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The Time in Florida

Saturday, September 21, 2013 by — creator of Time Genie

Updated: Friday, March 11, 2016

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What time is it in Florida? This is a commonly asked question — but this question requires a question in return — where in Florida?

Florida actually has 2 time zones — the Central and Eastern Time Zones to be exact. Most of Florida is located in the Eastern Time Zone. However, part of western Florida is located in the Central Time zone. As a general rule, the western part of Florida that is located below Alabama is located in Central Time Zone.

Keep reading to learn more about time zones in Florida.


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What Time Is It In Florida? There Are 2 Time Zones

There are, in total, 67 counties in Florida. Of these 67 counties, 9 are 100% in the Central Time Zone while Gulf County has locations in both the Central and Eastern time zones. All other counties are in the Eastern Time Zone.

The 9 counties that are 100% in the Central Time Zone include: Bay County, Calhoun County, Escambia County, Holmes County, Jackson County, Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, Walton County, and Washington County.

→ Learn more about the counties in Florida

Map of Florida
A map of Florida. You can also download this map in PDF format.

The 2 Time Zones in Florida

Time Zone Major Cities
Eastern Time Brandon, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Bay, Pembroke Pines, Port Saint Lucie, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa
Central Time Callaway, Cantonment, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Lynn Haven, Navarre, Niceville, Pace, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach

Time Zone Data

Information about the time zones in Florida.

Standard Time Daylight Saving Time
Eastern Standard Time EST GMT -5 Eastern Daylight Time EDT GMT -4
Central Standard Time CST GMT -6 Central Daylight Time CDT GMT -6
Florida time zone map
Notice how the Florida Panhandle is orange while the rest of Florida is green. The orange indicates the Central Time Zone while the green indicates the Eastern Time Zone.

Daylight Saving Time

All of Florida observes daylight saving time (DST).

Daylight saving time (DST) schedule:

→ At 2 AM local time, clocks are advanced 1 hour on the second Sunday in March.

→ At 2 AM local time, clocks go back 1 hour on the first Sunday in November.

Florida Time Zone Chart

By using the following time zone chart you can see the time differences between the 4 main time zones in the United States including the Central Time Zone (Florida Panhandle) and the Eastern Time Zone (the majority of Florida).

→ Try Time Genie's time zone converter.

Click a heading to sort the table.

Eastern Time Central Time Mountain Time Pacific Time
00:00 12:00 AM 23:00 11:00 PM 22:00 10:00 PM 21:00 9:00 PM
01:00 1:00 AM 00:00 12:00 AM 23:00 11:00 PM 22:00 10:00 PM
02:00 2:00 AM 01:00 1:00 AM 00:00 12:00 AM 23:00 11:00 PM
03:00 3:00 AM 02:00 2:00 AM 01:00 1:00 AM 00:00 12:00 AM
04:00 4:00 AM 03:00 3:00 AM 02:00 2:00 AM 01:00 1:00 AM
05:00 5:00 AM 04:00 4:00 AM 03:00 3:00 AM 02:00 2:00 AM
06:00 6:00 AM 05:00 5:00 AM 04:00 4:00 AM 03:00 3:00 AM
07:00 7:00 AM 06:00 6:00 AM 05:00 5:00 AM 04:00 4:00 AM
08:00 8:00 AM 07:00 7:00 AM 06:00 6:00 AM 05:00 5:00 AM
09:00 9:00 AM 08:00 8:00 AM 07:00 7:00 AM 06:00 6:00 AM
10:00 10:00 AM 09:00 9:00 AM 08:00 8:00 AM 07:00 7:00 AM
11:00 11:00 AM 10:00 10:00 AM 09:00 9:00 AM 08:00 8:00 AM
12:00 12:00 PM 11:00 11:00 AM 10:00 10:00 AM 09:00 9:00 AM
13:00 1:00 PM 12:00 12:00 PM 11:00 11:00 AM 10:00 10:00 AM
14:00 2:00 PM 13:00 1:00 PM 12:00 12:00 PM 11:00 11:00 AM
15:00 3:00 PM 14:00 2:00 PM 13:00 1:00 PM 12:00 12:00 PM
16:00 4:00 PM 15:00 3:00 PM 14:00 2:00 PM 13:00 1:00 PM
17:00 5:00 PM 16:00 4:00 PM 15:00 3:00 PM 14:00 2:00 PM
18:00 6:00 PM 17:00 5:00 PM 16:00 4:00 PM 15:00 3:00 PM
19:00 7:00 PM 18:00 6:00 PM 17:00 5:00 PM 16:00 4:00 PM
20:00 8:00 PM 19:00 7:00 PM 18:00 6:00 PM 17:00 5:00 PM
21:00 9:00 PM 20:00 8:00 PM 19:00 7:00 PM 18:00 6:00 PM
22:00 10:00 PM 21:00 9:00 PM 20:00 8:00 PM 19:00 7:00 PM
23:00 11:00 PM 22:00 10:00 PM 21:00 9:00 PM 20:00 8:00 PM
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