What Time Is It In Billings?

What is the current time in Billings, Montana

The current time in Billings, Montana is

9:40 AM

The date is May 27, 2024

Quick facts

  • Billings is 7:00 behind GMT right now
  • Billings's time zone is Mountain Time

What Time Zone is Billings, Montana In?

Billings is in Mountain Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to MT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: MST and MDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In MT, 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 12:40 PM 11:40 AM 9:40 AM 9:40 AM
24-hour time 12:40 11:40 09:40 09:40
Military time 1240 1140 0940 0940

Compared to other cities in Montana, Billings is uniquely a city based in Western heritage. While other cities may have similar events, Billings' proximity to Yellowstone National Park and other historical landmarks make it a popular destination for tourists. However, it is important to note that many of these attractions are several hours away by car, and it can take up to three hours to travel to suburbs such as Bozeman, Missoula, and Great Falls.


  • Average temperature: 45-65°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain and snow
  • Unique traditions and events: Billings Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market
  • Average daylight: 12-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 75-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Strawberry Festival, Magic City Blues Festival
  • Average daylight: 15-16 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-60°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional rain and snow
  • Unique traditions and events: MontanaFair, Harvest Fest
  • Average daylight: 11-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 10-30°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow
  • Unique traditions and events: Christmas Stroll, Winter ArtWalk
  • Average daylight: 8-10 hours

Billings is a city located in the south-central part of Montana, in the Mountain Time Zone. It is 7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles to the west, where Pacific Time Zone begins. The travel time to the nearest states, Wyoming and North Dakota, is around 2-3 hours by car. The neighboring cities include Laurel, Shepherd, and Huntley. If someone were to drive from Billings across America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Billings and explore the beautiful landscapes of Montana.

City Distance (mi) Time to Drive (hrs) Timezone Change (hrs)
Yosemite National Park 1,042 20.8 -1
White House in Washington D.C. 1,862 37.2 -2
Denali National Park 1,907 38.1 -2
Las Vegas Strip 821 16.4 -1
Citizens Bank Park 1,821 36.4 -2
Niagara Falls 1,563 31.3 -2
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,011 20.2 -1
Yellowstone 166 3.3 -1
Manhattan 1,787 35.7 -2
Grand Canyon 1,011 20.2 -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 Billings 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 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Chicago Illinois Central Time 7:07 PM 19:07 1907
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 5:07 PM 17:07 1707
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 5:07 PM 17:07 1707

Fast Facts About Billings

What time zone is Billings in?

Billings is in the Mountain Time time zone

What is Billings time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Billings is offset by -7:00.