How to Calculate Distance Between Two Postcodes

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How to Calculate Distance Between Two Postcodes
Distance between Postcodes. (the united states on the world globe image by Gary from Fotolia.com)

Postcodes do not have any inherent value of distance, so there is no mathematical formula to calculate the distance between two Postcodes. However, you can calculate this distance by using free online mapping resources that will provide a more accurate calculation than one by hand.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    MapQuest

  1. 1

    Enter the first Postcode under "ZIP Code" and click "Get Map."

  2. 2

    Enter the second Postcode under "Address, City, or ZIP" and click "Get Directions."

  3. 3

    Go to the bottom of the page, where the site displays the statistics for the trip, and read the total miles.

    Yahoo Maps

  1. 1

    Enter the first Postcode under "A."

  2. 2

    Enter the second Postcode under "B"

  3. 3

    Click "Go."

  4. 4

    Read the trip statistics, including total mileage, on the left column of the page.

    Google Maps

  1. 1

    Enter the first Postcode in the search bar and click "Search Map."

  2. 2

    Click "Directions" on the left side of the page.

  3. 3

    Enter the second Postcode and click "Get Directions."

  4. 4

    Read the trip statistics, including total mileage, on the left column of the page.

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