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Public-images-osm logo.svg service = drive-through
Drive Thru Drugs.jpg
A drive-through way where customers can visit a business without leaving their cars. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
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Group: properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

Use service=drive-through with highway=service to indicate that a highway is for  drive-through service where customers can visit a business without leaving their cars.

In the United States, there are three common amenities which may be associated with drive-throughs: amenity=pharmacy, amenity=bank, amenity=fast_food. Other amenities that may have drive-throughs include amenity=library, amenity=atm, and shop=alcohol. Quite common in Italy is a drive_through lane or service lane at gasoline stations where an attendant fills up the car, payment at the driver side window at a significant mark-up per litre, 15-20 Euro cents is common i.e. amenity=fuel,


Use with

Drive-throughs are typically oneway=yes.

A drive-through can be mapped going through a car wash (building=retail amenity=car_wash); the indoor portion should be tagged tunnel=building_passage.

If a drive-through passes under an awning or a roof with a wall on only one side, tunnel=building_passage should not be used. Instead, use covered=yes.

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

See also

  • drive_through=yes/no – tagged on the amenity that may offer drive-through service
  • barrier=height_restrictor – a drive-through may have a height restrictor ahead of an overhang roof at the pick-up window