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.
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.
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)
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.
- How Far is it Between London, Uk and Las Vegas Nevada, Usa
- How Far is it Between Los Angeles California, Usa and Tokyo, Japan
- 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.
- 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
Previous Comments For This Page
distancia en kilometros desde guaduas, colombia a cali colombia.
By guillermo v on 08/12/2013
Utility not working properly, today :(
By on on 08/12/2013
Nice utility. Would be nice to download the kml/kmz file for the routes created.
By ben on 07/12/2013
What if I dont want to travel through the USA? How do I get "Through Canada Only" map?
By Richard on 06/12/2013
Hello: just want to thank you for the map. I tried to put this on my desk top but no luck?
Hi, this page has never produced output in yards.
By Free Map Tools on 02/12/2013
Why the hell did they have to change the page. Took away yards. Now is useless to me.
crow flies - this just means how far it is between two points in a straight line
what does that mean???
toggle between kilo meters and miles and that seems to work
On 19/11/2013, please contact us via email (details here) and send us a screenshot of what appears on your screen when it doesn't work.
By Free Map Tools on 19/11/2013
Have deleted temp. internet files & reloaded the page again, still does NOT work!!!!!!!
Hi Bob, can you confirm you have deleted your temporary internet files?
Also, could you try to view it in a different web browser if you have one?
By Free Map Tools on 19/11/2013
I have been using "How far is it between" for about 2 years with no problem. Now, since somebody changed something on the website, I can't get it to work. I downloaded the the new app (or whatever it's called) and nothing!
By Bob Cline on 19/11/2013
Please can you delete your temporary internet files and reload the page again and see if this helps?
By Free Map Tools on 18/11/2013
have used in the past. was great. but not working now
By rls on 18/11/2013
Have been using this site for some time - it's brilliant, but not working at the moment! It doesn't calculate ...
how are distances calculated between towns. Is from post office to post office or are town halls used as landmark. thanks
By paul g on 14/11/2013
Thank you for helping an old man realise how far his daughter has to travel to see him.
Exceptionally helpful in sorting my mileage claims. Can't be better than this
By Neal on 11/11/2013
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