# Convert 270 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 270 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
270 kilometers per hour = 145.788 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 270 km/h = 145.788337 kn. The precise fraction answer is 145 365/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 270 km/h = 145.8 kn
• 270 km/h = 145.79 kn
• 270 km/h = 145.788 kn
• 270 km/h = 145.7883 kn
• 270 km/h = 145.78834 kn
• 270 km/h = 145.788337 kn
• 270 km/h = 145.7883369 kn
• 270 km/h = 145.78833693 kn
• 270 km/h = 145.788336933 kn
• 270 km/h = 145.7883369331 kn

## How many knots is a kilometer per hour?

A kilometer per hour is slower than a knot. 0.54 knots is the same velocity as one kilometer per hour. A kilometer per hour is 54.00% the velocity a knot. An object moving at a knot is 85.2% faster than an object traveling at one kilometer per hour.

## Kilometers per hour to knots conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between kilometers per hour and knots is 1.852. This represents the ratio of kilometers per hour per one knot. To calculate the value in knots, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from kilometers per hour to knots, divide kilometers per hour by 1.852.
The formula is expressed as:
km/h ÷ 1.852 = kn

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 1.852 is 1/1.852 or 0.54. To convert from kilometers per hour to knots, multiply kilometers per hour by 0.54.
The formula is expressed as:
km/h × 0.54 = kn

To convert 270 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 270 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
270 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 145.788 kn

## How fast are 270 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 270 kilometers per hour / 145.788 knots

• 2.4 times the typical automobile speed on a highway (70 mph)
• 84% of the typical speed of modern high speed train (200 mph)
• 30% of the typical cruising speed of a passenger jet (560 mph)

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

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, a kilometer per hour (km/h) is the distance traveled in one hour as measured in kilometers (1,000 meters). It is commonly used as measurement of velocity over geographic distances. Kilometers per hour are commonly used to measure vehicle speed and speed limits. The official SI symbol is km/h, however kph and km/hr are also used.

Customary/Imperial Unit

Knots are a measure of speed over long geographic distances most often associated with the maritime and aviation communities. A knot is a measurement of distance traveled in nautical miles in one hour. The origins of the knot derive from practice of mariners throwing a wooden chip log attached to a line off the stern of a ship. As the ship traveled forward, the line spooled out and the number of physical knots on the line where counted over a 30 second period to determine boat speed. The symbol for knots is either kn or kt.

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from knots to kilometers per hour instead.

## 270 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 270 km/h = 270 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 270 km/h = 167.77 mph
• 270 km/h = 145.788 kn

## References and Citations

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

## Decimal conversions for 270 km/h to kn

km/h kn
270.01 km/h 145.794 kn
270.02 km/h 145.799 kn
270.03 km/h 145.805 kn
270.04 km/h 145.81 kn
270.05 km/h 145.815 kn
270.06 km/h 145.821 kn
270.07 km/h 145.826 kn
270.08 km/h 145.832 kn
270.09 km/h 145.837 kn
270.1 km/h 145.842 kn
270.11 km/h 145.848 kn
270.12 km/h 145.853 kn
270.13 km/h 145.859 kn
270.14 km/h 145.864 kn
270.15 km/h 145.869 kn
270.16 km/h 145.875 kn
270.17 km/h 145.88 kn
270.18 km/h 145.886 kn
270.19 km/h 145.891 kn
270.2 km/h 145.896 kn
270.21 km/h 145.902 kn
270.22 km/h 145.907 kn
270.23 km/h 145.913 kn
270.24 km/h 145.918 kn
270.25 km/h 145.923 kn
270.26 km/h 145.929 kn
270.27 km/h 145.934 kn
270.28 km/h 145.94 kn
270.29 km/h 145.945 kn
270.3 km/h 145.95 kn
270.31 km/h 145.956 kn
270.32 km/h 145.961 kn
270.33 km/h 145.967 kn
270.34 km/h 145.972 kn
270.35 km/h 145.977 kn
270.36 km/h 145.983 kn
270.37 km/h 145.988 kn
270.38 km/h 145.994 kn
270.39 km/h 145.999 kn
270.4 km/h 146.004 kn
270.41 km/h 146.01 kn
270.42 km/h 146.015 kn
270.43 km/h 146.021 kn
270.44 km/h 146.026 kn
270.45 km/h 146.031 kn
270.46 km/h 146.037 kn
270.47 km/h 146.042 kn
270.48 km/h 146.048 kn
270.49 km/h 146.053 kn
270.5 km/h 146.058 kn
km/h kn
270.51 km/h 146.064 kn
270.52 km/h 146.069 kn
270.53 km/h 146.075 kn
270.54 km/h 146.08 kn
270.55 km/h 146.085 kn
270.56 km/h 146.091 kn
270.57 km/h 146.096 kn
270.58 km/h 146.102 kn
270.59 km/h 146.107 kn
270.6 km/h 146.112 kn
270.61 km/h 146.118 kn
270.62 km/h 146.123 kn
270.63 km/h 146.129 kn
270.64 km/h 146.134 kn
270.65 km/h 146.139 kn
270.66 km/h 146.145 kn
270.67 km/h 146.15 kn
270.68 km/h 146.156 kn
270.69 km/h 146.161 kn
270.7 km/h 146.166 kn
270.71 km/h 146.172 kn
270.72 km/h 146.177 kn
270.73 km/h 146.183 kn
270.74 km/h 146.188 kn
270.75 km/h 146.193 kn
270.76 km/h 146.199 kn
270.77 km/h 146.204 kn
270.78 km/h 146.21 kn
270.79 km/h 146.215 kn
270.8 km/h 146.22 kn
270.81 km/h 146.226 kn
270.82 km/h 146.231 kn
270.83 km/h 146.237 kn
270.84 km/h 146.242 kn
270.85 km/h 146.247 kn
270.86 km/h 146.253 kn
270.87 km/h 146.258 kn
270.88 km/h 146.263 kn
270.89 km/h 146.269 kn
270.9 km/h 146.274 kn
270.91 km/h 146.28 kn
270.92 km/h 146.285 kn
270.93 km/h 146.29 kn
270.94 km/h 146.296 kn
270.95 km/h 146.301 kn
270.96 km/h 146.307 kn
270.97 km/h 146.312 kn
270.98 km/h 146.317 kn
270.99 km/h 146.323 kn