How Far is it Between

This tool can be used to find the distance between two named points on a map. You can decide which two points to measure and then find out the distance between them as the crow flies and distance when driving. Type in the names of the places below and click the Show button.


City, Country City, Country


Measure in : mileskm Avoid Motorways/Highways?
Distance as the Crow Flies : As the crow Flies
Distance by Land Transport : Land Transport

Map Showing the Distance Between Two Points

 Full Screen 

How to Use

Simply type in the name of the two places in the text boxes and click the show button!

The best format to use is [City, Country] to enter a location - that is [City(comma)(space)Country]. You can also type in major places straight in such as "USA", "Tokyo", "London" etc. Postcodes and addresses can also be used.

When you click the search button, a search will be made to find which place you are referring to. Firstly, a search is made of an internal list of common places. If no match is found then a search will be made using the Google Maps API GlocalSearch feature. If this also returns no results then you are asked to indicate the location of the point by clicking on the map. This allows you to then see the distance between the two points and also inputs the location into the internal database so that the next time a visitor searches for that location, it will be found.

Once a result is returned, you can copy a URL to use as a permanent link back to the result for your own reference or to pass on to other people.

Note : For UK Postcodes, use the UK Postcode distance tool. Also, to find the distance between points that are not named, you can use the Measure Distance tool.

About How Far is it Between

This tool can be used to find the distance between countries, cities or towns.

There are two distances output:

  • As the Crow Flies - The direct distance between points
  • Distance by land transport (When possible) - Distance estimate when you travel by road and sea.

The distances can be output in the following units:

  • km (kilometers)
  • miles

The output is via a measurement of the distance and also a map that shows that two locations and the path between them as the crow flies and the route by land transport.

You can use the controls on the map to:

  • Pan the map
  • Zoom the Map
  • Switch between Map and Satellite views

Some Examples of Distances

Some of the distances between cities that can be found using the system. Click on one to see it or type in your own places above in the text boxes.

Known Issues

  • Red line will not cross the International Date Line
  • The Automatic zoom fails when the shortest distance is across the International Date Line
  • Allow points to be requested for deletion from the database to keep the information tidy

If you spot anything that needs addressed, then please contact Free Map Tools.

Version History

  • 15th March 2015 : New option to Avoid Motorways/Highways
  • 27th January 2015 : Full Screen button added
  • 8th January 2014 : Resolved minor issue. When no driving directions are found, the box now says N/A. Previously it had no update and sometimes retained the value of the previous search driving distance
  • 7th January 2014 : Resolved minor issue where driving directions route from old measurement was still appearing when another search was done
  • 13th November 2013 : Implemented Google Maps API V3
  • 7th March 2010 : New mode of transport added ... Passenger Aeroplane
  • 2nd December 2009 : Now brings up the suggested cities and countries much faster. Also shows most popular places at the top of the list
  • 20th January 2008 : Improved automatic zoom to give more consistent results
  • 15th December 2007 : Added Save Data option
  • 29th November 2007 : Added Land Transport measurement option
  • 4th November 2007 : Dynamic URL to save how far is it between X and Y
  • 21st October 2007 : Added GlocalSearch search to find more places automatically
  • 18th July 2007 : Fixed drop down lists so they fall over all content below
  • 1st July 2007 : Work done on allowing users to add a new locations if they are not on the system
  • 30th June 2007 : Page Created with basic functionality

Relevant Links

Google Maps API

Previous Comments For This Page

Wonderful, easy to use tool. Answer to above inquiry re how to get a crow to take them: lure one in with unsalted peanuts, wait until its comfortably eating (usually by 2nd nut), then loop your magic lasso around their neck, cast your self-shrinking spell, and hop on. Spurs are not necessary; just be sure to bring more peanuts to leave as payment when you land. . . signed Harry Potter ;-p
By Kim, Oregon, USA on 30/03/2015

very good
By Maqsood on 30/03/2015

Found this site very useful and quite accurate too, most mistakes seem to be from bad information input not the site. Cheers
By M. Andrews on 29/03/2015

peter person, you must have read the thing wrong because i just searched what you did and it came up with 13.846 miles as the crow flies
On 28/03/2015

by ferry
On 24/03/2015

The route map at Chennai and surrounding places are not clear. Clear map to be developed for the public.
By L.,K.Mathi on 21/03/2015

not bad
By ansar on 21/03/2015

On 19/03/2015

On 16/03/2015

Would be useful if adverts did not run across the middle of the page or if I could close the adverts. Makes this page unuseable.
On 16/03/2015

This site has been such a GREAT HELP in planning our trip through Italy and Spain. Thankyou so much
By Jan on 15/03/2015

Wi-Fi Geolocation coordinates of Lat. 38.919052120; Long -94.599472050, and suspect%u2019s address of 600 W. 115th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, plotted on a Google map.
On 11/03/2015

On 10/03/2015

By Maqsood on 10/03/2015

MaiDane_25, unfortunately this is not possible on this page.
By Free Map Tools on 09/03/2015

Is there a thing to tell you how long it takes to get from one place to another?
By MaiDane_25 on 07/03/2015

How Far is it Between Romford, England and Hampton, England
By Free Map Tools on 04/03/2015

....and the route from Romford Essex to Hampton Middlesex is "not available" by land transport, but only by crow. How do I get a crow to take me from Romford to Hampton??
On 04/03/2015

I thought I'd give it another try after last month's disaster. Distance by crow across London under 38 miles, but your route from Hampton to Billericay goes via Sevenoaks on the M25 then the Dartford Crossing almost 77 miles!! There will not be a 3rd chance. This is farcical.
By Keith Williams on 04/03/2015

How Far is it Between Wuhan City and Wuhan Int Airport
By Free Map Tools on 03/03/2015

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