EST - Eastern Standard Time

Current time in EST:
11:22:40 pm


Time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5
a different time zone is observed in this locationPlease note that currently EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) is observed inplace of EST in most regions. EDT will change to EST when DST ends.

DST started on 10 March 2019
DST will end on 03 November 2019
About Eastern Standard Time Zone:

Eastern Standard Time (EST) also known as The Eastern Time Zone (ET in The United States and Canada) is observed in the eastern states of the USA. In Canada EST is used in Ontario, Quebec and most of Nunavut. During daylight saving time EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) is observed instead, with the time zone offset of UTC/GMT -4.

US states using EST:

Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
Five US states use both EST and CST: Tennessee, Michigan, Florida, Indiana and Kentucky.

DST changes for US and Canadian cities using EST:
YearDST BeginsDST Ends
2019March 10November 3
2020March 8November 1
2021March 14November 7
2022March 13November 6
2023March 12November 5
2024March 10November 3
2025March 9November 2

EST (Eastern Standard Time) is used in the following countries:

Cities in Eastern Standard Time Zone (partial list):
Time difference between Eastern Standard Time and
other major time zones and cities
Time zoneTime difference
AEST - Australian Eastern Standard TimeAEST is 15 hours ahead of EST.
CET - Central European TimeCET is 6 hours ahead of EST.
CST - Central Standard TimeCST is 1 hour behind EST.
GMT - Greenwich Mean TimeGMT is 5 hours ahead of EST.
HST - Hawaii-Aleutian Standard TimeHST is 5 hours behind EST.
IST - India Standard TimeIST is 10 hours, 30 minutes ahead of EST.
MST - Mountain Standard TimeMST is 2 hours behind EST.
PST - Pacific Standard TimePST is 3 hours behind EST.
ChicagoThere is no time difference between Chicago and EST.
DubaiDubai is 9 hours ahead of EST.
Hong KongHong Kong is 13 hours ahead of EST.
HonoluluHonolulu is 5 hours behind EST.
LondonLondon is 6 hours ahead of EST.
Los AngelesLos Angeles is 2 hours behind EST.
MelbourneMelbourne is 16 hours ahead of EST.
New YorkNew York is 1 hour ahead of EST.
ParisParis is 7 hours ahead of EST.
SingaporeSingapore is 13 hours ahead of EST.
SydneySydney is 16 hours ahead of EST.
Washington DCWashington DC is 1 hour ahead of EST.
ZurichZurich is 7 hours ahead of EST.