Distance Matrix API pricing

Get maximum from Distancematrix.ai products with our Growth plan

Growth plan

You only pay for what you use, with no monthly commitments
What is an element? - Each query sent to the Distance Matrix API generates elements, where the number of origins * the number of destinations = the number of elements.
Includes
Unlimited usage of elements per month with post-payment
$50 one-time bonus
Access to all of our products: Distance Matrix API Accurate, Distance Matrix API Fast, Geocoding API Accurate, Geocoding API Fast
The unlimited number of apps (tokens)
Access to all the features: traffic information, driving and walking mode, quick response, departure & arrival time, all common languages, and many more.
Pricing for elements
1 — 100,000 elements
$2 per 1,000 elements
the next 100,000 — 300,000 elements
$1.6 per 1,000 elements
the next 300,000 — 500,000 elements
$1.25 per 1,000 elements
the next 500,000 elements and more
What is an element?

Free plan

Always free
Includes
1,000 elements per month
Access to all of our products: Distance Matrix API Accurate, Distance Matrix API Fast, Geocoding API Accurate, Geocoding API Fast
5 apps (tokens)
Access to all the features: traffic information, driving and walking mode, quick response, departure & arrival time, several languages, and many more.
What is an element?
Frequently asked questions

What is the Distance Matrix API pricing model?

The Distance Matrix API pricing model offers a Free plan with limited usage and a Growth plan with unlimited usage and pay-as-you-go pricing based on the number of elements used. That means that you only pay for the elements that you used at the end of the billing period.

The Free plan includes 1,000 elements per month, which is the unit of measurement for API requests. The free plan does not require any credit card information or prepayment. And you can test all the features of the APIs.

The Growth plan is a pay-as-you-go plan that does not require any monthly payments. Instead, users pay for the elements they use on a post-payment basis. The Growth plan offers unlimited usage of elements per month and access to all of the Distancematrix.ai products. It also provides a $50 one-time bonus and an unlimited number of apps (tokens).The pricing for elements in the Growth plan depends on the number of elements used, starts at $2 per 1,000 elements and decreases with higher usage volume up to $1. If your volume is significantly larger and beyond our standard plans, contact us for an individual pricing offer.

How to start?

To start using the API, please sign up for Distancematrix.ai by clicking the button on the menu or choosing any of our plans. After signing in to the admin panel, you'll instantly get an email with further detailed information on how to use it and access to the dashboard of the API.

When you log in to the admin panel, you will get access to the Free plan with four tokens to our main products by default. You can use them for testing all our products, and delete, or add new tokens for certain APIs you need. In general, the Free plan allows you to use five apps (tokens).

The Free plan means you'll have 1,000 elements every month to test all the products we have and fully gauge the advantages of the Distance Matrix APIs. When you run out of elements and want to continue using our APIs, you can switch to a Growth plan by clicking an “Upgrade” button on your dashboard. 

If you need a customizable solution, have any questions, or want more than 500,000 elements per month, please feel free to contact our support.

How much does it cost to use the Distance Matrix API?

While you are using a Free plan that includes 1,000 elements, you are not supposed to input any credit card number. All the functions are completely free. Right after the Upgrade to the Growth plan you will get $50 on your account to spend them on the first elements, you will use.

Then during the whole billing period, on your dashboard, you will see the number of elements that were used and the cost you have to pay at the end of the billing period.The cost of the elements in a Growth plan differs in accordance with the number of elements you spend. Distance matrix pricing looks like the following:

Pricing for elements
1 — 100,000 elements
$2 per 1,000 elements
the next 100,000 — 300,000 elements
$1.6 per 1,000 elements
the next 300,000 — 500,000 elements
$1.25 per 1,000 elements
the next 500,000 elements and more
If you spend more than 500,000 elements per month, you will pay $1 for every further 1,000 elements, but you can always contact us for better pricing.

It is also important to know that you will be billed only at the end of your billing period, which is a month from the date when you upgraded. 

Our payment processes work automatically and are powered by one of the most reliable payment processing platforms Stripe. You pay only for the amount of correctly received elements.

How can I use my $50 one-time bonus?

We offer you a $50 one-time bonus right after your upgrade to the Growth plan. This bonus will be used automatically. On your dashboard, you will see how the bonus is getting used right after you start using the elements of the API. We give this bonus only one time per upgrade, but if you didn’t use it that month, you could always continue using it for further months.

Can I try the API before buying it?

Yes, sure. We provide all users with a Free plan right after they sign up. You have a chance to use 1,000 elements per month and to test all the APIs without any limitations. No credit card information and prepayment are required.

How do I calculate my needs for the service?

For example, let's say you plan to make 10 requests for a maximum of 20 locations. We assume that these are requests of type 1 origin to 1 destination (in one request, there is one element). In this case, it's about 10 x 1 x 20 = 200 queries per day and 200 x 30 = 6,000 elements per month, respectively.

Are there any usage limits for the Distance Matrix API?

The Free plan includes a limit of 1,000 elements per month, which is the unit of measurement for API requests. An element is defined as a single origin/destination pair in a request, such as the distance and travel time between two locations.

The Growth plan, on the other hand, offers unlimited usage of elements per month, and users are charged based on the number of elements used, as described in the pricing model.

Distance Matrix API cost depends on the plan you choose. The Free plan is always free and includes 1,000 elements per month. If you need more usage, you can upgrade to the Growth plan, which offers unlimited usage of elements per month with post-payment based on usage. 
In case you didn’t pay for the previous billing period, you will be transferred to the Free plan again with a limit of 1,000 elements per month.

If you need a higher level of service or more customized features, you may want to consider contacting Distancematrix.ai to discuss enterprise solutions.

Are there any upfront costs or setup fees associated with using the Distance Matrix API?

No, there are no upfront costs or setup fees in Distance Matrix API pricing model. The Growth plan is designed to be pay-as-you-go, meaning you only pay for the elements that you use.
For the Free plan, you can start using the API immediately without providing any credit card or payment information. The free plan includes 1,000 elements per month and access to all of Distancematrix.ai's products and features.
For the Growth plan, you also don't have any monthly payment or upfront costs. Instead, you are charged based on the number of elements you use at the end of each month. The growth plan includes a $50 one-time bonus that is applied to your first usage charges.There are no setup fees or other hidden costs associated with either plan. This makes it easy for developers and businesses to start using the Distance Matrix API without any financial commitment upfront.

How do I view my current usage and costs for the Distance Matrix API?

Our pricing model is similar to the Google Matrix API pricing, but we designed a really clear and convenient dashboard for you to make the system as transparent as possible.
To view your current usage and costs for the Distance Matrix API, you can log in to your account on the Distancematrix.ai website and navigate to the "Usage and Billing" section. Here, you'll be able to see a breakdown of your usage by API product, as well as your current billing status and any outstanding balance.
If you're using the free plan, you'll only see your current usage for the month, as there are no costs associated with this plan.
If you're using the growth plan, you'll see your current usage and the associated costs, which are calculated based on the pricing model for elements. You can also view your payment history and download invoices for each billing cycle.
If you have any questions about your usage or billing, you can contact Distancematrix.ai support for assistance.

Where do you get traffic information from?

Our product predicts travel times based on statistical data on road congestion in different regions. We gather this data from public traffic data sources and use our algorithms to calculate travel times.

In terms of accuracy, our product is very similar to Google Distance Matrix API. You can start with a Free plan and test the API for a route in your city.

Where do I get support?

If you have questions or need help, email us at a time that's convenient for you.