How to get GET (query string) variables in Express.js on Node.js?


Can we get the variables in the query string in Node.js just like we get them in $_GET in PHP?

I know that in Node.js we can get the URL in the request. Is there a method to get the query string parameters?

5/4/2015 12:01:05 PM

Accepted Answer

In Express it's already done for you and you can simply use req.query for that:

var id =; // $_GET["id"]

Otherwise, in NodeJS, you can access req.url and the builtin url module to [url.parse] ( it manually:

var url = require('url');
var url_parts = url.parse(request.url, true);
var query = url_parts.query;
1/26/2019 6:10:37 PM

Since you've mentioned Express.js in your tags, here is an Express-specific answer: use req.query. E.g.

var express = require('express');
var app = express();

app.get('/', function(req, res){
  res.send('id: ' +;


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