Distance Charts

Distance Charts

Basic

A Distance Chart is a grid that shows the distance between two places. Each place is shown as a column, and also as a row. There are often two entries for each combination of places to show, for example, the distance in mles and in kilometres, or miles and average time. Read the key to see what the table represents.

Distance Chart

Examples

1. Using the distance chart above, give the mileage from Norwich to Durham.

Answer: 240

Read along from Durham to Norwich for mileage:

Distance Chart

(Reading along from Norwich to Durham gives time.)

2. A trip involves a journey from Leicester to York and then on to Carlisle. How long will the trip take, excluding any stops? Use the distance chart at the top of the page to work out the timings.

Answer: 4 hours 16 minutes

Read York to Leicester to find the time: 1 hour 59 minutes.

Read York to Carlisle to find the time: 2 hours 17 minutes.

Total time is 4 hours 16 minutes.