What Time Is It In Wichita?

What is the current time in Wichita, Kansas

The current time in Wichita, Kansas is

10:15 PM

The date is July 19, 2024

Quick facts

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

What Time Zone is Wichita, Kansas In?

Wichita 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 11:15 PM 10:15 PM 8:15 PM 8:15 PM
24-hour time 23:15 22:15 20:15 20:15
Military time 2315 2215 2015 2015

Compared to other cities in Kansas, Wichita is not as popular of a travel destination other than Wichita State and other universities. While there are no major historical monuments or tourist traps within the city, Wichita is within driving distance of several notable attractions, including the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Andover, Derby, and Goddard.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Wichita Riverfest, Tulip Time Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Wichita Wingnuts baseball games, Wichita Open golf tournament
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain and wind
  • Unique traditions and events: Kansas State Fair, Autumn & Art Festival
  • Average daylight: 11-13 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-40°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow and ice
  • Unique traditions and events: Old Town Winterfest, Wichita Thunder hockey games
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Wichita, located in south-central Kansas, is situated in the Central Time Zone (CT). It is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 80 miles to the west, where the Mountain Time Zone begins. The travel time to the nearest states, Oklahoma and Missouri, is approximately two hours by car. Wichita's neighboring cities include Derby, Andover, and Newton. To drive from Wichita to the opposite coast of America, it would take approximately 28 hours. Learn more about traveling to Wichita and explore its rich history and culture.

Destination Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,365 27.3 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 1,100 22 -1
Denali National Park 3,100 62 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,100 22 -1
Citizens Bank Park 1,200 24 -1
Niagara Falls 1,200 24 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,500 30 -2
Yellowstone 1,100 22 -1
Manhattan 1,300 26 -1
Grand Canyon 1,100 22 -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 Wichita 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 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Chicago Illinois Central Time 5:24 PM 17:24 1724
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 3:24 PM 15:24 1524
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 3:24 PM 15:24 1524

Fast Facts About Wichita

What time zone is Wichita in?

Wichita is in the Central Time time zone

What is Wichita time compared to UTC?

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