meters to miles

In this article, we’ll learn about the conversion process from meters to miles by using two different methods. So that you can convert your required data in a convenient way.

About Meter:

A meter, or metre, is the base unit of length and distance in the International System of Units (SI). The meter is defined as the distance traveled by a light ray in 1/299792458 of a second. This definition was slightly modified in ‘2019’ to reflect changes in the definition of the second.

About Mile:

A mile is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. It is currently defined as 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or exactly 1,609.344 meters.

How many meters in a mile?

There are exactly 1609.344 meters in a mile. It is from the international standard which defines a mile as equal to ‘5280 feet’, and a foot as equal to ‘0.3044 meters’. The International System of Units states that the standard symbol for meter is ‘m’, while for mile it is ‘mi’.

How to convert Meters to Miles?

Let’s take a look to a Conversion Table :


Using a Converter –

You can follow these simple steps to find the value of distance in miles:

  • First of all, enter any value (value of your choice) of distance, in meters, in the ‘Input box‘.
  • Then click on ‘Convert‘ to find the value of distance in miles.
  • After that click on ‘Reset‘ to clear the field and enter the new values.

Using a Formula –

For the conversion form a meter measurement to a mile measurement, we need to multiply the length by the conversion ratio.


Since one meter is equal to 0.000621 miles, you can use this formula to convert:

miles = meters × 0.000621

As we can see, The length in miles is equal to the meters multiplied by 0.000621.

Let’s take an example –

Example : how to convert 5,000 meters to miles using the formula above.

Solution : 5,000 m = (5,000 × 0.000621)
= 3.106856 mi