[ aws . ec2 ]



Adds a route to a network to a Client VPN endpoint. Each Client VPN endpoint has a route table that describes the available destination network routes. Each route in the route table specifies the path for traffic to specific resources or networks.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--client-vpn-endpoint-id <value>
--destination-cidr-block <value>
--target-vpc-subnet-id <value>
[--description <value>]
[--client-token <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--client-vpn-endpoint-id (string)

The ID of the Client VPN endpoint to which to add the route.

--destination-cidr-block (string)

The IPv4 address range, in CIDR notation, of the route destination. For example:

  • To add a route for Internet access, enter

  • To add a route for a peered VPC, enter the peered VPC’s IPv4 CIDR range

  • To add a route for an on-premises network, enter the AWS Site-to-Site VPN connection’s IPv4 CIDR range

  • To add a route for the local network, enter the client CIDR range

--target-vpc-subnet-id (string)

The ID of the subnet through which you want to route traffic. The specified subnet must be an existing target network of the Client VPN endpoint.

Alternatively, if you’re adding a route for the local network, specify local .

--description (string)

A brief description of the route.

--client-token (string)

Unique, case-sensitive identifier that you provide to ensure the idempotency of the request. For more information, see How to Ensure Idempotency .

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a route for a Client VPN endpoint

The following create-client-vpn-route example adds a route to the internet ( for the specified subnet of the Client VPN endpoint.

aws ec2 create-client-vpn-route \
    --client-vpn-endpoint-id cvpn-endpoint-123456789123abcde \
    --destination-cidr-block  \
    --target-vpc-subnet-id subnet-0123456789abcabca


    "Status": {
        "Code": "creating"

For more information, see Routes in the AWS Client VPN Administrator Guide.


Status -> (structure)

The current state of the route.

Code -> (string)

The state of the Client VPN endpoint route.

Message -> (string)

A message about the status of the Client VPN endpoint route, if applicable.