What Time Is It In Philadelphia?

What is the current time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The current time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is

1:18 PM

The date is March 01, 2024

Quick facts

  • Philadelphia is 5:00 behind GMT right now
  • Philadelphia's time zone is Eastern Time

What Time Zone is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania In?

Philadelphia is in Eastern Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to ET. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: EST and EDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In ET, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -8:00 -7:00 -6:00 -5:00
12-hour time 1:18 PM 12:18 PM 11:18 AM 10:18 AM
24-hour time 13:18 12:18 11:18 10:18
Military time 1318 1218 1118 1018

Seasons in Philadelphia

Philadelphia offers a unique blend of Pennsylvania traditions and uniquely Philadelphian events throughout the year. From the Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring to the Mummers Parade in the winter, there is always something to do. And let's not forget about the Philadelphia Phillies, baby! "It's Bedlam at the Bank!"


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: Cherry Blossom Festival, Philadelphia Science Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Wawa Welcome America Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Cool and crisp
  • Unique traditions and events: Philadelphia Film Festival, Philadelphia Marathon
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-40°F
  • Climate: Cold and snowy
  • Unique traditions and events: Christmas Village, Mummers Parade
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Philadelphia is a city located in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is situated in the Eastern Time Zone (ET) and is five hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is approximately 30 miles away, and it is in the Central Time Zone (CT). The travel time to the nearest states, New Jersey and Delaware, is around 30 minutes and one hour, respectively. Some of the neighboring cities include Camden, Cherry Hill, and Wilmington. If someone were to drive from Philadelphia across America, it would take approximately 44 hours. Learn more about traveling to Philadelphia and explore its rich history and culture.

City Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,797.5 55.95 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 137.5 2.75 -1
Denali National Park 3,717.5 74.35 -4
Las Vegas Strip 2,269.5 45.39 -3
Citizens Bank Park 0 0 0
Niagara Falls 394.5 7.89 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,680.5 53.61 -3
Yellowstone 1,821.5 36.43 -2
Manhattan 96.5 1.93 -1
Grand Canyon 2,142.5 42.85 -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 Philadelphia 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 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Chicago Illinois Central Time 8:07 PM 20:07 2007
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 7:07 PM 19:07 1907
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 6:07 PM 18:07 1807

Fast Facts About Philadelphia

What time zone is Philadelphia in?

Philadelphia is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Philadelphia time compared to UTC?

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