How Many Feet Are In a Metre?

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Today we're going to look at the conversion of metres to feet. Both of these are units of length. The metre is the base unit in the International System of Units and is equal to the distance travelled by light through a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds. The foot (plural: feet) is an imperial unit originating from the length of the human foot.

Tape measure for measuring metres and feet

You may have noticed my use of the spelling 'metre.' A number of people over the years have written to me to say that I am spelling the unit incorrectly by adopting 'meter' as the default spelling in many of my converters and articles. A meter is obviously an instrument for measuring the flow of electricity, gas, water etc. However, there are actually two spellings for the metre unit - the international spelling of 'metre' and the US spelling of 'meter.'

There are 3.280839895 feet in a metre. (rounded to 9 decimal places)

1 metre = 3.280839895 feet

To assist you with converting metres to feet, I have included a chart and a converter below.

Metres to feet chart

In the chart below, the figures for feet are rounded to 4 decimal places and the figures for feet and inches are rounded to 2 decimal places. For a specific number conversion, please use the converter tool underneath this chart.

Metres Feet Feet and Inches
1 3.2808 ft 3 ft, 3.37 in
2 6.5617 ft 6 ft, 6.74 in
3 9.8425 ft 9 ft, 10.11 in
4 13.1234 ft 13 ft, 1.48 in
5 16.4042 ft 16 ft, 4.85 in
6 19.685 ft 19 ft, 8.22 in
7 22.9659 ft 22 ft, 11.59 in
8 26.2467 ft 26 ft, 2.96 in
9 29.5276 ft 29 ft, 6.33 in
10 32.8084 ft 32 ft, 9.7 in

Metres to feet converter

If you're looking for a pain-free method of converting between metres and feet right here and now then you can use our handy converter, below. As an alternative, should you wish to convert between metres, feet AND inches then please try the metres to feet and inches converter.


My website provides a comprehensive list of online conversion tools. So, should you wish to convert between metres, feet, inches, and any other units of length or distance, give the length and distance converter a try.

Written by Alastair Hazell

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Last update: 20 September 2017

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