API Restrictions

To provide services for thousands of users we have to restrict queries in our API to ensure our services stay stable for everyone. When you are using our API the following restrictions apply to the respective endpoints. If you want to make queries beyond these limits you should look into setting up your own customized openrouteservice backend.

Directions restrictions

ModesMaximum distanceMaximum distance with profile restrictions
Foot profiles6.000 km6,000 km
Cycling profiles6.000 km6.000 km
Driving profiles6.000 km6.000 km
Wheelchair profile6.000 km300 km

OptionMaximum
Distance (with avoid areas)150 km
Distance (alternative & round trip)100 km
Alternative route count3
Avoid polygon area200 km²
Avoid polygon extent (height or width)20 km
Route waypoints50

Isochrones restrictions

OptionMaximum
Locations
5
Intervals10
Range distance120 km
Range time (Foot profiles)20 h
Range time (Cycling profiles)5 h
Range time (Driving profiles)1 h

POIs restrictions

OptionMaximum
Maximum Area50 km²
Maximum Linestring length500 km
Maximum search radius2 km

Matrix restrictions

OptionMaximum
Locations (origin x destination)3.500 (e.g. 50 x 50) per request
Locations (with dynamic arguments)25 (e.g. 5 x 5) per request

Elevation restrictions

OptionMaximum
Vertex amount2000

 

Optimization restrictions

OptionMaximum
Routes50
Vehicles3