Feet to Miles

Welcome to feet to miles, our website dedicated to the imperial and United States customary systems of measurement length conversion.

The unit symbol for foot (plural: feet) is ft, yet the prime symbol ′ is also used frequently.

For miles, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology recommends the symbol mi, but M, m and ml can also be seen sometimes – with or without a trailing period.

Thus, if you have been looking for ft to mi, then you are right here, too. 🙂

Right below, you can find our feet to miles converter.

The mile under consideration is officially called international mile; historical and nautical miles are discussed further below.



How to Convert Feet to Miles?

In order to convert the units you can either use our converter below, or apply the formula in the next section.

If you don’t have any inches, leave that field empty.

Bookmark our ft to mi converter right now and note that it rounds to ten decimal places.

In case you need more digits, then apply the formula below using a calculator or pen and pencil.

Here you can change miles to feet.

Next is the math, along with an example calculation:


The (international) mile is defined as 5,280 feet.

Thus, the ′ to miles formula is [mi] = [ft] / 5280. It follows that 1 ft in miles = 0.0001893 mi.

In order to obtain ft in miles divide the length in feet by 5280.

For example: 32000 feet in miles = 32000 / 5280 = 6.06 miles.

If you need more example, then check out our frequent ft to miles conversions; each post also explains the math in full detail:

Observe that you can locate many feet in miles conversions using the search form in the header and the sidebar.

In the following paragraph we are going to elaborate on feet in miles, and there you can also find the frequently asked questions in the context of the unit conversion.

Ft to Mi Conversion

Historically, there had been many varying definitions of mile, including, but not limited to the Roman, Arabic and Italian mile as well as historical miles used in Britain, Ireland and elsewhere.

The international mile, the unit of length under consideration throughout this website, has been defined in the year 1959 international yard and pound agreement as 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet.

The agreement has been ratified by the US, the UK, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia to resolve small differences which had arisen from separate yard standards.

In short, one international mile = 1,760 yards = 5,280 feet = 63360 inches = 1.609344 km.

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Below, we discuss how to change feet and inches to miles.

Feet and Inches to Miles

If you want to change a length in feet and inches to miles, then employ this formula: [mi] = [ft] / 5280 + [in] / 63360.

In order to get ′ and ″ in miles divide the length in ′ by 5280 and the length in ″ by 63360, then add the two terms.

Easier, however, would be utilizing out calculator above.

As a side line: ′ and ″ are called prime symbol and double prime symbol, respectively.

Ahead is the summary of ft in mi, along with additional information regarding the nautical mile, which is approximately 15% longer than the international mile.

Bottom Line

You have reached the concluding part about how to convert from feet to miles.

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We have created this page to help our visitors, particularly those from countries which use the metric system, with the imperial/US units length conversion.

You can try to memorize our content by this definition: One international mile is defined as 5,280 feet, not to be confused with the nautical mile comprising of 6076.1154855643 ft.

Whenever a distance needs to be distinguished from the nautical mile, used in marine and air navigation, the international mile may also be called “statute mile” or “land mile”.

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– Article written by Mark, last updated on February 12th, 2024