Advanced Tools

Summary

The Advanced tools provide the most configurable way of accessing TravelTime. Almost all of the parameters that can be configured in the API are available through these tools.

Each of the three tools shares the same fundamental parameter fields as its Simple counterpart, but then has a dropdown list of Advanced parameters, which is common across the Advanced tools.

Advanced Parameters

Parameter Description Data Type
Public Transport Boarding Time Time (in mins) required to board a public transport vehicle Text
Walking Time Maximum time (in mins) for walking when getting on and off public transport Text
Driving Time to Station Maximum time (in mins) of driving from origin to the train station Text
Cycling Time to Station Maximum time (in mins) of cycling from origin to the train station Text
Parking Time Time (in mins) required to park a car or a bike Text
Ferry Boarding Time Time (in mins) required to board a ferry Text
Search Range Width (see below) Text

Search Range

Search Range is by default disabled. If a value is entered, however, Search Range will be enabled and a range of results will be returned (if applicable) based around a range of arrival/departure times.

For example, if an arrival time of 9am is chosen, with a Search Range Width of 60, the tool will return results that have an arrival time between 8am and 9am. The same search with a departure time of 9am, will return results that have a departure time between 9am and 10am.

This aggregation of multiple works slightly differently for each of the tools:

  • Time Map – a combined shape of all possible journeys is returned
  • Time Filter – the lowest travel time of all possible journeys is returned
  • Routes – routes with the lowest travel time are returned

The maximum number of results that can be returned when using Search Range is 5 (per arrival/departure location)