I am trying to get the shipping method using Object Manager

$objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
$order = $objectManager->create('Magento\Sales\Api\Data\OrderInterface')->load($orderid);

by doing var_dump on $order->getShippingAddress()->getData() i get no such thing as shipping method, from where i can get shipping method? I am new to magento.

after referring to this link

Magento2: How to get shipping method in order using observer `sales_order_save_after`?

I don't know how to use sales_order_save_after if that's the only solution out there.

  • It is not necessary to use sales_order_save_after event to print the shipping method. Jan 3, 2019 at 13:48

3 Answers 3


You can try below code to get shipping method.

$shippingMethod = $order->getShippingDescription();

It's getting the shipping method. Still facing any issue let me know.

  • it prints data correctly but it has extra strings also which is useless, string(20) "Free Ground Shipping" string(20), so i am assuming getShippingDescription() gives arrray, i can access it using its array index key also which is table's column name how to do i kind that index key
    – suman
    Jan 3, 2019 at 13:17
  • You can getting shipping method code using $order->getShippingMethod(); this. Jan 3, 2019 at 13:45
  • thanks $shippingMethod = $order->getShippingDescription(); works for me
    – suman
    Jan 3, 2019 at 18:38

You are doing var_dump on $order->getShippingAddress()->getData(). Instead of that, do var_dump on $order->getData() and you will be able to see shipping_method.

You can get the shipping method by



  • $order->getShippingMethod(); gives "freeshipping_freeshipping" and but i want "Free Ground Shipping" so $order->getShippingDescription(); works for me what's the difference between these two
    – suman
    Jan 3, 2019 at 18:37
  • Don't do this it will hang you browser even pc [var_dump($order->getData())]
    – matinict
    Feb 28, 2021 at 11:59

You will have to create an observer


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<event name="sales_order_save_before">
    <observer name="order_save_after" instance="Vendor\ModuleName\Observer\OrderSaveAfter" />


namespace Vendor\ModuleName\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;

class OrderSaveAfter implements ObserverInterface {

    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer) {
        $order = $observer->getEvent()->getOrder();

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