What Time Is It In Panama City?

What is the current time in Panama City, Florida

The current time in Panama City, Florida is

10:27 AM

The date is May 31, 2023

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Panama City, Florida In?

Panama City 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 11:27 AM 10:27 AM 8:27 AM 8:27 AM
24-hour time 11:27 10:27 08:27 08:27
Military time 1127 1027 0827 0827

Panama City, Florida offers a unique experience for each season. From the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in the spring to the New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop in the winter, there is always something to do. Compared to other cities in Florida, Panama City's events and traditions are more focused on the beach and water activities. Panama City is located on the Gulf of Mexico and is approximately 100 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It takes about 6 hours to drive to Disney World from Panama City.


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Gulf Coast Jam, and Spring Break
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Fourth of July Fireworks, Pirates of the High Seas Fest, and Beach Bash Music Fest
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 60-80°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rain showers and cooler nights
  • Unique traditions and events: Pirates of the High Seas Fest, Lobster Festival and Tournament, and Oktoberfest
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Cool and dry with occasional rain showers and colder nights
  • Unique traditions and events: Panama City Beach Marathon, New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop, and Mardi Gras and Music Festival
  • Average daylight: 10-11 hours

Panama City is located in the state of Florida, in the Eastern Time Zone. It is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles to the west, in the Central Time Zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states are 2 hours to Alabama and 4 hours to Georgia. The neighboring cities include Lynn Haven, Callaway, and Springfield. It would take approximately 44 hours to drive from Panama City to the west coast of the United States. Learn more about traveling to Panama City and explore its beautiful beaches and attractions.

Nearest Counties | Corresponding Zip Codes --- | --- Bay County | 32401, 32403, 32404, 32405, 32409, 32413, 32444, 32466 Gulf County | 32410, 32456, 32465, 32420, 32438, 32462 Walton County | 32433, 32459, 32461, 32462, 32464, 32466, 32467, 32468, 32469 Washington County | 32425, 32428, 32430, 32431, 32438, 32440, 32462, 32463, 32464 Holmes County | 32425, 32427, 32428, 32438, 32462, 32463, 32464, 32465, 32466

City Distance (mi) Time to Drive (hrs) Timezone Change (hrs)
Yosemite National Park 2,559 51.18 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 838 16.76 -1
Denali National Park 4,305 86.10 -5
Las Vegas Strip 1,862 37.24 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,020 20.40 -1
Niagara Falls 1,305 26.10 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,716 54.32 -3
Yellowstone 2,019 40.38 -2
Manhattan 1,305 26.10 -1
Grand Canyon 1,563 31.26 -2

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 Panama City 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 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Chicago Illinois Central Time 11:07 PM 23:07 2307
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107

Fast Facts About Panama City

What time zone is Panama City in?

Panama City is in the Central Time time zone

What is Panama City time compared to UTC?

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