What Time Is It In El Paso?

What is the current time in El Paso, Texas

The current time in El Paso, Texas is

7:08 AM

The date is June 24, 2024

Quick facts

  • El Paso is 7:00 behind GMT right now
  • El Paso's time zone is Mountain Time

What Time Zone is El Paso, Texas In?

El Paso is in Mountain Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to MT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: MST and MDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In MT, 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 10:08 AM 9:08 AM 7:08 AM 7:08 AM
24-hour time 10:08 09:08 07:08 07:08
Military time 1008 0908 0708 0708

Compared to other cities in Texas, El Paso's climate is unique due to its location in the Chihuahuan Desert. While other cities experience more humidity and rain, El Paso's dry climate makes it a popular destination for outdoor events and activities. However, due to its location in the westernmost part of Texas, travel time to other major cities such as Houston and Dallas can be lengthy. You can probably find a smaller flight rather than driving, but let's be real, seeing the beauty of Texas is always worth the mileage.

  • Average temperature: 70°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Annual Sun City Music Festival, Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair
  • Average daylight: 12 hours

Summer in El Paso

  • Average temperature: 95°F
  • Climate: Hot and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: El Paso Downtown Street Festival, Viva! El Paso outdoor musical
  • Average daylight: 14 hours

Fall in El Paso

  • Average temperature: 75°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Chalk the Block Arts Festival, Oktoberfest at Freedom Crossing
  • Average daylight: 11 hours

Winter in El Paso

  • Average temperature: 55°F
  • Climate: Cool and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Celebration of Lights, WinterFest at the El Paso County Coliseum
  • Average daylight: 10 hours

El Paso is a city located in the westernmost part of Texas, in the Mountain Time Zone. It is 7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). The nearest timezone border is approximately 45 miles away, and it is in the Central Time Zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states, New Mexico and Arizona, is around 30 minutes and 4 hours, respectively. The neighboring cities are Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. To drive from El Paso across America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to El Paso and explore its unique blend of cultures and stunning natural landscapes.

City Distance (mi) Time to Drive (hrs) Timezone Change (hrs)
Yosemite National Park 1,020 20.4 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,750 35 -2
Denali National Park 3,500 70 -4
Las Vegas Strip 700 14 -1
Citizens Bank Park 1,900 38 -2
Niagara Falls 1,900 38 -2
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,200 24 -2
Yellowstone 1,100 22 -1
Manhattan 1,800 36 -2
Grand Canyon 400 8 -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 El Paso 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 El Paso

What time zone is El Paso in?

El Paso is in the Mountain Time time zone

What is El Paso time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and El Paso is offset by -7:00.