What Time Is It In Cleveland?

What is the current time in Cleveland, Ohio

The current time in Cleveland, Ohio is

9:24 PM

The date is June 22, 2024

Quick facts

  • Cleveland is 4:00 behind GMT right now
  • Cleveland's time zone is Eastern Time

What Time Zone is Cleveland, Ohio In?

Cleveland is in Eastern Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to ET. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: EST and EDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In ET, 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 9:24 PM 8:24 PM 6:24 PM 6:24 PM
24-hour time 21:24 20:24 18:24 18:24
Military time 2124 2024 1824 1824

From the Cleveland Asian Festival in the spring to the Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Music Festival in the summer, Cleveland is pretty cool to visit. The city's winter season is also full of fun events like Winterfest and the Cleveland Botanical Garden's Glow. Compared to other cities in Ohio, Cleveland's seasons offer a diverse range of activities and events that are not found elsewhere in the state.

Within the state, Cleveland is located about 2 hours away from popular tourist destinations like Cedar Point and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It would take about 30 minutes to travel to suburbs like Lakewood, Shaker Heights, and Parma from downtown Cleveland.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Cleveland Asian Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Music Festival, Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Cool and crisp with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Cleveland Oktoberfest, Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-40°F
  • Climate: Cold and snowy
  • Unique traditions and events: Winterfest, Cleveland Botanical Garden's Glow
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Cleveland is a city located in the northeastern part of Ohio, in the Eastern Time Zone. It is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles east of Cleveland, which is the border between the Eastern and Central Time Zones. The respective travel time to the nearest states are 2 hours to Pennsylvania and 3 hours to Michigan. Some of the neighboring cities include Akron, Canton, and Youngstown. If someone were to drive from Cleveland across America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Cleveland and explore all the exciting things this city has to offer.

City Distance (miles) Drive Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,300 46 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 370 7.4 -1
Denali National Park 3,500 70 -4
Las Vegas Strip 2,100 42 -3
Citizens Bank Park 350 7 -1
Niagara Falls 300 6 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,400 48 -3
Yellowstone 1,400 28 -2
Manhattan 400 8 -1
Grand Canyon 1,800 36 -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 Cleveland 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 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Chicago Illinois Central Time 10:01 PM 22:01 2201
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 8:01 PM 20:01 2001
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 8:01 PM 20:01 2001

Fast Facts About Cleveland

What time zone is Cleveland in?

Cleveland is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Cleveland time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Cleveland is offset by -4:00.