5 Apps to Find Halfway Points to Meet With Faraway Friends

Sandy Writtenhouse Updated 13-11-2019

Want to meet up with a friend, but can’t decide on a place that’s fair? If you live miles away from each other, it’s not always convenient to go to their home or vice versa. Plus, it might be fun to meet up somewhere in the middle that’s new.


Rather than opening a maps application and trying to find a halfway point, there are websites built just for this sort of situation. So the next time you and your pal want to make plans to meet, check out these helpful sites for a location that’s right between you both.

1. WhatsHalfway

WhatsHalfway Halfway Point

WhatsHalfway gives you the middle location between two spots. Just enter your two cities and you’ll see the halfway point with the travel time and distance for you and your friend. You also get a handy map that you can click to zoom in on that middle point or view the entire route between the two cities.

When you enter your cities, you can pick a venue type such as accommodations, food and drink, or shopping. Then when you view your midpoint, you’ll see a link Click here to find a venue. When you click it, you’ll be taken to a list of those venue options on Google Maps.

Want to meet up with more people? You can add other cities or zip codes and see the middle point for all. And you can choose venues for that type of trip too. WhatsHalfway is easy to use and a terrific option.


2. MeetWays

MeetWays Halfway Point

MeetWays offers similar features to WhatsHalfway but with a couple of extras you might enjoy. Start by entering your two cities or zip codes and optionally pop in a point of interest. Before hitting the Go! button, you can add options for the travel mode, toll roads, or highways if you like.

When you check out the results for your halfway mark, you’ll see the exact address that’s in the middle along with the distance you each need to travel in miles. The map shows the route between the two locations and you can zoom in or out.

If you entered a point of interest for your search, you’ll see a list of spots, a few suggestions, and the locations plotted on the map. If you pick one, you can get further details which are powered by Yelp. The MeetWays site makes finding that happy medium a breeze.


3. TravelMath

TravelMath Halfway Point

TravelMath is a site that helps you plan your trips, whether driving or flying. But they also offer a handy way to find your middle point. When you land on the site, use the dropdown box and choose Halfway Point, then just enter your two cities and hit Go.

Once you see the city in the middle, you can click to find hotels nearby 5 Ways to Find Free or Cheap Hotels, Homestays, and Hostels Traveling on a budget? Use these smart sites, apps, and extensions to search for the best deals on hotels, homestays, and hostels. Read More if you like. Otherwise, scroll to the bottom and get full details on the location like the closest major city or zip code. You can also see how many miles you’ll each need to drive and how long in hours and minutes it should take.

TravelMath offers a convenient map and links for things to do, places to stop, accommodations, and more for your trip. This site is worth visiting for finding a place to meet in the middle.


4. Distance Between Cities

Distance Between Cities Halfway Point

The Distance Between Cities website gives you exactly that, the distance between two cities and plenty of information about the route. In addition, they offer a section for Halfway Point. So enter your two cities on the main page and when you’re taken to the results, just scroll down to that section.

You can see the closest city or town to the halfway point along with the major city nearest the middle and major cities along the routes. You’ll get the travel time and distance for each of you and the exact coordinates, if you find those helpful as well.

Also, be sure to check out the gas consumption and emissions details, nearby hotels, and even rental cars. If you’re interested in more than just what’s in the middle, Distance Between Cities gives you all sorts of information about the route between you.


5. Trippy

Trippy Halfway Point

One more website to visit for that halfway point is Trippy. This site is great for finding places to meet in that middle city. On the main page, type your question in the box. For example, you can enter “halfway point between [city one] and [city two]” and click the ask Trippy! button.

You’ll immediately see the answer to your question, but of course, you want more right? Click Read More and you’ll get all the details including the distance, travel time, and coordinates.

Scroll down and you’ll see the best places to meet, local accommodations, eateries, and activities. For each option, you’ll get the address and can click for further information from Trippy.

So if you’re not just looking for that midpoint, but also want things to do or hotels for your stay, Trippy is an excellent site.

Get Ready to Meet Halfway

When you have friends or family members who live miles and hours away, meeting up can be difficult. But with websites like these, it can be just a bit easier. Find that halfway point along with places to stay and things to do while you’re there. These sites can help make your trip a great one!

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  1. dragonmouth
    November 23, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I have tested all five sites with a selection of routes I am familiar with. All five basically agreed on the mid-point of all the test routes, which may sound like a positive but wasn't. Unfortunately, the results provided differed by a large margin from real life:

    It seems that all 5 sites use the same mapping site for routing so they made the same erroneous recommendations.

    All 5 sites used only major highways or Interstates for routing. This increased the drive times on the test routes by anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour. (The longest test trip was about 400 miles)

    None of the sites allowed a choice of type of routing - scenic, direct, no toll roads, secondary roads.

    None of the sites allowed for adjustments to the recommended routing.

    As far as I am concerned, all 5 sites are an epic fail for any trip other than between major cities and over major highways.

    BTW - at one time I worked for a travel service providing trip routings to customers.

  2. paulmac1
    January 26, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Thanks for sharing - really helpful. Tried them all out, like Meetways the best.