Enter the speed in meters per second below to get the value converted to kilometers per hour.

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## Result in Kilometers per Hour:

1 m/s = 3.6 km/h

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## How to Convert Meters per Second to Kilometers per Hour

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Sexton, J. (n.d.). Meters per Second to Kilometers per Hour Converter. Inch Calculator. Retrieved August 14, 2024, from https://www.inchcalculator.com/convert/meter-per-second-to-kilometer-per-hour/

To convert a measurement in meters per second to a measurement in kilometers per hour, multiply the speed by the following conversion ratio: 3.6 kilometers per hour/meter per second.

Since one meter per second is equal to 3.6 kilometers per hour, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilometers per hour = meters per second × 3.6

The speed in kilometers per hour is equal to the speed in meters per second multiplied by 3.6.

**For example,** here's how to convert 5 meters per second to kilometers per hour using the formula above.

kilometers per hour = (5 m/s × 3.6) = 18 km/h

Meters per second and kilometers per hour are both units used to measure speed.Calculate speed in meters per second or kilometers per hour using our speed calculator or keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What Are Meters per Second?

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in meters in one second.

The meter per second, or metre per second, is the SI derived unit for speed in the metric system. Meters per second can be abbreviated as *m/s*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *m/sec*. For example, 1 meter per second can be written as 1 m/s or 1 m/sec.

In the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units.^{[1]} For example, m/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:

v_{m/s} = d_{m} / t_{sec}

The velocity in meters per second is equal to the distance in meters divided by time in seconds.

Learn more about meters per second.

## What Are Kilometers per Hour?

Kilometers per hour are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in kilometers in one hour.

The kilometer per hour, or kilometre per hour, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Kilometers per hour can be abbreviated as *km/h*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *kph*. For example, 1 kilometer per hour can be written as 1 km/h or 1 kph.

Kilometers per hour can be expressed using the formula:

v_{km/h} = d_{km} / t_{hr}

The velocity in kilometers per hour is equal to the distance in kilometers divided by time in hours.

Learn more about kilometers per hour.

## Meter per Second to Kilometer per Hour Conversion Table

Meters Per Second | Kilometers Per Hour |
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1 m/s | 3.6 km/h |

2 m/s | 7.2 km/h |

3 m/s | 10.8 km/h |

4 m/s | 14.4 km/h |

5 m/s | 18 km/h |

6 m/s | 21.6 km/h |

7 m/s | 25.2 km/h |

8 m/s | 28.8 km/h |

9 m/s | 32.4 km/h |

10 m/s | 36 km/h |

11 m/s | 39.6 km/h |

12 m/s | 43.2 km/h |

13 m/s | 46.8 km/h |

14 m/s | 50.4 km/h |

15 m/s | 54 km/h |

16 m/s | 57.6 km/h |

17 m/s | 61.2 km/h |

18 m/s | 64.8 km/h |

19 m/s | 68.4 km/h |

20 m/s | 72 km/h |

21 m/s | 75.6 km/h |

22 m/s | 79.2 km/h |

23 m/s | 82.8 km/h |

24 m/s | 86.4 km/h |

25 m/s | 90 km/h |

26 m/s | 93.6 km/h |

27 m/s | 97.2 km/h |

28 m/s | 100.8 km/h |

29 m/s | 104.4 km/h |

30 m/s | 108 km/h |

31 m/s | 111.6 km/h |

32 m/s | 115.2 km/h |

33 m/s | 118.8 km/h |

34 m/s | 122.4 km/h |

35 m/s | 126 km/h |

36 m/s | 129.6 km/h |

37 m/s | 133.2 km/h |

38 m/s | 136.8 km/h |

39 m/s | 140.4 km/h |

40 m/s | 144 km/h |

## References

- National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using

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