Discover Mexico’s Four Time Zones by State

Clock Time - Watches

Mexico’s land territory, including the Baja peninsula, straddles an area between 23.6345° North, and 102.5528° West.

To give that some time-zone perspective, its longitudinal land mass covers a distance-equivalent starting on the Pacific coast in California USA, and ending near Pensacola, Florida—thus spanning some 1,700 miles.

Mexico’s four time zones

Mexico has four time zones, two of which are exclusive to two states.  The four time zones in Mexico are listed below. Click/tap on the map to link to UTC references.

Mexico Map by Time Zone (UNAM, MX GOB)

  • Zona Noroeste — Northeast time zone (Orange)
  • Zona Pacifico — Pacific time zone (Burgundy)
  • Zona Centro — Central time zone (Blue)
  • Zona Sureste — Southeastern time zone (Green)


Mexico’s Time Zones by State

The table below summarizes the four time zones, and which Mexican State(s) adhere to that time zone.

Time Zone Mexican States in this Time Zone
North Time Zone
Zona Noroeste
Only the State of Baja California, on the Baja California peninsula.  Not to be confused with the State of Baja California Sur, also part of the peninsula that is on the Pacific Time Zone
Pacific Time Zone
Zona Pacifico
The States of: Baja California Sur, Chihuahua*, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora**
Central Time Zone
Zona Centro
The States of: Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chihuahua* Chiapas, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico City, Mexico State, Michoacán, Morelos, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatán and Zacatecas.
Southeastern Time Zone
Zona Sureste
Only the State of Quintana Roo

Learn more about time and time zones in Mexico

Mexico has several time zones and most states move their clocks forward in the spring and back in the autumn.

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