What Time Is It In Pensacola?

What is the current time in Pensacola, Florida

The current time in Pensacola, Florida is

10:08 AM

The date is June 25, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Pensacola, Florida In?

Pensacola 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

Pensacola, Florida offers a unique blend of southern charm and coastal beauty with one of the most fun names to say. The city's spring and fall seasons are particularly mild compared to the scorching Florida heat, with mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Summer can be hot and humid, but visitors can enjoy exciting events like the Pensacola Beach Air Show and Blue Angels Practice. Winter is cool and mild, with festive events like the Pensacola Christmas Parade and Winterfest. Compared to other cities in Florida, Pensacola offers a more laid-back atmosphere compared to Miami or Dinsey, and is located within driving distance of popular tourist destinations like Destin and Panama City Beach. Historical monuments like the National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Pickens are also nearby. It takes approximately 30 minutes to travel to suburbs like Gulf Breeze, Pace, and Milton.


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Pensacola Crawfish Festival, Fiesta of Five Flags
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Pensacola Beach Air Show, Blue Angels Practice
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 60-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola Interstate Fair
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Cool and mild with occasional cold snaps
  • Unique traditions and events: Pensacola Christmas Parade, Winterfest
  • Average daylight: 10-11 hours

Pensacola is a city located in the westernmost part of the Florida Panhandle, situated in the Central Time Zone. It is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles to the west, which is the border between the Central and Eastern Time Zones. The travel time to the nearest states, Alabama and Mississippi, is approximately 1 hour and 2 hours, respectively. The neighboring cities include Gulf Breeze, Navarre, and Milton. If someone were to drive from Pensacola across America, it would take approximately 36 hours. Learn more about traveling to Pensacola and explore its beautiful beaches and rich history.

City Distance (mi) Time to Drive (hrs) Timezone Change (hrs)
Yosemite National Park 2,200 44 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 862 17 -1
Denali National Park 4,100 82 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,700 34 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,000 20 -1
Niagara Falls 1,100 22 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,100 42 -2
Yellowstone 1,800 36 -2
Manhattan 1,100 22 -1
Grand Canyon 1,500 30 -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 Pensacola 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 Pensacola

What time zone is Pensacola in?

Pensacola is in the Central Time time zone

What is Pensacola time compared to UTC?

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