What Time Is It In Knoxville?

What is the current time in Knoxville, Tennessee

The current time in Knoxville, Tennessee is

12:29 PM

The date is May 21, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Knoxville, Tennessee In?

Knoxville 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 12:29 PM 11:29 AM 9:29 AM 9:29 AM
24-hour time 12:29 11:29 09:29 09:29
Military time 1229 1129 0929 0929

Knoxville offers unique traditions and events for each season, making it a great destination for tourists and locals alike. Compared to other cities in Tennessee, Knoxville stands out with its diverse range of events and musical festivals and home to Dolly Parton, our queen. The city is also conveniently located near popular tourist attractions such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood. Historical monuments such as the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and the Tennessee State Capitol are within a few hours' drive. Suburbs such as Maryville, Oak Ridge, and Farragut are all within a 30-minute drive from Knoxville.


  • Average temperature: 60-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Dogwood Arts Festival, Rossini Festival, and Knoxville Marathon
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Fourth of July on the Tennessee River, Shakespeare on the Square, and Hops in the Hills Beer Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Cool and crisp with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Tennessee Valley Fair, Boomsday Festival, and Knoxville Brewers' Jam
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 30-50°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow and ice
  • Unique traditions and events: Fantasy of Trees, Holidays on Ice, and Christmas in the City
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Knoxville is a city located in eastern Tennessee, in the United States. It is situated in the Eastern Time Zone (ET) and is five hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is approximately 30 miles away, and it is in the Central Time Zone (CT). The travel time to the nearest states, North Carolina and Virginia, is approximately two hours by car. The neighboring cities include Maryville, Oak Ridge, and Sevierville. If someone were to drive from Knoxville across America, it would take approximately 32 hours. Learn more about traveling to Knoxville and explore all the exciting things this city has to offer.


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 Knoxville 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 2:29 PM 14:29 1429
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 2:29 PM 14:29 1429
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 2:29 PM 14:29 1429
Chicago Illinois Central Time 1:29 PM 13:29 1329
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 11:29 AM 11:29 1129
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 11:29 AM 11:29 1129

Fast Facts About Knoxville

What time zone is Knoxville in?

Knoxville is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Knoxville time compared to UTC?

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