Estimated Time of Arrival Calculator

This useful calculator has been created for travelers to help them work out an estimated time of arrival when making journeys by car. This ETA calculator will let you work out the day and time you will reach the end of your journey, as well as showing you how long your trip will take.

Instructions:

  1. Choose the units of measurement you prefer, either metric or imperial.
  2. Input the total distance of your journey in the Total Distance to Drive section.
  3. Input your expected average speed.
  4. Select the time and date of your departure.
  5. If you're planning to make stops, input how many you are expecting and the average time you will be stopping (optional).
  6. Click on "Calculate" to see your results.
ETA & Drive Time Calculator

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Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)

The estimated time of arrival is the time at which any cargo, airplane, ship, or vehicle is predicted to reach a given destination, e.g., a bus company will provide an ETA for its journeys based on the average speed expected for a bus over a specific journey. The distance to travel is divided by the speed and this gives an approximate estimate of the time the bus will arrive. Of course, this does not allow for unpredictable events that may happen during the course of a journey, e.g., accidents, breakdowns, poor weather, etc.

ETA Calculation Example

Imagine that you've been on vacation at a spot 600 miles from your hometown. You are expecting to keep up an average speed of 60 mph on your journey home, and you have built five 15 minute rest breaks into your schedule, so 75 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes) in total. You plan to set off on August 30, 2020, at 2 PM. With this information, we can find out your ETA by taking total drive time (total distance divided by average speed plus total time spent on stops) and adding it to your time of departure, thus:

600 miles / 60 mph = 10 hours + 1 hour 15 minutes breaks = 11 hours 15 minutes

2 PM + 11 hours 15 minutes = 1:15 AM

ETA: August 31, 2020, 1:15 AM

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