Use ferries

The request below demonstrates truck routing including a ferry and uses a waypoint to guide the route calculation based on local knowledge.

Figure-1 shows the route calculated for a truck with the fast routing mode between Helsinki and Rostock for two use cases. The one in red is the one presented when no other input is provided. This route gets the vehicle to its destination in the shortest time based on our general assumptions about ferries. However, if the user prefers to use the direct ferry line instead, they can set a passthrough waypoint(via=53.929829,8.652357!passThrough=true) on the Helsinki-Travemünde ferry route as shown in Figure-2.

curl -X GET https://router.hereapi.com/v8/routes?origin=60.17202,24.91805&destination=54.07906,12.13216&via=59.80881,24.422038!passThrough=true&return=polyline,summary,actions,instructions&spans=notices&transportMode=truck&routingMode=fast&apikey={YOUR_API_KEY}

Note

Using a passthrough waypoint that is near the port closest to the origin will give the best results.

Force the ferry selection by placing a pass-through waypoint on the ferry route Zooming in on the waypoint.

For more information on truck routing and ferries, see these tutorials:

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