Inches in a yard

There are 36 inches (in) in 1 yard (yd). Both inches and yards are measurements of length in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. These units are used mostly in the United States, the United Kingdom, and their territories. Most other countries use the International System of Units (SI), where the base unit of length is the meter (m), also spelled metre.

Below are some comparisons between units of length in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement, and SI:

36 inches = 1 yard = 3 feet

1 inch = 0.0254 meters

1 yard = 0.9144 meters

Inch to yard conversion

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


Inch to yard conversion explanation

To convert between inches and yards, we need to remember the relationship:

36 in = 1 yd

This relationship tells us that yards are the larger unit. So to convert from a value in inches to one in yards, we need to divide by 36. To convert a value in yards to inches, we need to multiply by 36.


1. Convert 67 inches to yards:

67 in ÷ 36 = 1.861 yd

2. Convert 12 yards to inches:

12 yd × 36 = 432 in