What Time Is It In Milwaukee?

What is the current time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The current time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is

11:27 AM

The date is May 21, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Milwaukee, Wisconsin In?

Milwaukee 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 12:27 PM 11:27 AM 9:27 AM 9:27 AM
24-hour time 12:27 11:27 09:27 09:27
Military time 1227 1127 0927 0927

Milwaukee offers unique traditions and events throughout all of thefour seasons. Spring brings the Milwaukee Art Museum's Art in Bloom and the Milwaukee Film Festival. Summer in Milwaukee has the world-renowned Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair, while fall offers the Milwaukee Film Festival and Oktoberfest. Winter brings the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival and ice skating at Red Arrow Park. Compared to other cities in Wisconsin, Milwaukee is centrally located and within a few hours' drive to popular suburbs such as Madison, Green Bay, and Kenosha.


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Milwaukee Art Museum's Art in Bloom, Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Summerfest, Wisconsin State Fair
  • Average daylight: 14-16 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Milwaukee Film Festival, Oktoberfest
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-30°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snowfall
  • Unique traditions and events: Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival, Ice skating at Red Arrow Park
  • Average daylight: 8-10 hours

Milwaukee is a city located in the state of Wisconsin, in the Central Time Zone. It is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 80 miles west of Milwaukee, which is the border between Central and Mountain Time Zones. The respective travel time to the nearest states are 1 hour and 30 minutes to Illinois, 2 hours and 30 minutes to Michigan, and 4 hours and 30 minutes to Minnesota. The neighboring cities of Milwaukee are Wauwatosa, West Allis, and Greenfield. If someone were to drive from Milwaukee across America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Milwaukee and explore its rich culture and history.

City Distance from Milwaukee (miles) Time to Drive at 50 mph (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,971 39.42 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 703 14.06 -1
Denali National Park 3,042 60.84 -3
Las Vegas Strip 1,630 32.60 -2
Citizens Bank Park 764 15.28 -1
Niagara Falls 496 9.92 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,925 38.50 -2
Yellowstone 1,200 24.00 -1
Manhattan 862 17.24 -1
Grand Canyon 1,447 28.94 -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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee

What time zone is Milwaukee in?

Milwaukee is in the Central Time time zone

What is Milwaukee time compared to UTC?

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