What Time Is It In San Jose?

What is the current time in San Jose, California

The current time in San Jose, California is

6:42 AM

The date is June 24, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is San Jose, California In?

San Jose 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 9:42 AM 8:42 AM 6:42 AM 6:42 AM
24-hour time 09:42 08:42 06:42 06:42
Military time 0942 0842 0642 0642

Compared to other cities in California, San Jose is an up-and-coming technology hub along with gorgeous California skies. While it may not have the same historical monuments or tourist traps as other cities, it offers a variety of events and festivals that showcase the diversity of the community. San Jose is also conveniently located near popular suburbs such as Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View, all within a 30-minute drive. However, it may take several hours to travel to other popular tourist destinations in the state such as Los Angeles or San Francisco.


  • Average temperature: 60-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: San Jose Jazz Festival, Silicon Valley Comic Con
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Warm and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: San Jose Obon Festival, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 60-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry
  • Unique traditions and events: San Jose Dia de los Muertos Festival, San Jose Harvest Festival
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Cool and rainy
  • Unique traditions and events: Christmas in the Park, San Jose Holiday Parade
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

San Jose is a city located in the northern part of California, in the Pacific Time Zone. It is 8 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). The nearest timezone border is approximately 20 miles east of San Jose, which is the Mountain Time Zone. The travel time to the nearest states, Nevada and Oregon, is approximately 4-5 hours by car. San Francisco and Oakland are the neighboring cities, which are located within a 1-hour drive from San Jose. If someone were to drive from San Jose across America, it would take approximately 40 hours. Learn more about traveling to San Jose and explore the city's vibrant culture and attractions.

City Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 123 2.5 0
White House in Washington D.C. 2,797 55.9 -3
Denali National Park 3,042 60.8 -4
Las Vegas Strip 570 11.4 0
Citizens Bank Park 2,737 54.7 -3
Niagara Falls 2,438 48.8 -3
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 48 1 0
Yellowstone 1,007 20.1 -1
Manhattan 2,891 57.8 -3
Grand Canyon 831 16.6 -1

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 San Jose 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 San Jose

What time zone is San Jose in?

San Jose is in the Pacific Time time zone

What is San Jose time compared to UTC?

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