What Time Is It In Panama City Beach?

What is the current time in Panama City Beach, Florida

The current time in Panama City Beach, Florida is

8:21 PM

The date is May 29, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Panama City Beach, Florida In?

Panama City Beach 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 9:21 PM 8:21 PM 6:21 PM 6:21 PM
24-hour time 21:21 20:21 18:21 18:21
Military time 2121 2021 1821 1821

Panama City Beach, Florida offers unique traditions and events like Seabreeze Jazz Festival in the spring to the Beach Home for the Holidays in the winter. The city is located approximately 100 miles from Tallahassee and 300 miles from Miami. It would take about 30 minutes to travel to nearby suburbs such as Lynn Haven, Callaway, and Springfield.


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


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Fourth of July Fireworks, Pirates of the High Seas Fest, and Beach Ball Drop
  • 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: Lobster Festival, Pirates of the High Seas Fest, and Oktoberfest
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


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

Panama City Beach is a city located in the state of Florida, USA. It is situated in the Eastern Time Zone (ET) and is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles away, and it is in the Central Time Zone (CT). The travel time to the nearest states, Alabama and Georgia, is around 1-2 hours by car. The neighboring cities include Panama City, Lynn Haven, and Callaway. If someone were to drive from Panama City Beach across America, it would take approximately 40 hours. Learn more about traveling to Panama City Beach and experience the beautiful beaches and attractions it has to offer.

City Distance (mi) Time to Drive (hrs) Timezone Change (hrs)
Yosemite National Park 2,307 46.14 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 838 16.76 -1
Denali National Park 4,045 80.90 -5
Las Vegas Strip 1,792 35.84 -2
Citizens Bank Park 862 17.24 -1
Niagara Falls 1,011 20.22 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,238 44.76 -3
Yellowstone 1,789 35.78 -2
Manhattan 1,020 20.40 -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 Beach 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 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Chicago Illinois Central Time 10:01 PM 22:01 2201
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 8:01 PM 20:01 2001
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 8:01 PM 20:01 2001

Fast Facts About Panama City Beach

What time zone is Panama City Beach in?

Panama City Beach is in the Central Time time zone

What is Panama City Beach time compared to UTC?

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