Mileage calculator

Don't guess how many miles you travel each week or year. Use our mileage calculator to find out.

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How to use our mileage calculator

Simply put in your daily, weekly, monthly or annual mileage and the calculator will let you know how many miles you'll be driving.

The calculator works on a seven day week, so remember to include commuting, social trips and one-off journeys you do.

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[1]Mileage calculator results are based on a seven day week, 30 day month, 365 day year. Yearly results are rounded to the nearest thousand.

Why use a mileage calculator

It's good to know how many miles you'll be driving each week, month and year.

You'll be able to give a more accurate estimate to your car insurance provider, giving you the right cover without overspending.

It also allows you to work out a rough fuel cost as well, so you don't make changes during your policy, avoiding admin charges. You can use our fuel cost calculator to give a more accurate figure and to find tips on how to maximise your mpg.

Claiming back business mileage

You're entitled to claim back some of the cost of travelling from your employer. How much you can claim depends on whether the vehicle you're using is yours or the company’s, as well as how many miles you're travelling.

Vehicle type
First 10,000 business miles in the tax year
Each business mile over 10,000 in the tax year
Cars and vans

You'll need to keep records of your miles travelled, dates and receipts for fuel or electricity.

Check if you can claim before submitting expense requests to your employer or before embarking on a journey.

How to reduce your mileage

Use public transport

Using public transport not only helps you reduce your mileage, but lowers your carbon footprint too. The cost of train or bus tickets might not be cheaper than your fuel costs though.

Walk, run or cycle

Get fit, reduce your mileage and lower your carbon footprint by getting around under your own steam. The cost of a bike or running gear might seem like a large initial cost, but you'll quickly make it back by saving money on fuel and car maintenance.

Lift share

If other colleagues or friends are travelling to the same place, see if you can lift share. Remember to check your insurance policy to make sure lift sharing is included.

Work from home

If your employer allows you to, working from home is a great way to reduce your annual mileage. Skipping the commute one day a week could reduce your mileage by 20%.

Plan your route

If you have to drive, plan your route. The most efficient route will help reduce your miles. You can use apps to find the shortest route or the route with the least traffic.

Have stuff delivered

Having shopping and items delivered reduces your mileage and means you don't have to leave the comfort of your home.

Stay local

Shop and holiday locally, for example, by having a staycation rather than travelling long-distance and visiting local shops rather than large retail outlets

Benefits of reducing your mileage

As well as saving money on fuel and reducing your carbon footprint, you'll also save money on general maintenance.

Your tyres and engine components will last longer, and the general wear and tear will be less extensive which extends the overall life of your vehicle.