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How to avoid road tolls with Google Maps

If you use Google maps as an application of gps navigation you are not special, because it is the most used app in the world. However, not all users know the Google Maps tricks, or some of its more useful functions. And one of them, without any doubt, is that of avoid tolls. Because, by default, Google Maps will tell you the route that will take you the least time. And that, sometimes, involves going through roads that involve the payment of a toll.

Sometimes you want to get there soon, yes, but you don’t want to pay tolls. If this is your case, you should know that with Google maps you don’t have to ignore their prompts to avoid them. You can simply configure your GPS navigation routes to avoid these tolls. Instead of taking you through pay roads, Google Maps will give you directions for alternative roads and highways. And it may take a little longer to get there, or take a slightly longer trip, but you won’t have to pay road tolls.

How to avoid tolls when using Google Maps as a GPS navigation application

On your mobile open the application Google maps and at the top, in the search bar, enter the destination you are going to as you would normally. From the suggestions it offers you as a result, select the one that fits your intention. Directly you will see that point on the map and a preview, with the time it will take to arrive. And below you will get the buttons How to get, Start, Save and Share. We will press the first one: How to get there.

Now yes, we will get one preview of the route that we are going to carry out. Here we will have the point of origin and destination, the mode of transport that we are going to use, the preview in question and the options Start and ‘Steps and more’. What we must do is, at the top right, click on the button with three points in portrait orientation. And here we will select Path options to open a new menu in which, effectively, we will mark the option Avoid tolls, leaving the options as they were ‘Avoid motorways’ Y ‘Avoid ferries’.

We will click on ‘done’ and it will automatically search for a new route, the fastest possible. We will see that, obviously, the distance changes and the duration of the journey changes. If we are satisfied, just now click on the button in the lower left corner Start. And now with tolls, or without tolls, you can also find restaurants with Google Maps on your route.