Convert Knots to Meters Per Second

Enter your knot value in the form below to get the value calculated in meters per second.

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1 kn = 0.514444 m/s

How to Convert Knots to Meters Per Second

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

Convert knots to meters per second with this simple formula:

meters per second = knots × 0.514444

Converting a knot speed measurement to a meter per second measurement involves multiplying the speed by the conversion ratio to find the result. One knot is equal to 0.514444 meters per second, so to convert simply multiply by 0.514444.

For example, here's how to convert 5 knots to meters per second using the formula above.
5 kn = (5 × 0.514444) = 2.572222 m/s

Knots and meters per second are both units used to measure speed. Learn more about speed and find more speed measurement conversion calculators. Knots are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as kn, for example 1 kn. Meters per second is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m/s, for example 1 m/s. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

knots and meters per second are units used to measure speed
Convert Meters Per Second to Knots

Knot Measurements and Equivalent Meter Per Second Conversions

Common knot values converted to the equivalent meter per second value
Knots Meters Per Second
1 kn 0.514444 m/s
2 kn 1.0289 m/s
3 kn 1.5433 m/s
4 kn 2.0578 m/s
5 kn 2.5722 m/s
6 kn 3.0867 m/s
7 kn 3.6011 m/s
8 kn 4.1156 m/s
9 kn 4.63 m/s
10 kn 5.1444 m/s
11 kn 5.6589 m/s
12 kn 6.1733 m/s
13 kn 6.6878 m/s
14 kn 7.2022 m/s
15 kn 7.7167 m/s
16 kn 8.2311 m/s
17 kn 8.7456 m/s
18 kn 9.26 m/s
19 kn 9.7744 m/s
20 kn 10.29 m/s
21 kn 10.8 m/s
22 kn 11.32 m/s
23 kn 11.83 m/s
24 kn 12.35 m/s
25 kn 12.86 m/s
26 kn 13.38 m/s
27 kn 13.89 m/s
28 kn 14.4 m/s
29 kn 14.92 m/s
30 kn 15.43 m/s
31 kn 15.95 m/s
32 kn 16.46 m/s
33 kn 16.98 m/s
34 kn 17.49 m/s
35 kn 18.01 m/s
36 kn 18.52 m/s
37 kn 19.03 m/s
38 kn 19.55 m/s
39 kn 20.06 m/s
40 kn 20.58 m/s

More Knot Speed Conversions

Convert to Mach
1 kn is equal to 0.0015 mach
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 Kilometers Per Hour
1 kn is equal to 1.852 kilometers per hour
Convert to Centimeters Per Second
1 kn is equal to 51.444444 centimeters per second