What Time Is It In Detroit?

What is the current time in Detroit, Michigan

The current time in Detroit, Michigan is

12:52 PM

The date is March 01, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Detroit, Michigan In?

Detroit 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 12:52 PM 11:52 AM 10:52 AM 9:52 AM
24-hour time 12:52 11:52 10:52 09:52
Military time 1252 1152 1052 0952


Detroit is a unique city with a rich and slightly sad history in the automotive industry. It is home to famous factories such as Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler before shipping most jobs overseas. Travel times to neighboring towns are relatively short, with Ann Arbor being only 45 minutes away and Windsor, Canada being just across the river.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Detroit Flower Day, Eastern Market Opening Day
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Detroit River Days, Woodward Dream Cruise
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Detroit Jazz Festival, Michigan Renaissance Festival
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-35°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snowfall
  • Unique traditions and events: Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony, Winter Blast
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Detroit is a city located in the state of Michigan, in the Eastern Time Zone. It is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4). The nearest timezone border is approximately 45 miles east of Detroit, which would put it in the Atlantic Time Zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states are approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to Ohio and 3 hours and 30 minutes to Indiana. Some of the neighboring cities include Dearborn, Warren, and Sterling Heights. If someone were to drive from Detroit across America, it would take approximately 36 hours to reach Los Angeles, California. Learn more about traveling to Detroit and explore all the exciting things this city has to offer.

Destination Distance (miles) Time to Drive (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,283 45.7 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 525 10.5 -1
Denali National Park 3,308 66.2 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,986 39.7 -3
Citizens Bank Park 442 8.8 -1
Niagara Falls 276 5.5 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,292 45.8 -3
Yellowstone 1,406 28.1 -2
Manhattan 614 12.3 -1
Grand Canyon 1,758 35.2 -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 Detroit 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 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Chicago Illinois Central Time 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 7:07 PM 19:07 1907
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 6:07 PM 18:07 1807

Fast Facts About Detroit

What time zone is Detroit in?

Detroit is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Detroit time compared to UTC?

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