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 : miles km
Distance as the Crow Flies : As the crow Flies
Distance by Land Transport : Land Transport

Map Showing the Distance Between Two Points

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:

The distances can be output in the following units:

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:

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

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

Version History

Relevant Links

Google Maps API

Previous Comments For This Page

Excellent tool, thank you,
On 29/09/2014

distance. between. cape town. and johannesburg
On 29/09/2014

very helpful! thank you!
On 28/09/2014

Fabulous site about time there was something like this to be had.. Thanks its great well good....
By Diz Rubia on 22/09/2014

Why does my "as the crow flys" keep taking me to the place I want then to Lafaette Indiana? Is anyone else having this problem?
By AL on 22/09/2014

Destination between two points
On 20/09/2014

Great tool - use it all the time. My only issue is how to isolate the route via Canada(Northern Ontario to Southern Ontario), without it showing me the shorter route through the States?
On 19/09/2014

excellent! very useful
By Cat on 19/09/2014

How do I print the map?
On 19/09/2014

Excellent saves so much time calculating trips and times.
By Ly. on 12/09/2014

Nice, this really helped with my geography assignment. :-)
By schoolkid on 08/09/2014

Have been using this to map my family's epic adventure around New Zealand - thoroughly enjoyable and so easy to use. Good job.
On 01/09/2014

On 30/08/2014

spot on and quick. No distractions. Well done
By Perry Burgoyne on 28/08/2014

Superb. I use it a lot. Thanks.
By David on 25/08/2014

Fabulous! Thank you.
On 24/08/2014

Hi Omo, a link to [] will do fine. Thanks.
By Free Map Tools on 18/08/2014

The map is not showing above
On 16/08/2014

How can I reference this efficient tool?
By Omo on 15/08/2014

Absolutely useful
By mathew on 15/08/2014

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