Convert yards to feet

Converting yds to ft (yards to feet) is a piece of cake with our yards to feet length converter.

Input your value in the box with yard selected and get your answer instantly. You can change the unit by selecting from the dropdown list.  



The yard is represented by the symbol “yd.”


The Yard is a widely used unit of length in both the British imperial and US customary systems of measurements. It equals 3 feet or 36 inches. On the other hand, a distance of 1760 yards is equal to 1 mile. 

For yard to meter conversion, one yard is equivalent to 0.9144 meters. There are 0.0109 yards in a centimeter. In the other direction, a yard is equivalent to 91.44 centimeters. So for yard to cm conversion, divide yard measure by 91.44..

Moving on to area calculations now. There are 4840 square yards in an acre. So, a square yard is equivalent to 1/4840 acres.

The word yard is derived from the Old English gerd, gyrd, etc. It is a common unit of linear measure in English-speaking countries. Old and Middle English both used their forms of "yard" to denote surveying lengths of 15 feet (4.6 m) or 16.5 feet (5.0 m). It is commonly used in computing acres.


The yard measure's origins are not uncertain. The term “yard” was first used in the 12th century. It was defined by English King Henry I as the distance between his nose and the thumb of his extended arm.

After many other definitions, in 1855, the Weights and Measures Act officially recognized a new standard based on Baily's metal No. 4. From 1845 and 1855, 40 standards of yard were formed, one of them was the imperial standard.

After so many changes, in 1959, the yard that is now known as the international yard was defined as 0.9144 meters. The imperial standard in 1855 was renamed as the United Kingdom Primary Standard Yard.


Yard line in American football is one great example of where yard is used. It is mostly used for field length measurements and other length measurements. In many parts of the world yard is used to measure clothing items.



The foot is represented by the symbol ‘ft’ or often approximated by an apostrophe. For example, 5 feet is sometimes denoted as 5’.


The Foot is a unit of length in the British imperial and United States customary systems of measurement. In both cases, one foot is equal to 12 inches.

For yard to foot calculations, one yard comprises of three feet. The standard measurement of a foot is exactly 0.3048 meters, which is equivalent to 304.8 millimeters. So for foot to meter conversion, multiply foot by 0.3048. 

Following that, there are 3.281 feet in a meter. While converting ft to cm, note that there are 0.0328 feet in a centimeter. So, one foot is equal to 30.48 centimeters. 

The measurement of a United States survey foot is exactly 1200 ⁄3937 meters or approximately 0.30480061 m. It is used for mapping and surveying. It is exactly 1,000,000/999,998 times the international foot which means that it is larger by 610 nm or nanometer.


The Old English word "fot" is where the word "foot" (meaning "terminal part of the leg of a vertebrate animal") came from.

Historically, the "foot" was a part of many regional systems of units, such as the Greek, Roman, Chinese, French, and English systems. The first recorded standard foot measure comes from Sumer, where a definition is given in a statue of Gudea of Lagash from around 2575 BC. 


Feet is generally used for measuring height such as floor height, human height, short distances, elevation etc.

How to convert yards to feet?

Yard is a bigger unit than foot. So how many yards are in a foot? About one-third of a yard. So to convert yards in foot, you have to multiply yard value by 3 or divide by 0.333333.

1 yard = 3 feet

0.333333 yard = 1 foot  

Yard to Foot conversion table

0.01 yd0.03 ft
0.1 yd0.3 ft
1 yd3 ft
2 yd6 ft
3 yd9 ft
5 yd15 ft
10 yd30 ft
20 yd60 ft
100 yd300 ft
1000 yd3000 ft