Google Sheets: How to Convert Time Duration to Minutes


You can use the following formula to convert a time duration to minutes in Google Sheets:

=VALUE(B2*24*60)

This particular formula converts the time duration in cell B2 to minutes.

For example, if the time is 10:14:22 then the formula will convert this to 614.37 so that the time is represented as 614.37 minutes.

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

Example: Convert Time to Minutes in Google Sheets

Suppose we have the following dataset in Google Sheets that shows the number of hours, minutes, and seconds it took various athletes to finish a competition:

We can ensure that the values in the Duration column are formatted as durations by highlighting the range B2:B11, then clicking the Format tab, then clicking Number, then clicking Duration:

 

We can then use the following formula to convert the durations into minutes:

=VALUE(B2*24*60)

We will type this formula into cell C2 and then click and drag the formula down to each remaining cell in column C:

Google Sheets convert time to minutes

The new Minutes column displays the time in the Duration column as minutes.

For example:

  • A duration of 10 hours, 14 minutes, and 22 seconds is converted to 614.37 minutes.
  • A duration of 26 hours, 14 minutes, and 22 seconds is converted to 15,74.37 minutes.
  • A duration of 13 hours, 30 minutes, and 0 seconds is converted to 810 minutes.

And so on.

Note: This formula works because durations are stored as number of days in Google Sheets.

Thus, multiplying by 24 hours in a day and then by 60 minutes in an hour allows us to convert time durations to minutes.

Additional Resources

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

How to Convert Timestamp to Date in Google Sheets
How to Sort by Date in Google Sheets
How to Compare Dates in Google Sheets
How to Add Months to Date in Google Sheets

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