Kilometers to Feet & Inches Conversion

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1 km = 3,280.839895 ft
1 km = 3280' 10 5/64"
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How to Convert Kilometers to Feet

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

To convert a kilometer measurement to a foot measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One kilometer is equal to 3,280.839895 feet, so use this simple formula to convert:

feet = kilometers × 3,280.839895

The length in feet is equal to the kilometers multiplied by 3,280.839895.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilometers to feet using the formula above.
5 km = (5 × 3,280.839895) = 16,404.199475'

Our inch fraction calculator can add kilometers and feet together, and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial, and SI metric values.

Kilometers and feet are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kilometers

One kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, which are defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.[1]

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.

Feet

The foot is a unit of linear length measure 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.[2]

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′.

The foot is most commonly measured 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 the measurement of length in feet.

You might be interested in our feet and inches calculator, which can add feet with inches, centimeters, or meters.

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.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Kilometer to Foot Conversion Table

Kilometer measurements converted to feet
Kilometers Feet
0.001 km 3.2808'
0.002 km 6.5617'
0.003 km 9.8425'
0.004 km 13.12'
0.005 km 16.4'
0.006 km 19.69'
0.007 km 22.97'
0.008 km 26.25'
0.009 km 29.53'
0.01 km 32.81'
0.02 km 65.62'
0.03 km 98.43'
0.04 km 131.23'
0.05 km 164.04'
0.06 km 196.85'
0.07 km 229.66'
0.08 km 262.47'
0.09 km 295.28'
0.1 km 328.08'
0.2 km 656.17'
0.3 km 984.25'
0.4 km 1,312'
0.5 km 1,640'
0.6 km 1,969'
0.7 km 2,297'
0.8 km 2,625'
0.9 km 2,953'
1 km 3,281'

References

  1. 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
  2. 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