What Time Is It In Phoenix?

What is the current time in Phoenix, Arizona

The current time in Phoenix, Arizona is

11:32 PM

The date is April 12, 2024

Quick facts

  • Phoenix is 7:00 behind GMT right now
  • Phoenix's time zone is Mountain Time

What Time Zone is Phoenix, Arizona In?

Phoenix is in Mountain Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to MT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: MST and MDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In MT, 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 2:32 AM 1:32 AM 11:32 PM 11:32 PM
24-hour time 02:32 01:32 23:32 23:32
Military time 0232 0132 2332 2332

Seasons in Phoenix, Arizona


  • Average temperature: 70-90°F
  • Climate: Dry and sunny with occasional rainstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Phoenix Pride Festival, Arizona Renaissance Festival, Cactus League Spring Training
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 100-110°F
  • Climate: Hot and dry with occasional monsoon storms
  • Unique traditions and events: Phoenix Comicon, Fourth of July fireworks at Tempe Town Lake, Arizona Restaurant Week
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-90°F
  • Climate: Dry and sunny with occasional rainstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Arizona State Fair, Phoenix Fashion Week, Dia de los Muertos Festival
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rainstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo, Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden, Fiesta Bowl Parade
  • Average daylight: 10-11 hours

Phoenix is a vibrant city located in the southwestern region of the United States, and one of the most popular in the state of Arizona. It falls under the Mountain Standard Time (MST) zone and is seven hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). The nearest timezone border is approximately 60 miles away, and it is the Pacific Time Zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states, California and Nevada, is around 5-6 hours by car. Phoenix's neighboring cities include Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Glendale. If someone were to drive from Phoenix across America, it would take approximately 36 hours. Learn more about traveling to Phoenix and explore the city's rich culture and history.

City Distance (miles) Drive Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 760 15.2 -1
White House in Washington D.C. 2,300 46 -2
Denali National Park 3,500 70 -3
Las Vegas Strip 300 6 -1
Citizens Bank Park 2,300 46 -2
Niagara Falls 2,100 42 -2
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 800 16 -1
Yellowstone 1,100 22 -1
Manhattan 2,400 48 -2
Grand Canyon 230 4.6 -1

City: Name of the city or landmark

Distance (miles): Distance in miles from Phoenix, AZ

Drive Time (hours): Time it would take to drive at 50 mph from Phoenix, AZ

Timezone Change (hours): Timezone change in hours from Phoenix, AZ

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 Phoenix 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 7:42 PM 19:42 1942
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 7:42 PM 19:42 1942
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 7:42 PM 19:42 1942
Chicago Illinois Central Time 6:42 PM 18:42 1842
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 5:42 PM 17:42 1742
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 4:42 PM 16:42 1642

Fast Facts About Phoenix

What time zone is Phoenix in?

Phoenix is in the Mountain Time time zone

What is Phoenix time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Phoenix is offset by -7:00.