What Time Is It In Tempe?

What is the current time in Tempe, Arizona

The current time in Tempe, Arizona is

5:29 PM

The date is June 17, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Tempe, Arizona In?

Tempe 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 8:29 PM 7:29 PM 5:29 PM 5:29 PM
24-hour time 20:29 19:29 17:29 17:29
Military time 2029 1929 1729 1729

Compared to other cities in Arizona, Tempe is one of the most popular travel destinations. While Phoenix and Scottsdale may have more historical monuments and tourist traps, Tempe's proximity to ASU and Tempe Town Lake make it a hub for cultural events and outdoor recreation. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to travel to nearby suburbs such as Chandler, Mesa, and Gilbert.


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and dry with occasional breezes
  • Unique traditions and events: Tempe Festival of the Arts, Spring Training baseball games
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 95-105°F
  • Climate: Hot and dry with occasional monsoon storms
  • Unique traditions and events: 4th of July Tempe Town Lake Festival, h3Oasis Water Park
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and dry with occasional breezes
  • Unique traditions and events: Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake, ASU Homecoming Parade
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-65°F
  • Climate: Mild and dry with occasional chilly nights
  • Unique traditions and events: Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade, Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden
  • Average daylight: 10-11 hours

Tempe is a city located in the state of Arizona, USA. It is situated in the Mountain Standard Time (MST) zone, which is 7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). Tempe is approximately 10 miles away from the nearest timezone border, which is the Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone. The neighboring states of Tempe are California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. The respective travel time to these states ranges from 2 to 6 hours by car. The neighboring cities of Tempe include Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert. It would take approximately 40 hours to drive from Tempe to the east coast of the United States. Learn more about traveling to Tempe and explore the vibrant culture and attractions it has to offer.

Location Distance (miles) Time to Drive (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 710 14.2 -1
White House in Washington D.C. 2,146 42.9 -2
Denali National Park 3,424 68.5 -3
Las Vegas Strip 297 5.9 -1
Citizens Bank Park 2,369 47.4 -2
Niagara Falls 2,142 42.8 -2
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 758 15.2 -1
Yellowstone 1,011 20.2 -1
Manhattan 2,295 45.9 -2
Grand Canyon 346 6.9 -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 Tempe 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 Tempe

What time zone is Tempe in?

Tempe is in the Mountain Time time zone

What is Tempe time compared to UTC?

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