It’s difficult to get an idea of the scale of a ship like the Titanic.

*If you’re interested in the history of the ship, you may be wondering how she compares to regular items like buses, planes or buildings that you know well.*

## How Big Was The Titanic?

The Titanic was 882 feet (269 meters) in length and 92 feet (28 meters) wide.

**The length of the Titanic is equivalent to 2.6 football pitches, 5.9 commercial aeroplanes or 2.9 times the Statue of Liberty. **

*The Titanic was as wide as 2.2 buses or 1/3rd of a modern aircraft carrier. *

**In this article, we will compare the size of Titanic to everyday objects and buildings.**

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to Commercial Airplanes?

**The Titanic was as long as the length of 5.9 commercial airplanes and as wide as the length of 0.6 of a commercial airplane.**

Measurement | Titanic Length | Titanic Width |

Commercial Airplane | 5.9x | 60% |

**The graphic below shows the comparison between the length of a commercial airplane, which is assumed to be around 150 ft in length on average, and the Titanic.**

**The below graphic shows the comparison between the width of the Titanic and the length of a commercial airplane. **

**If comparing the width of the Titanic to the width of an airplane cabin, this would be 4.6 airplanes wide.**

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to a Bus?

**The Titanic was the length of 22 buses and as wide as the length of 2.3 buses.**

Measurement | Titanic Length | Titanic Width |

Bus Length | 22x | 2.3x |

**The graphic below shows the length of the Titanic compared to the length of buses. The buses used in this example are London double-decker buses.**

**The graphic below shows the comparison between the width of the Titanic and the height of a bus.**

**Comparing the width of the Titanic to the width of a bus would make the Titanic around 10x wider. **

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to an Aircraft Carrier?

**Modern aircraft carriers are, on average, **25% longer than the Titanic was and are 3x as wide.

Measurement | Titanic Length | Titanic Width |

AirCraft Carrier | 80% of Carrier | 1/3rd of Carrier |

**The graphic below compares the length of a modern aircraft carrier with the length of the Titanic. The measurements are based on a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier operated by the US navy.**

Comparing **width** to **width**, a modern aircraft carrier is around 3x wider than the Titanic.

*If we were to compare the width of the Titanic, to the length of an aircraft carrier, the Titanic would be less than 10% of the total length.*

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to Noah’s Arc?

The Titanic was as long as 2 Noah’s arcs and as wide as 1.2 Noah’s Arcs.

*Noah’s Arc has been estimated to be 450ft long and 75ft wide, and the Titanic had a length of 882ft and width of 92ft. *

Measurement | Titanic Length | Titanic Width |

Noah’s Arc | 2x | 1.2x |

**The graphic below compares the length of Noah’s arc and the length of the Titanic.**

The graphic below compares the width of Noah’s arc to the width of the Titanic.

*If we were comparing the width of Noah’s arc, to the length of the Titanic, this would be 12x the width of Noah’s arc.*

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to a Car?

The Titanic was a long as 59 cars parked in a line. The width of the Titanic is equivalent to roughly 6.1 cars.

Measurement | Titanic Length | Titanic Width |

Car | 59 Cars | 6.1 Cars |

These calculations are created assuming a car length of 15 feet. Fifteen feet is equivalent to an Audi A1 or similar medium-sized car.

*The graphic below shows the length of the Titanic compared to the length of cars.*

**The graphic below shows the width of the Titanic compared to the length of the average car.**

*If comparing the width of the Titanic with the width of a car, the Titanic would be 15x the width of the car.*

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to a Football Pitch?

**The Titanic was the length of 2.6 football pitches and as wide as one football pitch.**

Measurement | Titanic Length | Titanic Width |

Football Pitch | 2.6x | 1x |

*The graphic below shows the length of the Titanic, compared with the length of a standard football pitch.*

**The below graphic compares the width of the Titanic, with the length of a football pitch.**

**If comparing width to width, the Titanic was as wide as 0.3 football pitches are long. **

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to The Statue of Liberty?

The Titanic was 2.9x the length of the Statue of Liberty and as wide as 1/3rd of the Statue of Liberty.

Measurement | Titanic Length | Titanic Width |

Statue of Liberty | 2.9x | 33% |

*The below graphic shows the length of the Titanic, compared to the height of the Statue of Liberty. This figure includes the height of the torch.*

The graphic below shows the width of the Titanic, compared to the height of the Statue of Liberty.

*If the Titanic was stood end to end, she would only reach about 1/3rd of the way up the Statue of Liberty.*

**Despite not having a gender, the Titanic is usually referred to as she, to find out why and where this tradition came from, check out this post:**

The Real Reason Ships Are Called ‘She’ – Language, History, and Myth* *

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to The Empire State Building?

The Titanic was 70% the height of the Empire State Building, and it was only 7% wide, as the Empire State Building is tall.

*The graphic below **shows the relation between the height of the Empire State Building and the length of the Titanic.*

Measurement | Titanic Length | Titanic Width |

Empire State Building | 70% | 7% |

**If the Titanic was stood on it’s side, it would reach 70% of the height of the Empire State building (not including the spire). **

*The graphic below compares the width of the Titanic with the height of the Empire State Building.*

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to Her Sister Ships Olympic and Britannic?

The Titanic, Olympic and Britannic were almost identical in size with a length of 882ft (269m) and a width of 92ft (28m).

*Britannic was slightly larger than the Titanic in terms of gross tonnage. Titanic had a gross tonnage of 46,000 and Britannic had a gross tonnage of 48,000.*

**Gross tonnage is the measurement used when talking about ships, to measure the volume within the ship. Gross tonnage is not the weight of the ship.**

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to A Building?

If the Titanic was stood beside a building, it would be 16 stories high.

*The Titanic had ten useable decks.*

### How Big Was The Titanic Compared to Modern Cruise Ships?

Modern cruise ships are, on average, 20% longer than the Titanic and twice as high.

*The average Royal Caribbean cruise ship is 325 meters long, 14 decks high and has a gross tonnage of 133,000. In comparison, the Titanic was only 269 meters long, 9 decks high, and had a gross tonnage of 46,000. *

**To learn more about how the Titanic compared to modern cruise ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet, check out this post:**

Titanic vs a Modern Cruise Ship Fleet – Comparison with Photos!

## Before You Go

Did you know Titanic had electricity onboard and a swimming pool? You can find out more about that in the posts below.

Inside Titanic’s Swimming Pool – Real Photos, Restrictions, and Design

The Titanic and Electricity – How Did They Generate it and What Was it For?

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