Knots to Kilometers per Hour Converter

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

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How to Convert Knots to Kilometers per Hour

To convert a knot measurement to a kilometer per hour measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio.

Since one knot is equal to 1.852 kilometers per hour, you can 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
conversion scale showing knots and equivalent kilometers per hour speed values

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

What is a Knot?

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour,[1] 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.

Learn more about knots.

What Are 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.[2]

Kilometers per hour can be expressed using the formula:
vkm/h = dkm / thr

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

Learn more about kilometers per hour.

Knot to Kilometer per Hour Conversion Table

Table showing various Knot measurements converted to kilometers per hour.
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


  1. NASA, Knots Versus Miles per Hour,
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units,

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