What Time Is It In Bowling Green?

What is the current time in Bowling Green, Kentucky

The current time in Bowling Green, Kentucky is

2:46 AM

The date is April 18, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Bowling Green, Kentucky In?

Bowling Green 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 3:46 AM 2:46 AM 12:46 AM 12:46 AM
24-hour time 03:46 02:46 00:46 00:46
Military time 0346 0246 0046 0046

Bowling Green is home to plenty of events such as the Dogwood Festival in the spring, National Corvette Homecoming in the summer, Lost River Cave's Scarecrow Trail in the fall, and Christmas in Kentucky at the Kentucky Museum in the winter. Compared to other cities in Kentucky, Bowling Green's tourist attraction might be smaller than some of the larger Kentucky neighbors but is home to great weekend getaways. The city is located within a reasonable distance to historical monuments and tourist traps within the state, such as Mammoth Cave National Park and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. It would take approximately 30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Alvaton, Rockfield, and Plano.


  • Average temperature: 60°F
  • Climate: Mild and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: Annual Dogwood Festival
  • Average daylight: 12 hours


  • Average temperature: 85°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: National Corvette Homecoming
  • Average daylight: 14 hours


  • Average temperature: 65°F
  • Climate: Cool and crisp
  • Unique traditions and events: Lost River Cave's Scarecrow Trail
  • Average daylight: 11 hours


  • Average temperature: 40°F
  • Climate: Cold and snowy
  • Unique traditions and events: Christmas in Kentucky at the Kentucky Museum
  • Average daylight: 9 hours

Bowling Green is a city located in the south-central region of Kentucky, United States. It falls under the Eastern Time Zone (ET) and is five hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is with the Central Time Zone, which is approximately 30 miles west of the city. The respective travel time to the nearest states, such as Tennessee and Indiana, is around 45 minutes and 2 hours, respectively. The neighboring cities of Bowling Green include Franklin, Glasgow, and Scottsville. If someone were to drive from Bowling Green across America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Bowling Green and explore its rich history and culture.

City Distance (miles) Time to Drive (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,200 44 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 600 12 -1
Denali National Park 3,500 70 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,800 36 -2
Citizens Bank Park 700 14 -1
Niagara Falls 550 11 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,300 46 -3
Yellowstone 1,400 28 -2
Manhattan 800 16 -1
Grand Canyon 1,500 30 -2

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 Bowling Green 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 Bowling Green

What time zone is Bowling Green in?

Bowling Green is in the Central Time time zone

What is Bowling Green time compared to UTC?

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