Convert Knots to Kilometers Per Hour

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

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1 kn = 1.852 km/h

How to Convert Knots to Kilometers Per Hour

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a knot measurement to a kilometer per hour measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One knot is equal to 1.852 kilometers per hour, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilometers per hour = knots × 1.852

The speed in kilometers per hour is equal to the knots multiplied by 1.852.

For example, here's how to convert 5 knots to kilometers per hour using the formula above.
5 kn = (5 × 1.852) = 9.26 km/h

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

Knots

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour, 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.

Kilometers Per Hour

Kilometers per hour are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled 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.

Kilometers per hour can be expressed using the formula:
vkm/s = dkmthr

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

Knot Measurements and Equivalent Kilometer Per Hour Conversions

Common knot values converted to the equivalent kilometer per hour value
Knots Kilometers Per Hour
1 kn 1.852 km/h
2 kn 3.704 km/h
3 kn 5.556 km/h
4 kn 7.408 km/h
5 kn 9.26 km/h
6 kn 11.11 km/h
7 kn 12.96 km/h
8 kn 14.82 km/h
9 kn 16.67 km/h
10 kn 18.52 km/h
11 kn 20.37 km/h
12 kn 22.22 km/h
13 kn 24.08 km/h
14 kn 25.93 km/h
15 kn 27.78 km/h
16 kn 29.63 km/h
17 kn 31.48 km/h
18 kn 33.34 km/h
19 kn 35.19 km/h
20 kn 37.04 km/h
21 kn 38.89 km/h
22 kn 40.74 km/h
23 kn 42.6 km/h
24 kn 44.45 km/h
25 kn 46.3 km/h
26 kn 48.15 km/h
27 kn 50 km/h
28 kn 51.86 km/h
29 kn 53.71 km/h
30 kn 55.56 km/h
31 kn 57.41 km/h
32 kn 59.26 km/h
33 kn 61.12 km/h
34 kn 62.97 km/h
35 kn 64.82 km/h
36 kn 66.67 km/h
37 kn 68.52 km/h
38 kn 70.38 km/h
39 kn 72.23 km/h
40 kn 74.08 km/h

More Knot Speed Conversions

Convert to Mach
1 kn is equal to Mach 0.0015
Convert to Speed Of Sound
1 kn is equal to 0.0015 speed of sound
Convert to Speed Of Light
1 kn is equal to 1.716E-9 speed of light
Convert to Miles Per Hour
1 kn is equal to 1.150779 miles per hour
Convert to Feet Per Second
1 kn is equal to 1.68781 feet per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Second
1 kn is equal to 0.000514 kilometers per second
Convert to Meters Per Second
1 kn is equal to 0.514444 meters per second
Convert to Centimeters Per Second
1 kn is equal to 51.444444 centimeters per second