## Excel Formula: Count Days Between Two Dates Excluding Weekends

Generally, the DATEDIF function can count the days between two dates, but if you want to count the days between two dates but excluding weekends, which means to count workdays only in a date range in Excel, which formula can help you?

Generic formula:

 NETWORKDAYS(start_date,end_date,[holiday])

Syntaxt and Arguments

 Start_date, end_date: the date range that you want to count workdays from. Holiday: optional, the cell range that contains the holiday dates that you want to count days excluding.

Return Value

The formula returns a numeric value.

How this formula works

In cell B3 and C3 are the start date and end date, in cell B6:B10 list the holidays, please use below formula to count days excluding weekends and holidays.

 =NETWORKDAYS(B3,C3,B6:B10)

Press Enter key to get the counting result.

Explanation

NETWORKDAYS function: gets the number of working days between two dates.

Remark

By default, the weekends indicate Saturday and Sunday. If you want to specify the custom weekends, you can use the NETWORKDAYS.INTL function as below:

 =NETWORKDAYS.INTL(start_date,end_date,[weekend],[holidays])

 Week Number Weekend Days 1 or omitted Saturday and Sunday 2 Sunday and Monday 3 Monday and Tuesday 4 Tuesday and Wednesday 5 Wednesday and Thursday 6 Thursday and Friday 7 Friday and Saturday 11 Sunday Only 12 Monday Only 13 Tuesday Only 14 Wednesday Only 15 Thursday Only 16 Friday Only 17 Saturday Only

Take an instance, the weekends are Monday and Tuesday, now you can count days excluding weekends and holidays with below the formulas:

 =NETWORKDAYS.INTL(B3,C3,3,B6:B10)

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