Meters per Second to Knots Converter

Enter the speed in meters per second below to get the value converted to knots.


Result in Knots:

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1 m/s = 1.943844 kn

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How to Convert Meters per Second to Knots

To convert a measurement in meters per second to a measurement in knots, multiply the speed by the following conversion ratio: 1.943844 knots/meter per second.

Since one meter per second is equal to 1.943844 knots, you can use this simple formula to convert:

knots = meters per second × 1.943844

The speed in knots is equal to the speed in meters per second multiplied by 1.943844.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters per second to knots using the formula above.
knots = (5 m/s × 1.943844) = 9.719222 kn

Meters per second and knots are both units used to measure speed. Calculate speed in meters per second or knots using our speed calculator or keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Are Meters per Second?

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in meters in one second.

The meter per second, or metre per second, is the SI derived unit for speed in the metric system. Meters per second can be abbreviated as m/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as m/sec. For example, 1 meter per second can be written as 1 m/s or 1 m/sec.

In the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units.[1] For example, m/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dm / tsec

The velocity in meters per second is equal to the distance in meters divided by time in seconds.

Learn more about meters per second.

What Is a Knot?

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour,[2] 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.

Meter per Second to Knot Conversion Table

Table showing various meter per second measurements converted to knots.
Meters Per Second Knots
1 m/s 1.9438 kn
2 m/s 3.8877 kn
3 m/s 5.8315 kn
4 m/s 7.7754 kn
5 m/s 9.7192 kn
6 m/s 11.66 kn
7 m/s 13.61 kn
8 m/s 15.55 kn
9 m/s 17.49 kn
10 m/s 19.44 kn
11 m/s 21.38 kn
12 m/s 23.33 kn
13 m/s 25.27 kn
14 m/s 27.21 kn
15 m/s 29.16 kn
16 m/s 31.1 kn
17 m/s 33.05 kn
18 m/s 34.99 kn
19 m/s 36.93 kn
20 m/s 38.88 kn
21 m/s 40.82 kn
22 m/s 42.76 kn
23 m/s 44.71 kn
24 m/s 46.65 kn
25 m/s 48.6 kn
26 m/s 50.54 kn
27 m/s 52.48 kn
28 m/s 54.43 kn
29 m/s 56.37 kn
30 m/s 58.32 kn
31 m/s 60.26 kn
32 m/s 62.2 kn
33 m/s 64.15 kn
34 m/s 66.09 kn
35 m/s 68.03 kn
36 m/s 69.98 kn
37 m/s 71.92 kn
38 m/s 73.87 kn
39 m/s 75.81 kn
40 m/s 77.75 kn


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

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