how to convert string to date in golang?

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To convert string to date in golang, just use time.Parse() method and pass your string with desired date format, it will convert string into date.

Follow the below tutorial if you are struggling with installing GO in windows.

Today, I will show you how do I convert string to date in golang, as above mentioned I’m going to use time.Parse() way.

The time package provide Parse() method.

Let’s start our Golang convert string to date example

Convert whole string into date example


package main

import (

func main() {
	dateString := "2022-10-01"
	date, error := time.Parse("2006-01-02", dateString)
	if error != nil {


In the above example, we have converted string to date and printed in golang console. let’s check the output.


2022-10-01 00:00:00 +0000 UTC

Try it Yourself

I hope it helps you, All the best 👍.