The NETWORKDAYS function calculates the number of working days between two dates. The function excludes weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and can exclude holidays if you provide a list.

Syntax

=NETWORKDAYS(start_date,end_date,[holiday(s)])

start_dateDate at which to start the calculation

end_dateDate at which to end the calculation

[holiday(s)]An optional list of holidays to exclude from the count of days.

Related functions

DAYS- Calculate the number of days between two dates.

DATEDIF- Calculate length of time between two dates in years, months, and/or days.

MINUS- Subtract one value from another. Can be done with dates.

NETWORKDAYS.INTL- Calculate the number of work days between two dates. You can modify which days are weekends.

Errors

#VALUE!- The inputs are something that isn't a valid date such as "The other day" or "Yester-yester-day".

Examples

 Live examples in Sheets 

Go tothis spreadsheetfor the examples of the NETWORKDAYS function shown above that you can study and use anywhere you would like.