How many cups in a gallon?
There are three types of gallons, US Customary fluid and dry gallons and the Imperial gallon. There are a few commonly accepted sizes for cups such as US cup, Metric cup, Imperial cup and the Canadian cup. So, depending on what types of gallons and cups are used, the answer to the question of how many cups in a gallon might be different. If you are converting from US fluid gallons to US cups, then there are 16 cups in a gallon. If the conversion is between US dry gallons and US cups, then there are 18.618 US cups in a US dry gallon.
The Imperial cups are no longer in use today and replaced by the Metric cups, but if you still need to convert from Imperial gallons to Imperial cups, then there are 16 Imperial cups in an Imperial gallon.
In this converter page, the tables and the converter is based on the US Customary fluid gallon and the US cup which are the most commonly converted types of gallons and cups.
Here is the list of conversion factors from gallons to cups:
- 1 US fluid gallon = 16 US cups
- 1 US dry gallon = 18.618355 US cups
- 1 Imperial gallon= 16 Imperial cups
- 1 Imperial gallon= 18.18436 Metric cups
How to convert from gallons to cups?
To convert from gallons to cups, multiply the gallon value by the conversion factor. For example, if converting from US fluid gallon to US cup, then multiply the gallon value by 16.
For example, to find out how many US cups there are in 2 US fluid gallons, multiply 16 by 2, that makes 32 cups in 2 gallons.
US fluid gallons to US cups formula
US cup = US fluid gallon * 16
What is a Gallon?
Gallon is an imperial and United States Customary measurement systems volume unit. The symbol is "gal".
Common conversions from US fluid gallons to cups
- 1/8 gallon = 2 cups
- 1/4 gallon = 4 cups
- 1/2 gallon = 8 cups
- 1.5 gallon = 24 cups
To convert from US fluid, dry gallons and UK gallons to US cup, UK cup and Metric cup, please visit all volume units conversion.