# Convert feet to centimeters

Enter the number of feet you want to convert to centimeters in the text box below. The conversion to length in centimeters will update as you type.

feet (ft)
1 feet = 30.48 centimeters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in centimeters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 ft = 30.480000 cm. The precise fraction answer is 30 12/25 cm.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 ft = 30.5 cm
• 1 ft = 30.48 cm
• 1 ft = 30.480 cm
• 1 ft = 30.4800 cm
• 1 ft = 30.48000 cm
• 1 ft = 30.480000 cm
• 1 ft = 30.4800000 cm
• 1 ft = 30.48000000 cm
• 1 ft = 30.480000000 cm
• 1 ft = 30.4800000000 cm

## How many centimeters are in a foot?

There are 30.48 centimeters in one foot. A foot is 30.48 times longer than a centimeter. A centimeter is 3.28% of a foot

## Feet to centimeters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between feet and centimeters is 30.48. This represents the ratio of centimeters per one foot. To calculate the value in centimeters, we can either multiply by the conversion factor or divide by its inverse.

### Multiplication

To convert from feet to centimeters, multiply feet by 30.48.
The formula is expressed as:
ft × 30.48 = cm

### Division

Alternatively we can divide by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 30.48 is 1/30.48 or 0.033. To convert from feet to centimeters, divide feet by 0.033.
The formula is expressed as:
ft ÷ 0.033 = cm

Converting feet to centimeters is a conversion between units from separate unit systems - feet are US Customary / UK Imperial defined units while centimeters are metric (SI) .

Customary/Imperial Unit

The foot is a length unit of measure within the US Customary and UK Imperial systems. It is commonly abbreviated as ft or using the ' symbol. The official definition of the foot is 0.3048 meters. Within the Imperial system, the foot is equal to 12 inches or 1/3 of a yard. The foot is very widely used within the United States in situations where nearly the rest of the world would measure in meters. Globally, the foot is used by the aviation community as the standard measurement of flight altitude eg. 35,000 feet.

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, the centimeter is officially defined as one hundredth (1/100) of a meter. It is commonly used as measurement from shorter lengths. Internationally it is spelled 'centimetre' whereas the U.S. spells it 'centimeter'. The symbol for centimeters is cm.

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from centimeters to feet instead.

## 1 feet to other length units

### Metric

• 1 ft = 3.048×10-4 km
• 1 ft = 0.305 m
• 1 ft = 3.048 dm
• 1 ft = 30.48 cm
• 1 ft = 304.8 mm
• 1 ft = 304,800 µ
• 1 ft = 3.048×108 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 ft = 1.894×10-4 mi
• 1 ft = 0.333 yd
• 1 ft = 1 ft
• 1 ft = 12 in

## References and Citations

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) General Tables of Units of Measurement
2. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)

## Feet to centimeters conversion table

ft cm
1 ft 30.48 cm
2 ft 60.96 cm
3 ft 91.44 cm
4 ft 121.92 cm
5 ft 152.4 cm
6 ft 182.88 cm
7 ft 213.36 cm
8 ft 243.84 cm
9 ft 274.32 cm
10 ft 304.8 cm
ft cm
20 ft 609.6 cm
30 ft 914.4 cm
40 ft 1,219.2 cm
50 ft 1,524 cm
60 ft 1,828.8 cm
70 ft 2,133.6 cm
80 ft 2,438.4 cm
90 ft 2,743.2 cm
100 ft 3,048 cm
1,000 ft 30,480 cm