What Time Is It In Dallas?

What is the current time in Dallas, Texas

The current time in Dallas, Texas is

1:18 AM

The date is February 23, 2024

Quick facts

  • Dallas is 6:00 behind GMT right now
  • Dallas's time zone is Central Time

What Time Zone is Dallas, Texas In?

Dallas 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 -8:00 -7:00 -6:00 -5:00
12-hour time 2:18 AM 1:18 AM 12:18 AM 11:18 PM
24-hour time 02:18 01:18 00:18 23:18
Military time 0218 0118 0018 2318

Dallas Seasons

Dallas experiences mild springs, hot and humid summers, mild falls, and cool winters with occasional freezing temperatures and snow. Unique traditions and events include the State Fair of Texas, Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum, and the Dallas Holiday Parade. Dallas has longer daylight hours in the summer and shorter daylight hours in the winter. Compared to other cities in Texas, Dallas is closer to Fort Worth and has a larger airport with more flight options. Even if you're a Cowboys fan...GO BIRDS!


  • Average temperature: 60-80°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions/events: Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum, Deep Ellum Arts Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-100°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions/events: Taste of Dallas, Dallas Margarita Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 60-80°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain
  • Unique traditions/events: State Fair of Texas, Texas Veggie Fair
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-60°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional freezing temperatures and snow
  • Unique traditions/events: Dallas Holiday Parade, Vitruvian Lights
  • Average daylight: 10-11 hours

Dallas is a vibrant city located in the northern part of Texas, in the Central Time Zone. It is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 70 miles away, and it is in the Mountain Time Zone. The travel time to neighboring states is relatively short, with Oklahoma being only 3 hours away, and Louisiana being 4 hours away. Some of the neighboring cities include Fort Worth, Plano, and Arlington. If someone were to drive from Dallas to the opposite coast of America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Dallas and explore all the exciting things 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. 1,200 24 -1
Denali National Park 3,700 74 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,050 21 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,200 24 -1
Niagara Falls 1,300 26 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,500 30 -2
Yellowstone 1,100 22 -1
Manhattan 1,400 28 -1
Grand Canyon 1,000 20 -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 Dallas 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 9:36 PM 21:36 2136
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 9:36 PM 21:36 2136
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 9:36 PM 21:36 2136
Chicago Illinois Central Time 8:36 PM 20:36 2036
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 7:36 PM 19:36 1936
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 6:36 PM 18:36 1836

Fast Facts About Dallas

What time zone is Dallas in?

Dallas is in the Central Time time zone

What is Dallas time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Dallas is offset by -6:00.