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.




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

Map Showing the Distance Between Two Points


 Full Screen 

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

I like this site, but lately it hasn't worked correctly. I but in two destinations that the program acknowledges, but when I hit show, it takes me to a different Country.
On 31st March 2023

I also
By Phillips on 28th March 2023

it takes so long to load
By yusuf and seth on 16th March 2023

this is awsome
By henry on 28th February 2023

The motorways don't appear to be clearly marked
On 11th February 2023

Fantastic site for CB/HAM Radio users to get the info on distance between contacts made with as the crow flies in both miles and kilometers. Thank you for an easy to use tool that is for me I found to be better than others I visited, also not having to make an account just to post is a plus ;)
By John - 68 Oscar Sierra 13 on 14th January 2023

I enjoy seeing how the direct routes go over countries you wouldn't expect from using a flat map. To fly from London to America you head North West over Greenland.
On 13th January 2023

Really good ap for as the crow flies measurments. Re the Road option... it would be helpful if you could offer the road trip options re shortest rather than quickest. As it defaults to motorways and turns a 8 mile journey across town to a 15 mile journey around town. Also not sure what ap you're using to calculate journey times, as a 10min journey on your site in reality takes 25mins with no traffic?
By David P - Bristol UK on 13th January 2023

This site sucks. Spent a lot of time putting together numbers and now I have to redo everything. Information is wrong
On 15th December 2022

As a radio amateur, I often want to know the distance my signals have covered after making a contact. This app works for me every time.
By Puggy on 1st December 2022

Thanks, simple and did the job needed
On 14th November 2022

Didnt show results in km or miles
On 4th October 2022

No alternative route options
By Graeme on 4th October 2022

In said Lexington spa is in south wales
On 2nd September 2022

Great tool. Very accurate. Thank you
By Mauricio Gonzalez on 18th August 2022

What the distance between bukola to balu
By Kelly on 4th June 2022

It's not showing the number of KM since yesterday. I see just the red distance line and no number in th ebox
On 26th May 2022

this page should t e a c h you how to calculate the distance by land transport.
By Mia on 19th May 2022

Brilliant, told me what I needed to know, the rest is up to me,
By Jean lewis on 10th May 2022

Cool page, very interesting n informative too %uD83D%uDC4C
By Westy on 25th April 2022

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