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
  Avoid Highways?
  Show Markers?
  Mode of Transport?
  Fill Colour:


 Clear Map 

 Full Screen 

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.

Version History

  • 22nd March 2015 : Version 4.4 - Fill colour can now be changed
  • 16th January 2015 : Version 4.3 - Added Public transport to the list of travel modes
  • 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 - Fixed javascript error in Internet Explorer
  • 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

Future Ideas

  • Allow input of time in minutes

Previous Comments For This Page

Hi Steve, the code is not intended to be reused elsewhere, just on this site.
By Free Map Tools on 22/09/2015

Hi, you can save (then load in future) the map using the User Menu at the top right of the screen. Printing can be done using the Full Screen option then Print Screen on you computer.
By Free Map Tools on 21/09/2015

Great program but how could we save and print maps? Minye sinstead ofhours would be very food
By Mark Lloyd on 20/09/2015

Hi Dosastein, Please have a look at List USA ZIP Codes Within a Drive Time Radius.
By Free Map Tools on 16/09/2015

Awesome tool! Any chance of including zip codes in area? That would be VERY useful for targeting a direct mail campaign.
By Dosastein on 15/09/2015

Hi there seems to be an issue when the centre of the radius is close to the sea. The programme stops once one of the endpoints reaches the sea and does not complete the full circle
By Pavel on 15/09/2015

trip ideas
On 09/09/2015

Great work, what is the license for the code? Is this open source and available?
By Steve on 04/09/2015

Chris, unfortunately this is not possible right now.
By Free Map Tools on 02/09/2015

Is there a way to run the simulation at a different time? For example running the simulation during rush hour?
By Chris Halbersma on 02/09/2015

Is there HTML code to copy for this feature?
By Erica on 01/09/2015

Sir K, this can be done if you follw the steps on Find Population Inside a Drive Time Radius.
By Free Map Tools on 25/08/2015

Superb tools. Can you combine them all in one maps style? I want to travel for two hours by car (obeying speed limits - which change depending on the road). When that polygon has been drawn, I'd like to know the population within it. Possible?
By Sir K on 25/08/2015

I have a gap in the 'pie' of my drive time. I have tried a few different options and the left side looks wrong.
By Hagen on 22/08/2015

Hi Rob, this is due to a limitation that happens around coastlines. It is something we are looking in to.
By Free Map Tools on 17/08/2015

For an example to my comment below - NR12 0JB using 45mph for 1 hour makes a complete polygon but doesn't have the postcode marker within it so either the postcode is wrong (although I checked against google earth) or there's something else going wrong
By Rob M on 17/08/2015

Why does it not always include the matched address (UK Postcode in my case) within the travel footprint? Is it possible to have a lat/long input instead to guarantee that the match is correct?
By Rob M on 17/08/2015

Very nice tool. I would love to see a tool where you could enter more constraints, such as counties, zipcodes, or whatever layers you support...
On 15/08/2015

Hi Anders, we will look in to this as a possible future improvement.
By Free Map Tools on 10/08/2015

Nice program, is it possible to use the correct speed limits that each road have instead of using the same limit for all roads?
By Anders on 10/08/2015

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