Convert Cubic Yards to Cups

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1 yd³ = 3,231.584467 c
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How to Convert Cubic Yards to Cups

Calculators can be used to convert measurements from one unit to another

To convert a cubic yard measurement to a cup measurement, multiply the volume by the conversion ratio. One cubic yard is equal to 3,231.584467 cups, so use this simple formula to convert:

cups = cubic yards × 3,231.584467

The volume in cups is equal to the cubic yards multiplied by 3,231.584467.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cubic yards to cups using the formula above.
5 yd³ = (5 × 3,231.584467) = 16,157.922333 c

Cubic yards and cups are both units used to measure volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Cubic Yards

The cubic yard is a unit of volume that is equal to the space consumed by a cube with each edge measuring one yard.

The cubic yard is a US customary and imperial unit of volume. A cubic yard is sometimes also referred to as a cubic yd. Cubic yards can be abbreviated as yd³, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cu yard, cu yd, or CY. For example, 1 cubic yard can be written as 1 yd³, 1 cu yard, 1 cu yd, or 1 CY.

You might also be interested in our cubic yards calculator.


The cup is a unit of volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces. The cup should not be confused with the metric cup or the teacup, which are different units of volume. One cup is equal to just under 236.6 milliliters, but in nutrition labelling, one cup is equal to 240 milliliters.

The cup is a US customary unit of volume. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.

Cubic Yard Measurements and Equivalent Cup Conversions

Common cubic yard values converted to the equivalent cup value
Cubic Yards Cups
1 yd³ 3,232 c
2 yd³ 6,463 c
3 yd³ 9,695 c
4 yd³ 12,926 c
5 yd³ 16,158 c
6 yd³ 19,390 c
7 yd³ 22,621 c
8 yd³ 25,853 c
9 yd³ 29,084 c
10 yd³ 32,316 c
11 yd³ 35,547 c
12 yd³ 38,779 c
13 yd³ 42,011 c
14 yd³ 45,242 c
15 yd³ 48,474 c
16 yd³ 51,705 c
17 yd³ 54,937 c
18 yd³ 58,169 c
19 yd³ 61,400 c
20 yd³ 64,632 c
21 yd³ 67,863 c
22 yd³ 71,095 c
23 yd³ 74,326 c
24 yd³ 77,558 c
25 yd³ 80,790 c
26 yd³ 84,021 c
27 yd³ 87,253 c
28 yd³ 90,484 c
29 yd³ 93,716 c
30 yd³ 96,948 c
31 yd³ 100,179 c
32 yd³ 103,411 c
33 yd³ 106,642 c
34 yd³ 109,874 c
35 yd³ 113,105 c
36 yd³ 116,337 c
37 yd³ 119,569 c
38 yd³ 122,800 c
39 yd³ 126,032 c
40 yd³ 129,263 c

More Cubic Yard Volume Conversions

US Liquid
Convert to Gallons
1 yd³ is equal to 201.974029 gallons
Convert to Quarts
1 yd³ is equal to 807.896117 quarts
Convert to Pints
1 yd³ is equal to 1,615.79 pints
Convert to Fluid Ounces
1 yd³ is equal to 25,852.7 fluid ounces
US Cooking
Convert to Tablespoons
1 yd³ is equal to 51,705.4 tablespoons
Convert to Teaspoons
1 yd³ is equal to 155,116.1 teaspoons
US Customary Volume
Convert to Cubic Inches
1 yd³ is equal to 46,656 cubic inches
Convert to Cubic Feet
1 yd³ is equal to 27.000001 cubic feet
Metric Volume
Convert to Liters
1 yd³ is equal to 764.55487 liters
Convert to Milliliters
1 yd³ is equal to 764,554.9 milliliters
Convert to Cubic Centimeters
1 yd³ is equal to 764,554.9 cubic centimeters
Convert to Cubic Meters
1 yd³ is equal to 0.764555 cubic meters