Java Data Type How to - Get minutes between two time instants


We would like to know how to get minutes between two time instants.


import java.time.Duration;
import java.time.Instant;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoUnit;
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public class Main {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Instant t1 =;
    long hours = 2;
    long minutes = 30;
    Instant t2 =, ChronoUnit.HOURS).plus(minutes, ChronoUnit.MINUTES);
    long minutesBetween = Duration.between(t1, t2).toMinutes();

The code above generates the following result.