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

 

Options

  Units of measurement km miles  
(1) Enter an Address  

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

OR      

(2B) How far can you travel km  

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

 Search 

 Clear Map 

 Full Screen 

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

About

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

  • 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 Ideas

  • Allow input of time in minutes
  • Export polygon as shapefile
  • Export polygon and roads travelled as a KML file

Previous Comments For This Page

The thing that would be most useful for me is if there was a way to enlarge the map once the results are calculated. At the moment the map is in a very small window and I'm doing a 2 hour radius from my address. I'd prefer not having to zoom so far in to get an idea of the towns I can consider for my vacation!
By Megan on 5th December 2016

You should add the speeds of roads into the equation. This would more much more useful if you did.
By Dave on 2nd December 2016

Hi, I really like this tool, it works great. Is it possible to add feature in the future to select angles to use (for example, from address, use "South, South West and West or 150 to 270 counterclockwise". Thanks, Jrme
By JeromeTls on 2nd December 2016

Hi, this is a great tool and I really like it. Maybe a future improvement idea... Could is be possible to select a quarter (NE, SE, SW, NW for example)
By JeromeTls on 2nd December 2016

I entered, Cody, WY as the address with a 2-hour travel time at 55MPH. The resulting polygon, does not even include Cody and cuts off everything to the west. Not sure if this is a problem with the tool, or Google Maps. Thanks for the free tool, I find it very useful otherwise.
By AW on 21st November 2016

To Kevin Landry from a post on 11th of November 2016. Use Google Maps to tell you the distance from Pensacola, FL to Augusta, GA. Then divide by 65. Distance: 462.9 MILES 462.9/65 = 7.12 HOURS Simple calculation. If you can't figure this out yourself. No tool will help you.
By Josh Davidson on 15th November 2016

Look, I just wanted to know (1) what the distance is between Pensacola, Fla. and Augusta, GA. and (2) how many hours it would take to travel at an average of 65 mph (NOT kilometers.) But this is the third site I have been to and each is ridiculously stocked with complex and complicated formulas and information sourcing devices that provide info that is completely superfluous to my aims. So I hope this helps you to re-design your site to provide on a simply page one or HOME the means to attaining to the very basic information I sought. The rest should be arranged in a directory and placed on other pages. Thank you! And now I need to move on to yet another site in hopes that someone has "gotten it" as to what most people really need from this site!
By Kevin Landry on 11th November 2016

Hi Malcolm, thanks for your kind comments. We are currently working on an update for the Free Map Tools iOS app that should have the same use as this page so keep an eye on future updates...
By Free Map Tools on 11th November 2016

this is exactly what i have been looking for I wish it was an app so i could take it everywhere with me
By malcolm on 10th November 2016

AMAZING tool, and one that I'm excited to share with friends with whom I've discussed creating exactly what you've created - THANK YOU!!!!
By Ba11zooka on 7th November 2016

J, 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 24th October 2016

If so, update accordingly and sell the code to Zillow. Thanks for the great tool.
By J on 23rd October 2016

Would it be possible to grab google map's average travel time values to use as you velocity input rather than a manual input?
By J on 23rd October 2016

P61, this will get put on the to-do list. Thanks
By Free Map Tools on 22nd October 2016

I really like the latest Version 4.7 showing the roads reached. It would be great to export into KML those roads as well. Any plan to add the roads in the export in the future?
By P61 on 22nd October 2016

Jeff, please follow the steps listed here : List USA ZIP Codes Within a Drive Time Radius.
By Free Map Tools on 6th October 2016

Is it possible to get encompassed zip codes as part of the resulting map?
By Jeff on 6th October 2016

30 min driving range from chalmers In
On 2nd October 2016

tolles Tool, vielen dank fr die Mhe
By marc on 30th September 2016

Hi jaycmpng, unfortunately not. It is automated and there is no way to swing of influence the routes used.
By Free Map Tools on 29th September 2016

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