How Far Can I Travel
Discover how far you can travel on land from a fixed point. Specify the start point, then input either how far you can go or your mode of transport with time available. This tool will then show you the range of locations that you can reach in that time on and isochrone map.
How Far Can I Travel Map
|Units of measurement||km miles|
|(1)||Enter an Address|
|(2A)||Speed||0 KPH120 KPH|
|And Time :||hours|
|(2B)||How far can you travel||km|
|(Optional)||Choose Processing Speed Vs Accuracy|
|Mode of Transport?|
|Google Earth KML Output - Feedback is welcome as this will most likely have bugs|
|Once you have a radius on the map :|
|URL to link back - Feedback is welcome as this will most likely have bugs|
|Use this URL to link to this map :|
How to use the How Far Can I Travel Tool
You do not need to interact with the map as it will move and resize depending on what you input. To start with, input an address / location in to option 1. Remember, the entire world has to be searched to find this location so make it precise. For example "123 Example Road, ExCity, Excountry" is a good method.
Next you need to indicate the total road distance you can travel. This can be done in two ways:
2A : By inputting a speed of travel and a travel time. For example you may wish to walk for 1 hour.
2B : By inputting a distance. For example you wish to find somewhere 50km away.
Optional, Specify how accurate you want the results to be. Accuracy can be low medium or high. This will result in the tool running faster or slower (more accurate means more time needed). If you find your web browser becoming slow of even crashing you are advised to lessen the accuracy.
Then click [Search] and wait a short time for the start point and all points on the perimeter of your range to be displayed.
Hover over a perimeter marker to see it's road distance from the start point and the as the crow flies distance. Click on a marker to see the address of any nearby locations.
You can then export the area to KML file with or without endpoints. Endpoints are the yellow pins that appear inside Google Earth
The How Far Can I Travel tool has been developed after requests by numerous people all of whom had different applications for it but all asked for a similar thing. "Instead of a radius as the crow flies, can you do a radius as the car drives" was the most popular way of explaining this. Please get in contact to report bugs or suggest improvements.
- 30th January 2016 : Version 4.6 - Added transparent fill option
- 7th January 2016 : Version 4.5 - Small improvement to search algorithm to help deal with coastlines better
- 22nd March 2015 : Version 4.4 - Fill colour can now be changed
- 16th January 2015 : Version 4.3 - Added Public transport to the list of travel modes
- 10th September 2014 : Version 4.2 - Find ZIP Codes inside the area option removed - The new User Menu replaces this functionality
- 15th July 2014 : Version 4.1
- Multiple areas can now be added
- Improved algorithm to prevent 'cross-over'
- 10th July June 2014 : Version 4.0
- Improved search algorithm
- New option to select mode of travel (walking, cycling, driving)
- Now shows percent complete during processing
- 26th June 2014 : Version 3.2 - New option to Find ZIP Codes inside the area
- 23rd January 2014 : Version 3.1 - Added Full Screen option
- 13th November 2013 : Version 3.0 - Google Maps API V3 Implemented
- 13th June 2012 : Version 2.9 - URL generated now includes the settings for avoid highways and show end markers
- 27th September 2011 : Version 2.8 - URL generated now includes the units (km/miles)
- 27th July 2011 : Version 2.7
- Added notification when processing is finished
- Added option to show/hide markers
- Added option to switch between km and miles
- 29th June 2011 : Version 2.6 - Added avoid highways option
- 21st September 2010 : Version 2.5 - Added miles output on each markers's hover over event
- 17th August 2010 : Version 2.4 - Added export to KML with End Points option.
- 29th July 2010 : Version 2.3 - Added URL output to allow you to send a link with your map criteria to someone else.
- 10th March 2010 : Version 2.2 - Added export to KML option.
- 31st January 2010 : Version 2.1 - Increased maximum range to 999km instead of 99km.
- 22nd December 2009 : Version 2.0 - New option allowing user to specify how fast or slow (inverse to accuracy) they wish the tool to run.
- 25rd November 2009 : Version 1.4 - Added notification when address is not found. Before this nothing seemed to happen on screen.
- 23rd November 2009 : Version 1.3 - Added nearby location text upon clicking a perimeter marker
- 22nd November 2009 : Version 1.1
- Corrected units issue
- Added as the crow flies output to the tooltip for each marker.
- 22nd November 2009 : Version 1.0
- Allow input of time in minutes
- Export polygon as shapefile
Previous Comments For This Page
mrd05d, if you run one search, let it finish, then run a second. The first search should remain visible to allow you to compare them.
By Free Map Tools on 26th September 2016
I like this tool a lot. It would be cool to do a intersection of two separate overlays. Say you can move 50 mph away from spot one but want to work 30 minutes range from your new home you could do where those two intersect to find new possible home etc.
By mrd05d on 25th September 2016
Moku, it isn't possible on this page. This enhanced feature has a cost-per-usage so it isn't feasible to provide it on this free to use website
By Free Map Tools on 20th September 2016
Thank you for this free service.
Is it possible to do a search that takes into consideration the posted speed limits or the fastest route without traffic, as opposed to setting one speed?
By Moku on 19th September 2016
I just want to say thanks. Such a useful tool
On 13th September 2016
Great tool.. well done!
By David on 8th September 2016
It should be working again
By Free Map Tools on 27th August 2016
I'm also having problems getting it to pick up any addresses today (Aug 26) in either Chrome or IE. Incredibly useful tool - midway through a task at work with it!
On 26th August 2016
Free Map Tools: Thank you. The refresh didn't solve the issue as I think it is a IE browser problem. Works fine on chrome. :)
By Emily on 26th August 2016
Emily, thanks for reporting this. Please try again (might need to F5/refresh page) and it should be working.
By Free Map Tools on 26th August 2016
It doesn't seem to be working today. It wont find any of my addresses/postcodes. It just says "Address not found. Try a different address".
By Emily on 26th August 2016
Hi, sorry, this isn't possible right now.
By Free Map Tools on 18th August 2016
Can we display the list of locations (administrative unit as location name (city?)
On 18th August 2016
Very useful tool, thank you!
Would be much more accurate if it used the roads' maximum speed limits.
By Cory on 15th August 2016
Thanks for the feedback Torsten
By Free Map Tools on 15th August 2016
By the Way: GREAT TOOL! Thanks a lot!! :)
By Torsten on 15th August 2016
for decimal numbers you must use dot instead of comma (some people might use it ;) ) otherwise the calculation just won't start. There is no hint at it.
By Torsten on 15th August 2016
On 06/08/2016, this should be possible if you run one search, let it finish, then run a second. The first search should remain visible.
By Free Map Tools on 9th August 2016
An addition i would like to see is an overlay of two separate searches.
On 6th August 2016
it works! great:) thanks again for your effort
By Wink on 28th July 2016
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