Miles to Feet Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Miles and Feet (miles to ft).

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How many Feet equal one Mile?

By definition, 5280 feet equal one mile. Historically, the mile varied in length, until it was fixed with an international treaty in 1959. The internationally recognized symbol for miles is "mi" and for feet is "ft". Still, in some places in the US and the UK "m" is used to denote miles, which can lead to confusion with the SI unit "m", which stands for meter.

Difference between Miles and Feet

The mile is a unit for measuring distances, while feet are mostly used to measure dimensions. Feet are also used to measure small distances, such as the dimensions of a house, yard, football or baseball field - anywhere where greater precision is required. Both units are a part of the imperial unit system which is used primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Historically, the foot is an older metric compared to the mile, its existence hard to trace to an origin. The mile is also quite old, for example in the Roman Empire there was the Roman mile, equal to 5,000 feet. It had different definitions through time and depending on the country and location, e.g. English mile, Irish mile, Italian mile. Nowadays both metrics are defined relative to the meter, so they are essentially alternative inconvenient units in the metric system.

How to convert Miles to Feet

To convert miles to feet, multiply the distance in miles by 5280 to get the equivalent in feet. The conversion can be done with a calculator, or use our online miles to feet converter above.

Miles to Feet conversion example

Sample task: convert 3 miles to feet. Solution:

Formula:
miles * 5280 = ft
Calculation:
3 miles * 5,280 = 15,840 ft
End result:
3 miles is equal to 15,840 ft

miles to ft conversion table

miles to ft conversion table
miles ft
1 miles 5,280 ft
2 miles 10,560 ft
3 miles 15,840 ft
4 miles 21,120 ft
5 miles 26,400 ft
6 miles 31,680 ft
7 miles 36,960 ft
8 miles 42,240 ft
9 miles 47,520 ft
10 miles 52,800 ft
20 miles 105,600 ft
30 miles 158,400 ft
40 miles 211,200 ft
50 miles 264,000 ft
60 miles 316,800 ft
70 miles 369,600 ft
80 miles 422,400 ft
90 miles 475,200 ft
100 miles 528,000 ft
200 miles 1,056,000 ft
300 miles 1,584,000 ft
400 miles 2,112,000 ft
500 miles 2,640,000 ft
600 miles 3,168,000 ft
700 miles 3,696,000 ft
800 miles 4,224,000 ft
900 miles 4,752,000 ft
1,000 miles 5,280,000 ft

References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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