Iowa Time Zones


United States time is divided into nine standard time zones, with most areas observing Daylight Saving Time (DST). View a map of these time zones here.

Iowa falls within the Central Time Zone, which lags Coordinated Universal Time by six hours during regular times and five during daylight savings periods. Iowa follows similarly with other states such as Colorado and Texas.

What is the time in Iowa City?

Iowa City lies within the Central Time Zone, also referred to as CST or CDT, which is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) during winter and switching over to Central Daylight Time in summer months. Reaching Iowa City from another state by car will take approximately 28 hours of driving.

Iowa City’s IANA time zone identifier is America/Chicago, and local time is 5 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Daylight Saving Time ends in Iowa City at 2 AM local time on Sunday, November 5, 2023, with all clocks being turned back one hour.

United States time zones can be broken into four categories, most commonly seen as standard and daylight savings time. These time zones help determine whether it is 8 AM, 6 PM, or 10 AM.

Other than standard and daylight savings times, other variables can impact the time in a location, including daylight savings time, weather changes, and regional variance. If you’re uncertain of the exact time in an area, contact local authorities or use a time zone converter.

What is the time in Des Moines?

Des Moines is currently experiencing Central Daylight Time. This means it is one hour ahead of GMT-5; however, as daylight savings ends on November 5th, it will shift one hour in reverse.

To accurately track Iowa time, use an online clock widget. This will show the current local time in Iowa and any time differences with other US cities. Google Maps API also can help provide recent local times.

This tool makes it easy and quick to check the current time in any city in Iowa quickly. Simply enter its address into the search bar, showing the present time there. Furthermore, you can view a time breakdown across each state and alter its time zone setting to better represent local time in Iowa.

If you are trying to contact someone in Iowa, try calling them between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM their time, as this will give you the best chance of reaching them at work. In Chicago, Illinois, call them between 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM your time if scheduling a call with them.

What is the time in Cedar Rapids?

Cedar Rapids operates under Central Daylight Time (CDT), the same time zone as Iowa City and Des Moines. CDT is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time; Daylight Savings Time in this region requires that clocks advance by an hour during summer months before returning to standard time on November 5.

If you are calling from Chicago to Iowa (IA), make sure that your calls occur between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM your time – this will increase your chance of contacting them during their working day.

Before placing any international calls, it is a good idea to check the current local time in Cedar Rapids to avoid confusion over time differences and save money on international rates.

This online clock displays the current time in Cedar Rapids and allows you to compare it with any other location worldwide. Simply select your timezone and click on the button, and the clock will update to show the correct local time for that region or country. This tool is convenient if traveling abroad and need to know when and where local events take place.

What is the time in Waterloo?

Waterloo, Iowa, falls within the Central Time Zone (CST), six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6). Iowa observes Daylight Saving Time from March 12 through November 5, meaning the clocks move forward by one hour each weekday from Waterloo.

To view the current local time in Waterloo, use our online clock. Just enter your location and click “Clock,” select your timezone, and you’ll see your local time displayed prominently at the top left corner of your screen.

Time Zone Converter will allow you to compare Waterloo’s local time with other cities and countries worldwide, providing an easier way to plan meetings or phone calls abroad.

If you want to meet with someone in Chicago, Illinois, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, try scheduling your call to ensure both parties can be available during their regular working hours. However, if calling someone outside your timezone (i.e., in another timezone altogether), consider their location and date before setting Outlook’s timezone settings accordingly.