Comparison | TanStack Router vs React Router

Before you commit to a new tool, it's always nice to know how it stacks up against the competition!

This comparison table strives to be as accurate and as unbiased as possible. If you use any of these libraries and feel the information could be improved, feel free to suggest changes (with notes or evidence of claims) using the "Edit this page on GitHub" link at the bottom of this page.

Feature/Capability Key:

  • βœ… 1st-class, built-in, and ready to use with no added configuration or code
  • πŸ”΅ Supported via addon package
  • 🟑 Partial Support
  • πŸ”Ά Possible, but requires custom code/implementation/casting
  • πŸ›‘ Not officially supported
TanStack RouterReact Router DOM (Website)Next.JS (Website)
Github Repo / Stars
Bundle Size❓
History, Memory & Hash Routersβœ…βœ…πŸ›‘
Nested / Layout Routesβœ…βœ…βœ…
Suspense-like Route Transitionsβœ…βœ…βœ…
Typesafe Routesβœ…πŸ›‘πŸŸ‘
Code-based Routesβœ…βœ…πŸ›‘
File-based Routesβœ…βœ…βœ…
Router Loadersβœ…βœ…βœ…
SWR Loader Cachingβœ…πŸ›‘βœ…
Route Prefetchingβœ…βœ…βœ…
Auto Route Prefetchingβœ…πŸ”΅ (via Remix)βœ…
Route Prefetching Delayβœ…πŸ”ΆπŸ›‘
Path Paramsβœ…βœ…βœ…
Typesafe Path Paramsβœ…πŸ›‘πŸ›‘
Path Param Validationβœ…πŸ›‘πŸ›‘
Custom Path Param Parsing/Serializationβœ…πŸ›‘πŸ›‘
Ranked Routesβœ…βœ…βœ…
Active Link Customizationβœ…βœ…βœ…
Optimistic UIβœ…βœ…πŸ”Ά
Typesafe Absolute + Relative Navigationβœ…πŸ›‘πŸ›‘
Route Mount/Transition/Unmount Eventsβœ…πŸ›‘πŸ›‘
Devtoolsβœ…πŸ›‘πŸ›‘
Basic Search Paramsβœ…βœ…βœ…
Search Param Hooksβœ…βœ…βœ…
<Link/>/useNavigate Search Param APIβœ…πŸŸ‘ (search-string only via the to/search options)🟑 (search-string only via the to/search options)
JSON Search Paramsβœ…πŸ”ΆπŸ”Ά
TypeSafe Search Paramsβœ…πŸ›‘πŸ›‘
Search Param Schema Validationβœ…πŸ›‘πŸ›‘
Search Param Immutability + Structural Sharingβœ…πŸ”ΆπŸ›‘
Custom Search Param parsing/serializationβœ…πŸ”ΆπŸ›‘
Search Param Middlewareβœ…πŸ›‘πŸ›‘
Suspense Route Elementsβœ…βœ…βœ…
Route Error Elementsβœ…βœ…βœ…
Route Pending Elementsβœ…βœ…βœ…
<Block>/useBlockerβœ…πŸ”Άβ“
SSRβœ…βœ…βœ…
Streaming SSRβœ…βœ…βœ…
Deferred Primitivesβœ…βœ…βœ…
Navigation Scroll Restorationβœ…βœ…β“
Loader Caching (SWR + Invalidation)πŸ”Ά (TanStack Query is recommended)πŸ›‘βœ…
ActionsπŸ”Ά (TanStack Query is recommended)βœ…βœ…
<Form> APIπŸ›‘βœ…βœ…
Full-Stack APIsπŸ›‘βœ…βœ…
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