API Keys

Before you can access the endpoints of the OpenRouteService API you will have to contact us to obtain an API-Key.

This key is a 32-character identifier, made of letters and numbers, which relates the request to the user. We utilize these keys in order to monitor miss- or overuse of the services (see Terms of Service)

How to use an API key

To use your API key simply add it as a parameter in your request URL with:


Here you can see an example with an API key appended to the end of the request.