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

That web side is really helpfull thank you :)
On 17/04/2014

Brilliant! Thank you! So helpful.
On 15/04/2014

Want time to travel that distance
On 15/04/2014

this is fine for direct distance or otherwise it can not be functioned if you are intending to travel by sea
On 15/04/2014

thanks simple and efficiant
By jason on 13/04/2014

Thanks this is briliant I try your program after spend some time to found one that is working Thanks
By Tobie Pretorius 2014/04/06 on 06/04/2014

Maris D., what two cities are you typing in to produce this result?
By Free Map Tools on 04/04/2014

how come when I use freemap tools in Internet explorer it gives a different result compared to Mozilla?
By Maris D. on 03/04/2014

I think its excellent. pdy.
On 01/04/2014

Very handy.
By chuck on 24/03/2014

Hi, unfortunately not, it only takes city and country names.
By Free Map Tools on 24/03/2014

Hi, is there any way to type in gps lat/long coordinates? I'm working on a game to show COOL (Country of Origin Labels) to create an individual person's food web.
By elisia on 24/03/2014

I'll use this site for Commercial Vehicle Driving. I need to know air miles from home base for log book etc....
By Fred on 19/03/2014

thanks for helping me and I really appreciate it
By kari on 18/03/2014

thank you very much sir
By iam varun on 18/03/2014

thank u
On 18/03/2014

Hi Barry, thanks for reporting this. It is not fixed []
By Free Map Tools on 10/03/2014

Nandi, it uses google.maps.geometry.spherical.computeDistanceBetween as described in
By Free Map Tools on 10/03/2014

What a useless site. Actually put Baku, Azerbaijan in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
By Barry Mackenzie on 10/03/2014

Hai, Can you tell me if the Haversine formula has been used to calculate the distances between the addresses for the crow flies distance. Thanks
By Nandi on 10/03/2014

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