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


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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

It's easy to use and clearly marks route to follow
By Dean on 9th January 2022

The route shown around a roundabout is anti-clockwise - this would be deadly in the UK and Ireland where it should be clockwise! In fact driving seems to be shown on the wrong side of the road. Also it is very difficult to read the road numbers, eg A22, (Watford to Heathfield Sussex) and the motorway junction numbers - they are a) covered by the route indication and b)stay the same size in spite of scale - a bit too small.
By Mike on 8th January 2022

Easy to use.
By Peter on 7th January 2022

Is this thing free for commercial usage?
By Aris on 20th December 2021

Too complicated? Wow! Worked fine for me. If you don't like it write your own program. Oh wait...., unqualified?
On 12th December 2021

Elevation is wrong
On 28th November 2021

Vineet, please get in contact to discuss.
By Free Map Tools on 18th October 2021

Is there a api for this that we can call to get the distance between two lat longs?
By Vineet on 18th October 2021

I'm trying to print just the map and finding it way above my pay grade. I keep getting loads of text......
On 13th October 2021

Far too complicated
On 8th October 2021

i dont like this
By hollie on 8th October 2021

Barrie, Ontario has been corrected
By Free Map Tools on 22nd September 2021

Entered Keswick, Ontario, Canada to Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Kswick was correct but Barrie was in Alaska !?!?
By John Martin on 21st September 2021

By ANDREW on 27th July 2021

To find the distance between two towns
By Daniel on 19th July 2021

not useful at all when calculating distances to school as it shows very wrong calculation
By Marianna on 9th July 2021

BEST WEBSITE EVER! so helpful and full of statistics, love it
By Maya D%u2019Alessandro on 1st July 2021

An excellent, useful & easy to use tool
By Knight Templar Deus vult on 30th June 2021

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

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