Inches to centimeters Converter

This page allows you to convert length values expressed in inches to their equivalent in centimeters.

Enter the value in inches in the top field (the one marked "in"), then press the "Convert" button or the "Enter" key. The converter also works the other way round: if you enter the value in centimeters in the "cm" field, the equivalent value in inches is calculated and displayed in the top field.

Inches to Centimeters Conversion Formula


Where Linches is the length in inches and Lcentimeters is its equivalent in centimeters.

Reverse formula (centimeters to inches)


The inch is a unit of length in the U.S. Customary System. It's length, based on the metric system, is 0.0254 meters. 1 inch is one twelfth of a foot. If printed full size, this line would be approximately 1 inch long: beginning of line1 inch lineend of line. Symbols for inch are in (standard) and .


Centimeter is a unit of length used by the metric system. One centimeter is 1/100 of a meter. That means there are 100 centimeters in 1 meter. One inch is equal to 2.54 cm. The following line should be approximately 1 centimeter long: beginning of line1 cm lineend of line