The current US/Central time zone offset is:

UTC/GMT -6 hours

The time and date in this time zone is:

5:52 PM on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

Search for a city to find the local time.

Daylight Saving Time: This time zone changed from daylight savings to standard time at 2:00 AM on Sunday, Nov 1, 2020. The GMT offset is currently UTC/GMT -6 hours (CST). It will change again to daylight saving time (DST) at 2:00 AM on Sunday, Mar 14, 2021. The new GMT offset will be UTC/GMT -5 hours (CDT).


Time zones in CDT, CST

America/Cancun
America/Chicago
America/Havana
America/Indiana/Knox
America/Indiana/Petersburg
America/Indiana/Tell_City
America/Indiana/Vincennes
America/Knox_IN
America/Menominee
America/Merida
America/Mexico_City
America/Monterrey
America/North_Dakota/Center
America/North_Dakota/New_Salem
America/Rainy_River
America/Rankin_Inlet
America/Winnipeg
Canada/Central
CST6CDT
Cuba
Mexico/General
US/Indiana-Starke


Cities in the US/Central time zone

West Saint Paul, MN
Newton, KS
Mission, TX
Jacksonville, TX
Lufkin, TX


Airports in the US/Central time zone

Marshall Memorial Municipal Airport Marshall, MO (MHL / KMHL)
Blytheville Municipal Airport Blytheville, AR (HKA / KHKA)
Mount Pleasant Regional Airport Mount Pleasant, TX (MPS)
Meridian Regional Airport Meridian, MS (MEI / KMEI)
Grand Glaize -Osage Beach Osage Beach, MO (OSB)


States in the US/Central time zone

Alabama
Oklahoma
Iowa
Kansas
Missouri

Note that states may span multiple time zones, so it's often better to search for a particular city to find the local time zone.


World time zones

Travelmath provides a database of time zones all over the world. You can use this data to check the local time, or verify the time difference when you cross time zones during a trip. Daylight savings is automatically adjusted based on the local time zone. The tz database or zoneinfo database uses the closest city, rather than the more common Eastern, Central, Mountain or Pacific time zones in the United States. Countries often change their daylight saving rules, so please help us stay current by letting us know if you find any pages that need updates.