Distance Between UK Postcodes

This tool can be used to find the distance between postcodes in the UK. Type in the two postcodes and click the Show button.

Map Showing the Distance Between Two UK Postcodes


Postcode 1 Postcode 2


Measure in : miles km
Distance as the Crow Flies : As the crow Flies
Distance by Land Transport : Land Transport

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How to Use Postcode Tool

Type in the first and second postcode then click the Show button. The map will then display the location of the two postcodes and also show the routes for:

  • As the crow flies - the straight distance between the points
  • By land transport - by car and/or boat

You will also see the distance displayed below the map for the distance as the crow flies and also by land transport. You can then type in more postcodes and click the show button to see more distances.

Note : This Postcode distance finder will measure the distance between full UK Postcodes.

Format of Outward Code / Out Code

Use the format "A(A)0(0)(A)", where:

  • A is a character
  • 0 is a digit
  • () means optional

Format of Full UK Postcode

Use the format "A(A)0(0)(A)_0AA", where:

  • A is a character
  • 0 is a digit
  • () means optional
  • _ is a space

So any input of 2,3 or 4 characters is assumed to be an Out Code format and anything longer than 4 characters is assumed to be a full UK postcode.

Uses of This Postcode Tool

This tool has a wide range of possible uses from delivery estimation to point to point measurement. If you know of a useful application of this tool, let us know.

Problems or Suggestions

If you notice any errors or have suggestions for further development, then please contact freemaptools.

  • Change land route colour from blue as it is easy to mix up with motorways.

Version History

  • 8th January 2015 - New function that generates link to share the result
  • 5th November 2013 - Implemented Google Maps API V3 including new google.maps.DirectionsService.
  • 20th September 2011 - Resolved issue where a postcode not found in the right hand textbox would be reported as not finding the value of the left hand textbox.
  • 9th October 2008 - Resolved issue when Show button is clicked multiple times and distance keeps changing. Improved automatic zoom function.
  • 23rd December 2007 - Added enter to submit function
  • 22nd December 2007 - Improvements to back end storage system and some of the text on this page
  • 16th December 2007 - Version 1 of functional system completed
  • 15th December 2007 - Page created

Relevant Links

Google Maps API

Information on UK Postcodes

Previous Comments For This Page

Love this site, really useful and accurate
On 24/09/2015

the Nth Sth East West navigating tool appears to have been left out, this is a pity as I found this very usful, and will not be using this site ever again. bye bye
By Allan on 17/09/2015

an easy clear unfussy site, does just what it says on the tin! Been using it for years! Thank you!
On 10/09/2015

Hi Said, please have a look at Find UK Postcodes Inside a Radius.
By Free Map Tools on 02/09/2015

Is it possible to do a proximity search based on returning more than one result?
By Said Hafiz on 02/09/2015

Brilliant site, so helpful Thank you!
By Anna on 05/08/2015

Hi DML, I think the issue is with the WD1 postcode. This is no longer used [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD_postcode_area].
By Free Map Tools on 19/07/2015

Hi; IG1 - WD1 seems to create a problem.
By DML on 17/07/2015

The best site ! Always use it !
On 22/06/2015

Brilliant Site. Never have any problems with it. Very easy to use. The only 1 that i do use. Thanks
By M on 17/06/2015

Hi Derek, unfortunately this is not possible.
By Free Map Tools on 15/06/2015

Is there an XML template to allow me to import multiple UK postcodes to measure distance from a single code?
By Derek on 15/06/2015

Hi Andy, sorry, this is not possible on this page.
By Free Map Tools on 13/06/2015

Hi, is it possible to use this tool en masse? The business I work for has 8 UK locations and I'd like to try and create a table of data showing the distance by road to each of our customers/suppliers from each of our depots.
By Andy on 11/06/2015

Has anyone intgrated this into their own website?
On 09/06/2015

Hi..This is fantastic. We do del for our food via our website. Could this be integrated somehow so that when they put in their postcode it will tell them the mileage.
By Tammy Sula on 08/06/2015

Fantastic Site!! no fault with it at all :)
On 03/06/2015

Hi, can you try ... BT3 9JP?
By Free Map Tools on 02/06/2015

seems to not recognise bt39jp.been recognised for months before
On 02/06/2015

Hi, please use http://www.freemaptools.com/distance-between-uk-postcodes.htm
By Free Map Tools on 28/05/2015

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