Current time in Jamaica


3:44 p.m.
April 21, 2024

Local time in Jamaica

The time in Jamaica is 5 hours behind UTC and 1 hour behind Ashburn. The timezone in Jamaica is Eastern Standard Time (EST). Jamaica is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1983.

Details for the time in Jamaica

Current time
3:44 p.m.
Time zone Eastern Standard Time (EST)
IANA time zone America/Jamaica
Your time difference 1 hour behind Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC-5
5 hours behind UTC

Jamaica Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Jamaica is not using Daylight Saving Time.


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.

Time in Jamaica