There are several convenient methods for finding the driving distance between two cities, including Internet search engines, paper atlases and maps, and road signs. The most convenient resource depends upon the circumstances at the time driver needs the information.
For those with access to a computer or a smartphone, there are many Web-based search engines that can calculate the driving distance between two cities in miles and, often, the approximate driving time. For those without access to the Internet, paper maps and atlases feature keys that instruct users how to interpret the distance between two points. Many larger atlases also contain charts that list mileage between major cities across the United States. Interstates, highways and main roads also feature signs at specified intervals that advise travelers of the distance to major or nearby cities or towns.