How to calculate days hours and minutes between two dates in Excel?

Supposing, you have two columns of date time cells, and now, you want to calculate the difference in days, hours and minutes between these two date time cells as following screenshot shown. This article, I will talk about some methods to solve this task for you.

Calculate days hours and minutes between two dates with formula

Calculate days hours and minutes between two dates with a handy feature


Calculate days hours and minutes between two dates with formula

The following formula can help you to calculate the difference in days, hours and minutes between two dates, please do as this:

Enter this formula into a blank cell where you want to output the result:

=INT(B2-A2)&" Days "&HOUR(MOD(B2-A2,1))&" Hour "&MINUTE(MOD(B2-A2,1))&" Minutes"

And then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to calculate the difference in days, hours and minutes between the two dates, see screenshot:

Note: In above formula, B2 is the end date cell, and A2 is the start date cell, you can change them to your need.


Calculate days hours and minutes between two dates with a handy feature

If you wouldn't like to remember the formula, with Kutools for Excel's Formula Helper feature, you can get the result only several clicks.

Note: To apply this Formula Helper, firstly, you should download the Kutools for Excel, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Click a cell where you want to locate the calculated result, and then, click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper, see screenshot:

2. In the Date & Time Helper dialog box, do the following operations:

  • In the Formula Type drop down list, please select Date option
  • Then, select Count days, hours and minutes between dates option in the Choose a formula list box;
  • In the right Arguments input box, select the cells which contain the start date and end date that you want to use to calculate.

3. After finishing the settings, click Ok button, and you will get the first calculated result, then, drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and you will get the following result as you need:

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