The Time Zone Converter calculates the corresponding local times in locations of your choice, taking all Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes worldwide into account.

Getting Started

  1. Click on the search field marked Search for city or time zone... and enter the first location or time zone.
  2. Repeat this process to add at least one more location.
  3. Select a date and time by clicking the date or time field of any of the listed locations. The converter will automatically show the corresponding local times for all listed cities.
  4. To fine-tune the time, use the slider or the buttons at the bottom.

Problems? See “Why can't I enter the exact time?” in the FAQ section below.

Additional Options

Remove locations

Hover your mouse over the location you wish to remove, click on the three-dot menu symbol on the right, and select Remove.

To remove all locations, click Remove all.

Change the order of the locations

Hover your mouse over a location and use the up or down arrow on the left to move it up or down the list.

Alternatively, click on the three-dot menu symbol and select one of the moving options.

Find a suitable time to call

To find a good time to call someone in the selected locations, first enable Show holidays and best calling times. A color-coded emoji will appear for each location. A green smiley appears for general business hours on weekdays; an orange face is shown for weekday after-hours, weekends, and other days off; and a red frowning face is shown for normal sleeping hours.

Please note that this service provides only a general indication based on usual working hours.

Show or hide current local time in selected cities

Enable Show current time to see the current local time for each selected location.

Show or hide time zone abbreviation

Enable Show time zone to see the time zone abbreviation for each selected location.

Show or hide time difference

Enable Show time difference from 1st city to see the time difference between the city at the top of the list and the cities below it.

Share your time conversion

Use the link under Shareable Permalink to share your results.

The drop-down offers the option to include or ignore the selected time:

  • If you select Use selected time, people opening the link will see the time you selected.
  • By selecting Use current time, you exclude the selected time. People opening the link will see the current local time in the selected locations at the time of clicking on the link, rounded to the closest full, half, or quarter hour.

Add the selected time slot to a calendar

Click on Add to Calendar to create an ICS file, which can be used to import the selected time slot into a calendar.

Export your time conversion

Click on Export Results to create an exportable summary of your results. You can either manually copy the results from the Plain text output field or download a text file by clicking on Download as Text File.

Customization options:

  • The Column separator changes the symbol used to separate the table columns.
  • Enable Multiple columns to create separate table columns for city, country, date, time, and time zone.

See more information about a location or time zone

Click the three-dot menu symbol for a location and select City page to see comprehensive information about the location, such as the current time, time zone, clock changes, weather, Sun and Moon times, tides, airports, and much more.

In the same menu, select Time zone info to see where and when the location's time zone is observed, abbreviations, alternative names, and more.

FAQ: Troubleshooting

Why are the times incorrect?

Although mistakes are always possible, it is most likely that a corresponding local time looks off because clocks change for Daylight Saving Time (DST). Not all countries use DST, and the switch dates vary, so the time differences between locations change all the time. Please consider this before sending us your error report.

Why isn't my town included?

This service includes all 5000+ locations in our database. Some of our services also include millions of additional locations provided by the GeoNames database. However, these GeoNames locations cannot be selected in this service yet.

The time has the wrong format. How do I change between the 24-hour and AM/PM clock?

Our system supports both 24-hour and 12-hour (am/pm) clock formats. To change the format, please click Settings and make a selection under Time Format.

Why do I have to enter the date?

Some locations switch between standard time and Daylight Saving Time (DST) every year while others don't. Every country has its own rules about when to turn its clocks forward or backward, and by how much. DST is generally observed in the Northern Hemisphere while countries in the Southern Hemisphere are on standard time, and vice versa. All this means that the time difference between any two locations is likely to vary in the course of a year. Our Time Zone Converters automatically take into account these switches and the varying time offsets resulting from them.

Why can't I enter the exact time?

If you use the slider to select the time, it is only possible to jump backward or forward in 15-minute increments. However, it is possible to select an exact point in time down to the minute by clicking on the time display, entering the time, and then clicking anywhere outside the highlighted area.

FAQ: General Info & Instructions

Can I also use time zones?

Yes, you can enter a time zone abbreviation into the search field.

Please note that time zones usually do not adjust for Daylight Saving Time (DST). This means, for example, that Eastern Standard Time (EST) is always 5 hours behind UTC, even when the US East Coast switches to DST and observes Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), which is 1 hour ahead of EST.

The only exceptions are the dynamic time zone designations, like Eastern Time (ET), which do adjust for DST. These can also be selected in the Time Zone Converter.

If you select a time zone that is currently not used, or only in few locations, a warning will appear with a button you can click to switch to the corresponding time zone that is currently observed.

Do you still offer the old version of the Time Zone Converter?

Yes. You will find it here.

How can I print the results?

Click on Export Results, and a pop-up will appear. You can copy the conversion details, paste them into another document, and print the results.

You can also click Download as text file to create a text file showing your results, which you can print out.

How many cities and time zones can I add?

The maximum number of cities and time zones for conversion is 12.

Is it possible to convert a time to all time zones worldwide?

Yes, but you will have to use our Event Time Announcer.

How do I change the time?

Please see Getting Started above.

What do the smileys mean?

Please see Find a suitable time to call above.

Can I save a default location?

It is not possible to save a location in the Time Zone Converter. However, if you have created a Personal World Clock, the cities and time zones you have selected there also appear at the top of the drop-down list for the Time Zone Converter.

Where can I find more information about the site and its services?

The General FAQ Page answers your questions about, our services, site-wide settings, customization options, advertising opportunities, and copyright policies.

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