Feet in a yard

There are 3 feet (ft) in 1 yard (yd). Both yards and feet are units of length in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. The yard is the base unit of length in these systems. Feet and yards are used predominantly in the US, the UK, and their territories. Most other countries primarily use the International System of Units (SI). In SI, the base unit of length is the meter (m), also spelled metre. Below are are a few common length equivalences between the US customary and imperial systems, and SI:

1 foot = 0.3048 m

1 yard = 0.9144 m

1 mile = 5280 feet = 1760 yards = 1609.344 meters

Feet to yards conversion

The following converter can convert from feet to yards or yards to feet. Just enter a value in either feet or yards to convert between the two.


Feet to yards conversion explained

Converting between feet and yards just requires remembering that there are 3 feet in 1 yard. To convert from feet to yards, divide the value in feet by 3. To convert from yards to feet, multiply the value in yards by 3.


1. Convert 159.9 ft to yd:

159.9 ft ÷ 3 = 53.3 yd

2. Convert 27 yd to ft:

27 × 3 = 81 ft