Current time in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

7:16 a.m.
Oct. 4, 2022

Local time in Puerto Rico

The time in Puerto Rico is 4 hours behind UTC and the same as in Ashburn. The timezone in Puerto Rico is Atlantic Standard Time (AST). Puerto Rico is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1945.

Details for the time in Puerto Rico

Current time
7:16 a.m.
Time zone Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
IANA time zone America/Puerto_Rico
Your time difference same time as Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC-4
4 hours behind UTC

Puerto Rico Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Puerto Rico is not using Daylight Saving Time.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico uses Atlantic Standard Time AST. AST is UTC -0400. Puerto Rico's latitude and longitude is 18° 15' N and 66° 30' W. Therefore being four hours behind UTC is very suitable for Puerto Rico. Being close to the equator the country has no need for daylight savings time. Puerto Rico is an island and isn’t very big. It takes the the sun just a few minutes to travel from the east to the west of Puerto Rico.

Important cities in Puerto Rico

The current time in some important cities in Puerto Rico is shown below.

Time in Puerto Rico