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PHP | timezone_offset_get() Function

PHP timezone_offset_get() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP timezone_offset_get() Function.

The built-in timezone_offset_get() function is an alias of the DateTimeZone::getOffset(). This PHP function accepts a TimeZone and DateTime values as parameters and returns the offset TimeZone from GMT.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

timezone_offset_get($object, $datetime)

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description

object (Mandatory)

This is a DateTimeZone object.


datetime (Mandatory)

This is a DateTimeInterface object specifying the date/time for which you need to compute the offset.

Return Value

This PHP function returns an integer value specifying the required time zone offset in seconds. In case of any failure this function returns the boolean value false.

PHP Version

This function was first introduced as part of core PHP v 5.2.0 and, it works with all the later versions.


Below example shows the usage of the PHP timezone_offset_get() function -

   $tz = new DateTimeZone("Nigeria/Rivers");
   $datetime = date_create("now", new DateTimeZone("Asia/Taipei"));
   $res = timezone_offset_get($tz, $datetime );


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -



Try the following example -

$dateTimeZoneTaipei = new DateTimeZone("Asia/Taipei");
$dateTimeZoneJapan = new DateTimeZone("Asia/Tokyo");
$dateTimeTaipei = new DateTime("now", $dateTimeZoneTaipei);
$dateTimeJapan = new DateTime("now", $dateTimeZoneJapan);
$timeOffset = $dateTimeZoneJapan->getOffset($dateTimeTaipei);


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP timezone_open() Function.

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