Layout Routes

Layout routes are routes that do not have a path, but allows wrapping it's child routes with wrapper components or shared logic. Layout routes are useful for:

  • Wrapping child routes with a layout component
  • Sharing a loader between all of the child routes
  • Sharing search params between all of the child routes
  • Sharing an error component with all child routes

To create a layout route, define a route config with an id property instead of a path:

const rootRoute = createRouteConfig()
// Our layout route
const layoutRoute = rootRoute.createRoute({
id: 'layout',
const layoutARoute = layoutRoute.createRoute({
path: 'layout-a',
const layoutBRoute = layoutRoute.createRoute({
path: 'layout-b',
const routeConfig = rootRoute.addChildren([
layoutRoute.addChildren([layoutARoute, layoutBRoute]),

In the above example, the layout route will not add or match any path in the URL, but will wrap the layout-a and layout-b routes with any elements or logic defined in it.

🧠 An ID is required because every route must be uniquely identifiable, especially when using TypeScript so as to avoid type errors and accomplish autocomplete effectively.


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