Current time in Benin


4:50 a.m.
Sept. 24, 2023

Local time in Benin

The time in Benin is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 1 hour behind Amsterdam. The timezone in Benin is West Africa Time (WAT). Benin is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Details for the time in Benin

Current time
4:50 a.m.
Time zone West Africa Time (WAT)
IANA time zone Africa/Porto-Novo
Your time difference 1 hour behind Amsterdam
UTC time difference UTC+1
1 hour ahead of UTC

Benin Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Benin is not using Daylight Saving Time.


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 Benin

The current time in some important cities in Benin is shown below.

Time in Benin