What Time Is It In Dayton?

What is the current time in Dayton, Ohio

The current time in Dayton, Ohio is

10:01 AM

The date is February 26, 2024

Quick facts

  • Dayton is 5:00 behind GMT right now
  • Dayton's time zone is Eastern Time

What Time Zone is Dayton, Ohio In?

Dayton 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 -8:00 -7:00 -6:00 -5:00
12-hour time 10:01 AM 9:01 AM 8:01 AM 7:01 AM
24-hour time 10:01 09:01 08:01 07:01
Military time 1001 0901 0801 0701

Compared to other cities in Ohio, Dayton has a unique blend of events and traditions that celebrate its diverse culture. The city is located within a few hours' drive of popular tourist destinations such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton. It takes approximately 30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Kettering, Beavercreek, and Centerville from downtown Dayton.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Dayton Air Show, Dayton Celtic Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Dayton Blues Festival, Dayton African American Cultural Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Cool and crisp with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest, Dayton Fall Festival
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-40°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Dayton Holiday Festival, Dayton Winter Beer Festival
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Dayton is a city located in the southwestern part of Ohio, United States. It falls under the Eastern Time Zone (ET) and is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles away, and it is in the Central Time Zone (CT). The travel time to the nearest states, Indiana and Kentucky, is around 1-2 hours by car. Dayton's neighboring cities include Kettering, Beavercreek, and Huber Heights. If someone were to drive from Dayton across America, it would take approximately 36 hours. Learn more about traveling to Dayton and explore its rich history and culture.

City Distance from Dayton (mi) Time to Drive at 50 mph (hrs) Timezone Change (hrs)
Yosemite National Park 2,200 44 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 400 8 -1
Denali National Park 3,800 76 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,900 38 -3
Citizens Bank Park 500 10 -1
Niagara Falls 400 8 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,300 46 -3
Yellowstone 1,400 28 -2
Manhattan 650 13 -1
Grand Canyon 1,700 34 -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 Dayton 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 5:20 PM 17:20 1720
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 5:20 PM 17:20 1720
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 5:20 PM 17:20 1720
Chicago Illinois Central Time 4:20 PM 16:20 1620
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 3:20 PM 15:20 1520
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 2:20 PM 14:20 1420

Fast Facts About Dayton

What time zone is Dayton in?

Dayton is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Dayton time compared to UTC?

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