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

Never let me down this site. F.C.U.M football fan. Off to Torquay using this site.Swear by it
By P.T.B on 26/01/2015

Your web site doesn't allow me to click on the back button on my browser. This is very frustrating.
On 26/01/2015

Hi Alan, BT14 6RZ should now work [http://tinyurl.com/of5vyce]
By Free Map Tools on 08/01/2015

The postcode in Northern ireland is BT14 6RZ Thanks for your offer to investigate
By Alan on 08/01/2015

Hi Alan, I'm not sure if Northern Ireland being part of the UK has anything to do with your postcode not being recognised. Can you let us know what the postcode is and we will investigate why this particular postcode can't be found.
By Free Map Tools on 07/01/2015

As Northern ireland is part of the uk why does it not recognise my BT postcode
By Alan on 07/01/2015

How about showing multi post codes from one point? Otherwise a great site!
By Bighammer on 12/11/2014

Hi is a brilliant tool to be integrated into other applications. Is there a way to purchase your module to be used in web pages where the distances can be captures by a program for other calculation?
By Selva on 17/10/2014

It is 99.9 percent accurate...,good enough for me!!
By M.mckeown. on 14/10/2014

Hi, please have a look at Walking Distance Between UK Postcodes.
By Free Map Tools on 24/09/2014

How can I check the walking route. WIth the Crow Flies?
On 24/09/2014

Is Safia's comment (05/08/14) meant to be taken seriously? This site provides excellent information for those travelling substantial distances. It's not designed to take you to your local shops.
By John Eden on 19/09/2014

Hi, Please have a look at Find UK Postcodes Inside a Radius.
By Free Map Tools on 14/08/2014

How can I use this to find postcodes a given distance away. So would populate first postcode. Second postcode would not be populated. Enter given distance.Result- all postcodes at that given distance from first shown insecond postcode field.
On 14/08/2014

Inaccurate to say the least; when i put in our home postcode, it gave me a street thats 0.6 miles away!
By Safia on 05/08/2014

First time i used this site very useful both as the crow flies and land mileage will use again for sure
By Steve Day on 18/07/2014

Very easy to use a great help
On 01/06/2014

Hi, can you give more detail about how it is wrong and give an example please?
By Free Map Tools on 22/05/2014

this is wrong according to the satnav we use
On 17/05/2014

Always my first port of call when calculating work - for expenses claims - or leisure distances. Clear and rapid results, for which many thanks. And re the 'crow flies' debate: in my better-off days I owned a light aeroplane, for which that option would have been a very useful resource in initial navigation planning between airstrips
By John Eden on 13/05/2014

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