Distance Between UK Postcodes

This tool can be used to find the distance between postcodes in the UK. Type in the two postcodes and click the Show button.

Map Showing the Distance Between Two UK Postcodes


Postcode 1 Postcode 2


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

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Bulk Processing

Use the text box below to input bulk postcodes and find the 'as the crow flies' distances between them. There is a limit of 200 pairs at a time. Add them in the format postcode1,postcode2 per line. Once processing is complete, the distance is appended as a 3rd column on the CSV list. You can toggle the units (miles/km) using the switch above.

 Process Postcode List 

How to Use Postcode Tool

Type in the first and second postcode then click the Show button. The map will then display the location of the two postcodes and also show the routes for:

  • As the crow flies - the straight distance between the points
  • By land transport - by car and/or boat

You will also see the distance displayed below the map for the distance as the crow flies and also by land transport. You can then type in more postcodes and click the show button to see more distances.

Note : This Postcode distance finder will measure the distance between full UK Postcodes.

Format of Outward Code / Out Code

Use the format "A(A)0(0)(A)", where:

  • A is a character
  • 0 is a digit
  • () means optional

Format of Full UK Postcode

Use the format "A(A)0(0)(A)_0AA", where:

  • A is a character
  • 0 is a digit
  • () means optional
  • _ is a space

So any input of 2,3 or 4 characters is assumed to be an Out Code format and anything longer than 4 characters is assumed to be a full UK postcode.

Uses of This Postcode Tool

This tool has a wide range of possible uses from delivery estimation to point to point measurement. If you know of a useful application of this tool, let us know.

Problems or Suggestions

If you notice any errors or have suggestions for further development, then please contact freemaptools.

Version History

  • 9th May 2016 - Small update to Bulk Processing - prevent issue resulting from new line at end of data.
  • 21st April 2016 - New Bulk Processing function to process postcode distances in bulk
  • 8th January 2015 - New function that generates link to share the result
  • 5th November 2013 - Implemented Google Maps API V3 including new google.maps.DirectionsService.
  • 20th September 2011 - Resolved issue where a postcode not found in the right hand textbox would be reported as not finding the value of the left hand textbox.
  • 9th October 2008 - Resolved issue when Show button is clicked multiple times and distance keeps changing. Improved automatic zoom function.
  • 23rd December 2007 - Added enter to submit function
  • 22nd December 2007 - Improvements to back end storage system and some of the text on this page
  • 16th December 2007 - Version 1 of functional system completed
  • 15th December 2007 - Page created

Relevant Links

Google Maps API

Information on UK Postcodes

Comments For This Page

On 19th April 2017, sorry, it isn't possible to do this right now.
By Free Map Tools on 20th April 2017

Could the bulk processing tool have an option to show the land travel distance as well as the "as the crow flies" distance?
On 19th April 2017

I did this journey there and back 7 times so far. Also, i bought shoes and trousers. shoes were 15 and trousers 18.
By David on 30th March 2017

easy to use, great tool
By Raj Sood on 25th March 2017

looking for hotels in the area of m4 5fx please?? Many thanks!
On 22nd March 2017

So much helpful
By Varasiko Makaveli Suka on 23rd February 2017

absolutely brilliant! Thank you
By Doreen on 22nd February 2017

Hi Ed, the feature you describe is available on this page :How Far Is It Between.
By Free Map Tools on 20th February 2017

Est. travel time via land transport seems to have disappeared. Will it be coming back? Nice bulk uploads feature though!
By Ed on 20th February 2017

what happened to the good old fashioned table for people who are travelling without access to Internet. These distance calculators are very annoying and time consuming.
On 19th February 2017

very user friendly
By wills on 8th February 2017

Great Site
By Musa on 26th January 2017

how can i get exactly this fro my website
By aquil on 24th January 2017

Love this,quick&easy, thank you
By Christina on 10th January 2017

Thank you for this site, really useful and easy to use. Especially love the shorten link section.
On 4th January 2017

3b4 2wr is not a valid postcode. The 3 at the start looks wrong .... it should start with a letter
By Free Map Tools on 16th December 2016

3b4 2wr not on your list why.all i have is travelodge and postcode
By tom.mcneela on 15th December 2016

Great! Easy to use and seems accurate.
By Maria on 14th October 2016

Hi, please have a look at Walking Distance Between UK Postcodes.
By Free Map Tools on 7th September 2016

I would like the choice of showing the shortest walking distance between two points available
On 7th September 2016

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