Traffic Incidents service

Service version: 1
Last edit: 2023.09.28
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Important notes:


The Traffic Incidents service is a suite of web services designed for developers to create web and mobile applications around real-time traffic.

  • These web services can be used via RESTful APIs.
  • The Traffic Incidents APIs are based on real-time traffic data from TomTom Traffic™.

The Traffic API Traffic Incidents service consists of the the following endpoints:

Incident Details

The Incident Details service provides information on traffic incidents which are inside a given bounding box or whose geometry intersects with it.

Vector Incident Tiles

The Traffic Vector Incidents Tiles API provides data on zoom levels ranging from 0 to 22.

Getting Started

Check these links to get started with the Traffic APIs:

How to get a TomTom API Key

How to get a TomTom API Key

When you use our location Service APIs, we need a way to identify that it is your application that is making the request to use the service (API).

The TomTom Knowledge Base

TomTom Knowledge Base

The TomTom Knowledge Base optimizes the retrieval of information via articles, blogs, FAQs, tutorials, and videos for your use and reference.

Traffic Incidents in your map

Traffic Incidents in your map

How to Display Traffic Incidents and Traffic Flow on a Map Using the TomTom Traffic API

FAQs over the Traffic APIs

FAQs over the Traffic APIs

Visit our knowledgebase for up to date information on our APIs and SDKs.


Harness the power of TomTom Traffic™ for your application!

TomTom's Traffic Incident RESTful API

  • Is updated every minute with the very latest traffic incident and delay information.
  • Returns detailed information about traffic jams and traffic related incidents. Details include: start-location, end-location, road-name, type of delay, length (in time) of the delay, significance, and distance.
  • The Incident Tile API provides traffic incident and delay information for display on your map view.