# Cups to Liters Conversion

Enter the volume in cups below to get the value converted to liters.

**Results in Liters:**

## How to Convert Cups to Liters

To convert a cup measurement to a liter measurement, multiply the volume by the conversion ratio.

Since one cup is equal to 0.236588 liters, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The volume in liters is equal to the cups multiplied by 0.236588.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 cups to liters using the formula above.

Cups and liters are both units used to measure volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Cups

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 labeling, one cup is equal to 240 milliliters.^{[1]}

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.

## Liters

A liter is a unit of volume equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters.^{[2]} The liter is a special name defined for the cubic decimeter and is exactly equal to the volume of one cubic decimeter.

The liter is an SI accepted unit for volume for use with the metric system. A liter is sometimes also referred to as a litre. Liters can be abbreviated as *l*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *L* or *ℓ*. For example, 1 liter can be written as 1 l, 1 L, or 1 ℓ.

## Cup to Liter Conversion Table

Cups | Liters |
---|---|

1 c | 0.236588 l |

2 c | 0.473176 l |

3 c | 0.709765 l |

4 c | 0.946353 l |

5 c | 1.1829 l |

6 c | 1.4195 l |

7 c | 1.6561 l |

8 c | 1.8927 l |

9 c | 2.1293 l |

10 c | 2.3659 l |

11 c | 2.6025 l |

12 c | 2.8391 l |

13 c | 3.0756 l |

14 c | 3.3122 l |

15 c | 3.5488 l |

16 c | 3.7854 l |

17 c | 4.022 l |

18 c | 4.2586 l |

19 c | 4.4952 l |

20 c | 4.7318 l |

21 c | 4.9684 l |

22 c | 5.2049 l |

23 c | 5.4415 l |

24 c | 5.6781 l |

25 c | 5.9147 l |

26 c | 6.1513 l |

27 c | 6.3879 l |

28 c | 6.6245 l |

29 c | 6.8611 l |

30 c | 7.0976 l |

31 c | 7.3342 l |

32 c | 7.5708 l |

33 c | 7.8074 l |

34 c | 8.044 l |

35 c | 8.2806 l |

36 c | 8.5172 l |

37 c | 8.7538 l |

38 c | 8.9904 l |

39 c | 9.2269 l |

40 c | 9.4635 l |

## References

- U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/outside.html