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Drive Time Calculator

This driving times calculator will calculate the number of hours and minutes it will take to drive a given number of miles at a given speed. The calculator also includes an optional Distance Calculator, and options for including stop times, time zone changes, and fuel cost calculations. Plus, the calculator will even calculate your estimated date and time of arrival. Results also include a comparison chart showing how much time you will lose or save by driving slower or faster.

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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Unit system:

Unit system:

Select either Metric (kilometers and liters) or Imperial (miles and gallons).

Time system:

Time system:

Select either Standard time or Military time.

Optional Distance Calculator:

Tap the plus (+) icon to show the distance calculator.

This is an optional feature provided by Google Maps, so it does require either an internet connection or a GPS enabled device, as well as addresses that are recognized by Google. You can enter just the city and state for each location, or the street address, city, and state. If Google Maps loaded correctly and the entered addresses are found, clicking the Get Distance button will display an interactive route map and load the estimated driving distance into the Trip distance field in the Drive Time Calculator.

A - Starting location:

Starting location:

Enter the address of the starting location.

After clicking the Get Distance button the address will be added to the dropdown menu and to your web browser's memory (if you browser supports Local Storage) for later use.

Note that the address you enter will be replaced by the address returned by Google Maps.

To clear a previously entered address, select it from the menu and click the Delete (X) button.

To clear all previously entered addresses, tap the DelDeleteDelete AllDelete All Addresses button in the button row.

B - Destination address:

Destination address:

Enter the address of the destination location.

After clicking the Get Distance button the address will be added to the dropdown menu and to your web browser's memory (if you browser supports Local Storage) for later use.

Note that the address you enter will be replaced by the address returned by Google Maps.

To clear a previously entered address, select it from the menu and click the Delete (X) button.

To clear all previously entered addresses, tap the DelDeleteDelete AllDelete All Addresses button in the button row.

Distance Calculator Button Row:

After entering the starting and destination addresses, click the Get Distance button (you may need to click a second time if map fails to appear). Once the map has appeared you can select Show Map, Show Directions, Show Both, or Show Neither.

Note that you can drag the address markers to new locations, at which time the distance, map, and directions should update automatically.

To clear all saved addresses, click the DelDeleteDelete AllDelete All Addresses button.

Map will appear here if available.
Map distance:Map distance:Map driving distance:Map driving distance:

Map driving distance:

This is the driving distance according to Google Maps. For your convenience it will be added to the distance field in the Drive Time Calculator.

Map time:Map's drive time:Map's estimated drive time:Map's estimated drive time:

Map's estimated drive time:

This is the estimated drive time according to Google Maps. You can use this to compare with the results generated by the Drive Time Calculator.

Map speed:Map's avg speed:Map's average speed:Map's average speed:

Map's average speed:

This is the estimated average speed according to Google Maps. You can use this to compare with your own estimate.

Drive Time Calculator
Required Entries & Settings
Miles:Trip miles:Trip distance in miles:Trip distance in number of miles:

Trip distance:

If you used the optional Driving Distance Calculator, and it worked correctly, this field should already be filled in. If not, enter the number of units (miles or kilometers) you plan on driving.

Avg MPH:Average MPH:Average speed in MPH:Average speed in miles per hour:

Average speed (MPH or KPH):

Select the average speed you plan to drive in miles per hour (MPH) or kilometers per hour (KPH).

Or, if you want to estimate travel times for speeds greater than 200 (jet, future commuter rail, Amtrak, high speed trains, etc.), enter the higher speed in the other field on this line.

Or, if one or more segements of your trip have significantly different speed limits, be sure you have entered the Trip distance in the previous row, and then tap the grid icon next to the selection menu to open the Average Speed Calculator. There you can enter up to 6 different distances, each with their own separate speed limits.

Average Speed Calculator
Instructions

Change the distance and speed starting with the first row and working from top row to bottom row. After changing and tabbing out of one distance row, the next row will be filled-in with the total distance remaining to be allocated to a speed limit.

Once you are done allocating distances to speeds, tap the Close button at the bottom to close this mini-calculator. This will automatically set the average speed selection menu to the calculated average speed.

DistanceSpeed
Avg speed:
Departure date and time:

Departure date and time:

If you want to have the drive time calculator calculate your estimated date and time of arrival, select your departure date and time.

Optional Entries & Settings:

Click the plus (+) button to expand the optional settings. These include stop times, time zone, fuel cost, and speed comparison settings.

Stops
Stop #HoursMinutes

Stops:

If you would like to adjust the drive time based on any expected stops, you can:

  • Enter the total number of minutes in the far right-hand field.
  • Select the number of stops and the average hours and minutes for each.
  • Tap the Stops button in this row to open a custom stops form where you can customize each individual stop time (hour and minutes).

Note that changing the average hours and minutes will reset the custom stop fields to the average hours and minutes.

StopsHoursMinutes
Total minutes:
Compare average speed:

Compare average speed:

The results will include a chart comparing the driving and arrival times at speeds above and below the average speed you entered. Change the select menus in this row if you wish to customize the chart.

+/- MPH in MPH increments
Destination time zone:

Destination time zone (DTZ):

If your trip will cover more than one time zone, select the number of hours the destination time zone is ahead or behind the time zone of the starting location.

hour(s)
Fuel cost factors:

Fuel cost factors:

If you would like the calculator to estimate your fuel cost for the trip, enter your vehicle's fuel usage rating and the cost per unit of fuel. Both fields must be filled in for the fuel cost to calculate.

MPG: Miles Per Gallon.

KPL: Kilometers Per Liter.

MPGMPGMPGMiles per gallon rating:
Cost per gallon:
Drive time:Drive time:Drive time:Drive time:

Drive time:

Based on your entries, this is the estimated number of hours and minutes it will take you to reach your destination.

Arrival:Arrival time:Arrival date and time:Arrival date and time:

Arrival date and time:

Based on your entries, this the estimated date and time you will arrive at your destination. If you indicated your destination is in a different time zone, this field will include the Destination Time Zone (DTZ) date and time in parenthesis.

Fuel cost:Trip fuel cost:Trip fuel cost:Trip fuel cost (if factors provided):

Trip fuel cost:

If you completed the fuel related fields optional entry section of the calculator, this line will show the estimated cost of fuel for the trip.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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