mL to L

There are 1000 milliliters (mL) in 1 liter (L). Milliliters and liters can also be spelled as millilitres and litres. Both are part of the metric system, and are accepted for use in the International System of Units (SI), but are not SI units.

In terms of the SI unit of volume, the cubic meter (m3):

1000 mL = 1 L = 0.001 m3

Milliliters to liters conversion

The following converter can be used to convert from milliliters to liters. Just enter a value in either milliliters or liters to convert between the two.


Milliliters to liters conversion explained

Although a liter is not an SI unit, it is accepted for use with SI, and therefore can be used with SI prefixes, as is the case with milliliters. The prefix "milli-" indicates that a milliliter is liters.

Essentially, SI prefixes indicate that a given unit is a multiple or a fraction of the base unit.

Since there are 1000 milliliters in 1 L, to convert a value in milliliters to liters, we need to divide by 1000. To convert a value in liters to milliliters, we need to multiply by 1000.


1. Convert 500 mL to L:

500 mL ÷ 1000 = 0.5 L

2. Convert 3.27 L to mL:

3.27 L × 1000 = 3270 mL