How To Get Trello List Id

When utilizing the Trello API, it is frequently required to retrieve the ID of a particular list. This ID functions as a one-of-a-kind identifier that Trello designates to each list, enabling developers to send API requests directed at that specific list. In this blog post, we will explore the process for obtaining a Trello list ID through the Trello API.


Before we begin, you’ll need the following:

  • A Trello account (sign up if you don’t have one).
  • An API key and token from Trello. You can generate these from Trello’s Developer API Keys page.
  • A tool for sending HTTP requests, such as Postman or Curl.


Here are the steps to get the Trello list ID:

  1. Log in to your Trello account.
  2. Make a GET request to the following endpoint:
  3. In the response, find the board from which you want to get the list ID. Note the board ID.
  4. Make another GET request, this time to the following endpoint:{boardId}/lists?fields=name
  5. In the response, find the list from which you want to get the ID. That’s your Trello list ID!


Let’s go through an example using the Curl tool. Remember to replace “yourAPIKey” and “yourToken” with your actual API key and token.

    curl ""

The response will be a JSON containing all your boards and their respective IDs. Identify the board you are interested in and note its ID.

Next, replace “yourBoardId” in the following command with the ID you just noted:

    curl ""

The response will be another JSON containing all lists in that board along with their IDs. Identify your list and note its ID.

And there you have it, the Trello list ID!


Getting the Trello list ID is pretty straightforward once you understand the process. This ID is crucial when you want to manipulate list data via Trello’s API. Happy coding!