You can use the following formula to calculate the difference between two times in minutes in Excel:

**=(B2-A2)*1440
**

This particular formula calculates the difference (in minutes) between the times in cells **B2** and **A2**.

By default, the formula **B2-A2** would return the difference between cells **B2** and **A2** in terms of days.

Since there are 1,440 minutes in a day, we must multiply the result of **B2-A2** by 1,440 to get the difference in terms of minutes instead of days.

The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.

**Example: Calculate Difference Between Times in Minutes in Excel**

Suppose we have the following two columns in Excel that show the start and end times for some events:

We can type the following formula into cell **C2** to calculate the difference between the start and end time for the first row in terms of minutes:

**=(B2-A2)*1440**

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column C:

The values in column C display the difference in minutes between the **Start Time** and **End Time** for each row.

Note that the time difference in the last row is greater than 1,440 because the difference between the **Start Time** and **End Time** for the last row is greater than one whole day.

**Additional Resources**

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

How to Calculate Average Time in Excel

How to Plot Time Over Multiple Days in Excel

How to Add & Subtract Hours from Time in Excel