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Round Time to Nearest 15 Minutes (or other multiple) – Excel & Google Sheets

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This tutorial will demonstrate how to round time in Excel and Google Sheets.

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Round Time

To round time in Excel, you should use the MROUND Function and enter your rounding multiple as a unit of time using quotations.


Round Time

This example rounded time to the nearest 15 minutes. Instead you could round to the nearest 60 minutes instead.


MRound 60Mints

If you don’t want to enter time in this fashion, you can enter a decimal value corresponding to a unit of time.  For example 1/24 represents one hour, by entering 1/24 into MROUND, you will round to the nearest hour.


MRound 1upon24

This works because in Excel, time is stored as a decimal value where a whole day equals 1 and each 1/24 represents one hour of the day.

Round Time Up

To round time up, use the exact same technique except with the CEILING Function.



Round Time Down

To round time down, use the exact same technique except with the FLOOR Function.



Round Time in Google Sheets

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

Round Time Google