routes-for-location Method

Search for routes near a specific location, optionally by name

Example Request

Example Response

Request Parameters

  • lat - The latitude coordinate of the search center
  • lon - The longitude coordinate of the search center
  • radius - The search radius in meters (optional)
  • latSpan/lonSpan - An alternative to radius to set the search bounding box (optional)
  • query - A specific route short name to search for (optional)

If you just specify a lat,lon search location, the routes-for-location method will just return nearby routes. If you specify an optional query parameter, we’ll search for nearby routes with the specified route short name. This is the primary method from going from a user-facing route name like “44” to the actual underlying route id unique to a route for a particular transit agency.


The routes-for-location method returns a list result, so see additional documentation on controlling the number of elements returned and interpreting the results. The list contents are <route/> elements.