What Time Is It In Indianapolis?

What is the current time in Indianapolis, Indiana

The current time in Indianapolis, Indiana is

6:25 PM

The date is April 20, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Indianapolis, Indiana In?

Indianapolis 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 6:25 PM 5:25 PM 3:25 PM 3:25 PM
24-hour time 18:25 17:25 15:25 15:25
Military time 1825 1725 1525 1525


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Indianapolis 500 Festival, Broad Ripple Art Fair
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Indiana State Fair, IndyFringe Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Heartland Film Festival, Irvington Halloween Festival
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-40°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snowfall
  • Unique traditions and events: Circle of Lights, Christmas at the Zoo
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Indianapolis is located in the state of Indiana, in the Eastern Time Zone. It is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles away, and it is in the Central Time Zone. The travel time to the nearest states, Ohio and Illinois, is approximately 2 hours and 3 hours, respectively. The neighboring cities include Carmel, Fishers, and Greenwood. If someone were to drive from Indianapolis across America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Indianapolis and explore all that this vibrant city has to offer.

City Distance from Indianapolis (miles) Time to Drive at 50 mph (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,166 43.32 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 595 11.9 -1
Denali National Park 3,708 74.16 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,750 35 -3
Citizens Bank Park 635 12.7 -1
Niagara Falls 500 10 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,107 42.14 -3
Yellowstone 1,238 24.76 -2
Manhattan 665 13.3 -1
Grand Canyon 1,491 29.82 -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 Indianapolis 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 4:43 PM 16:43 1643
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 4:43 PM 16:43 1643
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 4:43 PM 16:43 1643
Chicago Illinois Central Time 3:43 PM 15:43 1543
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 1:43 PM 13:43 1343
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 1:43 PM 13:43 1343

Fast Facts About Indianapolis

What time zone is Indianapolis in?

Indianapolis is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Indianapolis time compared to UTC?

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