What Time Is It In Austin?

What is the current time in Austin, Texas

The current time in Austin, Texas is

4:45 PM

The date is April 15, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Austin, Texas In?

Austin 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 5:45 PM 4:45 PM 2:45 PM 2:45 PM
24-hour time 17:45 16:45 14:45 14:45
Military time 1745 1645 1445 1445

Seasons in Austin, Texas

Austin is a unique city in Texas, known for its vibrant music scene, delicious food, and quirky culture. The city is one of the more popular destinations and is located about 200 miles from the Mexico border. One of the city's mottos is "Keep Austin Weird," which encourages hispters, I mean residents, to embrace the city's unique character and support local businesses. Compared to other cities in Texas, Austin stands out for its diverse and eclectic events and dynamite music scene, making it a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind experience.


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Mild and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Austin Reggae Festival, Texas VegFest, Eeyore's Birthday Party
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 90-100°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Blues on the Green, Bat Fest, Float Fest
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 60-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Texas Book Festival, Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Cool and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Trail of Lights, Ice Skating on the Plaza
  • Average daylight: 10-11 hours

Austin is a growing city located in the heart of Texas. It's in the Central Time Zone (CT) and is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 80 miles away in the Mountain Time Zone (MT) with travel time to the nearest states, such as Oklahoma and Louisiana, is around 4-5 hours by car. The closest city to Austin is San Antonio, home of the riverwalk and The Alamo! If someone were to drive from Austin to the opposite coast of America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Austin and experience the unique blend of culture, music, and food that this city has to offer.

Destination Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,400 28 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,300 26 -1
Denali National Park 3,800 76 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,100 22 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,400 28 -1
Niagara Falls 1,500 30 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,700 34 -2
Yellowstone 1,200 24 -1
Manhattan 1,600 32 -1
Grand Canyon 1,100 22 -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 Austin 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 7:42 PM 19:42 1942
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 7:42 PM 19:42 1942
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 7:42 PM 19:42 1942
Chicago Illinois Central Time 6:42 PM 18:42 1842
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 5:42 PM 17:42 1742
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 4:42 PM 16:42 1642

Fast Facts About Austin

What time zone is Austin in?

Austin is in the Central Time time zone

What is Austin time compared to UTC?

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