[Solved] Scroll to the top of the page using JavaScript?

How do I scroll to the top of the page using JavaScript? The scrollbar instantly jumping to the top of the page is desirable too as I’m not looking to achieve smooth scrolling.

Solution #1:

If you don’t need the change to animate then you don’t need to use any special plugins – I’d just use the native JavaScript window.scrollTo() method — passing in 0, 0 will scroll the page to the top left instantly.

window.scrollTo(xCoord, yCoord);


  • xCoord is the pixel along the horizontal axis.
  • yCoord is the pixel along the vertical axis.
Respondent: daniellmb

Solution #2:

If you do want smooth scrolling, try something like this:

$("a[href="#top"]").click(function() {
  $("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, "slow");
  return false;

That will take any <a> tag whose href="#top" and make it smooth scroll to the top.

Respondent: Mark Ursino

Solution #3:

Try this to scroll on top

Respondent: mehmood

Solution #4:

Better solution with smooth animation:

// this changes the scrolling behavior to "smooth"
window.scrollTo({ top: 0, behavior: 'smooth' });


Respondent: Ganesh Ghalame

Solution #5:

You don’t need jQuery to do this. A standard HTML tag will suffice…

<div id="jump_to_me">
    blah blah blah

<a target="#jump_to_me">Click Here To Destroy The World!</a>
Respondent: Mathew

Solution #6:

All of these suggestions work great for various situations. For those who find this page through a search, one can also give this a try. JQuery, no plug-in, scroll to element.

$('html, body').animate({
    scrollTop: $("#elementID").offset().top
}, 2000);
Respondent: D.Alexander

Solution #7:

smooth scroll, pure javascript:

(function smoothscroll(){
    var currentScroll = document.documentElement.scrollTop || document.body.scrollTop;
    if (currentScroll > 0) {
         window.scrollTo (0,currentScroll - (currentScroll/5));
Respondent: wake-up-neo

Solution #8:

   var scroll_pos=(0);          
   $('html, body').animate({scrollTop:(scroll_pos)}, '2000');


$('html, body').animate({scrollTop:(scroll_pos)}, 2000);

Another way scroll with top and left margin:

window.scrollTo({ top: 100, left: 100, behavior: 'smooth' });
Respondent: Kamlesh

Solution #9:

Really strange: This question is active for five years now and there is still no vanilla JavaScript answer to animate the scrolling… So here you go:

var scrollToTop = window.setInterval(function() {
    var pos = window.pageYOffset;
    if ( pos > 0 ) {
        window.scrollTo( 0, pos - 20 ); // how far to scroll on each step
    } else {
        window.clearInterval( scrollToTop );
}, 16); // how fast to scroll (this equals roughly 60 fps)

If you like, you can wrap this in a function and call that via the onclick attribute. Check this jsfiddle

Note: This is a very basic solution and maybe not the most performant one. A very elaborated example can be found here:

Respondent: AvL

Solution #10:


  $("a[href="#top"]").click(function() {
     $("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, "slow");
     return false;

in html

<a href="#top">go top</a>
Respondent: hasancse016

Solution #11:

If you want to do smooth scrolling, please try this:

$("a").click(function() {
     $("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, "slow");
     return false;

Another solution is JavaScript window.scrollTo method :

 window.scrollTo(x-value, y-value);

Parameters :

  • x-value is the pixel along the horizontal axis.
  • y-value is the pixel along the vertical axis.
Respondent: Gaurang Sondagar

Solution #12:

With window.scrollTo(0, 0); is very fast
so i tried the Mark Ursino example, but in Chrome nothing happens
and i found this

    //window.scrollTo(0, 0);
    $('html').animate({scrollTop:0}, 'slow');//IE, FF
    $('body').animate({scrollTop:0}, 'slow');//chrome, don't know if Safari works
    $('.popupPeriod').fadeIn(1000, function(){
        setTimeout(function(){$('.popupPeriod').fadeOut(2000);}, 3000);

tested all 3 browsers and it works
i’m using blueprint css
this is when a client clicks “Book now” button and doesn’t have the rental period selected, slowly moves to the top where the calendars are and opens a dialog div pointing to the 2 fields, after 3sec it fades

Respondent: Luiggi ZAMOL

Solution #13:

A lot of users recommend selecting both the html and body tags for cross-browser compatibility, like so:

$('html, body').animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, callback);

This can trip you up though if you’re counting on your callback running only once. It will in fact run twice because you’ve selected two elements.

If that is a problem for you, you can do something like this:

function scrollToTop(callback) {
    if ($('html').scrollTop()) {
        $('html').animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, callback);

    $('body').animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, callback);

The reason this works is in Chrome $('html').scrollTop() returns 0, but not in other browsers such as Firefox.

If you don’t want to wait for the animation to complete in the case that the scrollbar is already at the top, try this:

function scrollToTop(callback) {
    if ($('html').scrollTop()) {
        $('html').animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, callback);

    if ($('body').scrollTop()) {
        $('body').animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, callback);

Respondent: Big McLargeHuge

Solution #14:

The old #top can do the trick

document.location.href = "#top";

Works fine in FF, IE and Chrome

Respondent: pollirrata

Solution #15:

Non-jQuery solution / pure JavaScript:

document.body.scrollTop = document.documentElement.scrollTop = 0;
Respondent: tfont

Solution #16:

$(".scrolltop").click(function() {
  $("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, "slow");
  return false;
  background-color: #333;
  background-color: red;
  background-color: yellow;
  background-color: green;
<title>Scroll top demo</title>
<script src=""></script>
<div class="content-wrapper">
<div class="section section1"></div>
<div class="section section2"></div>
<div class="section section3"></div>
<div class="section section4"></div>
<a class="scrolltop">Scroll top</a>


Respondent: arvinda kumar

Solution #17:

This will work:

window.scrollTo(0, 0);

Respondent: Santosh Jadi

Solution #18:

$(document).scrollTop(0); also works.

Respondent: Hari Ganesan

Solution #19:

Try this

Respondent: Renjith

Solution #20:

The equivalent solution in TypeScript may be as the following

      top: 0,
      left: 0,
      behavior: 'smooth'
Respondent: Smaillns

Solution #21:

Try this code:

$('html, body').animate({
    scrollTop: $("div").offset().top
}, time);

div => Dom Element where you want to move scroll.

time => milliseconds, define the speed of the scroll.

Respondent: Wasif Ali

Solution #22:

Pure JavaScript solution:

function scrollToTop() {
    top: 0,
    behavior: 'smooth'

I write an animated solution on Codepen

Also, you can try another solution with CSS scroll-behavior: smooth property.

html {
    scroll-behavior: smooth;

@media (prefers-reduced-motion: reduce) {
    html {
        scroll-behavior: auto;
Respondent: Saeed Hassanvand

Solution #23:

Why don’t you use JQuery inbuilt function scrollTop :

$('html, body').scrollTop(0);//For scrolling to top

$("body").scrollTop($("body")[0].scrollHeight);//For scrolling to bottom

Short and simple!

Respondent: Sandeep Gantait

Solution #24:

You dont need JQuery. Simply you can call the script

window.location = '#'

on click of the “Go to top” button

Sample demo:

PS: Don’t use this approach, when you are using modern libraries like angularjs. That might broke the URL hashbang.

Solution #25:

Simply use this script for scroll to top direct.

Respondent: Gayashan Perera

Solution #26:

If you don’t want smooth scrolling, you can cheat and stop the smooth scrolling animation pretty much as soon as you start it… like so:

   $(document).ready(function() {
      $("a[href="#top"]").click(function() {
          $("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, "1");              
          $('html, body').stop(true, true);

          //Anything else you want to do in the same action goes here

          return false;                              

I’ve no idea whether it’s recommended/allowed, but it works 🙂

When would you use this? I’m not sure, but perhaps when you want to use one click to animate one thing with Jquery, but do another without animation? ie open a slide-in admin login panel at the top of the page, and instantly jump to the top to see it.

Respondent: Jon Story

Solution #27:


This simple solution works natively and implements a smooth scroll to any position.

It avoids using anchor links (those with #) that, in my opinion, are useful if you want to link to a section, but are not so comfortable in some situations, specially when pointing to top which could lead to two different URLs pointing to the same location ( and


Put an id to the tag you want to scroll to, for example your first section, which answers this question, but the id could be placed everywhere in the page.

  <section id="top">
    <!-- your content -->
  <div id="another"><!-- more content --></div>

Then as a button you can use a link, just edit the onclick attribute with a code like this.

<a onclick="document.getElementById('top').scrollIntoView({ behavior: 'smooth', block: 'start', inline: 'nearest' })">Click me</a>

Where the argument of document.getElementById is the id of the tag you want to scroll to after click.

Respondent: Gianluca Casati

Solution #28:

You could simply use a target from your link, such as #someid, where #someid is the div’s id.

Or, you could use any number of scrolling plugins that make this more elegant. is an example.

Respondent: ScottE

Solution #29:

You can try using JS as in this Fiddle

Add the “Go to top” button in your page footer:

    <hr />
    <p>Just some basic footer text.</p>
    <!-- Go to top Button -->
    <a href="#" class="go-top">Go Top</a>
Respondent: asertym

Solution #30:

function scrolltop() {

    var offset = 220;
    var duration = 500;

    jQuery(window).scroll(function() {
        if (jQuery(this).scrollTop() > offset) {
        } else {

    jQuery('#back-to-top').click(function(event) {
        jQuery('html, body').animate({scrollTop: 0}, duration);
        return false;
Respondent: Mardzis

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