What Time Is It In Boise?

What is the current time in Boise, Idaho

The current time in Boise, Idaho is

4:50 AM

The date is July 18, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Boise, Idaho In?

Boise 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 7:50 AM 6:50 AM 4:50 AM 4:50 AM
24-hour time 07:50 06:50 04:50 04:50
Military time 0750 0650 0450 0450

Spring in Boise brings the Treefort Music Fest and Boise Farmers Market, while summer offers the Western Idaho Fair and Boise River Fest. Fall brings the Hyde Park Street Fair and Boise Open Studios, and winter offers the Winter Garden aGlow and Idaho Potato Drop. Compared to other cities in Idaho, Boise offers a diverse range of events and traditions throughout the year. Within the state, popular tourist destinations such as Yellowstone National Park (Great show btw) and Craters of the Moon National Monument are a few hours' drive away. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Meridian, Eagle, and Garden City.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Treefort Music Fest, Boise Farmers Market
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Western Idaho Fair, Boise River Fest
  • Average daylight: 14-16 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-60°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional rain and snow
  • Unique traditions and events: Hyde Park Street Fair, Boise Open Studios
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-40°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow
  • Unique traditions and events: Winter Garden aGlow, Idaho Potato Drop
  • Average daylight: 8-10 hours

Boise, the capital city of Idaho, is located in the Mountain Time Zone. It is 7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles away, and it is in the Pacific Time Zone. The travel time to neighboring states is relatively short, with Oregon being only 3 hours away, Utah 4 hours away, and Montana 5 hours away. The neighboring cities include Meridian, Nampa, and Caldwell. If someone were to drive from Boise across America, it would take approximately 36 hours. Learn more about traveling to Boise and explore the city's unique attractions and landmarks.

City Distance from Boise (miles) Time to Drive at 50 mph (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 758 15.16 -1
White House in Washington D.C. 2,283 45.66 +2
Denali National Park 2,413 48.26 -2
Las Vegas Strip 537 10.74 -1
Citizens Bank Park 2,327 46.54 +2
Niagara Falls 1,982 39.64 +2
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 670 13.4 -1
Yellowstone 406 8.12 -1
Manhattan 2,283 45.66 +2
Grand Canyon 758 15.16 -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 Boise 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 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Chicago Illinois Central Time 5:24 PM 17:24 1724
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 3:24 PM 15:24 1524
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 3:24 PM 15:24 1524

Fast Facts About Boise

What time zone is Boise in?

Boise is in the Mountain Time time zone

What is Boise time compared to UTC?

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