What Time Is It In Hartford?

What is the current time in Hartford, Connecticut

The current time in Hartford, Connecticut is

7:41 PM

The date is June 17, 2024

Quick facts

  • Hartford is 4:00 behind GMT right now
  • Hartford's time zone is Eastern Time

What Time Zone is Hartford, Connecticut In?

Hartford 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 -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 7:41 PM 6:41 PM 4:41 PM 4:41 PM
24-hour time 19:41 18:41 16:41 16:41
Military time 1941 1841 1641 1641

Hartford, Connecticut offers a colorful foliage in the fall to the winter wonderland during the holidays. One of the best times to travel is with the "peepers" in the fall, to "peep" at all the wonderful leave changes throughout the East Coast . Compared to other cities in Connecticut, Hartford stands out with its diverse range of events and traditions. Within the state, Hartford is located within a reasonable distance to popular tourist attractions such as Mystic Seaport and the Mark Twain House. It would take approximately 30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as West Hartford, Manchester, and Glastonbury.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Hartford Blooms Flower and Garden Show, Connecticut Spring Boat Show
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Riverfest, Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Cool and crisp with colorful foliage
  • Unique traditions and events: The Big E, Hartford Marathon
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-40°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snowfall
  • Unique traditions and events: Winterfest Hartford, Holiday Light Fantasia
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Hartford, the capital city of Connecticut, is located in the Eastern Time Zone (ET) and is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). It is situated approximately 10 miles south of the Massachusetts border, which is in the Eastern Time Zone as well. The nearest neighboring states are Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, and New York to the west. The respective travel times to these states are approximately 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 2 hours by car. Some of the neighboring cities include West Hartford, East Hartford, New Britain, and Manchester. If someone were to drive from Hartford to Los Angeles, California, it would take approximately 41 hours covering a distance of 2,800 miles. Learn more about traveling to Hartford and explore its rich history and culture.

Destination Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,940 58.8 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 350 7 -1
Denali National Park 4,300 86 -4
Las Vegas Strip 2,500 50 -3
Citizens Bank Park 250 5 -1
Niagara Falls 400 8 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,900 58 -3
Yellowstone 2,100 42 -2
Manhattan 100 2 -1
Grand Canyon 2,400 48 -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 Hartford 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 Hartford

What time zone is Hartford in?

Hartford is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Hartford time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Hartford is offset by -4:00.