Convert Time to Hours – Excel & Google Sheets

This tutorial will demonstrate how to convert a time value to hours in Excel & Google Sheets.

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Convert Time to Hours – Excel

Excel stores time as a decimal value where each 1/24th represents one hour of a day. Understanding this, you can convert a time to hours by multiplying the time by 24:

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Value Hour

Format as Number

When you multiply time by 24, Excel may format the result as time (ex. h:mm):

<<show time instead of decimal>>

Value time

To display the result as a regular number, change the formatting to General:

excel time format to general

Convert Time to Hours in Google Sheets

All of the above examples work exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel.

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Hours Google


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