Using the docker inspect command we are able to get the IP address of a Docker container from the host. The docker inspect command allows you to retrieve detailed information about a container, including its IP address.

The below example can helps you how you can use the docker inspect command to get the IP address of a container:

Use your <container_name> with the name or container ID

docker inspect -f '{{range .NetworkSettings.Networks}}{{.IPAddress}}{{end}}' <container_name>

Assume that the I would like to find the docker container name is thelinuxfaq_container

docker inspect -f '{{range .NetworkSettings.Networks}}{{.IPAddress}}{{end}}' thelinuxfaq_container

Old Docker client syntax is:

docker inspect --format '{{ .NetworkSettings.IPAddress }}' thelinuxfaq_container

These commands will return the Docker container's IP address.

Note: if the docker container is running on Windows, use double quotes " instead of single quotes ' around the curly braces.