Out of the box Starlette does not support url_for with query params. When trying to use url_for with query params it throws the following error.

starlette.routing.NoMatchFound: No route exists for name "infinite" and params "page"

In my searching for this I found starlette issue #560 quite helpful, but not complete, as it did not work for me.

import jinja2

if hasattr(jinja2, "pass_context"):
    pass_context = jinja2.pass_context
    pass_context = jinja2.contextfunction

def url_for_query(context: dict, name: str, **params: dict) -> str:
    request = context["request"]
    url = str(request.url_for(name))
    if params == {}:
        return url
    from urllib.parse import parse_qs, urlencode, urlparse, urlunparse

    # Parse the URL
    parsed_url = urlparse(url)

    # Parse the query parameters
    query_params = parse_qs(parsed_url.query)

    # Update the query parameters with the new ones

    # Rebuild the query string
    updated_query_string = urlencode(query_params, doseq=True)

    # Rebuild the URL with the updated query string
    updated_url = urlunparse(

    if os.environ.get("ENV") in ["dev", "qa", "prod"]:
        updated_url = updated_url.replace("http", "https", 1)

    return updated_url

def get_templates():
    templates = Jinja2Templates(directory="templates")
    templates.env.globals["url_for"] = url_for_query
    return templates

!!! Note "https"

If you want url_for to work in production you need some way to convert http to https. Here is how I make it work, for local development I export ENV=local then for each environment that I am running on a server I include it in the list and update ENV appropriately.

    if os.environ.get("ENV") in ["dev", "qa", "prod"]:
        updated_url = updated_url.replace("http", "https", 1)

The route might look something like this.

async def home(request: Request, page: int = 1, n: int = 10):

To access the home route using url_for in a jinja template you can use the following, once you have applied the url_for_query function as your default url_for

<a href="{{ url_for('home', page=1) }}">Home</a>