What Time Is It In Flagstaff?

What is the current time in Flagstaff, Arizona

The current time in Flagstaff, Arizona is

10:30 AM

The date is May 31, 2023

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Flagstaff, Arizona In?

Flagstaff 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 1:30 PM 12:30 PM 10:30 AM 10:30 AM
24-hour time 13:30 12:30 10:30 10:30
Military time 1330 1230 1030 1030

Flagstaff, Arizona experiences unique traditions and events in each season, from the Flagstaff Hullabaloo in the spring to the North Pole Experience in the winter. Compared to other cities in Arizona, Flagstaff's climate and events are more similar to those found in mountainous regions. The city is located approximately 2 hours from the Grand Canyon and 3 hours from Phoenix, making it a popular destination for tourists, hikers, and adventure-seekers. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to travel to nearby suburbs such as Kachina Village, Mountainaire, and Bellemont.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional snow and rain
  • Unique traditions and events: Flagstaff Hullabaloo, Flagstaff Marathon
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Warm and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Flagstaff Folk Festival, Flagstaff Art in the Park
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-60°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional snow and rain
  • Unique traditions and events: Flagstaff Oktoberfest, Flagstaff Festival of Science
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-40°F
  • Climate: Cold with heavy snowfall
  • Unique traditions and events: Flagstaff Winterfest, North Pole Experience
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Flagstaff is a city located in northern Arizona, USA. It is situated in the Mountain Standard Time (MST) zone, which is 7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles east of Flagstaff, where the MST meets the Central Standard Time (CST) zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states, Utah and New Mexico, is around 2-3 hours by car. The neighboring cities include Sedona, Prescott, and Phoenix. It would take approximately 40 hours to drive from Flagstaff to the east coast of the United States. Learn more about traveling to Flagstaff and explore the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and the surrounding areas.

Nearest Counties | Corresponding Zip Codes --- | --- Coconino County | 86001, 86002, 86003, 86004, 86011 Yavapai County | 86301, 86302, 86303, 86304, 86305 Navajo County | 86025, 86029, 86030, 86031, 86047 Gila County | 85501, 85502, 85532, 85539, 85541 Mohave County | 86401, 86402, 86403, 86404, 86405

City Distance (miles) Time to Drive (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 760 15.2 -1
White House in Washington D.C. 2,174 43.5 -2
Denali National Park 2,907 58.1 -3
Las Vegas Strip 248 4.96 -1
Citizens Bank Park 2,292 45.8 -2
Niagara Falls 2,062 41.2 -2
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 862 17.24 -1
Yellowstone 632 12.64 -1
Manhattan 2,142 42.84 -2
Grand Canyon 75 1.5 0

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 Flagstaff 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 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Chicago Illinois Central Time 11:07 PM 23:07 2307
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107

Fast Facts About Flagstaff

What time zone is Flagstaff in?

Flagstaff is in the Mountain Time time zone

What is Flagstaff time compared to UTC?

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