# Kilometers Per Hour to Knots Conversion

Enter the speed in kilometers per hour below to get the value converted to knots.

**Results in Knots:**

## How to Convert Kilometers Per Hour to Knots

To convert a kilometer per hour measurement to a knot measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One kilometer per hour is equal to 0.539957 knots, so use this simple formula to convert:

The speed in knots is equal to the kilometers per hour multiplied by 0.539957.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 kilometers per hour to knots using the formula above.

Kilometers per hour and knots are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Kilometers Per Hour

Kilometers per hour are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in kilometers in one hour.

The kilometer per hour, or kilometre per hour, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Kilometers per hour can be abbreviated as *km/h*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *kph*. For example, 1 kilometer per hour can be written as 1 km/h or 1 kph.

In formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.^{[1]}

Kilometers per hour can be expressed using the formula:

v_{km/s} = d_{km}t_{hr}

The velocity in kilometers per hour is equal to the distance in kilometers divided by time in hours.

## Knots

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour,^{[2]} or one minute of latitude per hour.

Knots can be abbreviated as *kn*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *kt*. For example, 1 knot can be written as 1 kn or 1 kt.

## Kilometer Per Hour to Knot Conversion Table

Kilometers Per Hour | Knots |
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1 km/h | 0.539957 kn |

2 km/h | 1.0799 kn |

3 km/h | 1.6199 kn |

4 km/h | 2.1598 kn |

5 km/h | 2.6998 kn |

6 km/h | 3.2397 kn |

7 km/h | 3.7797 kn |

8 km/h | 4.3197 kn |

9 km/h | 4.8596 kn |

10 km/h | 5.3996 kn |

11 km/h | 5.9395 kn |

12 km/h | 6.4795 kn |

13 km/h | 7.0194 kn |

14 km/h | 7.5594 kn |

15 km/h | 8.0994 kn |

16 km/h | 8.6393 kn |

17 km/h | 9.1793 kn |

18 km/h | 9.7192 kn |

19 km/h | 10.26 kn |

20 km/h | 10.8 kn |

21 km/h | 11.34 kn |

22 km/h | 11.88 kn |

23 km/h | 12.42 kn |

24 km/h | 12.96 kn |

25 km/h | 13.5 kn |

26 km/h | 14.04 kn |

27 km/h | 14.58 kn |

28 km/h | 15.12 kn |

29 km/h | 15.66 kn |

30 km/h | 16.2 kn |

31 km/h | 16.74 kn |

32 km/h | 17.28 kn |

33 km/h | 17.82 kn |

34 km/h | 18.36 kn |

35 km/h | 18.9 kn |

36 km/h | 19.44 kn |

37 km/h | 19.98 kn |

38 km/h | 20.52 kn |

39 km/h | 21.06 kn |

40 km/h | 21.6 kn |

## References

- National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using
- NASA, Knots Versus Miles per Hour, https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/WindTunnel/Activities/knots_vs_mph.html