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How to find the nearest petrol station on Google Maps?

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Finding a gas or petrol station around your house or places you know is easy — you know where they are already. However, what if you’re out and about and your vehicle needs fuel?

Well in this article, we’re going over how you can find the nearest petrol station on Google Maps.

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How to find the nearest petrol station using the phone app?

The great thing about Google Maps is that not only it can be used for navigation to a known destination, the app can also help you find places nearby and explore the city. 

You can find hotels, bars, restaurants, parks and of course, fuel stations. Here’s how you find one using the phone app when you’re out.

  • Open Google Maps and tap on the Gas or Petrol option right under the search bar. 
  • You’ll see a list of gas stations in your vicinity. Head over to the closes one, and you’re good to go. 

Alternatively, you can also search for gas stations near me and Google Maps will bring up all stations in the area. You can tap the View List button to browse all stations at once or go through them one at a time. The navigation app also gives you the option to sort stations based on how close they are, whether they’re open or not or simply by their relevance to the search term. 

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How to find the nearest gas station using the website?

The Google Maps website is also beneficial when it comes to finding just about anything. You can open the website and either click on the Gas Stations option or just search Petrol stations, and you’ll see all the stations in your area. 

You’ll see petrol pumps marked with a red fuel icon on the map and a list of all nearby stations on the left.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: