**Cups to tablespoons** conversion factors are listed below. To find out how many tablespoons in cups, multiply the number of cups by the conversion factor.

**1 Cup [US] = 16 Tablespoons [US]**

**1 Cup [Metric] = 14 Tablespoons [UK]**

**There are 16 tablespoons in a cup**, because from the largest to the smallest units between cup and tablespoon, there are 8 ounces in a cup and 2 tablespoons in an ounce, that makes 8 * 2 = 16 tablespoons in a cup.

**Cup** is a volume unit and used to measure liquid and dry foods. 1 cup is a half pint in both US customary and imperial measurement systems. The metric cup is 250 mL and 1 US cup is 236.5 mL. The abbreviation is "**c**".

**Tablespoon** is a volume unit and 1 US tablespoon is about 15 mL and 1/2 fluid ounces. Australian tablespoons are larger (20 mL). The abbreviation is "**tbsp**".