Military Time Chart

Military Time Chart helps you to easily convert the Military Time into Standard Time. It's also known as 24-Hour Clock.

Regular TimeMilitary Time
Midnight (12:00 AM)0000
1:00 AM0100
2:00 AM0200
3:00 AM0300
4:00 AM0400
5:00 AM0500
6:00 AM0600
7:00 AM0700
8:00 AM0800
9:00 AM0900
10:00 AM1000
11:00 AM1100
Regular TimeMilitary Time
Noon (12:00 PM)1200
1:00 PM1300
2:00 PM1400
3:00 PM1500
4:00 PM1600
5:00 PM1700
6:00 PM1800
7:00 PM1900
8:00 PM2000
9:00 PM2100
10:00 PM2200
11:00 PM2300

About Military Time Chart

Don't know how to read military time and convert it into the regular time? Use our military time chart to convert the 24-hour clock time into regular time.

Military Time Chart - 24 Hour Clock

What is Military Time?

It's a timekeeping system that operates on a 24-hour clock to indicate the time of day. It's also known as the "military clock". In this system, the hours of the day are numbered from 0000 to 2300, rather than from 1 to 12.

For example, in Military Time, 1:00 pm is represented as 1300 hours, 2:00 pm is represented as 1400 hours, and so on, up to 11:00 pm, which is represented as 2300 hours.

This method is commonly used in military, aviation, public transportation, healthcare, and emergency services where precise timing is important. Also, it helps to avoid confusion between morning and afternoon/evening hours and reduces the risk of errors in time calculations.

How to write Military Time?

It's very simple to write the military time. The new day begins at midnight and we can write it as 0000. The last-minute of the day is written as 2359. That is one minute before the next midnight begins. Also, some people may write midnight as 0000 or 2400.

From 12:00 AM midnight to 12:00 PM noon, the military time is written the same as the regular time without a colon(:). That is 0000 to 1200.

But from 12:00 PM noon to 12:00 AM midnight, the 24-hour clock time is written differently.

For example,

  • 01:00 PM = 1300
  • 02:00 PM = 1400
  • 03:00 PM = 1500
  • and so on to...
  • 11:00 PM = 2300

To express time in seconds, a colon is inserted between the minutes and seconds:


0315:25 = 03 Hours, 15 Minutes, and 25 Seconds.

How to Convert Military Time to Regular Time?

You can use the military time chart to do this type of conversion easily and quickly. But in case you are a math freak or wish to understand how to manually convert military time to regular time, follow the instructions below.

  1. Firstly, separate the hour and the minutes.
  2. The first two digits denote the hour and the last two denote the minutes.
  3. In case, the time is smaller than 1200, then put the colon(:) in between hours and minutes and write AM afterward.
  4. If the time is larger than 1200, then subtract the hours or first two digits by 12 to get the regular time and then write PM afterward.
  5. Both time systems use the minutes in the same way. So, no conversion is required for minutes and you can write it as it is.

Let's take some examples to understand it.

Example 1

Suppose, Military timing is: 1430. Convert it into regular time.

Firstly, let's separate hours and minutes.

So, Hours = 14 and Minutes = 30

Here we can see the time is larger than 1200. So, we will subtract the hours by 12.

14 - 12 = 2 Hours

So, Regular time = 2:30 PM.

Example 2

Military timing: 1015. Find regular time.

After separation, hours = 10 and minutes = 15.

Here, the time is smaller than 1200. So, we will just put the colon(:) between hours and minutes.

Regular time = 10:15 AM.

How to convert Regular Time to Military Time?

  1. If the regular time is in AM, just remove the AM and the colon.
  2. Also, if the hour is in a single digit, then add '0' before it. Because military timing includes two digits for hours as well as minutes.
  3. If the time in PM, then add the hours by 12 to get the military time hours.
  4. No change in minutes and remove the PM and colon.

Let's take some examples.

Example 1

Regular time: 02:15 AM. Convert it into military time.

Here the time is in AM. So, we just remove the AM and colon.

So, Military time = 0215.

Example 2

Regular time: 03:30 PM.

Here the time is in PM. Therefore, we will add the hours by 12.

So, 03 + 12 = 15 Hours.

No change in minutes and place it as it is.

So, Military time = 1530.

Uses of 24-Hour Clock Time

  • Most importantly, the 24-Hour Clock Time is used to avoid any sort of confusion between AM and PM. Sometimes, we all have accidentally set our alarm for 7:00 PM, rather than 7:00 AM. The 24-hour time system eliminates confusion because the numbers never repeat themselves.
  • It helps calculate time duration easily. For example, you have to calculate the time duration between 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM. In military format, it is 1030 and 1730. Now you can easily subtract both times and calculate the duration: 1730 – 1030 = 7 hours.
  • It uses in certain services like emergency responders and aviation.
  • It is also preferred in maintaining business records and travel information billboards.

Features of Military Time Chart

  • Easy to read and understand: The military time chart is designed in a way to help you read and understand it effortlessly. You just need to search the regular time from the left side column of the chart and find the military timing corresponding to it.
  • No prerequisites: Our website does not ask you to log in, sign up or install anything in order to use the chart. All you need is a device with an active internet connection and browser support in order to access it.
  • No hidden charges: The website is absolutely free to use and does not include any type of hidden charge.
  • Comprehensive: 24-Hour clock chart is comprehensive and includes all the necessary things that you need to convert military time into regular time and vice-versa.


Yes, military timing is popularly referred to as the 24-hour clock time.

No, you can't use it offline. You need a device with an active internet connection to use it.

Regular time is the usual 12-hour clock time in which the time is divided into two twelve hours blocks. The first block starts at 12:00 AM and runs till 12:00 PM, and the second block starts at 12:00 PM and ends at 12:00 AM. With regular time, you must always mention AM or PM. So, one does not get confused as to whether you are referring to the first half or second half of the day.

Yes, you can write it as 2400 or 0000.

Suppose your friend says "Let's catch up at 8:30". Now, this is regular time and the absence of AM or PM creates a lot of confusion for you as to whether your friend meant morning or evening. But if he says "Let's catch up at 20:30", it is easily understood that it's evening.

4:00 PM = 1600