Laravel - Redirections

Named route is used to give specific name to a route. The name can be assigned using the “as” array key.

Route::get('user/profile', ['as' => 'profile', function () {

Note − Here, we have given the name profile to a route user/profile.

Redirecting to Named Routes


Observe the following example to understand more about Redirecting to named routes −

Step 1 − Create a view called test.php and save it at


      <h1>Example of Redirecting to Named Routes</h1>

Step 2 − In routes.php, we have set up the route for test.php file. We have renamed it to testing. We have also set up another route redirect which will redirect the request to the named route testing.


Route::get('/test', ['as'=>'testing',function() {
   return view('test2');

Route::get('redirect',function() {
   return redirect()->route('testing');

Step 3 − Visit the following URL to test the named route example.


Step 4 − After execution of the above URL, you will be redirected to http://localhost:8000/test as we are redirecting to the named route testing.

Step 5 − After successful execution of the URL, you will receive the following output −

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Redirecting to Controller Actions

Not only named route but we can also redirect to controller actions. We need to simply pass the controller and name of the action to the action method as shown in the following example. If you want to pass a parameter, you can pass it as the second argument of the action method.

return redirect()->action(‘NameOfController@methodName’,[parameters]);


Step 1 − Execute the following command to create a controller called RedirectController.

php artisan make:controller RedirectController --plain

Step 2 − After successful execution, you will receive the following output −

Redirect Controller

Step 3 − Copy the following code to file




namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Http\Requests;
use App\Http\Controllers\Controller;

class RedirectController extends Controller {
   public function index() {
      echo "Redirecting to controller's action.";

Step 4 − Add the following lines in app/Http/routes.php.


Route::get('/redirectcontroller',function() {
   return redirect()->action('RedirectController@index');

Step 5 − Visit the following URL to test the example.


Step 6 − The output will appear as shown in the following image.