How Long Does It Take to Walk a Mile, 5 Miles, or More?

How to Calculate Walking Time for Distances in Miles and Kilometers

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The average time it takes to walk a mile is about 20 minutes at an easy pace. If you're an American, you probably think in miles when it comes to walking distances, since the United States is one of the only countries that still use miles instead of kilometers.

But most walking routes and runs are described in kilometers. Use these charts to calculate your time and distance in miles and kilometers and find out how long it takes to walk one mile, three miles, five miles, and so on.

Conversion Tools

To convert your walking distance in miles to kilometers, you can do some simple math using these equations:

  • 1 mile equals 1.6 kilometers: miles x 1.6 = kilometers
  • 1 kilometer equals 0.62 miles: kilometers x 0.62 = miles

You can also look up your distance on the charts below, ranging from a quarter-mile to the marathon distance of 26.2. Or you can use this pace calculator.

How Long It Takes to Walk a Mile

There are plenty of apps and gadgets that can help you to determine your pace and distance. You can also use these charts to figure out how long it might take you to walk different distances based on your pace category.

Your actual pace in these categories will depend on your sex, weight, and other factors. These are generalizations.

  • Easy walk pace: 20 minutes per mile or 12.5 minutes per kilometer
  • Moderate walk pace: 15 minutes per mile or 9.4 minutes per kilometer. This is a healthy brisk walking pace.
  • Fast walk pace: 11 minutes per mile or 7 minutes per kilometer. This is the speed of a fast walk or an easy run.

How Long It Takes to Walk 3 Miles or Less

Walking 3.1 miles is equivalent to a 5 kilometer distance. Below, you can see how long it may take you to walk 3.1 miles or less. You can see how long it might take depending on your speed, categorized by fast, moderate, or easy pace.

Miles Kilometers Fast Walk Moderate Walk Easy Walk
0.25 0.4 0:03 minutes 0:04 minutes 0:05 minutes
0.5 0.8 0:06 0:08 0:10
1.0 1.6 0:11 0:15 0:20
1.1 1.8 0:12 0:17 0:22
1.2 1.9 0:13 0:18 0:24
1.3 2.1 0:14 0:20 0:26
1.4 2.3 0:15 0:21 0:28
1.5 2.4 0:17 0:23 0:30
1.6 2.6 0:18 0:24 0:32
1.7 2.7 0:19 0:26 0:34
1.8 2.9 0:20 0:27 0:36
1.9 3.1 0:21 0:29 0:38
2.0 3.2 0:22 0:30 0:40
2.1 3.4 0:23 0:32 0:42
2.2 3.5 0:24 0:33 0:44
2.3 3.7 0:25 0:35 0:46
2.4 3.9 0:26 0:36 0:48
2.5 4.0 0:28 0:38 0:50
2.6 4.2 0:29 0:39 0:52
2.7 4.3 0:30 0:41 0:54
2.8 4.5 0:31 0:42 0:56
2.9 4.7 0:32 0:44 0:58
3.0 4.8 0:33 0:45 1:00
3.1 5.0 0:34 0:47 1:02

How Long It Takes to Walk 3 to 6 Miles

The 3.1-mile distance equals the 5K distance of many walks you may participate in for charity or for fun. You can walk it in an hour or less.

The 6.2-mile distance (10K) is a good distance to try if you're thinking about doing a half or full marathon one day. It takes about 2 hours or less.​

This chart begins at a distance just slightly longer than a 5K and provides data for up to a 10K distance.

Miles Kilometers Fast Walk Moderate Walk Easy Walk
3.2 5.1 0:35 minutes 0:48 minutes 1 hr 4 min
3.3 5.3 0:36 0:50 1:06
3.4 5.5 0:37 0:51 1:08
3.5 5.6 0:39 0:53 1:10
3.6 5.8 0:40 0:54 1:12
3.7 6.0 0:41 0:56 1:14
3.8 6.1 0:42 0:57 1:16
3.9 6.3 0:43 0:59 1:18
4.0 6.4 0:44 0:60 1:20
4.1 6.6 0:45 1:02 1:22
4.2 6.8 0:46 1:03 1:24
4.3 6.9 0:47 1:05 1:26
4.4 7.1 0:48 1:06 1:28
4.5 7.2 0:50 1:08 1:30
4.6 7.4 0:51 1:09 1:32
4.7 7.6 0:52 1:11 1:34
4.8 7.7 0:53 1:12 1:36
4.9 7.9 0:54 1:13 1:38
5.0 8.0 0:55 1:15 1:40
5.1 8.2 0:56 1:16 1:42
5.2 8.4 0:57 1:18 1:44
5.3 8.5 0:58 1:19 1:46
5.4 8.7 0:59 1:21 1:48
5.5 8.9 1:00 1:22 1:50
5.6 9.0 1:02 1:24 1:52
5.7 9.2 1:03 1:25 1:54
5.8 9.3 1:04 1:27 1:56
5.9 9.5 1:05 1:28 1:58
6.0 9.7 1:06 1:30 2:00
6.2 10.0 1:08 1:32 2:04

How Long It Takes to Walk 6.5 to 13 Miles

The half marathon distance of 13.1 miles is just over 21 kilometers. If you plan to participate in a half-marathon event, you will want to choose a walker-friendly race, or you'll arrive at the finish line hours after the runners have eaten all of the finish line goodies and gone home.​

This chart begins at a slightly longer distance than 10K and provides data for up to a half marathon distance.

Miles Kilometers Fast Walk Moderate Walk Easy Walk
6.5 10.5 1 hr 11 min 1 hr 37 min 2 hr 10 min
7.0 11.3 1:17 1:45 2:20
7.5 12.1 1:22 1:53 2:30
8.0 12.9 1:28 2:00 2:40
8.5 13.7 1:33 2:08 2:50
9.0 14.5 1:39 2:15 3:00
9.5 15.3 1:45 2:23 3:10
10.0 16.1 1:50 2:30 3:20
10.5 16.9 1:56 2:38 2:30
11.0 17.7 2:01 2:45 3:40
11.5 18.5 2:07 2:53 3:50
12.0 19.3 2:12 3:00 4:00
12.5 20.1 2:18 3:08 4:10
13.0 20.9 2:23 3:15 4:20
13.1 21.1 2:24 3:17 4:22

How Long It Takes to Walk a Half or Full Marathon

The remaining chart takes us up to the marathon distance of 26.2 miles or 42.2 kilometers. Walking a marathon will take nearly 5 hours, even at a fast pace without rest stops.

This chart begins at a distance just slightly longer than a half marathon and provides data for up to a full marathon.

Miles Kilometers Fast Walk Moderate Walk Easy Walk
13.5 21.7 2 hr 29 min 3 hr 23 min 4 hr 30 min
14.0 22.5 2:34 3:30 4:40
14.5 23.3 2:40 3:38 4:50
15.0 24.1 2:45 3:45 5:00
15.5 24.9 2:51 3:53 5:10
16.0 25.7 2:56 4:00 5:20
16.5 26.6 3:02 4:08 5:30
17.0 27.4 3:07 4:15 5:40
17.5 28.2 3:13 4:23 5:50
18.0 29.0 3:18 4:30 6:00
18.5 29.8 3:24 4:38 6:10
19.0 30.6 3:29 4:45 6:20
19.5 31.4 3:35 4:53 6:30
20.0 32.2 3:40 5:00 6:40
20.5 33.0 3:46 5:08 6:50
21.0 33.8 3:51 5:15 7:00
21.5 34.6 3:57 5:23 7:10
22.0 35.4 4:02 5:30 7:20
22.5 36.2 4:08 5:38 7:30
23.0 37.0 4:13 5:45 7:40
23.5 37.8 4:19 5:53 7:50
24.0 38.6 4:24 6:00 8:00
24.5 39.4 4:30 6:08 8:10
25.0 40.2 4:35 6:15 8:20
25.5 41.0 4:41 6:23 8:30
26.0 41.8 4:46 6:30 8:40
26.2 42.2 4:48 6:33 8:44

Factors Affecting Walking Time

Several factors can affect your walking time. First, if you are walking solely for enjoyment and light exercise, you may not push yourself to walk faster. So, purpose and intent affect walking time.

You will typically walk faster than usual when participating in an event or competition. An easy pace will mean you may fall to the back of the group, while at a fast pace, you may be up with some of the run/walkers or other face-paced walkers.

Aside from intent, physical factors including height, weight, fitness level, and body composition, and environmental factors such as incline (hills), weather, and ground surface (smooth or rough) can all affect walking time.

A Word From Verywell

Whether you want to walk for a specific distance or time, knowing how far and how long you may walk can help you plan your exercise. Using these charts can help you know if you are progressing or if you are walking at the pace you wish to. You can use these charts to train for specific walking events, such as a 5K, 10K, half, or full marathon.

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