Gallons to pints (pt) conversion factor is 8 if the conversion is between fluid gallons and pints or between dry gallons and pints, either in US customary or the imperial measurement systems. To find out how many pints in gallons, multiply by the conversion factor or use the converter.
1 Gallon = 8 Pints [US, UK, Fluid or Dry]
There are 8 fluid pints in a US fluid gallon (similarly there are 8 imperial pints in an imperial gallon), because from the largest to the smallest units between gallon and pint, there are 4 quarts in a gallon and 2 pints in each quart, that makes 4 * 2 = 8 pints in a gallon.
The volume capacities of each gallon and pint types are different. The dry gallon is 4.4048 liters and the dry pint is 0.5506 liters. In imperial system, an imperial gallon is 4.546 liters and an imperial pint is 0.56826 liters. There are 8 dry pints in a dry gallon, similar to the fluid conversion, there are 4 dry quarts in a dry gallon and each dry gallon is 2 dry pints, that makes 4 * 2 = 8 dry pints in a dry gallon.
Gallon and pint are imperial and US customary volume measurement units. Both units can be used for fluid and dry measurement in US customary system but there is no such distinction in the imperial system. The abbreviation for gallon is "gal" and for pint is "pt".