Travis CI

Using Turborepo with Travis CI

The following example shows how to use Turborepo with Travis CI.

For a given root package.json:

  "name": "my-turborepo",
  "scripts": {
    "build": "turbo run build",
    "test": "turbo run test"
  "devDependencies": {
    "turbo": "1.2.5"

And a turbo.json:

  "$schema": "",
  "baseBranch": "origin/main",
  "pipeline": {
    "build": {
      "dependsOn": ["^build"],
      "outputs": []
    "test": {
      "dependsOn": ["^build"],
      "outputs": []

Create a file called .travis.yml in your repository with the following contents:

Remote Caching

To use Remote Caching with Travis CI, add the following environment variables to your Travis CI project.

  • TURBO_TOKEN - The Bearer token to access the Remote Cache
  • TURBO_TEAM - The account to which the monorepo belongs

To use Vercel Remote Caching, you can get the value of these variables in a few steps:

  1. Create a Scoped Access Token to your account in the Vercel Dashboard

Vercel Access Tokens Vercel Access Tokens

Copy the value to a safe place. You'll need it in a moment.

  1. Go to your Travis repository settings and scroll down to the Environment Variables section. Create a new variable called TURBO_TOKEN and enter the value of your Scoped Access Token.

Travis CI Variables

  1. Make a second secret called TURBO_TEAM and enter the value of your team's Vercel URL (or if you're on Hobby, your personal URL works as well). Do not include the part, only the slug.

Vercel Account Slug

  1. Travis CI automatically loads environment variables stored in project settings into the CI environment. No modifications are necessary for the CI file.
Last updated on May 2, 2022