Direct Peering

Connect your business network directly to Google at any of over 100 locations in 33 countries around the world and exchange high throughput traffic.

What is direct peering?

Google allows you to establish a direct peering connection between your business network and Google. Direct peering allows you to exchange Internet traffic between your network and Google’s network at one its edge locations. Visit Google's peering site to find out more about edge locations.

Direct peering with Google is done by exchanging BGP routes between Google and the peering entity. After a direct peering connection is in place, you can use it to reach all of Google’s services including the full suite of Google Cloud Platform products.

Who can peer with Google?

Any Google Cloud Platform customers that meet Google’s technical peering requirements specified in our peering page can be considered for the direct peering service. Google can peer at the Internet Exchanges (IXPs) and private facilities that are listed in our PeeringDB entry.

Getting started

To request that a new peering connection is established, register your interest with our peering team. If you meet the posted technical requirements a Google representative will reach out to you with further details to guide you though the application process.


Establishing a direct peering connection with Google is free. There are no costs per port or fractional port, and no per hour charges.

Your GCP projects are eligible for discounted egress data rates for traffic sent to your peered network. You must contact your GCP sales team to request that your projects be enabled to receive the discounted direct peering egress rates to your peered network's IP ranges.

Discounted egress rates through a direct peering connection are available under these conditions:

  • The continential location of the source GCP resource sending traffic must be the same as the continential location of your peered network, and
  • The destination for egress traffic must fall into your peered network's IP ranges, and
  • Your project must be enabled for direct peering egress pricing for your peered network's IP ranges.

For example, suppose your on-premises network uses the range and is located in North America. From an enabled project, egress traffic sent from any VM in any zone in North America to would be billed at the direct peering egress rate listed in the table below.

Continential location Direct peering egress rate
NA $0.04/GB
EU $0.05/GB
APAC $0.06/GB

All other traffic, including egress traffic to destinations other than your on-premises network, is billed at standard Google Cloud Platform rates.

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