Java 8: Convert Date between Time Zones Example


import java.time.LocalDateTime;
import java.time.ZoneId;
import java.time.ZonedDateTime;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;

public class JavaTimeZoneConverter {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        DateTimeFormatter dateTimeFormatter = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm:ss zzz");

        LocalDateTime localDateTime =;

        ZoneId utcZone = ZoneId.of("UTC");
        ZoneId targetZoneChicago = ZoneId.of("America/Chicago");
        ZoneId targetZoneLondon = ZoneId.of("Europe/London");
        ZoneId targetZoneNewYork = ZoneId.of("America/New_York");

        ZonedDateTime convertedDateTimeUTC = ZonedDateTime.of(localDateTime, utcZone).withZoneSameInstant(utcZone);
        ZonedDateTime convertedDateTimeChicago = ZonedDateTime.of(localDateTime, utcZone).withZoneSameInstant(targetZoneChicago);
        ZonedDateTime convertedDateTimeLondon = ZonedDateTime.of(localDateTime, utcZone).withZoneSameInstant(targetZoneLondon);
        ZonedDateTime convertedDateTimeNewYork = ZonedDateTime.of(localDateTime, utcZone).withZoneSameInstant(targetZoneNewYork);

        System.out.println("UTC/GMT Time: " + convertedDateTimeUTC.format(dateTimeFormatter));
        System.out.println("Chicago Time: " + convertedDateTimeChicago.format(dateTimeFormatter));
        System.out.println("London Time: " + convertedDateTimeLondon.format(dateTimeFormatter));
        System.out.println("New York Time: " + convertedDateTimeNewYork.format(dateTimeFormatter));


UTC/GMT Time: 24-06-2023 16:44:47 UTC
Chicago Time: 24-06-2023 11:44:47 CDT
London Time: 24-06-2023 17:44:47 BST
New York Time: 24-06-2023 12:44:47 EDT

We have made use of the ZonedDateTime class, it allows to represent a date and time with a time zone.

We do the conversion using ZonedDateTime.of() with LocalDateTime object and the UTC time zone, and finally use withZoneSameInstant() to convert the date and time to the target time zone.


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