What Time Is It In Memphis?

What is the current time in Memphis, Tennessee

The current time in Memphis, Tennessee is

10:08 AM

The date is May 27, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Memphis, Tennessee In?

Memphis 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 11:08 AM 10:08 AM 8:08 AM 8:08 AM
24-hour time 11:08 10:08 08:08 08:08
Military time 1108 1008 0808 0808

Compared to other cities in Tennessee, Memphis has a unique blend of nusic culture and travel desitinations that are specific to the city. If you're looking to travel to suburbs outside of Memphis, it would take approximately 30 minutes to reach Germantown, 45 minutes to reach Collierville, and an hour to reach Bartlett.


  • Average temperature: 60-75°F
  • Climate: Mild and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis in May International Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-95°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Memphis Redbirds baseball games, Elvis Week
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Cooper-Young Festival, Memphis Food and Wine Festival
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 30-50°F
  • Climate: Cold and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: St. Jude Memphis Marathon, Memphis Holiday Parade
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Located in the southwestern corner of Tennessee, Memphis is situated in the Central Time Zone. It is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 30 miles west of Memphis, which is the border between the Central and Eastern Time Zones. The travel time to the nearest states, Arkansas and Mississippi, is approximately 20-30 minutes by car. Some of the neighboring cities include Germantown, Collierville, and Bartlett. If someone were to drive from Memphis to the opposite coast of America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Memphis and explore the city's rich history and culture.

City Distance from Memphis (miles) Time to Drive at 50 mph (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,985 39.7 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 881 17.6 -1
Denali National Park 3,496 69.9 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,528 30.6 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,015 20.3 -1
Niagara Falls 1,011 20.2 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,940 38.8 -2
Yellowstone 1,307 26.1 -1
Manhattan 1,020 20.4 -1
Grand Canyon 1,267 25.3 -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 Memphis 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 Memphis

What time zone is Memphis in?

Memphis is in the Central Time time zone

What is Memphis time compared to UTC?

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