Convert Inches to Kilometers
Enter the length in inches below to get the value converted to kilometers.
How to Convert Inches to Kilometers
To convert an inch measurement to a kilometer measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One inch is equal to 2.54E-5 kilometers, so use this simple formula to convert:
The length in kilometers is equal to the inches multiplied by 2.54E-5.
Our inch fraction calculator can add inches and kilometers together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.
Inches and kilometers are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
An inch is a unit of linear length measure equal to 1/12 of a foot or 1/36 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.
The inch is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Inches can be abbreviated as in, for example 1 inch can be written as 1 in.
Inches can also be denoted using the ″ symbol, otherwise know as a double-prime. Often a double-quote (") is used instead of a double-prime for convenience. Using the double-prime, 1 in can be written as 1″.
The standard ruler has 12", and are a common measuring tool for measuring inches. They are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.
The kilometer, or kilometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilometers can be abbreviated as km, for example 1 kilometer can be written as 1 km.
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 combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.
If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.
Inch to Kilometer Conversion Table
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, Handbook 133 - 2019 Edition, https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017/04/28/12-apde-gentab-11-hb133-final.pdf
- Ambler Thompson and Barry N. Taylor, Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI), National Institute of Standards and Technology, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/pdf/sp811.pdf