What Time Is It In Tulsa?

What is the current time in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The current time in Tulsa, Oklahoma is

12:41 PM

The date is April 17, 2024

Quick facts

  • Tulsa is 5:00 behind GMT right now
  • Tulsa's time zone is Central Time

What Time Zone is Tulsa, Oklahoma In?

Tulsa is in Central Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to CT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: CST and CDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In CT, 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 1:41 PM 12:41 PM 10:41 AM 10:41 AM
24-hour time 13:41 12:41 10:41 10:41
Military time 1341 1241 1041 1041

Tulsa weather is peppered with thunderstorms. Spring and fall are mild with occasional rain and thunderstorms, while summer is hot and humid with even morethunderstorms. Winter is cold with occasional snow and ice. Tulsa offers unique traditions and events such as the Tulsa International Mayfest, Tulsa Tough cycling race, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa Balloon Festival, Oktoberfest, Winterfest, and Tulsa Christmas Parade. The average daylight ranges from 9-15 hours depending on the season. Compared to other cities in Oklahoma, Tulsa offers a diverse range of events and traditions. The distance between historical monuments or tourist traps within the state varies, but it would take approximately 30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Broken Arrow, Owasso, and Jenks.


  • Average temperature: 60-75°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions/events: Tulsa International Mayfest, Tulsa Tough cycling race
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 85-95°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions/events: Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa Balloon Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain
  • Unique traditions/events: Tulsa State Fair, Oktoberfest
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 30-50°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow and ice
  • Unique traditions/events: Winterfest, Tulsa Christmas Parade
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Tulsa, located in northeastern Oklahoma, is situated in the Central Time Zone and is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The city is approximately 70 miles away from the nearest timezone border, which is the Mountain Time Zone. The neighboring states of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Texas are all within a few hours' drive from Tulsa. Some of the nearby cities include Oklahoma City, Wichita, and Little Rock. If someone were to drive from Tulsa to Los Angeles, it would take approximately 24 hours. Learn more about traveling to Tulsa and explore all that this vibrant city has to offer.

City Distance from Tulsa (miles) Time to Drive at 50 mph (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,559 31.18 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,070 21.4 -1
Denali National Park 3,308 66.16 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,257 25.14 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,181 23.62 -1
Niagara Falls 1,062 21.24 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,707 34.14 -2
Yellowstone 1,062 21.24 -1
Manhattan 1,283 25.66 -1
Grand Canyon 1,019 20.38 -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 Tulsa 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 7:42 PM 19:42 1942
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 7:42 PM 19:42 1942
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 7:42 PM 19:42 1942
Chicago Illinois Central Time 6:42 PM 18:42 1842
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 5:42 PM 17:42 1742
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 4:42 PM 16:42 1642

Fast Facts About Tulsa

What time zone is Tulsa in?

Tulsa is in the Central Time time zone

What is Tulsa time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Tulsa is offset by -5:00.