km to Feet Conversion

Created by Gabriela Diaz
Reviewed by Komal Rafay
Last updated: Jan 18, 2024


Use this km to feet conversion tool to easily convert between these two units of length. Whether you're working on a homework assignment, trying to follow a tutorial where they use imperial units, or even traveling to a country that uses different units of measurement, this km to feet converter tool can come in handy.

By simply entering the value in kilometers, the km to feet conversion tool will instantly display your result in feet or vice versa.

But if you want to understand the process of converting kilometers to feet, we invite you to keep reading. In the following article, you'll learn:

  • How to convert kilometers into feet manually; and

  • Some examples showing the km to ft conversion steps.

How to convert kilometers to feet? – km to feet conversion

A kilometer is a metric unit used to measure distances or lengths, while a foot is an imperial unit used for the same purpose.

To convert kilometers to feet, we need to know the conversion factor between these two units. One kilometer equals 3,280.84 feet, or approximately 3,281 feet if we round it up. However, if you don’t usually perform this conversion, it's understandable if you don't remember this value.

But don't worry, you don't need to memorize the conversion factor, by recalling the conversion from centimeters to inches (1 in = 2.54 cm) and the conversions between the same measurement system (1 ft = 12 in and 1 km = 1,000 m = 100,000 cm), you can always perform this conversion even if you can't access this calculator 😉

Let's use an example to understand the km to feet conversion process. Suppose we want to convert 8.5 kilometers to feet:

  1. Begin by converting kilometers to centimeters:

    8.5 km × (1,000 m/km) × (100 cm/m) = 850,000 cm

  2. Proceed to express this value in inches:

    850,000 cm × (1 in / 2.54 cm) = 334,646 in

  3. Finally, by recalling that 1 ft = 12 in, convert the previous number to feet:

    334,646 in × (1 ft / 12 in) = 27,887 ft

By following these steps, you can easily convert kilometers to feet yourself! 😎

How to use this km to ft converter

Converting kilometers to feet is quick and easy with this convenient km to ft converter. To use it, simply follow these steps:

  1. In the first field, enter the value in kilometers that you want to convert.

  2. The converter will automatically display the corresponding value in feet in the row below.

  3. We told you it was simple!

🙋 Remember, all our tools work in any direction. This means you can also use this tool to go the other way, to convert feet into kilometers.

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FAQ

How many feet are in a kilometer?

There are 3281 feet in a kilometer. If you can't recall this value, you can still make the km to ft conversion by following these steps:

  1. Convert 1 kilometer to centimeters:

    1 km × (1,000 m/km) × (100 cm/m) = 100,000 cm

  2. Express this number in inches. Remember that 1 in = 2.54 cm:

    100,000 cm × (1 in / 2.54 cm) = 39,370 in

  3. Finally, by recalling that 1 ft = 12 in, convert the previous value to feet:

    39,370 in × (1 ft / 12 in) = 3,281 ft

What are 7 feet to kilometers?

There are 0.0021336 km in 7 ft. Let's see how you can convert feet into kilometers and obtain this value:

  1. Begin by converting 7 feet to inches:

    7 ft × (12 in/ft) = 84 in

  2. Now, convert from inches to centimeters, using the conversion factor 1 in = 2.54 cm:

    84 in × (2.54 cm/in) = 213.36 cm

  3. Finally, convert from centimeters to kilometers:

    213.36 cm × (1 m/ 100 cm) × (1 km / 1000 m) = 0.0021336 km

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