What Time Is It In Tampa?

What is the current time in Tampa, Florida

The current time in Tampa, Florida is

2:15 PM

The date is June 14, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Tampa, Florida In?

Tampa 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 2:15 PM 1:15 PM 11:15 AM 11:15 AM
24-hour time 14:15 13:15 11:15 11:15
Military time 1415 1315 1115 1115

Tampa has a unique climate and culture that sets it apart from the rest of Florida. The city offers a variety of events and traditions throughout the year, from the Gasparilla Pirate Festival in the winter to the Guavaween celebration in the fall. Tampa is also home to several historical monuments and tourist traps, such as the Tampa Bay History Center and Busch Gardens, which are within a short driving distance. It takes approximately 30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Brandon, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg.


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Gasparilla Music Festival, Tampa Bay Blues Festival, and the Florida Strawberry Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Tampa Bay Margarita Festival, Tampa Bay Comic Con, and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball games
  • Average daylight: 13-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and less humid with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Oktoberfest Tampa, Guavaween, and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday
  • Average daylight: 11-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 60-75°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry with occasional cold fronts
  • Unique traditions and events: Outback Bowl, Gasparilla Pirate Festival, and the Florida State Fair
  • Average daylight: 10-11 hours

Tampa is a city located in the state of Florida, situated in the Eastern Time Zone. It is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles away, and it is in the Central Time Zone. The respective travel time to the nearest states, Georgia and Alabama, is around 4 hours and 6 hours, respectively. The neighboring cities of Tampa include St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Brandon. It would take approximately 44 hours to drive from Tampa to the opposite coast of America. Learn more about traveling to Tampa and explore its beautiful beaches, cultural attractions, and vibrant nightlife.

City Distance from Tampa (miles) Time to Drive at 50 mph (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,600 52 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 850 17 -1
Denali National Park 4,500 90 -4
Las Vegas Strip 2,200 44 -3
Citizens Bank Park 1,000 20 -1
Niagara Falls 1,200 24 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,500 50 -3
Yellowstone 2,100 42 -2
Manhattan 1,100 22 -1
Grand Canyon 1,800 36 -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 Tampa 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 Tampa

What time zone is Tampa in?

Tampa is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Tampa time compared to UTC?

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