Calculating time is usually seen for hourly wages-based workers. It may be seen that working is long, maybe work finishes after midnight. In that situation, calculating work time is a bit complicated. In this article, we are going to discuss how to calculate hours between times after midnight in Excel.

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**Excel Calculate Hours Between Two Times after Midnight: 3 Methods**

We will show 3 methods to calculate hours between two times after midnight in Excel. We have a dataset to calculate the time difference. Where the start time is on the present day and the end time is on the next day. We will calculate the time difference between them.

**1. Use a Simple Excel Formula to Calculate Hours Between Two Times After Midnight**

We will apply a simple formula based on subtraction and comparison to get the time difference.

**📌 Steps:**

- First, add a column on the right side of the dataset.

- Now, go to
**Cell D5**and put the following formula.

`=(C5-B5)+(C5<B5)`

- Press the
**Enter**button.

We get a result that is expressed as a fraction of a day.

- Now, drag the
**Fill Handle**icon downwards.

- Select all the resultant cells. Press the right button of the mouse.
- Choose
**Format Cells**from the**Context Menu**.

- We enter the
**Format Cells**window. - Choose the
**Time**option from the**Number**tab. - Now, select our desired form from the
**Type**box.

- Finally, press
**OK**to get the result.

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**2. Apply the Excel IF Function to Get the Difference Between Two Times After Midnight**

In this method, we will use the **IF** function. This will calculate the time difference by comparing the start and end times in **Excel**.

The **IF function** checks whether a condition is met and returns one value if **TRUE **and another value if **FALSE**.

**📌 Steps:**

- Copy and paste the following formula on
**Cell D5**.

`=IF(C5>B5,C5-B5,1-B5+C5)`

- Press the
**Enter**button to apply this formula.

Here, we get the result in the desired time format as cells are formatted already.

- Now, drag the
**Fill Handle**icon downwards.

We get the same result as **Method 1**.

This formula will compare the start and the end times. If the end time is greater than the start time then subtract the start time from the end time. Otherwise, subtract the start time from **1** and then add the end time.

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**3. Apply Excel MOD Function**

This **MOD **function can solve this most simple way. No need to think about other things when using the **MOD **function!

**The MOD function** returns the remainder after a number is divided by a divisor.

**📌 Steps:**

- Put this formula on
**Cell D5**.

`=MOD(C5-B5,1)`

- Press the
**Enter**button and drag the**Fill Handle**icon downwards.

We get the result easily.

**💬 Note**

To get the result in the appropriate format, each time we need to change the format of the result cells.

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**Conclusion**

In this article, we described how to calculate between two times after midnight. We used different functions to perform this. I hope this will satisfy your needs. Please give your suggestions in the comment box.

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