Are you heading somewhere and would prefer a route that does not include highways? If so, ask Google Maps to exclude all the highways from your driving directions. It’s as simple as checking a box.
To start, on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, launch the Google Maps app.
In Maps, find directions for your destination. When the directions appear, in the app’s top-right corner, tap the three dots.
In the menu that opens, tap “Route Options.”
A “Driving Options” box will open. Here, to avoid highways on your route, enable the “Avoid Highways” option. You can also avoid tolls and ferries by enabling appropriate options in this box.
Then tap “Done.”
Maps will update your directions to exclude highways from your route.
And off you go!
To get highway-less driving directions in Google Maps on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the Maps website.
Start by opening your favorite web browser and launching the Google Maps site. On the site, search for directions to your destination.
When your directions appear, right below your specified locations, click “Options.”
In the “Route Options” section that opens, from the “Avoid” section, activate the “Highways” option. Then click “Close.”
You are done.
And that’s how you discover the less beaten paths for your journeys with Google Maps. Happy travels!
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