What Time Is It In Lincoln?

What is the current time in Lincoln, Nebraska

The current time in Lincoln, Nebraska is

12:33 AM

The date is April 23, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Lincoln, Nebraska In?

Lincoln 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 1:33 AM 12:33 AM 10:33 PM 10:33 PM
24-hour time 01:33 00:33 22:33 22:33
Military time 0133 0033 2233 2233

Compared to other cities in Nebraska, Lincoln offers a unique blend of urban and natural attractions. The city is home to several historical monuments and ideal tourist attractions, including the Nebraska State Capitol and the Sunken Gardens. These attractions are within a short driving distance from the city's suburbs, with a travel time of approximately 20-30 minutes to three popular suburbs: Waverly, Hickman, and Seward. Go Skers!!!


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Annual Arbor Day Celebration, Lincoln Marathon
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival, Stransky Park Concert Series
  • Average daylight: 14-16 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-60°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional rain and snow
  • Unique traditions and events: Lincoln Calling Music Festival, Haymarket Farmers' Market
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 10-30°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow and ice
  • Unique traditions and events: Holiday Lights at the Zoo, Ice Skating at the Railyard
  • Average daylight: 8-10 hours

Lincoln is a city located in the eastern part of Nebraska, in the Central Time Zone. It is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles to the east, which would put you in the Eastern Time Zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states are: 1 hour and 45 minutes to Omaha, Nebraska; 2 hours and 45 minutes to Kansas City, Missouri; and 3 hours and 45 minutes to Denver, Colorado. The neighboring cities of Lincoln are: Waverly, Hickman, and Seward. If you were to drive from Lincoln to the opposite coast of America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Lincoln and discover all the amazing things this city has to offer.

City Distance (miles) Drive Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,775 35.5 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,000 20 -1
Denali National Park 3,200 64 +3
Las Vegas Strip 1,400 28 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,000 20 -1
Niagara Falls 700 14 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,100 42 -2
Yellowstone 1,100 22 -1
Manhattan 1,100 22 -1
Grand Canyon 1,400 28 -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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln

What time zone is Lincoln in?

Lincoln is in the Central Time time zone

What is Lincoln time compared to UTC?

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