What Time Is It In Little Rock?

What is the current time in Little Rock, Arkansas

The current time in Little Rock, Arkansas is

9:34 AM

The date is May 26, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Little Rock, Arkansas In?

Little Rock 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 10:34 AM 9:34 AM 7:34 AM 7:34 AM
24-hour time 10:34 09:34 07:34 07:34
Military time 1034 0934 0734 0734

From the Arkansas Literary Festival in the spring to the Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights in the winter, Little Rock is an interesting Arkansas city. Has anyone ever been to Little Rock, though? There are solid attractions like Clinton Presidential Library and Hot Springs National Park, within a few hours, but it seems to be the great unknown to America. Additionally, it takes approximately 20-30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as North Little Rock, Bryant, and Maumelle.


  • Average temperature: 60-75°F
  • Climate: Mild and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: Annual Arkansas Literary Festival, Little Rock Farmers' Market, and Riverfest
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-95°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Little Rock Film Festival, Little Rock Restaurant Month, and Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Arkansas State Fair, Little Rocktoberfest, and Big Boo!-seum Bash
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 30-50°F
  • Climate: Cold and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Little Rock Marathon, Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade, and Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Little Rock is the capital city of Arkansas, located in the central part of the state. It falls under the Central Time Zone (CT) and is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles to the east, where the Eastern Time Zone (ET) begins. The travel time to the nearest states, such as Missouri and Tennessee, is around two to three hours by car. Some of the neighboring cities include North Little Rock, Benton, and Conway. If someone were to drive from Little Rock to the opposite coast of America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Little Rock and explore the city's rich history and culture.

City Distance from Little Rock (miles) Time to Drive at 50 mph (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,800 36 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,000 20 -1
Denali National Park 3,500 70 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,300 26 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,100 22 -1
Niagara Falls 1,100 22 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,800 36 -2
Yellowstone 1,200 24 -1
Manhattan 1,200 24 -1
Grand Canyon 1,200 24 -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 Little Rock 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 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Chicago Illinois Central Time 7:07 PM 19:07 1907
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 5:07 PM 17:07 1707
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 5:07 PM 17:07 1707

Fast Facts About Little Rock

What time zone is Little Rock in?

Little Rock is in the Central Time time zone

What is Little Rock time compared to UTC?

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