How to Convert List to String Python ?

Last Updated On Thursday 20th Jan 2022

Python Join() function can easily convert a list to string

Python provides a magical join() method that takes a sequence and converts it to a string.
The list can contain any of the following object types.

  • Strings
  • Characters
  • Numbers.

Python Join() Syntax

	string_token.join( iterable )

iterable => It could be a list of strings, characters, and numbers
string_token => It is also a string such as space'' or comma "," etcetera


The above method joins all the elements present in the iterable separated by the string_token.

python convert list to string

Example 1

	listOfMonths = ["Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"]

we’ll join all the strings in the above list, considering space as a separator

	def converttostr(input_seq, seperator):
   final_str = seperator.join(input_seq)
   return final_str

# List of month names
listOfMonths = ["Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"]

# List of month names separated with a space
seperator = ' '
print("OutPut1: ", converttostr(listOfmonths, seperator))

# List of month names separated with a comma
seperator = ', '
print("OutPut2: ", converttostr(listOfmonths, seperator))


The output is as follows:

	OutPut1:  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
OutPut2:  Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

list of chars into a string

Example 2

  • We can also convert a list of characters to a string.
	chars = ["h", "e", "l", "l", "o", "w", "o", "r", "l", "d"]

final = "".join(chars)


The output is as follows:

	# helloworld
# ['h', 'e', 'l', 'l', 'o', 'w', 'o', 'r', 'l', 'd']