Unit Converter

Conversion formula

The conversion factor from kilometers per hour to meters per second is 0.277777777778, which means that 1 kilometer per hour is equal to 0.277777777778 meters per second:

1 km/h = 0.277777777778 m/s

To convert 1000 kilometers per hour into meters per second we have to multiply 1000 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from kilometers per hour to meters per second. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 km/h → 0.277777777778 m/s

1000 km/h → V(m/s)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in meters per second:

V(m/s) = 1000 km/h × 0.277777777778 m/s

V(m/s) = 277.777777778 m/s

The final result is:

1000 km/h → 277.777777778 m/s

We conclude that 1000 kilometers per hour is equivalent to 277.777777778 meters per second:

1000 kilometers per hour = 277.777777778 meters per second

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter per second is equal to 0.0035999999999971 × 1000 kilometers per hour.

Another way is saying that 1000 kilometers per hour is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0035999999999971 meters per second.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that one thousand kilometers per hour is approximately two hundred seventy-seven point seven seven eight meters per second:

1000 km/h ≅ 277.778 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero zero four times one thousand kilometers per hour.

Conversion table

kilometers per hour to meters per second chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from kilometers per hour to meters per second

kilometers per hour (km/h) meters per second (m/s)
1001 kilometers per hour 278.056 meters per second
1002 kilometers per hour 278.333 meters per second
1003 kilometers per hour 278.611 meters per second
1004 kilometers per hour 278.889 meters per second
1005 kilometers per hour 279.167 meters per second
1006 kilometers per hour 279.444 meters per second
1007 kilometers per hour 279.722 meters per second
1008 kilometers per hour 280 meters per second
1009 kilometers per hour 280.278 meters per second
1010 kilometers per hour 280.556 meters per second