Measure a Distance

The measure distance tool is a simple way of finding the distance between two or more points on a map.

Measure Distance Map




[Map Height : Small - Medium - Large]

Total Distance
 Clear Last   Zoom To Fit   Clear Map   Toggle Markers 

Travel Time


Select Speed...

0 1000 MPH

Or choose mode of transport...

Units of Time

Slow Car
Fast Car
Passenger Aeroplane

How to use the Measure Distance Tool

Simply click once on one point, then click again on the second point. The distance should then be displayed. You can click more than two points in order to build up a continuous route.

Use the miles / km / nautical miles / yards switch to measure distances in km or in miles or nautical miles. The Autopan option will move the map as you click the points.

The Search For Location text box allows you to quickly get to an area you wish without spending time zooming and panning to find it. For example if you wish to find the city of Rome in Italy, type "Rome, Italy" and then click Search. The map will then go straight to Rome. Note the "[city][comma][space][county]" format

Toggle markers will show or hide the markers if they get in the way

Clear last will remove the last point from the map

Zoom to fit will zoom and pan the map to get the best fit of all your points on as large a zoom as possible

Clear Map is a reset button that will clear all points and allow you to start measuring a distance again

You can edit the position of any existing points by dragging the marker (when they are displayed) and dropping the marker in it's new position

You can also adjust the height of the map to have it large, medium or small in size

You can delete a point by clicking on the node

Future Ideas and Improvements

  • Auto-reroute for optimum distance (traveling salesman problem)
  • Have other speeds like fiber optic cable (~.6 c) and Mach
  • Option to add a title to a marker which then appears on mouse over and data export
  • Add paddle boarding to the list of modes of transport

Version History

  • 20th April 2022 - Improved behavior when Small/Medium/Large are clicked
  • 21st February 2021 - Selected units of distance are stored and recalled when you next visit
  • 6th July 2020 - New option to Export a link to the route. Found inside Export Options section
  • 2nd June 2019 - Fixed bug with meters output not working
  • 29th May 2019 - Implemented Leaflet Maps
  • 20th May 2019 - Fixed bug in IE browser
  • 9th May 2019 - Fixed issue with distance not reseting to zero when Clear Map button clicked
  • 14th September 2017 - Distance now displayed on map while in full screen mode
  • 4th August 2017 - Units selector upadted. Feet units added
  • 24th July 2017 - Full Screen option moved on to map. Now found at top right corner
  • 4th July 2017 - Fixed issue with CSV and XLSX export
  • 29th January 2017 - Option to show elevation chart and export CSV file of elevation data along route
  • 25th November 2016 - KML export to show pins at each node along the route
  • 23rd November 2016 - Added download KML, CSV and XLSX option
  • 19th July 2016 - Bug fixes with how the mode of transport and estimated time of travel changes if the units are changed
  • 5th July 2016 - Added meters as a unit of distance
  • 25th June 2016 - Travel speed units change depending on units of distance
  • 20th June 2016 - Fixed issue with days measurement displaying twice the actual value
  • 24th March 2016 - Route points can now be added mid-way along. Points can also be deleted by right clicking
  • 25th January 2016 - Speed can now be input manually
  • 28th December 2015 - Added option to change between minutes, hours and days for the travel time estimate
  • 24th June 2014 - Added option Snap To Roads
  • 24th March 2014 - Added option Pan to My Location
  • 11th January 2012 - Implemented Google Maps API V3. Added Full Screen option
  • 12th October 2010 - Markers now show their latitude and longitude when you hover over them
  • 15th October 2009 - Added travel time output
  • 12th October 2009 - Added terrain map option
  • 20th February 2008 - Revamp of design now with draggable markers
  • 1st November 2007 - Added quick find text box
  • 19th October 2007 - Yards now added as a unit of measurement
  • 9th October 2007 - Nautical Miles added as unit of measurement
  • 5th September 2007 - Descriptive Text Updated
  • 28th June 2007 - Page Created

Relevant Links

If you are trying to measure the distance between two cities, then the How far is it Between tool is probably more suitable for your needs.

Comments For This Page

This tool sucks - About 1/4 of the screen is left for a map and the rest is filled with garbage ads. Sites like this are turning the internet to be unusable.
On 19th March 2024

Thanks for the help. I walk unusually fast (2500 mph) so it was helpful to find the right route that didn't land me in the Pacific ocean for my morning run
By Barry Allen on 25th February 2024

epic map tool %uD83D%uDE0E
By illumi on 19th February 2024

helped me make my 2hour 30min morning walk
By nigga on 5th January 2024

Nice that can make me finish everything on time! (I like the calculation 5 star)
By Justyparkour on 24th September 2023

Is there an Arabic langage
By akram al bawati on 17th August 2023

Thx for thouse whoever made this service - I use it for my jogging-for-distance practise and checking km done. Big hug!
By Alexander, Latvia on 28th June 2023

This is %uD83D%uDC4C for measuring distance easy to use
By Dean bautista on 16th June 2023

I am a pilot. This map is very helpful. Thank you
By Pilot Swapnil Thakkar on 3rd April 2023

Would anyone be able to tell me how to export a route. I seem to get a link that writes in xml format
On 1st March 2023

would be nice if you could use 2 features at the same time . like distance and elevation
By ant on 27th February 2023

its kinda glitchy but can get the job done
By somestudent on 15th February 2023

Realy helpful, can we use your data to measure distance in Google Sheet. Do you have other options like location highlight on Map etc. It is require for our Business.
By Deepak on 7th February 2023

By UwU on 2nd February 2023

trying to get distance "as the crow flies."
On 23rd January 2023

Can you update the latest map
On 11th January 2023

very useful for doing the daily worldle gracias
By Chase O. on 14th December 2022

Very nice map.But can you provide 3d feature please?
On 10th December 2022

useful site ty for anyone that made it
By cheesefactoryworker on 5th December 2022

Have you tried to disable the right click menu that appears when you try to move the map. If not add this attribute to the div containing the map. oncontextmenu="return false;"
By Mustafa on 4th November 2022

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