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

Hi Robo, the page Measure a Distance has this feature.
By Free Map Tools on 17/12/2014

Hi, please input in the format [city, country].
By Free Map Tools on 16/12/2014

Can't find an address in Florida. And it's a simple address, not complicated. Keeps marking it in the downtown area of the city, when we know it's not. Therefore, can't get the distance calculation from that point...went to another site and it showed there.
On 16/12/2014

I use it often as I write short fiction stories (for a hobby)which almost always involve travel
By Don A on 13/12/2014

Would be nice to have the directions to go along with the mileage but all in all a good tool to use.
By Norm on 10/12/2014

Very Good, but for sea travel needs either a further option but can be done by adding stages of route
By Mike D on 05/12/2014

This is really a useful tool. Thanks. Maybe in the future it could have Tesla Superchargers and their distances.
By Larry on 01/12/2014

Good distance calculating but unable to print the full map from south to north. Page printed only starting point.
On 28/11/2014

So easy to use. I thought it was brilliant. Did exactly what I wanted. Thanks
By Bev on 28/11/2014

Absolutely Brilliant. Very Useful especially on my moble phone.
By S. Irwin on 27/11/2014

I think this is excellent - very simple & easy to use
By Tony on 25/11/2014

Add a how long would it take if you went at the speed of -mph or kph then the time it would take ;) usefull
By Robo on 25/11/2014

On 25/11/2014

it would be nice is this tool was able to determine a mileage radius around a given location
On 13/11/2014

seems to thing that Southern California is the same place as NSW, Australia
On 10/11/2014

It is very helpful and easy to use. It would be more helpful if there is a print option.
On 07/11/2014

Fantastic tool - extremely accurate. I use this to calculate pay for my drivers. They keep a mileage log and it matches within a couple miles. Keeps everyone honest!!!
By Barry on 04/11/2014

A handy tool for radio operators to find their contact mileage to other countries
By 690 Arkansas on 02/11/2014

It would be useful to have a 'via' option. The route suggested (Penzance to Dover) uses the main roads, but is two sides of a triangle.
By Rosie on 31/10/2014

Hi, the 404 should now be resolved.
By Free Map Tools on 29/10/2014

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