UI-Router for AngularJS (1.x)


UI-Router is the defacto standard for routing in AngularJS. Influenced by the core angular router $route and the Ember Router, UI-Router has become the standard choice for routing non-trivial apps in AngularJS (1.x).

Getting UI-Router

The UI-Router package is distributed using npm, the node package manager.

npm install --save angular-ui-router

Other examples:

  • Via command line
    • Adding the latest prerelease to your project: npm install --save angular-ui-router@next
    • Adding a specific version to your project: npm install --save angular-ui-router@1.0.0-beta.1
  • From http://unpkg.com via a <script> tag in your html:
    • Latest stable version: <script src="//unpkg.com/angular-ui-router/release/angular-ui-router.min.js">
    • A specific version: <script src="//unpkg.com/angular-ui-router@0.3.1/release/angular-ui-router.js">
  • From bower: bower install angular-ui-router#0.3.1

Note: bower releases are considered ‘legacy’ and are managed at https://github.com/angular-ui/angular-ui-router-bower


Learn UI-Router by following our tutorials.

Sample application

The UI-Router Sample App is a non-trivial UI-Router application.


To fix a UI-Router bug, or create an enhancement, follow these steps:

The Typescript source code for UI-Router for Angular (2+) can be found at https://github.com/angular-ui/ui-router UI-Router for AngularJS (1.x) depends on UI-Router Core, which can be found at https://github.com/ui-router/core

To get started:

git clone https://github.com/angular-ui/ui-router angular-ui-router
git clone https://github.com/ui-router/core ui-router-core
cd ui-router-core
npm install
npm link
npm run build

cd ../angular-ui-router
npm install
npm link ui-router-core
npm run build

To create a UI-Router bundle to test a bug fix against your app, run npm run package You can then run npm link, and then run npm link angular-ui-router in your app’s directory. Your app’s npm dependency will use the local angular-ui-router package that you just built.

Alternatively, bundles are also created in release/angular-ui-router.js.