There are four different binary packages for Windows depending on the platform (32 vs. 64 bit) you have and what you want to do with SUMO. If you want to install it locally and have administrator rights on your machine you should download and execute one of the installers (preferably 64 bit). If you need a "portable" version or do not have admin rights, use the correct zip, extract it into a desired folder using 7Zip, Winzip, or a similar tool. Every package contains the binaries, all dlls needed, the examples, tools, and documentation in HTML format.

Within the installation folder, you will find a folder named "bin". Here, you can find the executables (programs). You may double click on SUMO-GUI and take a look at the examples located in docs/examples. All other applications (DUAROUTER, DFROUTER, etc.) have to be run from the command line. To facilitate this there is also a start-commandline.bat which sets up the whole environment for you. If you feel unsure about the command line, please read Basics/Basic_Computer_Skills#Running_Programs_from_the_Command_Line.

If you want a bleeding edge nightly build or need tests or source files, you can download them from the Download page.

For building SUMO from source see building SUMO under Windows.


If you run debian or ubuntu, SUMO is part of the regular distribution and can be installed like this:

sudo apt-get install sumo sumo-tools sumo-doc

If you need a more up-to-date ubuntu version, it may be found in a separate ppa, which is added like this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sumo/stable
sudo apt-get update

and then again

sudo apt-get install sumo sumo-tools sumo-doc

Precompiled binaries for different distributions like openSUSE and Fedora can be found at these repositories for binary Linux versions. These repositories contain nightly builds as well. In the case your system is not listed here or you need to modify the sources, you have to build SUMO from sources.


A guide for Homebrew-based (encouraged) as well as Macports-based (legacy) installation is given here.

via Docker#

Building and installing SUMO from source is not an easy task for beginner users. Docker is a popular tool to solve this issue. Searching "SUMO" at Docker Hub will give several results from existing attempts at Dockerising SUMO.

The solution given at docker-sumo demonstrates how to Dockerise SUMO version 0.30.0 on top of Ubuntu 16.04. As well as sumo and traci, the use of sumo-gui is also demonstrated by docker-sumo so that the users have access to the graphical interface of a Dockerised SUMO.