box next to Avoid tolls. Select Done.

When you submit this change, Google Maps will update the route so it doesn't include any toll roads.

Get to Your Destination Charge-Free

 When we’re driving on the road, there are so many things we need to be aware of. Finding routes without tolls may be preferred but it’s often the last thing we prepare for. Luckily, Google Maps is there to help. By turning off the tolls feature, you’ll be able to relax a bit more during your journey, knowing it will save you time and money.

Have you ever turned off the toll feature on Google Maps when you were traveling somewhere? Did you follow the same steps that we went through in this article? Tell us in the comments section below.

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