## How to calculate net work hours between two dates excluding weekends or holidays in Excel?

In many companies, staff are paid by working hours. To calculate the net work hours in a day is easy, but how about calculating net hours in a date range? For that, this article, introduces the formulas on calculating the net work hours between two dates excluding weekends and holidays in Excel.

**Calculate workday exclude weekends**

**Calculate working hours exclude weekends/holidays**

#### ** Calculate workday exclude weekends**

In this part, I introduce the formula to calculate workday between two date times excluding weekends.

1. Select two cells which you will input the start date time and end date time, and right click to select** Format Cells** form the context menu. See screenshot:

2. In the** Format Cells** dialog, click **Number** tab, and select** Custom** form the **Category** list, and enter m/d/yyyy h:mm into the** Type** textbox in right section. See screenshot:

3. Click **OK**. And enter the start date time and end date time into the two cells separately. See screenshot:

4. In the cell next to these two cells, C13, for instance, enter this formula =NETWORKDAYS(A13,B13)-1-MOD(A13,1)+MOD(B13,1), and press **Enter** key, and you will get the result with custom format, select the result cell, and click **Home** tab, and go to the **Number Format** list to select General to format it as the correct format. See screenshot:

#### ** Calculate working hours exclude weekends/holidays**

If you want to calculate the net working hours excluding weekends or holidays, you can do as bellow:

**Calculate net working hours exclude weekends**

1. Select two cells and format them as custom format m/d/yyyy h:mm, and enter the start date time and end date time. See screenshot:

2. And in the next to cell, C2 for instance, enter this formula,

=(NETWORKDAYS(A2,B2)-1)*("17:30"-"8:30")+IF(NETWORKDAYS(B2,B2),MEDIAN(MOD(B2,1),"17:30","8:30"),"17:30")-MEDIAN(NETWORKDAYS(A2,A2)*MOD(A2,1),"17:30","8:30"),

press **Enter** key, then you get a number string. See screenshot:

3. Right click at the number string, and click **Format Cells** from context menu, and in **Format Cells** dialog, select **Custom** form **Category** list under **Numbe**r tab, and enter this [h]:mm into Type textbox. See screenshot:

4. Click **OK**. Now the net working hours between two dates excluding weekends are counted.

**Tip**: In the formula, A2 is the start date time, B2 is the end date time, 8:30 and 17:30 are the general start time and end time in each day, you can change them as you need.

**Calculate net working hours excluding weekend and holidays**

1. As the same as above, select two cells and format them as custom format m/d/yyyy h:mm, and enter the start date time and end date time.

2. Select a blank cell, and enter the holiday date into it, here I have 3 holidays and I type them separately in H1:H3. See screenshot:

3. Select a blank cell which will place the counted result, C2 for instance,

=(NETWORKDAYS.INTL(A2,B2,11,H$1:H$3)-1)*("17:30"-"8:30")+IF(NETWORKDAYS.INTL(B2,B2,11,H$1:H$3),MEDIAN(MOD(B2,1),"8:30","17:30"),"17:30")-MEDIAN(NETWORKDAYS.INTL(A2,A2,11,H$1:H$3)*MOD(A2,1),"8:30","17:30"),

and press** Enter** key, you will get a number string, and format it as custom format [h]:mm. See screenshot:

**Tip**: In the formula, A2 is the start date time, B2 is the end date time, 8:30 and 17:30 are the general start time and end time in each day, H1:H3 is the holiday cells, you can change them as you need.

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