Is there any way to find Trello cards by their ID (or card number, I'm not sure what it's called)?

enter image description here

6 Answers 6


I've found that you can simply enter the card number (for instance '12') in the search box, like this:
enter image description here

When you hit enter (or click the search button), your card number 12 of the current board will be immediately opened.
Actually, that's a great experience.

Unfortunately, searching for the card in the 'Search and Filter Cards' option won't return any results, and sometimes that can be confusing.

UPDATE: it seems that 'Search and Filter Cards' option should work as well (as Bobby pointed in his answer), but for some strange reason, it isn't working for me.

  • 2
    > searching for the card in the 'Search and Filter Cards' option won't return any results <- that's the part that made me search for the answer, so that's something Fog Creek might look to fix/remedy Sep 4, 2013 at 8:49
  • Does searching for a card by number still work for you? It doesn't seem to work for me as of Feb. 2015 using either "#905" or just "905".
    – alanning
    Feb 11, 2015 at 1:39
  • You're right, this doesn't work anymore. Now the solution below proposed by @Bobby Grace is the right one. Feb 11, 2015 at 16:16
  • 3
    confirming as of May 2018 - both this answer from @NelsonReis and Bobby-grace no longer works -
    – Danish
    May 10, 2018 at 2:16
  • Confirming as of April 2020 - both this answer from @NelsonReis and Bobby-grace still no longer works :(.
    – spinkus
    Apr 1, 2020 at 2:26

You can filter cards by their card number. Just click 'Search and Filter Cards' in the board sidebar and add the number.

  • That doesn't seem to work. I've just tried to filter my #12 card above, and the Trello search retrieved no cards. Jun 28, 2012 at 15:45
  • did you filter by '12' or '#12'. I've found you need to include the '#' for it to pull up by card number
    – Jess
    Jun 28, 2012 at 19:00
  • @Jess, both options (with or without '#') didn't worked out for me. Meanwhile, I've found a great way to do it, as you can see in my own answer below. Jun 29, 2012 at 7:31
  • 1
    I know it's been 4 years... but this no longer works. Is there a current method for retrieving a card by its card number?
    – bcmcfc
    Apr 6, 2016 at 10:48
  • 1
    this doesnt work
    – Sgnl
    Apr 13, 2018 at 20:43

I made a rookie mistake searching for ticket 6 which wouldn't work, tried #6 still no good, but then searched for 06 and it worked.


I found that entering the card number in the search, in the menu located on the right side, will only return the card with that number.



You will have to click on "Filter" Option within a specific Trello board rather than the global Search Option and then search for the ID wrapped around with double quotes. Example: "66", this will highlight only the card with ID: 66 on the main panel while filtering out everything else.

Though it's a very old question, I'm putting my answer here as there is a change in the interface and the way you search than the accepted answer

  • Your answer could be improved with additional supporting information. Please edit to add further details, such as citations or documentation, so that others can confirm that your answer is correct. You can find more information on how to write good answers in the help center.
    – Community Bot
    Oct 14, 2022 at 18:46

Yes, 01 works instead of 1 only for search. Also, FYI, if you would like to search for ticket no 12, then you simply enter 12, no need to add zero here.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.