Drive Estimate API

Drive Estimate API

The Drive Estimate API accurately calculate driving distances and travel times between locations, empowering efficient route planning and logistics optimization.

About the API:  

The Drive Estimate API is a powerful tool designed to provide accurate and reliable data for calculating estimated distances in multiple units, including miles, kilometers, nautical miles and travel time. Whether you are a logistics company looking to optimize your routes, a travel application looking to provide accurate itinerary planning or a website requiring location-based services, our API has you covered. With seamless integration and a wide range of supported inputs, you can effortlessly retrieve distance and travel time information between two cities, addresses, zip codes, locations or places.

Our API uses advanced algorithms and up-to-date geographic data to deliver accurate and reliable estimates. Whether it's short distances or long-distance travel, you can rely on our API for the most reliable results.

We understand that different applications have varying requirements when it comes to data input. That's why our Drive Estimate API supports a wide range of input formats, allowing you to seamlessly integrate it into your existing systems. Whether you prefer to enter city names, street addresses, postal codes or specific points of interest. This flexibility allows you to tailor the API to your specific application needs.

Our API offers support for multiple output units, ensuring that you can retrieve distance and travel time estimates in the format that best suits your needs. Whether you work with miles, kilometers or nautical miles, or need travel time in hours and minutes our API gives you the versatility you need to integrate seamlessly with your application or service.

We provide full documentation and robust resources for users who wish to use the API to facilitate a smooth usage process. Whether you are an experienced user or new to the world of APIs, our easy-to-use interface and extensive documentation will guide you through every step, making integration quick and easy.

The Drive Estimate API is a versatile tool with a wide range of real-world applications. Logistics companies can optimize their delivery routes, reducing costs and improving efficiency. Travel and tourism applications can provide accurate itinerary planning, helping users make informed travel decisions. Location-based services can leverage our API to deliver enhanced user experiences, such as searching for nearby places or calculating distances between multiple locations.

In conclusion, the Drive Estimate API is a robust and versatile solution for estimating distances and travel times. With its accurate and reliable data, flexible input options, seamless integration and wide range of applications, our API enables companies and users to offer better services and experiences to their users. Whether you are building a logistics platform, a travel application or a location-based service, our API is the go-to solution for all your distance calculation needs.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

It will receive parameters and provide you with a JSON.


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Logistics and delivery optimization: Delivery companies can use the API to calculate estimated distances and travel times between different addresses or locations. This helps optimize their routes, reduce fuel consumption and improve overall efficiency.

  2. Ridesharing and cab services: Ridesharing and cab applications can integrate the API to provide users with accurate estimates of the distance and travel time between their pickup and drop-off locations. This allows users to make informed decisions and plan their trips accordingly.

  3. Travel and tourism planning: Travel agencies and tourism websites can use the API to provide accurate itinerary planning. By providing estimated distances and travel times between various cities, attractions or points of interest, users can better plan their trips and optimize their schedules.

  4. Real estate and property listings: Real estate platforms can enhance their listings by incorporating the API to show estimated distances and travel times from properties to important amenities such as schools, parks, shopping centers or public transportation hubs. This information helps prospective buyers or renters evaluate the desirability of a location.

  5. Physical activity tracking: fitness apps or wearable devices can leverage the API to calculate distances and travel times for users engaged in outdoor activities such as running, cycling or hiking. This data can be used to track progress, set goals and provide personalized feedback.

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  • Free Plan: 2 API Calls. 1 request per second.

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  • Pro Plan: 50,000 API Calls. 2 requests per second.

  • Pro Plus Plan: 100,000 API Calls. 3 request per second.

API Documentation


To use this endpoint all you have to do is to insert in the parameters an origin and a destination, you can enter the following values (city, place name, address or zip code)


Get time and distance - Endpoint Features
Object Description
origin [Required]
destination [Required]
Test Endpoint


    "origin_location": "City of New York, New York, United States",
    "destination_location": "18 Mile House, California, CAL Fire Kern County, CAL Fire Southern Region, California, United States",
    "distance_in_miles": "2763.4",
    "distance_in_kilometers": "4447.3",
    "distance_in_nautical_miles": "2400.9",
    "travel_time": "49 hours, 9 minutes",
    "origin_latitude": "40.7127281",
    "origin_longitude": "-74.0060152",
    "destination_latitude": "35.2566192",
    "destination_longitude": "-118.036497"

Get time and distance - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET ' York City, NY&destination=California, CA' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the Drive Estimate API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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Yes, the API is designed for easy integration and typically supports various programming languages and protocols, such as SDK.

Yes, the API provides the estimated travel time in hours and minutes.

Yes, you can provide city names or addresses as inputs to calculate the driving distance between them.

Yes, you can input ZIP codes to calculate driving distances between them.

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