Current time in South Korea

South Korea

12:32 p.m.
Dec. 2, 2022

Local time in South Korea

The time in South Korea is 9 hours ahead of UTC and 8 hours ahead of Amsterdam. The timezone in South Korea is Korea Standard Time (KST). South Korea is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1988.

Details for the time in South Korea

Current time
12:32 p.m.
Time zone Korea Standard Time (KST)
IANA time zone Asia/Seoul
Your time difference 8 hours ahead of Amsterdam
UTC time difference UTC+9
9 hours ahead of UTC

South Korea Daylight Saving Time (DST)

South Korea is not using Daylight Saving Time.

South Korea

South Korea uses Korea Standard Time KST. KST is UTC +0900. South Korea’s latitude and longitude is 37° 33′ N and 126° 58′ E. Therefore being nine hours ahead of UTC is a bit much for South Korea but not unsuitable. Considering its high latitude one would expect that the country has a small use for daylight savings time but DST isn’t observed in South Korea.

Important cities in South Korea

The current time in some important cities in South Korea is shown below.

Time in South Korea