Meters per second to Kilometers per hour Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Meters per second and Kilometers per hour (m/s to km/h).

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How many Kilometers per hour equal one Meter per second?

1 meter per second is the distance (in meters) covered in 1 second. 1 kilometer per hour is the distance (in km) covered in 1 hour. Since there are 1000 meters in a kilometer and 3600 seconds in an hour, we get that 3.6 kilometers per hour equal one meter per second (3600/1000). Kilometers and meters are both units of measurement for distance or length in the metric system and so are the derivative units of speed. The symbol for meters per second is "mps" while that for km per hour is "kmph", but it is often written as "kph".

Difference between Kilometers per hour and Meters per second

The two units differ in the magnitude of the velocity expressed in 1 units of speed, as well as how they are applied. Meters per second is the preferred unit of speed in scientific context, in applied physics, engineering, and so on. It expresses the distance (in meters) covered by an object moving through space in one second time frame.

Kilometers per hour are used in everyday life for expressing the speed of a moving car, truck, train, plain. They would often be the units of choice when reporting on sports such as Formula 1, the speed of a moving ball in football, volleyball, tennis, etc. Kmph is used across most of the world, with exception of U.S. and a few other countries, part of the former British Empire.

How to convert Meters per second to Kilometers per hour?

Converting from meters per second to kmph requires us to convert both the length and the time dimension, thus we need to first multiply by 3600 (the number of seconds in an hour) and then divide by 1000. This is equivalent to multiplying by 3.6. While this calcualtion is not that difficult, for larger numbers you will still prefer to use a calculator like our mps to kph converter above.

Meters per second to Km per hour conversion example

Sample task: convert 25 meters per second to kilometers per hour. Solution:

Formula:
mps * 3.6 = kmph
Calculation:
25 mps * 3.60 = 90 kmph
End result:
25 mps is equal to 90 kmph

m/s to km/h conversion table

mps to kmph conversion table
mps kmph
1 mps 3.60 kmph
2 mps 7.20 kmph
3 mps 10.80 kmph
4 mps 14.40 kmph
5 mps 18 kmph
6 mps 21.60 kmph
7 mps 25.20 kmph
8 mps 28.80 kmph
9 mps 32.40 kmph
10 mps 36 kmph
20 mps 72 kmph
30 mps 108 kmph
40 mps 144 kmph
50 mps 180 kmph
60 mps 216 kmph
70 mps 252 kmph
80 mps 288 kmph
90 mps 324 kmph
100 mps 360 kmph
200 mps 720 kmph
300 mps 1,080 kmph
400 mps 1,440 kmph
500 mps 1,800 kmph
600 mps 2,160 kmph
700 mps 2,520 kmph
800 mps 2,880 kmph
900 mps 3,240 kmph
1,000 mps 3,600 kmph

References:

[1] National Institute of Standards and Technology. (n.d.). Base unit definitions: Meter.

[2] Develey, E. (1802). Physique d'Emile: ou, Principes de la science de la nature. Paris.

[3] The Council of the European Communities. (27 May 2009). Council Directive 80/181/EEC of 20 December 1979 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to Unit of measurement and on the repeal of Directive 71/354/EEC.

[4] Bureau International des Poids et Mesures. (1983). 17th General Conference on Weights and Measures, Resolution 1.

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