Feet to Miles Converter
Enter the length in feet below to get the value converted to miles.
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How to Convert Feet to Miles
To convert a measurement in feet to a measurement in miles, divide the length by the following conversion ratio: 5,280 feet/mile.
Since one mile is equal to 5,280 feet, you can use this simple formula to convert:
The length in miles is equal to the length in feet divided by 5,280.
Our inch fraction calculator can add feet and miles together, and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial, and SI metric values.
Feet and miles are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What is a Foot?
The foot is a unit of length measurement equal to 12 inches or 1/3 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.
The foot is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Feet can be abbreviated as ft; for example, 1 foot can be written as 1 ft.
Feet can also be denoted using the ′ symbol, otherwise known as a prime, though a single-quote (') is often used instead of the prime symbol for convenience. Using the prime symbol, 1 ft can be written as 1′.
Measurements in feet are most commonly taken using either a standard 12" ruler or a tape measure, though there are many other measuring devices available. Feet are sometimes referred to as linear feet, which are simply a measurement of length in feet.
You might be interested in our feet and inches calculator, which can add feet with other units of measurement such as inches, centimeters, or meters.
Learn more about feet.
What is a Mile?
The mile is a linear measurement of length equal to exactly 1,609.344 meters or 1.60934 kilometers. One mile is also equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards.
The mile is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Miles can be abbreviated as mi, and are also sometimes abbreviated as m. For example, 1 mile can be written as 1 mi or 1 m.
Learn more about miles.
We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or a combination of both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.
Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.
Foot to Mile Conversion Table
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Survey Foot: Revised Unit Conversion Factors, https://www.nist.gov/pml/us-surveyfoot/revised-unit-conversion-factors