Convert between liters (L) and gallons (gal) with this handy volume conversion tool.

You can use our liters and gallons converter tool to compare volume measurements between the metric system, which uses liters, and the US customary system, which uses gallons. Continue scrollingfor conversion charts and instructions for how to convert between liters and gallons.

**On this page:**

- Liters to gallons converter
- Applications of liters to gallons conversions
- How many liters are in a US gallon?
- How to convert liters to gallons
- How many liters are in a UK gallon?
- Litres to US gallons
- Litres to UK gallons (imperial)
- Price per liter to gallons
- Understanding liter and gallon units
- Formulae for converting between liters and gallons

## Applications of liters to gallons conversions

Understanding the difference between liters and gallons and knowing how to convert between them can be handy in a variety of everyday scenarios. Some common examples include:

**Fuel Efficiency:**If you travel internationally or deal with vehicles from different regions, being able to convert fuel efficiency from liters per kilometer to miles per gallon (MPG) becomes important.**Cooking and Baking:**Recipes can vary based on where they're from, and some might use liters or gallons as measurements. Understanding the conversion lets you follow recipes accurately regardless of their origin.**Bulk Shopping:**Certain retail stores display liquid products like drinks or detergents in either liters or gallons. Being able to convert between these units helps you compare prices and make smarter shopping choices.

Before we discuss how to convert between liters and gallons, it's worth mentioning that there are two different gallon measurements. The US gallon and the imperial (UK) gallon. The US gallon issmaller than its imperial counterpart, so it's important to know which gallon you're referencing before you do your conversion. To fully assist youwith your calculations, we've included conversion data for both US and imperial gallons.

Let's begin with looking at how many liters there are in a US gallon...

## How many liters are in a US gallon?

**There are 3.785412 liters in a US gallon**. Half a gallon therefore measures 1.8927 liters.

### US gallons and liters

US gallons to liters | US gallons to liters |
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1 US gallon = 3.785 L | 11 US gallons = 41.64 L |

2 US gallons = 7.571 L | 12 US gallons = 45.425 L |

3 US gallons = 11.356 L | 13 US gallons = 49.21 L |

4 US gallons = 15.142 L | 14 US gallons = 52.996 L |

5 US gallons = 18.927 L | 15 US gallons = 56.781 L |

6 US gallons = 22.712 L | 16 US gallons = 60.567 L |

7 US gallons = 26.498 L | 17 US gallons = 64.352 L |

8 US gallons = 30.283 L | 18 US gallons = 68.137 L |

9 US gallons = 34.069 L | 19 US gallons = 71.923 L |

10 US gallons = 37.854 L | 20 US gallons = 75.708 L |

Conversions are rounded to max 3 decimal places |

## How to convert liters to gallons

To convert liters to US gallons, divide your liters figure by 3.785412, or multiply it by the conversion factor of 0.264172.

US Gallons = Liters / 3.785412

As we mentioned earlier in our article, the US gallon is smaller than the imperial UK gallon. So, let's take a look at how many liters there are in a UK gallon...

## How many liters are in a UK gallon?

**An imperial (UK) gallon measures 4.54609 litres.** This means that half a gallon measures 2.273045 litres. Note that for this section we're using the UK spelling of *litres*.

### UK gallons and litres

UK gallons to Litres | UK gallons to Litres |
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1 UK gallon = 4.546 L | 11 UK gallons = 50.007 L |

2 UK gallons = 9.092 L | 12 UK gallons = 54.553 L |

3 UK gallons = 13.638 L | 13 UK gallons = 59.099 L |

4 UK gallons = 18.184 L | 14 UK gallons = 63.645 L |

5 UK gallons = 22.73 L | 15 UK gallons = 68.191 L |

6 UK gallons = 27.277 L | 16 UK gallons = 72.737 L |

7 UK gallons = 31.823 L | 17 UK gallons = 77.284 L |

8 UK gallons = 36.369 L | 18 UK gallons = 81.83 L |

9 UK gallons = 40.915 L | 19 UK gallons = 86.376 L |

10 UK gallons = 45.461 L | 20 UK gallons = 90.922 L |

Conversions are rounded to max 3 decimal places |

We've featured charts for US gallons to liters, so let's go the other way and look at individual conversions for liters to US gallons...

## Liters to US gallons

Liters to US gallons | Liters to US gallons |
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1 liter = 0.264 gal | 11 liters = 2.906 gal |

2 liters = 0.528 gal | 12 liters = 3.17 gal |

3 liters = 0.793 gal | 13 liters = 3.434 gal |

4 liters = 1.057 gal | 14 liters = 3.698 gal |

5 liters = 1.321 gal | 15 liters = 3.963 gal |

6 liters = 1.585 gal | 16 liters = 4.227 gal |

7 liters = 1.849 gal | 17 liters = 4.491 gal |

8 liters = 2.113 gal | 18 liters = 4.755 gal |

9 liters = 2.378 gal | 19 liters = 5.019 gal |

10 liters = 2.642 gal | 20 liters = 5.283 gal |

Conversions are rounded to max 3 decimal places |

And now for the larger UK imperial gallon. Here are conversions from litres to UK gallons. Once again, note that we're using the UK spelling of *litres* for this section.

## Litres to UK gallons (imperial)

Litres to gallons (UK) | Litres to gallons (UK) |
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1 litre = 0.22 gal | 11 litres = 2.42 gal |

2 litres = 0.44 gal | 12 litres = 2.64 gal |

3 litres = 0.66 gal | 13 litres = 2.86 gal |

4 litres = 0.88 gal | 14 litres = 3.08 gal |

5 litres = 1.1 gal | 15 litres = 3.3 gal |

6 litres = 1.32 gal | 16 litres = 3.52 gal |

7 litres = 1.54 gal | 17 litres = 3.739 gal |

8 litres = 1.76 gal | 18 litres = 3.959 gal |

9 litres = 1.98 gal | 19 litres = 4.179 gal |

10 litres = 2.2 gal | 20 litres = 4.399 gal |

Conversions are rounded to max 3 decimal places |

Of course, it may be that you're wanting to convert from a **price per liter** to a **price per gallon**. If so, we've got you covered with our calculator and these useful charts...

## Price per liter to gallons

The following are some common conversions for price per liter to price per US gallon.

Price per liter to price per US gallon | |
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$1.00 per L = $3.79 per gal | $1.10 per L = $4.16 per gal |

$1.20 per L = $4.54 per gal | $1.30 per L = $4.92 per gal |

$1.40 per L = $5.30 per gal | $1.50 per L = $5.68 per gal |

$1.60 per L = $6.06 per gal | $1.70 per L = $6.44 per gal |

$1.80 per L = $6.81 per gal | $1.90 per L = $7.19 per gal |

$2.00 per L = $7.57 per gal | $2.10 per L = $7.95 per gal |

$2.20 per L = $8.33 per gal | $2.30 per L = $8.71 per gal |

$2.40 per L = $9.09 per gal | $2.50 per L = $9.46 per gal |

$2.60 per L = $9.84 per gal | $2.70 per L = $10.22 per gal |

$2.80 per L = $10.60 per gal | $2.90 per L = $10.98 per gal |

$3.00 per L = $11.36 per gal | $3.10 per L = $11.74 per gal |

$3.20 per L = $12.11 per gal | $3.30 per L = $12.49 per gal |

$3.40 per L = $12.87 per gal | $3.50 per L = $13.25 per gal |

Now that we've covered the conversions, let's dive deeper into the specifics of the liter and gallon measurements...

## Understanding liter and gallon units

We'll begin this section by looking at the origins and definitions of the liter.

### Liters (L)

The liter stands as a metric volume unit within the International System of Units (SI). It is widely adopted worldwide and is represented by the symbol "L." One liter equates to 1,000 cubic centimeters (cc) or onecubic decimeter (dm³). Its applications span the measurement of various liquids such as water, beverages, and fuel.

### US gallons

Gallons are predominantly used in the United States and a few other countries that adhere to the imperial system of measurement. There are two types of gallons: the **US gallon** and the**imperial gallon**. The US gallon is defined as exactly 231 cubic inches, 0.133681 cubic feet or approximately 3.785 liters. It is commonlyused for measuring liquid volumes in the US, such as gasoline and milk.

### Imperial gallon

The imperial gallon, used in countries like the UK and Canada, is slightly larger than the US gallon. It measures approximately 4.546 liters. The imperial gallon is commonly used for measuring fuel, beverages,chemicals, and other liquid products.

Should you wish to manually convert between liters and gallons, we've got you covered. Here are the formulae, together with instructions for how to carry out the conversions.

## Formulae for converting between liters and gallons

To convert liters to gallons or gallons to liters, you can use our calculator (at the top of the page) or use one of these two formulae...

### Formula for converting liters to US gallons

US Gallons = Liters / 3.785412

### Formula for converting liters to UK imperial gallons

Imperial (UK) Gallons = Liters / 4.5461

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Calculator and article by Alastair HazellLast updated: October 18, 2023