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

Liverpool to Macclesfield is shown as nearer to each other than Liverpool to the Cat & Fiddle , yet you must travel through Macclesfield and up into the Peak District to reach the Cat & Fiddle !!!
By F W Speakman on 26/07/2014

Brilliant by far the. Easiest site to use....
By Al on 26/07/2014

Great help thankyou
On 26/07/2014

There is a mistake on the journey from Norwich to Beddgelert. it gives the option via Gloucester but this does not appear when you select it.
By Helen Casson on 22/07/2014

This is okay, but there are some things that could be fixed...
By Anonymous on 14/07/2014

Love this.
On 13/07/2014

I was not happy that I could not get Google Earth on my new Google Chromebook so this was a great find with your 'as the crow flies' function - well done!
By Berek in Bristol UK on 06/07/2014

Really useful.
By Richard on 02/07/2014

Fantastic and useful. It's on my favorites.
By donpaco on 02/07/2014

I like google maps
By Jasmine on 27/06/2014

Worthing to Holyhead is interesting!
By Oz on 25/06/2014

On 24/06/2014

The easiest site i've found to show distances between towns, even the smaller ones in some cases and a route plan too, for free. Top marks, great site.
By Glengroudle on 23/06/2014

I was wondering the mile for two different routes. because one way has more traffic. It doesn't let me drag the driving distance line to a different freeway or direction. :(
By Jenn S on 18/06/2014 should now work
By Free Map Tools on 18/06/2014

Thanks for giving quick information about the rout.
On 17/06/2014

do u offer source files 4 download, & gr8 stuff by d way
By LM_411 on 16/06/2014

On 09/06/2014, can you let us know the two locations you are using?
By Free Map Tools on 15/06/2014

Thank you! Excellent site -- it provided the information I needed, and promptly.
By N C Gordon on 12/06/2014

On 12/06/2014

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