# Distance Converter

This **distance converter calculator** is an awesome tool that **enables quick conversion between distance units in both imperial and metric**, including twenty different units of distance measurement:

- ångström (Å)
- picometers (pm)
- nanometers (nm)
- micrometers (μm)
- millimeters(mm)
- centimeters (cm)
- decimeters (dm)
- meters (m)
- meters and centimeters
- kilometers (km)

- thousandths of an inch (mil / thou)
- inches (in)
- feet (ft)
- feet and inches
- yards (yd)
- miles (mi)

**This distance conversion calculator returns the input you added in each of the units shown above, in real time.**

## Distance conversion table

To find out what the conversion factors are between nine popular distance units, check out the following distance conversion table:

millimeter (mm) | centimeter (cm) | meter (m) | kilometer (km) | inch (in) | foot / feet (ft) | yard (yd) | mile (mi) | nautical mile (nmi) | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 millimeter (mm) | 1 | 0.1 | 0.001 | 0.000001 | 0.03937 | 0.003281 | 0.0010936 | 6.214E-07 | 0.00000054 |

1 centimeter (cm) | 10 | 1 | 0.01 | 0.00001 | 0.3937 | 0.03281 | 0.010936 | 0.000006214 | 0.0000054 |

1 meter (m) | 1000 | 100 | 1 | 0.001 | 39.37 | 3.281 | 1.0936 | 0.0006214 | 0.00054 |

1 kilometer (km) | 1000000 | 100000 | 1000 | 1 | 39370 | 3281 | 1093.6 | 0.6214 | 0.54 |

1 inch (in) | 25.4 | 2.54 | 0.0254 | 0.0000254 | 1 | 0.08333 | 0.02778 | 0.000015783 | 0.000013715 |

1 foot / feet (ft) | 304.8 | 30.48 | 0.3048 | 0.0003048 | 12 | 1 | 0.33333 | 0.0001894 | 0.00016458 |

1 yard (yd) | 914.4 | 91.44 | 0.9144 | 0.0009144 | 36 | 3 | 1 | 0.0005682 | 0.0004937 |

1 mile (mi) | 1609344 | 160934 | 1609.3 | 1.6093 | 63360 | 5280 | 1760 | 1 | 0.869 |

1 nautical mile (nmi) | 1852000 | 185200 | 1852 | 1.852 | 72913 | 6076 | 2025.4 | 1.1508 | 1 |

## Distance conversion chart

Now, we are going to explain how to quickly convert different units from the same system; check out the following distance conversion pictures:

1. **Metric measurement system**

As an example:

- 6 km = 6 × 1000 = 6000 m
- 180 cm = 180 / 100 = 1.8 m

2. **Imperial / US measurement system**

For instance:

- 5 yd = 5 × 3 = 15 ft
- 144 in = 144 / 12 = 12 ft

You can verify them all in our distance converter calculator.

## Inch and meter definition

An inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

$\footnotesize \rm {1 \ in = 2.54 \ cm}$

One inch is also equal to 1⁄36 yard, 1⁄12 of a foot, or 1⁄63360 of a mile. Check it in our distance conversion calculator.

On the other hand, the meter definition changed as scientific methods of measuring developed. Now it's defined as **the distance of the path traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.**

## Other helpful tools beyond the distance calculator

Besides of our distance converter calculator, here we want to mention other length related calculators you could find useful:

- Length converter
- Height converter
- Metric to inches
- Feet and inches calculator
- Inch converter
- Millimeter calculator
- mm calculator
- cm to m calculator
- cm to in converter
- Feet to miles converter
- ft to m converter
- Inch to meter calculator
- in to cm converter
- Meters to feet converter
- m to ft converter
- Centimeter calculator
- Kilometer calculator

## FAQ

### How many feet are in one meter?

There are 3.281 feet in one meter. The biggest building in the world (2022) is 2716.5 feet tall, 828 meters. You can verify it with our distance converter calculator.

### How many kilometers are in one mile?

There are 1.6093 kilometers in 1 mile. The current record Guinness of 24 hours running is 309 kilometers, which, by using our distance conversion tool, is 192 miles.

### How to calculate distance conversion?

Follow the next steps for using our distance converter calculator:

- Choose the initial measurement system. It can be metric, imperial/US, or others.
- Input the measure you want to convert. Let's imagine you want to convert 10 meters to feet. So type 10 in the
*meter*section of the tool. - Our calculator will indicate the result immediately in feet, next to other equivalents that you might find helpful.