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
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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.
- 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
Previous Comments For This Page
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.
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
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
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
Wouldn't complete my expenses without this website! Excellent.
By SH on 08/05/2014
Crow flies is what we use @ron 24/2/14.
Found this very good, same as crowflies man used for jib expenses calculation.
By Stevie P on 28/04/2014
Not really accurate. Try Google map.
I use it all the time for distances, to keep a record for the TAX men
By David Staniforth on 28/04/2014
Very good site. Working out distances from Kent to different parts of London. Will deffo keep using it. Thanks.
By Graham on 28/04/2014
By luis on 03/04/2014
P.T.B F.C.U.M fooball fan. This service is Ideal for away days.Never let us down once.Bang on 100 perccent
By Philip Thomas Bradbury on 03/04/2014
Simply wonderful.Over the years it has taken me to and fro all the hidden places...and helped me to plan my journey
By George on 29/03/2014
Great! good,clear,easy to use info, will use often, thankyou.
By Jean on 29/03/2014
Good idea - using it to see how my school place was rejected, yet a friend who lives further away was accepted - all because they use the crow flies rather than the actual land distance (annoyingly, as land distance and therefore travel time is less for us).I am quite amazed at the difference between the 2 - found an 18 mile crow fly that was 28 miles by land - so not sure how fair it is for expenses to use crow flies. Would be good to add shortest travel time by land too.
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