# Kilometers to Meters Conversion

Enter the length in kilometers below to get the value converted to meters.

**Results in Meters:**

## How to Convert Kilometers to Meters

To convert a kilometer measurement to a meter measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, so use this simple formula to convert:

The length in meters is equal to the kilometers multiplied by 1,000.

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

Kilometers and meters 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 10^{3}. Kilometers can be abbreviated as *km*, for example 1 kilometer can be written as 1 km.

## Meters

The meter is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval with duration of ^{1}/_{299,792,458} of a second,
according the most recent 2019 definition.^{[2]} One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as *m*, for example 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

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.

## Kilometer to Meter Conversion Table

Kilometers | Meters |
---|---|

0.001 km | 1 m |

0.002 km | 2 m |

0.003 km | 3 m |

0.004 km | 4 m |

0.005 km | 5 m |

0.006 km | 6 m |

0.007 km | 7 m |

0.008 km | 8 m |

0.009 km | 9 m |

0.01 km | 10 m |

0.02 km | 20 m |

0.03 km | 30 m |

0.04 km | 40 m |

0.05 km | 50 m |

0.06 km | 60 m |

0.07 km | 70 m |

0.08 km | 80 m |

0.09 km | 90 m |

0.1 km | 100 m |

0.2 km | 200 m |

0.3 km | 300 m |

0.4 km | 400 m |

0.5 km | 500 m |

0.6 km | 600 m |

0.7 km | 700 m |

0.8 km | 800 m |

0.9 km | 900 m |

1 km | 1,000 m |

## References

- 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 - International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf