GTFS - General Transit Feed Specification

New in version 3.7.

Driver short name


Driver built-in by default

This driver is built-in by default

This driver can read a .zip archive containing text files following the GTFS specification.

The driver presents layers with their original structure, and:

  • enhances the stops layer with Point geometries

  • enhances the trips layer with LineString geometries reconstructed by joining the trips layer with stops and stop_times layers

  • expose a shapes_geom layer, if the optional shapes is present by constructing LineString geometries.

Open syntax

The connection name can be:

  • a .zip filename containing GTFS .txt files

  • a directory name prefixed with GTFS: (potentially a /vsizip/path/to/ filename prefixed with GTFS:)

Driver capabilities

Supports VirtualIO

This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)