Cups in a pint

There are 2 cups (C) in 1 pint (pt) in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. Cups and pints are units of volume and capacity in these systems. There are numerous definitions of the cup. Even within the US, there are multiple definitions of the cup; the US customary cup (usually referred to as just "cup") and the US legal cup.

Even though their measurements with respect to units such as milliliters differ, their relationship within their respective systems of measurement remains the same; 2 cups = 1 pint.

Cups to pints conversion

The following converter can be used to convert from cups to pints or pints to cups. Just enter a value in either cups or pints to convert between the two.


Cups to pints conversion explained

To convert between cups and pints, we just need to remember the following relationship:

2 cups = 1 pint

1 cup = pints

Based on this relationship, to convert a value in cups to pints, we divide by 2; to convert from pints to cups, we multiply by 2. This is the same in both the imperial and US customary systems of measurement.


1. Convert 3.72 cups to pints:

3.72 C ÷ 2 = 1.86 pt

2. Convert 12 pints to cups:

12 pt × 2 = 24 cups

Note that if we wanted to convert imperial pints to US cups, the relationships above cannot be used. This is because while those relationships are true within each respective system of measurement, cups and pints in each system are based on different definitions of the gallon.