I am using LRM to calculate routes. And I need data about this routes. Now I'm just learning how to exctract this data so I can use it further. I have two routes

var routing1 =  L.Routing.control({
            waypoints: [
                L.latLng(54.736038, 55.97429),
                L.latLng(54.736985, 55.980878),

var routing2 =  L.Routing.control({
            waypoints: [
                L.latLng(54.732798, 55.969934),
                L.latLng(54.734954, 55.95809)

I have a button to draw this routes

document.getElementById("drawing").addEventListener("click", myFunction);
        function myFunction() {
            routing1.addTo(map).on('routesfound', function (e) {
                distance = e.routes[0].summary.totalDistance;
                console.log('routing1 ' + distance);
            routing2.addTo(map).on('routesfound', function (e) {
                distance = e.routes[0].summary.totalDistance;
                console.log('routing2 ' + distance);

As I don't quite understand JS yet so I have this question:

How can I console.log route's summary the moment route calculated? Without drawing it.

  • Just leave out addTo(map) call: routing1.on( ....
    – TomazicM
    May 20, 2019 at 12:07
  • @TomazicM tried it cause it looks legit but nothing happens in that case. Only with addTo and I don't get why it works that way
    – indeedme
    May 20, 2019 at 18:39

1 Answer 1


EDIT1: Solution below was first attempt. It is working, but is quite complicates. See simple solution at EDIT2.

Upon investigation it turns out that quite a big part of routing process depends on adding L.Routing.control to map. To force route calculation and prevent showing of route on the map requires some hacking trickery:

  1. Itinerary display must be prevented with show: false option.
  2. Endpoints marker display must be prevented by dummy marker creation option createMarker: function(p1,p2) {}.
  3. Internal _updateLines method has to be replaced with dummy method.
  4. Routing control must be added to map with onAdd(map) method.

Final code then looks something like this:

var wayPoint1 = L.latLng(57.74, 11.94);
var wayPoint2 = L.latLng(57.6792, 11.949);

var bounds = L.latLngBounds(wayPoint1, wayPoint2); 

var myRouting = L.Routing.control({
    waypoints: [wayPoint1, wayPoint2],
    routeWhileDragging: true,
    show: false,
    createMarker: function(p1,p2) {}

myRouting.on('routesfound', function (e) {
    distance = e.routes[0].summary.totalDistance;
    console.log('routing distance: ' + distance);

// save original mathed for later use
var _updateLines = myRouting._updateLines;

myRouting._updateLines = function (p1) { };


EDIT2: Much simpler solution uses L.Routing.osrmv1 routing method:

var map = L.map('map');

L.tileLayer('http://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', {
    attribution: '© OpenStreetMap contributors'

var wayPoint1 = L.latLng(57.74, 11.94);
var wayPoint2 = L.latLng(57.6792, 11.949);

rWP1 = new L.Routing.Waypoint;
rWP1.latLng = wayPoint1;    

rWP2 = new L.Routing.Waypoint;
rWP2.latLng = wayPoint2;    

var myRoute = L.Routing.osrmv1();
myRoute.route([rWP1, rWP2], function(err, routes) {
    distance = routes[0].summary.totalDistance;
    console.log('routing distance: ' + distance);

map.fitBounds(L.latLngBounds(wayPoint1, wayPoint2));
  • See much simpler solution at EDIT2 section.
    – TomazicM
    May 28, 2019 at 19:45

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