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

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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 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

  • 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

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

Can you give an example of what you input when it doesn't work please? We do want to help out.
By Free Map Tools on 11/03/2016

doesn't work
On 11/03/2016

FY4 1TJ should now be in its correct position
By Free Map Tools on 21/01/2016

FY4 1TJ showing up in wrong place
On 21/01/2016

Vince Todd
On 05/01/2016

So I thought I wonder how far in a straight line I have to go. Googled it, directed here, got the answer. Superb. Does exactly what it says on the tin.
By P. D. on 23/11/2015

Super system, many thanks
By Roger on 20/11/2015

Excellent sevice,could not be improved
On 11/11/2015

very good site used it for long time now
By Richie on 10/11/2015

very useful site
On 08/11/2015

Hi Simon, I can see what it outputs now, but I can only speculate what might have happened. Every time it runs, it will re-run the algorithm so if any updates (or corrections) to the road network have been made on the map over time, it could lead to a difference.
By Free Map Tools on 20/10/2015

OK, many thanks, an example then....the distance by land between EH105LZ and EH144AS when I looked a year ago was 8.626 miles....today its only 7.726 miles. Might it be anything to do with the road layout at Heriot Watt University? Cheers, Simon
By Simon E on 19/10/2015

Simon, there is no reason why this should happen. Can you give an example? Thanks
By Free Map Tools on 19/10/2015

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