The article will show you some processes of rounding time to the nearest hour in Excel. Sometimes you may need to know the **nearest hour **of a certain time to simplify your calculation. We can use Excel as a tool for this purpose.

In the dataset, we have **In **an **Out time **of some employees in an organization.

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## Rounding Time in Excel to Nearest Hour: 6 Ways

**1. Rounding Time to Nearest Hour Using Excel ROUND Function**

In this section, Iâ€™ll show you how to use **the ROUND function** to **round time to the nearest hours**. We will be working on the **Out Time **of the employees. Letâ€™s have a look at the procedure below.

**Steps:**

- Make a column for
**rounding time**to**hour**and type the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=ROUND(C5*24,0)/24`

The formula here uses the **ROUND Function **to convert the **time **of cell **C5 **to the **nearest hour**. In Excel, **1 hour **equals **1/24 **and thatâ€™s why we multiply **24 **with the cell value. We donâ€™t want any decimal value, so we set **num_digits **as **0**. The whole formula is divided by **24 **to convert it to **hours**.

- Press the
**ENTER**button and you will see the time in cell**C5 rounded to**its**nearest**hour which is**4:00:00 PM**.

- Use the
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**the lower cells. This operation will**round all the****times**in the dataset to their**nearest hours**.

Thus you can **round time **to the **nearest hour **using the **ROUND Function**.

**Read More:** **How to Add ROUND Formula to Multiple Cells in Excel**

**2. Implementing MROUND Function to Round Time in Excel**

Another way of **rounding time **to the **nearest hour **is to use **the MROUND function**. Here, we will also be working on the **Out Time**. Letâ€™s go through the process below.

**Steps:**

- Make a column for
**rounding time**to**hour**and type the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=MROUND(C5,1/24)`

The formula here uses the **MROUND function **to convert the **time **of cell **C5 **to the **nearest hour**. In Excel, **1 hour **equals **1/24 **and thatâ€™s why we set the **multiple **as **1/24**.

- Press the
**ENTER**button and you will see the time in cell**C5 rounded to**its**nearest**hour which is**4:00:00 PM**.

- Use the
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**the lower cells. This operation will**round**all the**times**in the dataset to their**nearest hours**.

Thus you can **round time **to the **nearest hour **using the **MROUND Function**.

**Read More: ****How to Round to Nearest 10 Cents in Excel**

**3. Using Excel TIME Functions to Round TimeÂ **

In this section, Iâ€™ll show you how to use the combination of **TIME Functions **to **round time **to the **nearest hours**. The **TIME Functions **are **TIME**, **HOUR**, **MINUTE** and **SECOND**. We will be working on the **In Time **of the employees. Letâ€™s have a look at the procedure below.

**Steps:**

- Make a column for
**rounding time**to**hour**and type the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=TIME(HOUR(C5) +((MINUTE(C5)+SECOND(C5)/60)>30),0,0)`

Here, we present the **time **of cell **C5 **with **hours**, **minutes **and **seconds **with the help of **TIME Function**.Â As we only want the **nearest hour**, we set **minute **and **second **to **0**. As we want the **nearest **value of **hour**, we put a logical test to see whether **MINUTE(C5)+SECOND(C5) **is greater than **30**. If thatâ€™s **true**, then **1 hour **is added to the value of **HOUR(C5)**. In this case, **MINUTE(C5)+SECOND(C5) **equals **13 **which is less than **30 **so the output will be **9:00 AM**.

- Press the
**ENTER**button and you will see the time in cell**C5 rounded to**itâ€™s**nearest**hour which is**9:00:00 AM**.

- Use the
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**the lower cells. This operation will**round**all the**times**in the dataset to their**nearest hours**.

Thus you can **round time **to the **nearest hour **using the **TIME Functions**.

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**4. Rounding Time to Nearest Hour Using Excel FLOOR Function**

Another way of **rounding time **to the **nearest hour **is to use **the FLOOR function**. Here, we will also be working on **In Time**. Letâ€™s go through the process below.

**Steps:**

- Make a column for
**rounding time**to**hour**and type the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=FLOOR(C5,1/24)`

The formula here uses the **FLOOR Function **to convert the **time **of cell **C5 **to the **hour**. In Excel, **1 hour **equals **1/24 **and thatâ€™s why we set the **significance **as **1/24**.. It only converts the **time **to its **hour**.

- Press the
**ENTER**button and you will see the time in cell**C5 rounded to**its**hour**which is**9:00:00 AM**.

- Use the
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**the lower cells. This operation will**round**all the**times**in the dataset to their**hours**.

Thus you can **round time **to the **hour **using the **FLOOR Function**.

**Read More: ****How to Round to Nearest Whole Number in Excel**

**5. Applying ROUNDDOWN Function to Round Time in Excel**

In this section, Iâ€™ll show you how to use **the ROUNDDOWN Function **to **round time **to the **hours**. We will be working on the **In Time **of the employees. This function will **round **the **time **to itâ€™s current **hour**. Letâ€™s have a look at the procedure below.

**Steps:**

- Make a column for
**rounding time**to**hour**and type the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=ROUNDDOWN((C5)*24,0)/24`

The formula here uses the **ROUNDDOWN Function **to convert the **time **of cell **C5 **to the **hour**. In Excel, **1 hour **equals **1/24 **and thatâ€™s why we multiply **24 **with the cell value. We donâ€™t want any decimal value, so we set **num_digits **as **0**. The whole formula is divided by **24 **to convert it to **hours**.

- Press the
**ENTER**button and you will see the time in cell**C5 rounded to**its**nearest**hour which is**9:00:00 AM**.

- Use the
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**the lower cells. This operation will**round**all the**times**in the dataset to their**nearest hours**.

Thus you can **round time **to **hour **using the **ROUNDDOWN Function**.

**Read More: ****Round off Formula in Excel Invoice**

**6. Implementing Excel CEILING Function to Round Time**

If you want to find out the **time **difference in **hours**, you can use **the CEILING function**. Letâ€™s go through the process below.

**Steps:**

- Make a column for
**rounding time**to**hour**and type the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=CEILING((D5-C5)*24,1)`

The formula here uses the **CEILING Function **to convert the **time difference **between cells **D5 **& **C5 **to an **hour**. In Excel, **1 hour **equals **1/24 **and thatâ€™s why we multiply **24 **with the cell value. The **significance **is set as **1**.

- Press the
**ENTER**button and you will see the output in cell**D5**.

- Use the
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**the lower cells.

Thus you can **round time difference **to **hour **using the **CEILING Function**.

**Read More: ****Rounding to Nearest Dollar in Excel**

## Practice Section

Here, Iâ€™m giving you the dataset that we used in this article so that you can practice these methods on your own.

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## Conclusion

In the end, I can assume that you can have the knowledge of rounding time in Excel to the nearest hour. This can be helpful to simplify your calculation. If you have any ideas or feedback regarding this article, please share them in the comment box. Because your valuable thoughts will inflate my knowledge and thus help me enrich my upcoming articles.

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