FTP Download

You can download via a browser from our FTP site, use a script, or even use rsync from the command line.


For rapid bulk download of files, the Ensembl FTP site is available as an end point in the Globus Online system. In order to access the data you need to sign up for an account with Globus, install the Globus Connect Personal software and setup a personal endpoint to download the data. The Ensembl data is hosted at the EMBL-EBI end point called “Shared EMBL-EBI public endpoint”. Data from the Ensembl FTP site can then be found under the "/gridftp/ensemblorg/pub" directory within the EMBL-EBI public end point.

Species DNA (FASTA) cDNA (FASTA) Protein sequence (FASTA) Annotated sequence (EMBL) Whole databases GTF Variation (VEP) TSV

Pantaxonomic compara multi-species

Pantaxonomic compara multi-species data on the genomes provided by Ensembl Genomes is available from the FTP site in the following formats.

Ensembl Genomes: MySQL | TSV |