What Time Is It In Raleigh?

What is the current time in Raleigh, North Carolina

The current time in Raleigh, North Carolina is

3:36 AM

The date is June 10, 2023

Quick facts

  • Raleigh is 4:00 behind GMT right now
  • Raleigh's time zone is Eastern Time

What Time Zone is Raleigh, North Carolina In?

Raleigh 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 -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 3:36 AM 2:36 AM 12:36 AM 12:36 AM
24-hour time 03:36 02:36 00:36 00:36
Military time 0336 0236 0036 0036

Raleigh is home to the North Carolina State Fair in the summer and fall to the Chinese Lantern Festival in the winter. Compared to other cities in North Carolina, Raleigh has a diverse range of events and a thriving arts scene. The city is also conveniently located near many historical monuments and tourist traps, such as the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Biltmore Estate, both within a three-hour drive. Additionally, suburbs such as Cary, Durham, and Chapel Hill are all within a 30-minute drive from Raleigh.


  • Average temperature: 60-75°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Artsplosure, a free outdoor arts festival, and the North Carolina Beer Month celebration
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: The North Carolina State Fair and the International Festival of Raleigh
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: The North Carolina State Fair and the International Festival of Raleigh
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 30-50°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow and ice storms
  • Unique traditions and events: The Raleigh Christmas Parade and the Chinese Lantern Festival
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is located 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, Virginia and South Carolina, is approximately 2 hours and 3 hours, respectively. Raleigh's neighboring cities include Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary. It would take approximately 44 hours to drive from Raleigh to Los Angeles, California, across America. Learn more about traveling to Raleigh and explore its rich history and culture.

Nearest Counties | Corresponding Zip Codes --- | --- Wake County | 27601, 27603, 27604, 27605, 27606 Durham County | 27701, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27707 Chatham County | 27312, 27344, 27349, 27355, 27357 Franklin County | 27525, 27549, 27572, 27596, 27597 Johnston County | 27501, 27520, 27524, 27577, 27603

Destination Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,716 54.32 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 265 5.3 -1
Denali National Park 3,907 78.14 -4
Las Vegas Strip 2,174 43.48 -3
Citizens Bank Park 358 7.16 -1
Niagara Falls 610 12.2 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,716 54.32 -3
Yellowstone 1,862 37.24 -2
Manhattan 426 8.52 -1
Grand Canyon 1,788 35.76 -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 Raleigh 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 11:25 PM 23:25 2325
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 11:25 PM 23:25 2325
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 11:25 PM 23:25 2325
Chicago Illinois Central Time 10:25 PM 22:25 2225
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 8:25 PM 20:25 2025
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 8:25 PM 20:25 2025

Fast Facts About Raleigh

What time zone is Raleigh in?

Raleigh is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Raleigh time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Raleigh is offset by -4:00.