 # Calculate Time Differences in Excel & Google Sheets

This tutorial will demonstrate how to calculate time differences in Excel & Google Sheets. ## Time Difference

To calculate time differences in Excel simply subtract two times: Note if you time difference returns a negative number you’ll see this: To fix the output you can use the ABS Function to calculate the absolute value:

``=ABS(C3-B3)`` ### Hours, Minutes, and Seconds Between Times

To display only the hours, minutes, and seconds between times you can use the HOUR, MINUTE, and SECOND Functions: ### Hours Between Times

To calculate the number of hours between times, subtract the times and multiply by 24 (24 hours in a day). To calculate only the number of full hours use the INT Function:

``=INT((C3-B3)*24)`` ### Minutes Between Times

To calculate the number of minutes between times do the same except multiply by 1440 (24 hours * 60 minutes):

``=(C3-B3)*1440`` ### Seconds Between Times

Multiply by 86,400 to calculate the number of seconds between times:

``=(C3-B3)*86400`` ### Display Time Difference

You can output a time difference as a string of text using the TEXT Function:

``=TEXT(C3-B3,"hh")``

### Easy Excel Automation ## Calculate Time Differences in Google Sheets

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

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