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The distance calculator is designed for organisations taking part in the Erasmus+ Programme to calculate travel distances for grant support to individuals. 

Quick steps

Detailed steps


Access the Distance Calculator

In order to select the correct distance band for travel in activities you need calculate the distance. This is to be done via the Distance Calculator.

Access it via http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/tools/distance_en.htm.

With this tool you can enter the Origin and Destination cities in two given countries and get the calculation of the distance in one direction.

If the participant needs to go to a farther city to get to his/her final destination (to reach the airport for example) it is possible to take this city as departure point.

How to use the distance calculator

In order to use the calculator, you shave to:

  1. Begin typing a location in the From: box when provided with the list of locations, click on the correct one.
  2. Repeat the procedure for the To: box.
  3. Click Calculate to obtain the distance, provided in kilometres.


You must choose a specific city, town, or village and not a country. If you do not click on an option in the From and To boxes, no result will be displayed.

If you receive a distance of NaN, please refresh your page and follow the instructions on the site. http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/tools/distance_en.htm

On the basis of this information you have to select the corresponding distance band from the drop down menu in your application, activities section.

The distance band chosen will determine the grant amount available for that distance, as specified in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.


The distance bands correspond to the distance from the place of origin to the place of destination and not both ways.
The unit cost is calculated on the basis of one way distance; however, the related grant is a contribution to the expenses for travelling in both directions.