What Time Is It In Sacramento?

What is the current time in Sacramento, California

The current time in Sacramento, California is

3:04 PM

The date is June 06, 2023

Quick facts

  • Sacramento is 7:00 behind GMT right now
  • Sacramento's time zone is Pacific Time

What Time Zone is Sacramento, California In?

Sacramento is in Pacific Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to PT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: PST and PDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In PT, 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 6:04 PM 5:04 PM 3:04 PM 3:04 PM
24-hour time 18:04 17:04 15:04 15:04
Military time 1804 1704 1504 1504

Sacramento has a unique blend of mild and rainy springs, hot and dry summers, mild and dry falls, and cool winters for California. The city hosts a variety of events and traditions throughout the year, such as the California State Fair in the summer and the Farm-to-Fork Festival in the fall. Compared to other cities in California, Sacramento's seasons are fairly typical, but the city's proximity to historical monuments and tourist traps, such as San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, make it a great central location for exploring the state. It takes approximately 2 hours to travel to suburbs such as Roseville, Elk Grove, and Folsom without traffic .


  • Average temperature: 60-75°F
  • Climate: Mild and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: Sacramento Music Festival, Sacramento County Fair
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 85-95°F
  • Climate: Hot and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: California State Fair, Sacramento Shakespeare Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 60-80°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: Farm-to-Fork Festival, Sacramento Film Festival
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 45-55°F
  • Climate: Cool and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: Global Winter Wonderland, Sacramento Ballet's The Nutcracker
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Sacramento is the capital city of California, located in the Pacific Time Zone. It is 8 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). The nearest timezone border is approximately 30 miles east of Sacramento, where it changes to Mountain Time. The travel time to the nearest states, Nevada and Oregon, is approximately 2-3 hours by car. The neighboring cities of Sacramento include Elk Grove, Roseville, and Davis. If someone were to drive from Sacramento across America, it would take approximately 40 hours to reach New York City. Learn more about traveling to Sacramento and explore the city's rich history and culture.

Nearest Counties | Corresponding Zip Codes --- | --- Placer County | 95602, 95603, 95604, 95631, 95648 Yolo County | 95605, 95607, 95616, 95618, 95697 El Dorado County | 95614, 95619, 95623, 95633, 95651 San Joaquin County | 95201, 95202, 95203, 95204, 95205 Solano County | 94533, 94534, 94535, 94571, 95687

Destination Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 156 3.12 0
White House in Washington D.C. 2,797 55.94 -3
Denali National Park 2,907 58.14 -4
Las Vegas Strip 571 11.42 0
Citizens Bank Park 2,764 55.28 -3
Niagara Falls 2,365 47.3 -3
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 87 1.74 0
Yellowstone 1,018 20.36 -1
Manhattan 2,835 56.7 -3
Grand Canyon 731 14.62 0

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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento

What time zone is Sacramento in?

Sacramento is in the Pacific Time time zone

What is Sacramento time compared to UTC?

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