Often you may want to convert minutes to hours and minutes in Excel.

Fortunately this is easy to do and the following step-by-step example shows how to do so.

**Step 1: Enter the Data**

First, let’s enter the following dataset in Excel that shows the time (in minutes) that it took for various athletes to finish some task:

**Step 2: Divide Minutes by 1440**

To display the minutes as hours and minutes, we must first divide each value in the minutes column by 1,440.

We’ll type the following formula into cell **C2**, then drag and fill the formula down to each remaining cell in column C:

**=B2/1440**

**Step 3: Format the Cells**

Next, we need to format the cells so the values are shown in terms of hours and minutes.

To do so, highlight the cells in the range **C2:C11**, then click the **Number Format** dropdown menu, then click **More Number Formats**:

In the new window that appears, click **Custom** in the **Category** list, then type **[h]:mm** in the **Type** window, then click **OK**:

Once you click **OK**, the cells will automatically be formatted as hours and minutes:

For example:

- 30 minutes is equal to
**0 hours and 30 minutes**. - 35 minutes is equal to
**0 hours and 35 minutes**. - 71 minutes is equal to
**1 hour and 11 minutes**.

And so on.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Excel:

Excel: How to Convert Time Duration to Minutes

Excel: Calculate Difference Between Two Times in Minutes

Excel: Calculate Difference Between Two Times in Hours