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

Options

Postcode 1 Postcode 2
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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

Previous Comments For This Page

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By Mahamudul Haque on 11/07/2016

Good
On 02/07/2016

love it. it is a number one site to check, and actually the only one. small differences but almost very accurate . well done.
By mohammad s b on 01/07/2016

absolutely bob on to the nearest yard, did not go wrong anywhere.
On 16/06/2016

A great site, just to note though if your post code is wrong you don't get an error message. For example if I type in L3 5TV it shows as being in London, when L3 is in Liverpool.
On 15/06/2016

Thanks for providing this. Useful for settling arguments! I think "Land Transport" isn't the most accurate as it happily routed me to an island. Perhaps "Surface Transport" would be better?
On 14/06/2016

Hi, there is a tool : Walking Distance Between UK Postcodes.
By Free Map Tools on 08/06/2016

I am looking at the walking distance to a school, which is an admission criteria and they have specified that they are using this site and walking distance. However this only gives direct distance as the crow flies and land transport (car) when there is a much shorter route to get to the school walking (because of the plentiful one way systems in London) - this puts us as quite far away from the school when in reality we are of a short walking distance. Is there a way to update your tool with walking distances as well (similarly to googlemaps) and specify the actual shortest route between postcodes?
On 02/06/2016

I love this site. I've used it many times. BIG thanks.
By Theresa on 02/06/2016

Brilliant. This works a treat.Thank you.
By Heather Ashley on 17/05/2016

Very good
On 17/05/2016

Hi Emma, unfortunately it is not possible to process road distances in batch on this page.
By Free Map Tools on 14/05/2016

Hi, I am currently trying to update our system with postcode distances for lots of projects, this bulk postcode tool is what I need, however, it looks like it calculates as the crow flies and not road distance. Is there an option to change it to road distance as this would really help? Thanks, Emma
By Emma on 13/05/2016

Brilliant...I use it to calculate my miles for travel expenses.....thank you
By Sue b on 24/04/2016

Great tool for calculating distance between sites for my travel expenses
By dave on 17/04/2016

Distance between NP19 1BZ and DN21 4FF.
By Free Map Tools on 05/04/2016

I wanted to know how far it was to walk from a Premier Inn to an anniversary event I was invited to. The answer was given to three decimal places and the map gave the best route. A brilliant tool. Many thanks.
By John A on 24/03/2016

Simple and easy to use , very good
On 23/03/2016

Impressive
By Bob Pattni on 19/03/2016

Great online tool well done.
By SGKENT on 19/03/2016

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