Current time in Jamaica


3:35 a.m.
Jan. 16, 2021

Local time in Jamaica

The time in Jamaica is 5 hours behind UTC and has the same time as Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Jamaica

Current time
3:35 a.m.
Timezone Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Olson timezone name America/Jamaica
Time difference same time as Ashburn
  5 hours behind UTC

Jamaica Daylight Saving time (DST)

Jamaica does not observe daylight savings.


Jamaica uses Eastern Standard Time EST. EST is UTC -0500. Jamaica's latitude and longitude is 18° 15' N and 77° 30' W. Therefore a five hours offset between EST and UTC is very suitable for Jamaica. Because of its low latitude Jamaica has no need for daylight savings time. The country isn’t far north of the equator meaning the length of the day isn’t heavily affected by the seasons.

Important cities in Jamaica

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