What Time Is It In Houston?

What is the current time in Houston, Texas

The current time in Houston, Texas is

12:47 PM

The date is May 29, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Houston, Texas In?

Houston 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 1:47 PM 12:47 PM 10:47 AM 10:47 AM
24-hour time 13:47 12:47 10:47 10:47
Military time 1347 1247 1047 1047

Seasons in Houston, Texas

From the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in the spring to the Texas Renaissance Festival in the fall, Houston could be one of the cowboy capitals of the State. Just don't tell that to Fort Worth. Compared to other cities in Texas, Houston's climate is more humid and mild, making it a great destination for those who enjoy hot summers and sweating through shirts. Travel time to other major cities in Texas, such as Dallas and Austin, is relatively similar, with driving times ranging from 3-4 hours.


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Humid and mild
  • Unique traditions and events: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Bayou City Art Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 90-100°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Houston Pride Parade, Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Mild and comfortable
  • Unique traditions and events: Texas Renaissance Festival, Houston Greek Festival
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Cool and mild
  • Unique traditions and events: Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker, Lights in the Heights
  • Average daylight: 10-11 hours

Houston is a vibrant city located in the southeastern part of Texas, USA. It is situated in the Central Time Zone (CT) and is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 70 miles away, and it is in the Mountain Time Zone (MT). The travel time to the nearest states, Louisiana and Oklahoma, is around 3-4 hours by car. Houston's neighboring cities include Sugar Land, Pearland, and Pasadena. If someone were to drive from Houston to the opposite coast of America, it would take approximately 35 hours. Learn more about traveling to Houston and explore all the exciting things this city has to offer.

Destination Distance (miles) Time to Drive (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,750 35 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,300 26 -1
Denali National Park 3,800 76 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,200 24 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,300 26 -1
Niagara Falls 1,400 28 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,800 36 -2
Yellowstone 1,400 28 -1
Manhattan 1,400 28 -1
Grand Canyon 1,100 22 -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 Houston 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 Houston

What time zone is Houston in?

Houston is in the Central Time time zone

What is Houston time compared to UTC?

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