Pints in a gallon

There are 8 pints (pt) in 1 gallon (gal) in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. Pints and gallons are both measurements of volume and capacity.

There are a number of different definitions of the gallon, so pints and gallons in different systems of measurement, including the US customary and imperial systems, have diferent measures. However, within the same system of measurement, the relationship between pints and gallons stays the same; there are 8 pints in 1 gallon. Just remember that 8 pints in the US customary system does not equal 1 gallon in the imperial system of measurement.

Pints to gallons conversion

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


Pints to gallons conversion explanation

To convert between pints and gallons, we use the following relationship:

1 pt = gal

1 gal = 8 pt

Using this relationship, we can convert from pints to gallons by dividing by 8, and we can convert from gallons to pints by multiplying 8.


1. Convert 23 pints to gallons:

23 pt ÷ 8 = 2.875 gal

2. Convert 12 gallons to pints:

12 gal × 8 = 96 pt

These conversions only work if we are using the same system of measurement. If we are converting from imperial pints to US customary gallons, we need to take the definition of their gallons into account.