On your next road trip, are you looking for a simple solution to escape the hassle of jammed highways and save money on tolls? Google Maps is an app that can help you out. The well-known navigation software may be configured to avoid tolls and roads for more convenient and affordable travel with a few fast touches.
It’s easy to get Google Maps on an iPhone or Android device to avoid roads and tolls. All you have to do is follow these steps:
- Type the start and finish locations.
- On an iPhone, tap the three dots in the upper right corner; on an Android device, tap the three vertical dots.
- Choose Options, then toggle the “Avoid tolls” or “Avoid motorways” options.
Google Maps will automatically avoid roads and tolls for future trips based on your saved choices. Naturally, if you want to go back to the initial configurations, all you have to do is repeat these procedures.
It makes sense to forgo tolls to save money, especially for drivers who frequently accrue daily toll booth expenses. By avoiding congested freeways, you may take lovely backroads and enjoy a more leisurely ride. It’s also a wise decision for those who ride motorcycles and for others who feel safer on slower-moving roads.
The trade-off is that travelling faster can result from avoiding roads and tolls. However, many people find that the reward of a relaxing, economical trip justifies a few more minutes of driving time.