Defining routes

When using Inertia, all of your application's routes are defined server-side. This means that you don't need Vue Router or React Router. Instead, you can simply define Laravel routes and return Inertia responses from those routes.

Shorthand routes

If you have a page that doesn't need a corresponding controller method, like an "FAQ" or "about" page, you can route directly to a component via the Route::inertia() method.

Route::inertia('/about', 'About');

Generating URLs

Some server-side frameworks allow you to generate URLs from named routes. However, you will not have access to those helpers client-side. Here are a couple ways to still use named routes with Inertia.

The first option is to generate URLs server-side and include them as props. Notice in this example how we're passing the edit_url and create_url to the Users/Index component.

class UsersController extends Controller
    public function index()
        return Inertia::render('Users/Index', [
            'users' => User::all()->map(function ($user) {
                return [
                    'id' => $user->id,
                    'name' => $user->name,
                    'email' => $user->email,
                    'edit_url' => route('users.edit', $user),
            'create_url' => route('users.create'),

However, when using Laravel, the Ziggy library can make your named, server-side routes available to you via a global route() function. In fact, if you are developing an application using one of Laravel's starter kits, Ziggy is already configured for you.

If you're using Ziggy with Vue, it's helpful to make this function available as a custom $route property so you can use it directly in your templates.

app.config.globalProperties.$route = route
<Link :href="$route('users.create')">Create User</Link>