## Excel Formula: Get Number of Workdays Between Two Dates

To count the number of workdays between two dates, the NETWORKDAYS function in Excel can help.

Generic formula

 NETWORKDAYS( start_date, end_date, [holidays] )

Syntaxt and arguments

 Start_date, End_date (required): the two dates that you want to count number of workdays between. Holidays (Optional):: It is an optional range which includes one or more dates to exclude from the working days. The holidays list can be one of the below:A range of cells that contains the dates.An array of the serial numbers that represent the dates.

Return value

It returns to a numeric value.

How this formula works

In column B and column C, list the start dates and end dates, in column F list the holidays, please choose one of below formulas to get the number of workdays.

Count workdays

 =NETWORKDAYS(B3,C3)

Count workdays excluding holidays

 =NETWORKDAYS(B3,C3,G3:\$G\$5)

Press Enter key get the first counting, then drag auto fill handle down to fill this formula to other cells.

Explanation

NETWORKDAYS function: Calculates the number of working days between two dates excluding default weekends (Saturday and Sunday), optional, excluding holidays you specify.

Tip:

If you want to exclude custom weekends, you can use the NETWORKDAYS.INTL function.

Generic formula

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

Syntax and argument

Weekend: Using the numbers below to define which days are weekends.

How the formula work

Supposing Friday and Saturday are the weekends, using above data, please use the formula as this:

=NETWORKDAYS.INTL(B3,C3,7,\$H\$3:\$H\$5)

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