How Far is it Between

This tool can be used to find the distance between two places. Input the two places names and find out the distance between them. The direct disance and driving distance are both displayed. To start type the names of the places below and click the Show button.

Options

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Measure in :
 
Distance as the Crow Flies : As the crow Flies
Distance by Land Transport : Land Transport

Map Showing the Distance Between Two Points

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How to Use

Input the name of the two places in the text boxes and click the Show button.

The recommended format to use is [City, Country] i.e. [City(comma)(space)Country].

Once a result is returned, you can copy a link to use as a permanent referance back to the result or to send on to others.

Note : For ZIP Codes, use Distance Between ZIP Codes, For UK Postcodes, use the UK Postcode distance tool. Also, to find the distance between points that are not named, you can use the Measure Distance tool.

About How Far is it Between

This tool can be used to find the distance between two places.

There are two distances output:

  • As the Crow Flies - The direct distance between points
  • Distance by land transport (When possible) - Distance estimate when you travel by road and sea.

The distances can be output in the following units:

  • km (kilometers)
  • miles

The output is via a measurement of the distance and also a map that shows that two locations and the path between them as the crow flies and the route by land transport.

You can use the controls on the map to:

  • Pan the map
  • Zoom the Map
  • Switch between Map and Satellite views

Some Examples of Distances

Some of the distances between cities that can be found using the system. Click on one to see it or type in your own places above in the text boxes.

Known Issues

  • Red line will not cross the International Date Line
  • The Automatic zoom fails when the shortest distance is across the International Date Line
  • Allow points to be requested for deletion from the database to keep the information tidy

If you spot anything that needs addressed, then please contact Free Map Tools.

Version History

  • 15th October 2018 : Bug fix, incorrect distance when the route crossed the IDL
  • 30th September 2018 : Bug fix, incorrect behaviour once a 2nd, 3rd etc. route is calculated
  • 28th September 2018 : Bug fix, calculating a 2nd distance caused an error
  • 21st September 2018 : Fixed issue with road travel time format
  • 19th September 2018 : Switched to Leaflet maps
  • 14th November 2016 : The duration of the road journey is now output when applicable
  • 28th June 2016 : URL output now contains units (KM) information
  • 22nd June 2016 : KM / Miles setting will now save and remember its state between sessions
  • 28th May 2015 : Now uses Google places.Autocomplete
  • 15th March 2015 : New option to Avoid Motorways/Highways
  • 27th January 2015 : Full Screen button added
  • 8th January 2014 : Resolved minor issue. When no driving directions are found, the box now says N/A. Previously it had no update and sometimes retained the value of the previous search driving distance
  • 7th January 2014 : Resolved minor issue where driving directions route from old measurement was still appearing when another search was done
  • 13th November 2013 : Implemented Google Maps API V3
  • 7th March 2010 : New mode of transport added ... Passenger Aeroplane
  • 2nd December 2009 : Now brings up the suggested cities and countries much faster. Also shows most popular places at the top of the list
  • 20th January 2008 : Improved automatic zoom to give more consistent results
  • 15th December 2007 : Added Save Data option
  • 29th November 2007 : Added Land Transport measurement option
  • 4th November 2007 : Dynamic URL to save how far is it between X and Y
  • 21st October 2007 : Added GlocalSearch search to find more places automatically
  • 18th July 2007 : Fixed drop down lists so they fall over all content below
  • 1st July 2007 : Work done on allowing users to add a new locations if they are not on the system
  • 30th June 2007 : Page Created with basic functionality

Relevant Links

Leaflet - a JavaScript library for interactive maps

Comments For This Page

Thanks for providing this tool!
On 13th June 2021

Please try : How Far is it Between Mount Gerizim and Kafr Kanna, Israel
By Free Map Tools on 26th April 2021

Every time I try to get it to calculate the distance from Mt Gerizim (Jabal Jirzim) to Canna of Galilee (Kafr Kanna) it gives me this: "Sorry, Kafir Kanna is not on our system at the current time;" and yet it is clearly on the map you have. I don't get it. Please help.
By Scott on 23rd April 2021

Working great. Very helpful.
On 21st April 2021

https://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-is-it-between-minneapolis_-mn-usa-and-duluth_-mn-usa.htm says 136 miles.
By Free Map Tools on 18th April 2021

I checked the as-the-crow-flies distance between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Duluth, Minnesota. This site says it's 218 miles. That's interesting because it's a 160 mile drive. Must be a drunk crow.
On 16th April 2021

OK
On 19th March 2021

This doesn%u2019t work for me so if it did I would say it is great but in this case it isn%u2019t. Sorry
By Mabel on 3rd March 2021

Jeffrey, it seems OK at this side. Could you try again please? Refresh the page and try again?
By Free Map Tools on 12th February 2021

Land distance between two points (cities) was working last week, its apparently broken (provides no output either in miles or KM). Will keep trying. Thanks
By Jeffrey W. Shiflet on 12th February 2021

does this take the curvature of the earth into account? if so, how?
By Andrew on 22nd January 2021

great but for me land transport is broken
By bob on 5th January 2021

Gatlinburg, Tennessee has now been fixed
By Free Map Tools on 1st January 2021

From Beaumont, Texas to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 2197 Miles??????? Look at the route map...WHAT A HOOT........
By Fireman Ed on 1st January 2021

Using jammed M25 unnecessarily - and it's the long way round adds 10 miles to the journey.
On 18th December 2020

Hi, it uses average speed. It does not factor in speed limits or current traffic conditions.
By Free Map Tools on 18th December 2020

Hi, how is the time taken to drive calculated? Do you use an average speed or does it take into account each road%u2019s speed? On a cross ferry route does that factor time for a ferry?
By Double D on 17th December 2020

dont like it but il use it
By finley on 7th December 2020

Hi Denise, Im not sure "Ga." and "Fla" are the full names of cities. Could you try the full names?
By Free Map Tools on 1st December 2020

are we still able to use the tool and what search engine do we pull up the program? I played with it and put from Ga. to Fla and the mileage was not the correct miles
By Denise Korn on 30th November 2020

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