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**How many cups in a liter?** If this is your question, read further. In this guide you are going to learn everything on converting cups to liters. With more helpful measurements and free conversion chart.

## How many cups are in a liter?

**There are 4.227 cups in a liter.**

As we have seen in our guide on how many ounces in a cup, one cup is equal to 8 fluid ounces. Therefore, knowing that there are 4.227 cups in one liter, a liter is equal to 33.816 fluid ounces. Simply multiply 8 times 4.227 and you’ll get 33.816, i.e. the ounces in a liter.

Whether you are measuring water, milk or soup, the one liter cup reaction will always be the same. That’s because both cups and liters are used to measure fluid volumes. The liter is the standard measurement for liquids according to the metric system, while the liquid cup is the standard unit according to the imperial system.

But if you have 1 liter how many cups are actually 4.227 cups? Well, this is a common question many people have. In the end, we are not mathematicians. The good news is that you can easily get to 4.227 cups by using common kitchen tools. One liter is equal to approximately 4 cups plus 1/4 cup (1 divided by 4 = 0.25). This being said, if the recipe does not require absolute precision, then we can say that there are 4 1/4 cups in one liter.

## What is a cup?

A cup is a unit of volume in the imperial system, equal to 8 fluid ounces. In recipes, you may find cups under abbreviations like “C” or “c”. Depending on the purpose, there can be dry cups and liquid cups. But since here we are interested in the cup to l conversion, this blog post refers to liquid cups.

This unit of measure was first introduced in 1896 by the director of the Boston Cooking School Fannie Farmer. After its appearance, the cup quickly replaced approximate measurements and became the standard unit in the US imperial system.

## What is a liter?

A liter (abbreviated as L, Lt or l) is a unit of volume used to measure liquids according to the metric system. It originated in France during the late 18th century, and was then defined as the volume occupied by 1 kg of pure water at its maximum density, which occurs at about 4 degrees Celsius. The liter is commonly used in Europe and most other countries of the world (except the United States and few other countries) to measure liquids like water, milk, oil, sauce or soups.

## Cups to liters conversions

In this blog post, we have seen that there are 4.227 cups in one liter. If you need a quick conversion, remember that a liter is about 4 1/4 cups or a bit more than a quart. This is because there are 4 cups in a quart. Alongside cups and quarts, the US imperial system also uses pints and gallons to measure fluids. Here are some helpful conversions. Down below, you will also find a complete chart with the most common cup to l and l to cup conversions.

**1 cup**is equal to**0.236 liters****1 pint**is equal to**0.47 liters****1 quart**is equal to**1.06 liters****1 gallon**is equal to**3.78 liters**

Liters (L) | Cups (US) | Pints (US) | Quarts (US) | Gallons (US) |
---|---|---|---|---|

0.0591 L | 0.25 | 0.125 | 0.0625 | 0.0156 |

0.1 L | 0.4227 | 0.2113 | 0.1057 | 0.0264 |

0.1183 L | 0.5 | 0.25 | 0.125 | 0.0313 |

0.1577 L | 0.6667 | 0.3333 | 0.1667 | 0.0417 |

0.2366 L | 1 | 0.5 | 0.25 | 0.0625 |

0.25 L | 1.0567 | 0.5283 | 0.2642 | 0.0660 |

0.4732 L | 2 | 1 | 0.5 | 0.1250 |

0.5 L | 2.1134 | 1.0567 | 0.5283 | 0.1321 |

0.75 L | 3.1701 | 1.5850 | 0.7925 | 0.1981 |

0.9463 L | 4 | 2 | 1 | 0.2500 |

1 L | 4.2268 | 2.1134 | 1.0567 | 0.2642 |

1.2 L | 5.0721 | 2.5360 | 1.2680 | 0.3170 |

1.4195 L | 6 | 3 | 1.5 | 0.3750 |

1.5 L | 6.3402 | 3.1701 | 1.5850 | 0.3963 |

1.8 L | 7.6407 | 3.8203 | 1.9102 | 0.4776 |

1.8927 L | 8 | 4 | 2 | 0.5000 |

2 L | 8.4535 | 4.2268 | 2.1134 | 0.5283 |

2.5 L | 10.5669 | 5.2835 | 2.6418 | 0.6604 |

3 L | 12.6803 | 6.3402 | 3.1701 | 0.7925 |

3.5 L | 14.7936 | 7.3969 | 3.6984 | 0.9245 |

4 L | 16.907 | 8.4535 | 4.2268 | 1.0567 |

5 L | 21.1338 | 10.5669 | 5.2835 | 1.3209 |

### How to read the table?

Seeing all those numbers may be confusing at first. How much is 7.6407 cups?How much is 8.4535 cups? Don’t panic, here are some quick approximations to help you out.

- 1/4 cup ≈ 0.25
- 1/3 cup ≈ 0.33
- 1/2 cup ≈ 0.50
- 2/3 cup ≈ 0.66
- 3/4 cup ≈ 0.75

Therefore, 0.4227 cups ≈ 1/2 cup, 0.667 cups ≈ 2/3 cup, 4.2268 cups ≈ 4 1/4 cups, 8.4535 ≈ 8 1/2 cups, and so on.