Kilometers to Miles Calculator

Created by Mariamy Chrdileli
Reviewed by Anna Szczepanek, PhD
Last updated: Nov 22, 2022

Welcome to kilometers to miles calculator, a convnient and easy-to-use tool that will help you convert kilometers to miles and vice versa!

Performing length-related conversions from metric to imperial units of measurement can sometimes be confusing; quench your length conversion-related curiosities, and come along to get clear answers to some of the critical questions such as:

  • What's the difference between a mile and a kilometer?
  • How do I convert kilometers to miles?
  • What is the kilometers to miles conversion formula? And more!

What's the difference between a mile and a kilometer?

The differences between a mile and a kilometer are that:

  • A mile is longer than a kilometer – one mile equals approximately 1.6093 kilometers.
  • A mile is imperial length unit widely used in the US. On the other hand, a kilometer is a part of the metric measurement system, the International System of Units.

How do I convert kilometers to miles?

Converting kilometers to miles and vice versa is relatively straightforward:

  • 1 km ≈ 0.6214 mi
  • 1 mi ≈ 1.6093 km

Therefore,

  1. To convert kilometers to miles, you need to multiply your length value by 0.6214.
    mi = km × 0.6214

  2. To convert miles to kilometers, you should multiply your length value by 1.6093.
    km = mi × 1.6093

You can also save time and use the Omni kilometers to miles calculator!

An example of kilometers to miles conversion

Now that you know the formula behind the kilometers to miles calculator let's discuss an example.

Suppose you're running a marathon that is 42.195 km long. 🏃‍♂️ To convert this distance from kilometers to miles, you would have to multiply the value in km by 0.6214. Meaning the 42.195 km distance is approximately 26.22 miles.

FAQ

How do I convert 10 kilometers to miles?

To convert 10 kilometers to miles, you should follow the next steps:

  1. Take the value in kilometers, in this case, the number 10.
  2. Multiply it by 0.6214.
  3. Voila! You have now converted the kilometers to miles; the result is 6.214.

How many miles are in a kilometer?

There are approximately 0.6214 miles in a kilometer. To convert kilometers into miles, you need to multiply the length value in miles by the conversion factor of 0.6214. On the other hand, when converting miles into kilometers, you should multiply your length value in miles by the conversion factor of 1.6093.

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