What Time Is It In Fargo?

What is the current time in Fargo, North Dakota

The current time in Fargo, North Dakota is

11:03 AM

The date is May 26, 2024

Quick facts

  • Fargo is 5:00 behind GMT right now
  • Fargo's time zone is Central Time

What Time Zone is Fargo, North Dakota In?

Fargo 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 -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 12:03 PM 11:03 AM 9:03 AM 9:03 AM
24-hour time 12:03 11:03 09:03 09:03
Military time 1203 1103 0903 0903

Fargo, North Dakota experiences all four seasons with unique traditions and events for each. Spring brings the Fargo Marathon and Downtown Street Fair, while summer has the Red River Valley Fair and Fargo Airsho. Fall is marked by the Fargo Film Festival and NDSU Homecoming, and winter has Frostival and the Fargo Winter Carnival. Compared to other cities in North Dakota, Fargo has a diverse range of events and activities throughout the year. However, many of the state's historical monuments and tourist traps are located several hours away, such as Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the International Peace Garden. It would take approximately 30 minutes to travel to the suburbs of West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth from Fargo.


  • Average temperature: 40-60°F
  • Climate: Cool and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: Fargo Marathon, Downtown Street Fair
  • Average daylight: 12-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Red River Valley Fair, Fargo Airsho
  • Average daylight: 15-16 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-60°F
  • Climate: Cool and crisp
  • Unique traditions and events: Fargo Film Festival, NDSU Homecoming
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 0-20°F
  • Climate: Cold and snowy
  • Unique traditions and events: Frostival, Fargo Winter Carnival
  • Average daylight: 8-9 hours

Fargo is a city located in the eastern part of North Dakota, in the Central Time Zone. It is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 45 miles west of Fargo, which is in the Mountain Time Zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states, Minnesota and South Dakota, is approximately 1 hour and 4 hours, respectively. The neighboring cities of Fargo include Moorhead, West Fargo, and Dilworth. If someone were to drive from Fargo across America, it would take approximately 28 hours to reach Los Angeles, California. Learn more about traveling to Fargo and explore the city's rich history and culture.

City Distance from Fargo (miles) Time to Drive at 50 mph (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,563 31.26 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,200 24 -1
Denali National Park 2,731 54.62 -3
Las Vegas Strip 1,394 27.88 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,200 24 -1
Niagara Falls 1,100 22 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,635 32.7 -2
Yellowstone 1,000 20 -1
Manhattan 1,300 26 -1
Grand Canyon 1,300 26 -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 Fargo 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 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Chicago Illinois Central Time 7:07 PM 19:07 1907
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 5:07 PM 17:07 1707
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 5:07 PM 17:07 1707

Fast Facts About Fargo

What time zone is Fargo in?

Fargo is in the Central Time time zone

What is Fargo time compared to UTC?

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