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


[11th July 2018] Unfortunately, due to a large price increase in back-end services, we can no longer provide this page.



  Units of measurement km miles  
(1) Enter an Address  

(2A) Speed 0 KPH120 KPH
  And Time : minutes  


(2B) How far can you travel km  

(Optional) Choose Processing Speed Vs Accuracy
  Avoid Highways?
  Avoid Tolls?
  Show Markers?
  Mode of Transport?
  Show Roads Reached
  Fill Colour: Transparent


 Clear Map 

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 60 mins.

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.

Version History

  • 5th December 2017 : Version 5.1 - Fixed issue with KML polylines not closing correctly
  • 5th September 2017 : Version 5.0 - Optimisations name
  • 5th September 2017 : Version 4.11 - New option to avoid toll roads
  • 16th July 2017 : Version 4.10 - New option to Export KML with polygon and roads travelled
  • 29th March 2017 : Version 4.9 - Time input changed from hours to minutes
  • 15th February 2017 : Version 4.8 - Fixed bug with KML output
  • 6th October 2016 : Version 4.7 - New option - Show Roads Reached - highlights the roads that can be used to reach the drivetime area
  • 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
  • 23rd November 2009 : Version 1.2 - Fixed JavaScript error in Internet Explorer
  • 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

Future Improvements and Ideas

  • Allow export in Geo JSON format
  • Allow export in Shapefile format
  • Percent complete shown while in full screen
  • Add option to avoid ferries
  • Export polygon as shapefile
  • Allow multiple polygons in the URL link
  • Allow a single KML download of multiple polygons
  • URL includes information for Show Roads Reached
  • URL includes information for Transparent setting
  • Ability to restrict search range (angles) to relevant areas so that the search takes less time to complete

Comments For This Page

I concur, please offer an option to pay for this service... I would gladly pay for either per use or subscription.
By Richard Molby on 28th November 2018

This tool was so much help in finding a house near our work. I really appreciated it, let us know if there's anything we can do to help!
On 15th November 2018

How can we help this come back? What would it cost?
On 15th November 2018

These is really sad. I loved that tool and used it a lot to analyse locations... please put it back online!
By matt on 9th November 2018

Crowdfunding to get you back up?
By James on 7th November 2018

BOOoooooo! I was really looking forward to this
On 30th October 2018

This site has been crucial to EVERY road trip I have planned in the last 6 years. I am so sad this is no longer available. I would also pay for this!
On 20th October 2018

This is a unique product should continue.
By Ross on 26th September 2018

Any update ? Can we assist somehow?
On 25th September 2018

I work for Virgin Australia and I can see hwo we would have paid to use the serves. Used this for two companies already, so you guys are on to something that could work. just productise it please!
By Baz on 25th September 2018

Bring this back please!
On 25th September 2018

Such a valuable tool, hate to see it down!
On 24th September 2018

I will now weep silently at this loss. If you are low on funds, let's talk about getting you funded. Please!
By Graham on 19th September 2018

I%u2019d pay for this, especially as an app!
On 15th September 2018

How can we help is right! This was such a very crucial tool for a project of mine that no seems be in question. Really great work!! Thank you!
By MileMaker on 15th September 2018

Sad to see that this site is down :( Any Chances to get you back?
On 3rd September 2018

No! I am so upset to see this gone! Would definitely pay for an app of this, something has got to be able to be done!
By DisappointedInTexas on 26th August 2018

Please consider porting these very valuable tools to the OpenStreetMap data sources. That will put you in a much better place in terms of long-term stability. I would be open to co-funding this migration.
On 21st August 2018

Hi, we would pay for it as well (Just Eat teams)
By Meleyne on 21st August 2018

Could you share this script for us, please?
By Majkel on 16th August 2018

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