It’s difficult to get an idea of the scale of ships 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 airplanes or 2.9 Statue of Libertys. 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 below graphic shows the comparison between the length of a commercial airplane, 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 below graphic 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.

*If comparing the width of the Titanic to the width of a bus this 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 below graphic compares the **length** of a modern aircraft carrier with the **length** of 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 below graphic shows the comparison between the **length** of Noah’s arc and the **length** of the Titanic.

The below graphic 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 source . 15 feet is equivalent to a Audi A1 or similar medium sized car.

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

The below graphic 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 1 football pitch.**

Measurement | Titanic Length | Titanic Width |

Football Pitch | 2.6x | 1x |

The below graphic 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 below graphic 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 was only 7% was wide as the Empire State Building is tall.

The below graphic shows the relation between the **height** of the Empire State building and **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 below graphic 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 besides a building it would be 16 storys high.**

The Titanic had 10 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. source.

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