Meters to miles

There are 1609.344 meters (m) in 1 mile. A meter, or metre, is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). A mile is a measurement of length in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement.

Most countries use meters to measure length, but most typically, the unit of length most commonly used as the counterpart to the mile is the kilometer (km). Both miles and kilometers are commonly used when describing longer distances, such as the distance between two cities. As such, two other related measurements are the mile per hour, or kilometer per hour. Both are measurements of speed.

Below are some other equivalences between measurements of length in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement, and SI.

International System of Units:

1 mile = 1609.344 meters = 1.609344 kilometers

US customary and imperial systems:

1 mile = 5280 feet = 1760 yards

Meters to miles conversion

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


Meters to miles conversion explanation

Converting between meters and miles requires us to remember the relationship:

1609.344 meters = 1 mile

The value in meters may be slightly more difficult to remember since it is not a whole number, but as long as we remember this relationship, we just need to divide a value in meters by 1609.344 to convert it to miles, or multiply a value in miles by 1609.344 to convert it to meters.


1. Convert 7650 meters to miles:

7650 m ÷ 1609.344 = 4.75349 mi

2. How many meters are in 26.2 miles?

26.2 mi × 1609.344 = 42164.81 m