Current time in Benin


7:51 p.m.
July 5, 2022

Local time in Benin

The time in Benin is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 5 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Benin

Current time
7:51 p.m.
Timezone West Africa Time (WAT)
Olson timezone name Africa/Porto-Novo
Time difference 5 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Benin Daylight Saving time (DST)

Benin does not observe daylight savings.


Benin uses West Africa Time WAT. WAT is UTC + 0100. Benin's latitude and longitude is 9° 30' N and 2° 15' E. Therefore an one hour offset to UTC is not surprising. The country is very close to the equator, as a result there is no daylight savings time in Benin.

Important cities in

has several timezones, the current time in some important cities in is shown below.