Selenium: chromedriver executable needs to be in PATH?

You need to make sure that the chromedriver executable is available in your PATH. Otherwise, Selenium will throw this error:

selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: 'chromedriver' executable needs to be in PATH. Please see

The best way to fix this error is to use the webdriver-manager package. It will make sure that you have a valid chromedriver executable in PATH and if it is not available, it will download it automatically. You can install it using PIP:

$ pip install webdriver-manager

And use it in your Python code like this:

from selenium import webdriver
from import Service
from import ChromeDriverManager

driver = webdriver.Chrome(service=Service(ChromeDriverManager().install()))

# Open Scrapingbee's website

The code might take a second or two on the initial run as it has to download the chromedriver binary. Successive runs should be a lot faster.

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