What Time Is It In Amarillo?

What is the current time in Amarillo, Texas

The current time in Amarillo, Texas is

11:59 PM

The date is April 22, 2024

Quick facts

  • Amarillo is 5:00 behind GMT right now
  • Amarillo's time zone is Central Time

What Time Zone is Amarillo, Texas In?

Amarillo is in Central Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to CT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: CST and CDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In CT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 12:59 AM 11:59 PM 9:59 PM 9:59 PM
24-hour time 00:59 23:59 21:59 21:59
Military time 0059 2359 2159 2159

From the Amarillo National Bank Easter Egg Hunt in the spring to the Amarillo Christmas Parade in the winter, Amarillo offers a unique experience for each season. The city's climate is also diverse, with hot and dry summers and cold winters with occasional snow and ice which rarely impacts Texas. Compared to other cities in Texas, Amarillo's traditions and events are distinct and offer a glimpse into the city's culture. However, some of the state's most popular tourist attractions, such as the Alamo and the River Walk, are located several hours away. Amarillo is also quite known for George Strait's hit country song, "Amarillo by Morning." Driving, it would take approximately 2-3 hours to travel to suburbs such as Lubbock, Wichita Falls, and Clovis.


  • Average temperature: 60-80°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions/events: Amarillo National Bank Easter Egg Hunt, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 85-95°F
  • Climate: Hot and dry
  • Unique traditions/events: Amarillo Tri-State Fair and Rodeo, Starlight Theater Summer Musical Series
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional cold fronts
  • Unique traditions/events: Amarillo Zoo Boo, Amarillo Symphony Opening Night
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 30-50°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow and ice
  • Unique traditions/events: Amarillo Christmas Parade, Amarillo Bulls Hockey Games
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Located in the northern part of Texas, Amarillo is situated in the Central Time Zone (CST) and is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 100 miles to the west, where Mountain Time Zone (MST) begins. The travel time to the nearest states, Oklahoma and New Mexico, is approximately 2 hours and 3 hours, respectively. Some of the neighboring cities include Canyon, Hereford, and Dumas. If someone were to drive from Amarillo across America, it would take approximately 28 hours to reach the East Coast. Learn more about traveling to Amarillo and explore the unique attractions it has to offer.

Destination Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,200 24 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,400 28 -1
Denali National Park 3,500 70 -4
Las Vegas Strip 650 13 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,400 28 -1
Niagara Falls 1,400 28 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,400 28 -2
Yellowstone 1,000 20 -1
Manhattan 1,400 28 -1
Grand Canyon 600 12 -1

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Amarillo change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 4:43 PM 16:43 1643
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 4:43 PM 16:43 1643
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 4:43 PM 16:43 1643
Chicago Illinois Central Time 3:43 PM 15:43 1543
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 1:43 PM 13:43 1343
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 1:43 PM 13:43 1343

Fast Facts About Amarillo

What time zone is Amarillo in?

Amarillo is in the Central Time time zone

What is Amarillo time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Amarillo is offset by -5:00.