How Far Can I Travel
Discover how far you can travel on land from a fixed point. Specify the start point, then input either how far you can go or your mode of transport with time available. This tool will then show you the range of locations that you can reach in that time on and isochrone map.
How Far Can I Travel Map
|Units of measurement||km miles|
|(1)||Enter an Address|
|(2A)||Speed||0 KPH120 KPH|
|And Time :||hours|
|(2B)||How far can you travel||km|
|(Optional)||Choose Processing Speed Vs Accuracy|
|Mode of Transport?|
|Google Earth KML Output - Feedback is welcome as this will most likely have bugs|
|Once you have a radius on the map :|
|URL to link back - Feedback is welcome as this will most likely have bugs|
|Use this URL to link to this map :|
How to use the How Far Can I Travel Tool
You do not need to interact with the map as it will move and resize depending on what you input. To start with, input an address / location in to option 1. Remember, the entire world has to be searched to find this location so make it precise. For example "123 Example Road, ExCity, Excountry" is a good method.
Next you need to indicate the total road distance you can travel. This can be done in two ways:
2A : By inputting a speed of travel and a travel time. For example you may wish to walk for 1 hour.
2B : By inputting a distance. For example you wish to find somewhere 50km away.
Optional, Specify how accurate you want the results to be. Accuracy can be low medium or high. This will result in the tool running faster or slower (more accurate means more time needed). If you find your web browser becoming slow of even crashing you are advised to lessen the accuracy.
Then click [Search] and wait a short time for the start point and all points on the perimeter of your range to be displayed.
Hover over a perimeter marker to see it's road distance from the start point and the as the crow flies distance. Click on a marker to see the address of any nearby locations.
You can then export the area to KML file with or without endpoints. Endpoints are the yellow pins that appear inside Google Earth
The How Far Can I Travel tool has been developed after requests by numerous people all of whom had different applications for it but all asked for a similar thing. "Instead of a radius as the crow flies, can you do a radius as the car drives" was the most popular way of explaining this. Please get in contact to report bugs or suggest improvements.
- 10th September 2014 : Version 4.2
- Find ZIP Codes inside the area option removed - The new User Menu replaces this functionality
- 15th July 2014 : Version 4.1
- Multiple areas can now be added
- Improved algorithm to prevent 'cross-over'
- 10th July June 2014 : Version 4.0
- Improved search algorithm
- New option to select mode of travel (walking, cycling, driving)
- Now shows percent complete during processing
- 26th June 2014 : Version 3.2
- New option to Find ZIP Codes inside the area
- 23rd January 2014 : Version 3.1
- Added Full Screen option
- 13th November 2013 : Version 3.0
- Google Maps API V3 Implemented
- 13th June 2012 : Version 2.9
- URL generated now includes the settings for avoid highways and show end markers
- 27th September 2011 : Version 2.8
- URL generated now includes the units (km/miles)
- 27th July 2011 : Version 2.7
- Added notification when processing is finished
- Added option to show/hide markers
- Added option to switch between km and miles
- 29th June 2011 : Version 2.6
- Added avoid highways option
- 21st September 2010 : Version 2.5
- Added miles output on each markers's hover over event
- 17th August 2010 :- Version 2.4
- Added export to KML with End Points option.
- 29th July 2010 : Version 2.3
- Added URL output to allow you to send a link with your map criteria to someone else.
- 10th March 2010 : Version 2.2
- Added export to KML option.
- 31st January 2010 : Version 2.1
- Increased maximum range to 999km instead of 99km.
- 22nd December 2009 : Version 2.0
- New option allowing user to specify how fast or slow (inverse to accuracy) they wish the tool to run.
- 25rd November 2009 : Version 1.4
- Added notification when address is not found. Before this nothing seemed to happen on screen.
- 23rd November 2009 : Version 1.3
- Added nearby location text upon clicking a perimeter marker
- 23rd November 2009 : Version 1.2
- 22nd November 2009 : Version 1.1
- Corrected units issue
- Added as the crow flies output to the tooltip for each marker.
- 22nd November 2009 : Version 1.0
Previous Comments For This Page
This is really good but WOW it is slow on detail mode, but doesn't give a hugely different result. I'm talking 12 hours and counting plotting a 1-hour travel map. Now at 86% - see if it can finish overnight?
By Neil on 25/01/2015
Hi Frankie, unfortunately this is not possible at this time.
By Free Map Tools on 22/01/2015
Hi, is there a way to use the google maps drive time rather than an average?
By Frankie on 19/01/2015
How far can I travel from Leam
Hi Maryam, unfortunately it cannot take in to account the time of day.
By Free Map Tools on 17/12/2014
Nice tool, but it seems to hang if the range it is trying to calculate ends up over water. For example, 100 mile radius from Youngstown OH or Florence SC hang when hitting Lake Erie or the Atlantic Ocean, respectively. 100 mile radius from Miami hangs immediately since due east is all water.
By Craig on 11/12/2014
Is there any way that I could just find out how far can I go from a specific location in a specific amount of time. for example how far can I go from my home address in 30 minutes during different times of the day? thank you
By Maryam on 11/12/2014
Is there any way that I could just find out how far can I go from a specific location in a specific amount of time. for example how long can I go from my home address in 30 minutes during different times of the day? thank you
By Maryam on 11/12/2014
I entered my current residence address (2783 Fallon Circle 93065)with a travel speed of 3 km/hour and 0.5 hours with rough accuracy. My home is not inside the area shown on the finished map
By Rick Schunke on 10/12/2014
Thanks so much!
Would like to be able to supply a list of additional addresses, have them mapped as, e.g., red and green according to whether inside/outside the range shown. Use case: worksites one might want to accept/decline as able/unable to reach within the time available to get there.
By Steven Alexander on 19/11/2014
Hi Bryan, it is possible to draw one area and then another to get an overlap.
By Free Map Tools on 08/11/2014
Excellent tool. One suggestion for improvement: allow an overlay of two (or more) of the travel circles. Here's a use case: say I want to figure out where I would like to live and want to be no more than 1 hour from work and 15 minutes from church. If I could display both of these location circles wherever there is an intersection of the circles would be a preferred living spot. It could be very useful for Realtors (which I am not).
By Bryan on 07/11/2014
We tried on your system. It was still valid yesterday, but today it is no long useful anymore. What happened
By eric on 08/10/2014
What??? no dogecoin address. How does one tip for this great tool.
Hi Matthew, thanks for the comments. We do have this in mind but there are currently some limits on what we can do regarding finding the speed limits on the roads traveled.
By Free Map Tools on 30/09/2014
Thanks for the great tool! I noticed that you built it on top of Google maps. Is there a way to utilize speed limits to get a more accurate radius? I don't know how hard that would be to implement, but I ended up inputting various speeds in an effort to get the best guess. Just a thought...
By Matthew on 30/09/2014
tecx226, the format is [city, country]. For the USA I would suggest [city, state, country]. For example for Detroit ... http://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-can-i-travel.htm?address=Detroit,%20Michigan,%20USA&speed=53&time=2&accuracy=10&u=km&hw=false&m=false&mode=DRIVING.
By Free Map Tools on 30/09/2014
I can't get it to work at all. I'm not as computer savvy as I used to be. Is there a specific way country should be input? i.e. usa or united states. Could you post a sample address that is proven to work? Sometimes I get the error code address not found. try a different address. I've tried multiple addresses in different states. Also, the downloading icon never stops. Could this be part of the problem? Thanks
By tecx226 on 27/09/2014
By Free Map Tools on 12/09/2014
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