## Calculate the difference between two dates in days, weeks, months and years in Excel

When dealing with the dates in a worksheet, you may need to calculate the difference between two given dates for getting the number of days, weeks, months or years. This article, I will talk about how to solve this task in Excel.

**Calculate the difference between two given dates in days****Calculate the difference between two given dates in months****Calculate the difference between two given dates in years****Calculate the difference between two given dates in days, months and years****Calculate the difference between two given dates in weeks****Calculate the difference between two given date times in days, hours and minutes**

** Calculate the difference between two given dates in days**

To get the number of days between two given dates, please use below formulas:

**1**. Enter any one of the below formulas into a blank cell where you want to get the result:

**=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"D")**

**=B2-A2**

**Note**: In the above formulas: * A2* is the start date cell and

*is the end date cell.*

**B2****2**. Then, drag the fill handle down to the cells to fill this formula, and the number of days between the two dates has been calculated as below screenshot shown:

** Calculate the difference between two given dates in months**

If you want to get the number of months between two specific dates, please enter the following formula into a blank cell:

**=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"M")**

Note: A2 is the start date cell and B2 is the end date cell.

And then, drag the fill handle down to the cells to apply this formula, and the difference between two dates in months has been calculated, see screenshot:

** Calculate the difference between two given dates in years**

To calculate the number of years between two dates, the DATEDIF function also can help you.

Please enter the below formula into a blank cell:

**=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"Y")**

**Note**: * A2* is the start date cell and

*is the end date cell.*

**B2**And then, drag the fill handle down to the cells to apply this formula, and the number of years between the specific two dates has been returned, see screenshot:

** Calculate the difference between two given dates in days, months and years**

If you need to calculate the difference between two dates in days, months and years together, you should apply the below formula:

**=DATEDIF(A2, B2, "y") &" years, "&DATEDIF(A2, B2, "ym") &" months, " &DATEDIF(A2, B2, "md") &" days"**

**Note**: * A2* is the start date cell and

*is the end date cell.*

**B2**And then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, then, you will get the following result:

** Calculate the difference between two given dates in weeks**

The DATEDIF function also can help you to calculate the number of weeks between two dates, please use the following formula into a blank cell:

**=(DATEDIF(A2,B2,"D")/7)**

**Note**: * A2* is the start date cell and

*is the end date cell.*

**B2**Then, drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and you will get the weeks in decimal numbers between two dates, see screenshot:

**Tips:**If you want to get the number of full weeks between two dates, please apply this formula:**=ROUNDDOWN((DATEDIF(A2, B2, "d") / 7), 0)**

** Calculate the difference between two given date times in days, hours and minutes**

If you have two lists of date and times, to calculate the difference between two date times in days, hours and minutes, the following formula can do you a favor.

Please copy and paste the below formula into a blank cell:

**=INT(B2-A2)&" days "&TEXT(B2-A2,"h"" hours ""m"" minutes """)**

**Note**: * A2* is the start date time cell and

*is the end date time cell.*

**B2**And 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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