About Us

Distance between cities was launched in 2011 as a free tool to easily check distances between two locations in the world, but it has grown a lot since then.

Now, 13 years later, distance-cities.com is one of the leading sites to calculate distances online and help travelers plan their trips efficiently.

Thanks to the advances of open source Geo data and tools, we are able to calculate the distance between any two places of the world in less than a second and enrich that data with tons of useful information to help you plan your trip. Isn't technology amazing?

As well as geodesic and driving distance between cities, we provide the estimated driving time for the fastest route, places suggestions with worldwide coverage, a customizable gas cost calculator, hotels and motels along the route, the halfway point between two locations, car rental offers, weather and time in origin and destination, carbon emissions calculator and tons of articles with car maintenance and road trip tips.

Our goal is to be the most useful, fast, and interesting website about distances and we work hard every day on that, launching new features every week. A lot of the features, like midway point or hotels along the route, were suggested by users like you so, please, don't hesitate to send us your feedback or ideas. We love to receive comments from our users!

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Technical Team


Ann Ray - Head of Product

Ann designs the processes and interface of the website. Ann is also a software engineer and she wrote the code for the first version of the site. Ann has more than 15 years of experience as web designer, making sure all the features and interactions are user-centered.


Jose F - CTO

With a background in Economics and Computer Science, Jose oversees all technical aspects and leads the site's back end development. He previously worked for 5 years at Google for Google Maps in Zurich and Mountain View, CA.


Alex Ramsey - QA Manager

Passionate about quality, Alex makes sure our site works correctly. With a keen eye for detail, he continuously tests the site, reporting and documenting technical issues, and assesses new and existing features, to ensure the site is the best it can be. He also offers support to our users.


Bates Randall - Web Developer & Mapping Specialist

Based in South Carolina and with over 10 years of professional experience developing GIS and mapping solutions for environmental, real estate and civil engineering projects, Bates enjoys finding creative solutions to the technical mapping challenge the site offers.


Ross Young - DevOps & Performance Optimization

Ross has 7 years of experience as a DevOps and system administrator. He is in charge of automatic tasks, server tweaking and monitoring and security. He is an expert on performance optimization and he's always looking for new ways to make the site load faster so our users can have a better experience.

Editorial Team


Jonathan Estrin - Senior Writer & Editor

With 13 years of writing experience, Jonathan takes care of the quality of the content of the site, both from our editorial team and the tips and reviews submitted by our community.


Dejan Brown - Travel Writer

Experienced content writer with a degree in history and a passion for travel, Dejan focus on car care tips and awesome road trips suggestions.


Kelly Dunning - Travel Writter

Canadian travel writer with an incurable case of wanderlust who has been traveling the world for the last 7 years and I have been to more than 50 countries.