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Limit and costs

You can obtain file- and service-related data free of charge as a basic principle. In order to make the operating costs associated with the open data platform for public transport in Switzerland scalable, an upper limit has been set on requests for purely service-related data. However, since this open data platform has only just been launched, we cannot yet tell from experience what a reasonable value for these limits should be.

The following limits therefore apply at present:

  • Limit A: 50 requests per minute and per API key
  • Limit B: 20,000 requests per day and per API key

Limit A is fixed and cannot be changed. However, you can request an increase to limit B if you need one by filling in a contact form.

The situation will be reviewed again in mid-2017, when a limit will be set that will incur costs if exceeded. It is not yet defined what this limit will be set at and how high the costs will be.