miles to meters
This converter makes instant conversions from miles (mi) to meters (m). It also provides the conversion steps. To use the converter, please provide a value in the input field. The converter will begin making conversions as the values are being typed in.
Mile (mi) is a unit of length in the United States (US) customary systems of measurement as well as in the British imperial system. One mile comprises 1760 yards and one yard comprises three feet.
Meter (m) is the primary unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It was defined as the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
How many meters in a mile?
The basis of many units of measurement have changed over the course of history as well as location. During the 1950s and 1960s, the definition of the mile was re-defined to be exactly 1609.344 meters based on the international yard, which has its basis in the metric system. The adoption of this new definition of the mile took some time, but it is the definition that is still used today. Based on this definition of the mile, there are 1609.344 meters in a mile.
How to convert miles to meters
Based on the definition of 1 mile being exactly 1609.344 meters, the mile to meter conversion formula is:
m = 1609.344 × mi
Thus, to convert from miles to meters, multiply a value in miles by 1609.344. For example, convert 2 miles to meters:
2 mi = 2 × 1609.344 m = 3218.688 m