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

 

Options

  Units of measurement km miles  
(1) Enter an Address  

(2A) Speed 0 KPH120 KPH
  And Time : hours  

OR      

(2B) How far can you travel km  

(Optional) Choose Processing Speed Vs Accuracy
  Avoid Highways?
  Show Markers?
  Mode of Transport?
 
 

 Search 

 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

About

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

  • 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

Previous Comments For This Page

Hi [head east young people :)] is it still doing this?
By Free Map Tools on 25/02/2015

Hi Peter, There is a Full Screen button that should do that.
By Free Map Tools on 25/02/2015

Great Tool! It would be perfect, if the size of the Googlemap window could be increased, so that screenshots with more details could be done.
By Peter on 23/02/2015

Like to know time of travel
By traveler on 21/02/2015

This stuff is great. I have a question though. Why do I need to enter "speed"? Why not just time? For example, I want to find all points that I can drive within 12 minutes (0.1 hours). Google knows the speed limits. Thank you.
On 19/02/2015

I've used this successfully in the past, but today it seems to be glitching - when asking for a 300 mile radius from portland, or, it fills in the right half of the area, but there is a straight north/south line from west of vancouver to the california border in the klamath forest, and the pacific coast isn't included....
By head east young people :) on 18/02/2015

Hi, it is available but only as a paid for service. We would struggle to balance the books if we purchased this in order to provide a free service.
By Free Map tools on 15/02/2015

@FreeMapTools "@Frankie Hi, is there a way to use the google maps drive time rather than an average? " - do you know when this could be available or is this something google doesn't allow integration with?
On 03/02/2015

Hi, this is possible. If you the follow the steps here ... List USA ZIP Codes Within a Drive Time Radius BUT for step 4 go to Find UK Postcodes Inside a User Defined Area instead.
By Free Map Tools on 02/02/2015

would be great if you could extract postcodes from your results.
On 02/02/2015

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
On 13/01/2015

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
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

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