CLI API Reference

The following commands are available in the CLI


Create a new Railway project.

Running init will prompt you to create a new project or a select from one of our Starter Templates.

Connect to an existing Railway project.

Running link with no project ID will prompt you to select an existing project from your Railway account.


Run a command using the Railway environment.

This injects all environment variables associated with the plugins you have installed in your project. If you run railway run without specifying a command, it will try to run the Dockerfile in the current directory, if it can find one.


Change which environment you are using. View environment docs for more information.


View the status of your Railway project and user.


View all the environment variables associated with your project and environment.


Open your current Railway project in the browser.


Login to your Railway account.

This will open the browser to


If you are in an environment where the terminal cannot open a web browser, (i.e. SSH session or Codespaces), you can perform a browserless login.

This will prompt you to go to a URL (you can copy and paste) and present you with a 4 word code that you need to verify. If the codes match, click "Verify" and you will be logged in


Logout of your Railway account.


View what user is currently authenticated with Railway


Deploy the current directory to your Railway project. The currently selected environment is used.

Disconnects the current directory from Railway. You will need to rerun railway init to use railway in this directory again.


Lets you connect to your Railway plugins.

If you don't specify a plugin, you will be prompted to select a plugin to connect to.


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