Convert Yards to Inches
Enter your yard value in the form below to get the value calculated in inches.
How to Convert Yards to Inches
Convert yards to inches with this simple formula:
Converting a yard length measurement to an inch measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One yard is equal to 36 inches, so to convert simply multiply by 36.
Our inch fraction calculator can add yards and inches together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.
Yards and inches are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Yards are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as yd, for example 1 yd. Inches are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as in, for example 1 in.
In 1959 the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa agreed to define the yard as yard as exactly 0.9144 meters. Historically the yard has been a common form of measurement with its usage dating back to the Romans. In the US, fabrics and carpeting is sold by the square yard, which is equal to an area 1yd by 1yd.
The actual length of an inch has varied because of variances of the length of a foot. Throughout history it has been equal to 1/12 - 1/16 of a foot, but there are now exactly 12 inches in a foot. In 1959 the world agreed to the exact length of the national yard, .9144 meters. As such a foot is equal to .3048 meters and an inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.
The standard ruler has 12", and metric combinations have 30 cm. Inches are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.
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.
Yard Measurements and Equivalent Inch Conversions
More Yard Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles
- 1 yd is equal to 0.000568 miles
- Convert to Feet
- 1 yd is equal to 3 feet
- Convert to Kilometers
- 1 yd is equal to 0.000914 kilometers
- Convert to Meters
- 1 yd is equal to 0.9144 meters
- Convert to Centimeters
- 1 yd is equal to 91.44 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters
- 1 yd is equal to 914.4 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers
- 1 yd is equal to 914,400 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers
- 1 yd is equal to 914,400,000 nanometers