"‘chromedriver’ executable needs to be in PATH" despite me setting the path to it explicitly

Hi guys,

i have a problem with chromedriver path

the path of chromedriver in my repo is /veles_website/env/chromedriver and my test file is:

def setUp(self):
    self.selenium = webdriver.Chrome("/veles_website/env/chromedriver")

So I don’t know why I have this problem “selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: 'chromedriver' executable needs to be in PATH.

This error means that the executable is not found.
Check if the path is correct and if the file is there (you are using an absolute path outside /home which is probably not what you want).

Can’t say anything else without seeing the build.


this is my path on my laptop we work when I launch my command on my terminal

You can test if it actually is in the python PATH, if you open a cmd and type in chromedriver and hit Enter. If Starting ChromeDriver 2.15.322448 is appearing, the PATH is set appropriately and there is something else going wrong. Then try the following:

Download ChromeDriver

Then you have multiple options:

  • Add it to your system path

  • Put it in the same directory as your python script

  • Specify the location directly via executable_path

  • driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path=‘C:/path/to/chromedriver.exe’)