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 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.

SUMO's precompiled binary is also available as a Flatpak and is hosted on Flathub. Any system that supports Flatpak should be able to run SUMO this way. Install Flatpak and add the Flathub repository as directed here.

To install SUMO:

flatpak install flathub org.eclipse.sumo

There should be a SUMO launcher in your menu.

To uninstall SUMO:

flatpak remove org.eclipse.sumo

Send bug reports regarding SUMO packaged as Flatpak here.


SUMO can be easily installed on macOS by using Homebrew. If you did not already install homebrew, you can do so by invoking te following command in a macOS Terminal:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Please make sure your homebrew installation is up-to-date:

brew update

If you want to use sumo-gui and/or netedit, you need to install XQuartz as a requirement:

brew install --cask xquartz

It may be necessary to logout and login again or even reboot to activate the XQuartz integration. You can then install the latest stable release of SUMO (with minimal requirements: fox, proj, xerces-c) with the following commands:

brew tap dlr-ts/sumo
brew install sumo


It is possible to install older vesions of SUMO using Homebrew. Running brew search sumo will list all available versions (v1.0.1 or newer). To install a specific version (e.g. version 1.9.0), just run brew install sumo@1.9.0.

If you need to compile SUMO with support for other libraries, such as GDAL, you need to provide further command line options as described here. To finalize your setup, please make sure to set the SUMO_HOME environment variable and have it point to the directory of your SUMO installation. Depending on your shell, you may set this variable either in .bashrc or .zshrc. To set this variable in .bashrc you can use the following commands.

touch ~/.bashrc; open ~/.bashrc

Just insert the following new line at the end of the file:

export SUMO_HOME=/your/path/to/sumo

where /your/path/to/sumo is the path stated in the caveats section of the brew install sumo command. Restart the Terminal (or run source ~/.bashrc) and test the newly added variable:


After the installation you need to log out/in in order to let X11 start automatically, when calling a gui-based application like sumo-gui. (Alternatively, you may start X11 manually by pressing cmd-space and entering XQuartz).

Additionally, SUMO provides native macOS application bundles for its graphical applications, so they can be added to the macOS dock. There is a separate brew cask that will copy these bundles to the Applications folder:

brew install --cask sumo-gui

In case this process fails, it can also be manually achieved by copying these application bundles from $SUMO_HOME/build/osx/sumo-gui, $SUMO_HOME/build/osx/netedit and $SUMO_HOME/build/osx/osm-web-wizard to the /Applications folder. Another alternative is to download the application launchers from here.

These application bundles determine the location of your SUMO installation by evaluating your $SUMO_HOME variable setting and start the programs accordingly. Multiple SUMO installations may be used by changing the $SUMO_HOME variable.


When using these launchers for the first time, macOS may need you to authorize them to run.

For building SUMO from its sources see building SUMO on macOS.

macOS Troubleshooting#

Segmentation faults on macOS Catalina#

If you encounter segmentation faults on macOS Catalina, please follow the following steps (see Issue 6242).

  1. Uninstall Catalina bottle of fox: brew uninstall --ignore-dependencies fox

  2. Edit brew Formula of fox: brew edit fox

  3. Comment out or delete the following line: sha256 "c6697be294c9a0458580564d59f8db32791beb5e67a05a6246e0b969ffc068bc" => :catalina

  4. Install Mojave bottle of fox: brew install fox

Blank screen after update to XQuartz 2.8.0_beta3#

If you encounter a blank screen after opening sumo-gui (cf., try resetting your DISPLAY environment variable:

export DISPLAY=:0.0

Additional Tools#

SUMO contains lots of Python tools which are part of the sources and the Windows distribution and may be packaged on Linux in the sumo or a separate sumo-tools package. To take full advantage of these tools you need several additional python modules. The easiest way to install them is to use pip install -r $SUMO_HOME/tools/requirements.txt.

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.