Retrieving Current Route

If you ever need to get access to the current route within your application, you will need to instantiate the RouteContext object using the incoming ServerRequestInterface.

From there you can get the route via $routeContext->getRoute() and access the route’s name by using getName() or get the methods supported by this route via getMethods(), etc.

Note: If you need to access the RouteContext object during the middleware cycle before reaching the route handler you will need to add the RoutingMiddleware as the outermost middleware before the error handling middleware (See example below).


use Slim\Exception\HttpNotFoundException;
use Slim\Factory\AppFactory;
use Slim\Routing\RouteContext;

require __DIR__ . '/../vendor/autoload.php';

$app = AppFactory::create();

// Via this middleware you could access the route and routing results from the resolved route
$app->add(function (Request $request, RequestHandler $handler) {
    $routeContext = RouteContext::fromRequest($request);
    $route = $routeContext->getRoute();

    // return NotFound for non-existent route
    if (empty($route)) {
        throw new HttpNotFoundException($request);

    $name = $route->getName();
    $groups = $route->getGroups();
    $methods = $route->getMethods();
    $arguments = $route->getArguments();

    // ... do something with the data ...

    return $handler->handle($request);

// The RoutingMiddleware should be added after our CORS middleware so routing is performed first
// The ErrorMiddleware should always be the outermost middleware
$app->addErrorMiddleware(true, true, true);

// ...