Cubic Yards to Cups Converter

Enter the volume in cubic yards below to get the value converted to cups.

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Result in Cups:

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1 yd³ = 3,231.584416 c
1 yd³ ≈ 3231 2/3 c

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How to Convert Cubic Yards to Cups

To convert a measurement in cubic yards to a measurement in cups, multiply the volume by the following conversion ratio: 3,231.584416 cups/cubic yard.

Since one cubic yard is equal to 3,231.584416 cups, you can use this simple formula to convert:

cups = cubic yards × 3,231.584416

The volume in cups is equal to the volume in cubic yards multiplied by 3,231.584416.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cubic yards to cups using the formula above.
cups = (5 yd³ × 3,231.584416) = 16,157.922079 c

How Many Cups Are in a Cubic Yard?

There are 3,231.584416 cups in a cubic yard, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 yd³ = 3,231.584416 c

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

What Is a Cubic Yard?

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 can calculate volume using a cubic yardage calculator if you have the dimensions of a space or object.

Learn more about cubic yards.

What Is a Cup?

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 standard cup is equal to 236.588 milliliters, but for nutrition labeling, one cup is defined as 240 milliliters.[1] To further confuse things, a metric cup is equal to 250 mL, while in Japan, a cup is equivalent to only 200 mL.

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.

Learn more about cups.

Cubic Yard to Cup Conversion Table

Table showing various cubic yard measurements converted to cups.
Cubic Yards Cups
0.001 yd³ 3.2316 c
0.002 yd³ 6.4632 c
0.003 yd³ 9.6948 c
0.004 yd³ 12.93 c
0.005 yd³ 16.16 c
0.006 yd³ 19.39 c
0.007 yd³ 22.62 c
0.008 yd³ 25.85 c
0.009 yd³ 29.08 c
0.01 yd³ 32.32 c
0.02 yd³ 64.63 c
0.03 yd³ 96.95 c
0.04 yd³ 129.26 c
0.05 yd³ 161.58 c
0.06 yd³ 193.9 c
0.07 yd³ 226.21 c
0.08 yd³ 258.53 c
0.09 yd³ 290.84 c
0.1 yd³ 323.16 c
0.2 yd³ 646.32 c
0.3 yd³ 969.48 c
0.4 yd³ 1,293 c
0.5 yd³ 1,616 c
0.6 yd³ 1,939 c
0.7 yd³ 2,262 c
0.8 yd³ 2,585 c
0.9 yd³ 2,908 c
1 yd³ 3,232 c


  1. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures,

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