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Google Maps APIs are free for a wide variety of use cases, with predictable overage pricing and usage limits for APIs and annual contracts for enterprise deployments.

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Standard

  • Free, external, and publicly available implementations
  • Unlimited, free usage of Google Maps Android API and Google Maps SDK for iOS1
  • Pay for uplifts above usage limits
  • Individual API pricing and usage limits

Premium

  • Licenses for internal, OEM, and asset tracking implementations
  • Annual contracts with enterprise terms2
  • 24 hour technical support
  • Service level agreement (SLA)
  • Guaranteed ad-free and enhanced API features2

Pricing details

Android

STANDARD PREMIUM
Google Maps Android API Standard Unlimited free usage.1 Premium Pricing based on volume required.

See Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits for more information.

Google Places API for Android Standard Default 1,000 free requests per day, increased to 150,000 free requests per day after credit card validation.
Free uplifts for complying applications.
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iOS

STANDARD PREMIUM
Google Maps SDK for iOS Standard Unlimited free usage.1 Premium Pricing based on volume required.

See Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits for more information.

Google Places API for iOS Standard Default 1,000 free requests per day, increased to 150,000 free requests per day after credit card validation.
Free uplifts for complying applications.
Premium: ----

Web

STANDARD PREMIUM

Google Maps JavaScript API

Google Static Maps API

Google Street View Image API

Standard Free up to 25,000 map loads per day.3

$0.50 USD / 1,000 additional map loads, up to 100,000 daily, if billing is enabled.

Premium Pricing based on volume required.

Premium enhanced features:

  • Guaranteed ad-free.
  • Image size up to 2048 x 2048 pixels.

See Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits for more information.

Google Maps Embed API Standard Unlimited free usage. Premium ----

Web services

STANDARD PREMIUM

Google Maps Directions API

Google Maps Distance Matrix API 4

Google Maps Elevation API

Google Maps Geocoding API

Google Maps Geolocation API

Google Maps Roads API

Google Maps Time Zone API

Standard Free up to 2,500 requests per day.

$0.50 USD / 1,000 additional requests, up to 100,000 daily, if billing is enabled.

Premium Pricing based on volume required.

Premium enhanced features:

  • Query-per-second uplifts.
  • Enhanced Distance Matrix API and Roads API capabilities.2

See Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits for more information.

Google Places API Web Service Standard 150,000 free requests per day (after credit card validation). Premium Pricing based on volume required.

See Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits for more information.

(to unlock higher quotas) Contact Sales (to learn more about premium plans)
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1 Includes paid apps through an online store and internal Android apps as allowed by the Standard Plan Terms of Service. For other applications, you should contact sales to discuss a Premium Plan license.
2 See Google Maps Distance Matrix API and Google Maps Roads API documentation for summary of premium plan features.
3 For some customers, quota exceptions may apply. Learn more here.
4 Google Maps Distance Matrix API usage is measured in number of elements rather than number of requests.

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Pricing FAQs

Read our FAQs to learn more about our pricing plans, licensing and terms of service.

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How do I avoid a large bill if my usage unexpectedly increases?

The Google Maps APIs provide complimentary daily quota and set maximum daily billable limits. You can cap the maximum daily limit on usage to protect against unexpected increases... Read more

How is quota usage calculated?

The calculation of quota usage varies by API. The web service APIs use requests (note that the Google Maps Distance Matrix API uses elements). The Web APIs use Map Loads to calculate quota usage... Read more

What happens if I exceed the usage limits?

If you exceed the usage limits of a given Google Maps API, the API will return an error message. If you repeatedly exceed the limits, your access to the API may be temporarily blocked... Read more

Should I purchase the Google Maps APIs Premium Plan?

You should purchase the Google Maps APIs Premium Plan if your business or organization requires any of the following: An SLA with 24-hour technical support; Ability to sell a product... Read more

OEM licensing

You can license Google Maps as an embedded feature of your stand-alone software or device, such as the iFit line of Google Maps-enabled treadmills. For more information about OEM licensing, contact a Maps API Sales representative.

Nonprofit, crisis response, and news media organization grants

Qualifying nonprofits, crisis response, and news media organizations may apply for increased quota and licensing grants.