efa - Command line client for EFA-based public transit routing services
- efa --from city stop
--to city stop [ additional options ]
- efa [ options ] from-city
from-stop [ via-city via-stop ] to-city
is a command line client for EFA-based public transit routing
interfaces, e.g. <http://efa.vrr.de>. efa
between two points and displays the results.
By default, the EFA service at <http://efa.vrr.de> (operated by
Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr) is used, which supports most places in Germany. A
list of all supported EFA instances can be retrieved with -l
custom instance can be selected using -s service
. It is also possible to probe all known EFA services for a specific
connection using the -A
- --from city stop
- Departure place
- --to city stop
- Arrival place
- --via city stop
- Travel via this place
In all cases, if you want stop to be an address or "point of
interest", you can set it to 'addr:something' or
- -a|--arrive hh:mm
- Journey end time (overrides --time/--depart)
- Probe all known EFA entry points for the specified
connection. Print the first result which was not an error.
Note that this may take a while and will not necessarily return the best
result. Also, using this option by default is not recommended, as it puts
EFA services under considerable additional load.
- Request connections allowing the passenger to take a bike
with them. Note that this may cause efa to display no routes at all
-- In that case, the backend was unable to find such connections or didn't
know about their bike-support.
- Show information about bike support, but do not select
routes based on it. In essence, this option simply changes the
--ignore-info default. It is useful when --bike did not
return any routes even though most of the route has bike support.
- Journey date
- Probe all known EFA entry points for the specified
connection. No routes are returned in this case. Instead, efa will
print the URLs and names of all entry points which did not return an
- -u|--efa-url url
- URL to the EFA entry point, defaults to
<http://efa.vrr.de/vrr/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2>. Depending on your
location, some urls may contain more specific data than others. See
Travel::Routing::DE::EFA(3pm) and the -l option for
- -e|--exclude transports
- Exclude transports (comma separated list).
Possible transports: zug, s-bahn, u-bahn, stadtbahn, tram, stadtbus,
regionalbus, schnellbus, seilbahn, schiff, ast, sonstige
- Display more than just the basic route information. At the
moment, the following is displayed (if available):
- Route duration
- Ticket fare
- transfer duration and elevation changes (via stairs /
escalators) at each stop
- Display intermediate stops (with time and platform) of each
train. Note that these are not always available.
- -I|--ignore-info [ regex ]
- Ignore additional information matching regex
If regex is not supplied, removes the default regex (-> nothing
will be ignored)
- -i|--include type
- Include connections using trains of type type, where
type may be:
- local (default)
only take local trains ("Verbund-/Nahverkehrslinien"). Slow, but
the cheapest method if you're not traveling long distance
Local trains + IC
All trains (local + IC + ICE)
- List supported EFA services wit their URLs (see -u)
and abbreviations (see -s).
- Output links to maps of transfer paths and transfer
stations where available.
- -m|--max-change number
- Print connections with at most number
- -n|--num-connections number
- Return up to number connections. If unset, the
default of the respective EFA server is used (usually 4 or 5).
- -P|--prefer type
- Prefer connections of type:
- speed (default)
The faster, the better
Prefer connections with less interchanges
Prefer connections with less walking (at interchanges)
- -p|--proximity [minutes]
- Take stops close to the stop/start into account. By
default, up to 10 minutes of walking to/from the route's first/last stop
is considered acceptable. You can specify minutes to use a custom
- -s|--service name
- Shortname of the EFA entry point. See
Travel::Routing::DE::EFA(3pm) and the -l option for a list
- Journey start time
- --timeout seconds
- Set timeout for HTTP requests. Default: 60 seconds.
- Print version information
- -w|--walk-speed speed
- Set your walking speed to speed. Accepted values:
normal (default), fast, slow
- -x|--accessibility types
- Request connections satisfying all of the specified
accessibility types (comma-separated list, option may be repeated).
Please note that this may cause the backend to return no results at all,
either because no such connection exists or because the required lines do
not have the correct accessibility attributes set.
The following types are supported:
- e / no-escalators
- Transfers must be possible without taking an
- E / no-elevators
- Transfers must be possible without using an elevator.
- i / info
- Does not restrict the requested connections. However, this
option causes efa to display additional accessibility information
for each route part (where available). When -x w or -x l do
not return any connections, using -x i might be more helpful
(though it cannot guarantee that any of the results satisfy the respective
- l / nf / low-platform
- All vehicles must be low-platform
- s / no-stairs
- Transfers must be possible without stairs (e.g. via
escalators/elevators or ramps).
- w / wheelchair
- All vehicles must be wheelchair accessible.
0 Everything went well
1 Invalid arguments, see error message
2 Network error, unable to send request
3 efa.vrr.de did not return any parsable data
4 efa.vrr.de error: ambiguous input
5 efa.vrr.de error: no connections found
10 Unknown Travel::Routing::DE::EFA error
255 Other internal error
- efa Do Hbf MH Hbf
- Look up a connection from Dortmund (Do) Hbf to Muelheim
- efa --include ice Essen Hbf Hamburg Dammtor
- Look up a connection with long-distance trains
- efa --arrive 18:00 -e zug,s-bahn -M E Wickenburgstr D
- Look up a connection from Essen Wickenburgstr to
Duesseldorf Oststr. Do not use any trains, make sure to arrive around
18:00 and print links to maps of all interchange stations.
- efa -s vvs Stuttgart Hbf Stuttgart Marienplatz
- Use the VVS (Verkehrsverbund Stuttgart) EFA service to look
up a connection.
This script requires perl 5.10 (or higher) with the following modules:
The EFA backend is not able to calculate "two-way" routes, i.e. from
-> via -> to routes with from == to. If from and to are the same stop,
it doesn't even try to calculate a route ("we recommend walking
instead"), if they are close to each other it may or may not work.
Workaround: Request from -> via using the normal four-argument efa
invocation, read the time, use efa -t time via via to to to request via ->
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