v5.bvg.transport.rest documentation

v5.bvg.transport.rest is a REST API for the Berlin public transportation system, BVG.

API status

Because it wraps an API of BVG, it includes all local traffic of Berlin & Brandenburg, as well as some long-distance trains running in the area. Essentially, it returns whatever data the VBB app shows, including realtime delays and disruptions.

Why use this API?

Realtime Data

This API returns realtime data whenever its upstream, the API for BVG's mobile app, provides it.

No API Key

You can just use the API without authentication. There's a rate limit of 100 requests/minute (burst 200 requests/minute) set up.

CORS

This API has CORS enabled, so you can query it from any webpage.

Caching-friendly

This API sends ETag & Cache-Control headers, allowing clients cache responses properly.