What is the time zone of Panama?

Panama is in the Eastern Time zone. All places including the capital Panama City have the same time, there are no exceptions. The country is not observing daylight savings so the clock remains unchanged during the year.

  • Eastern Standard Time (EST):– 5:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
panama time zone map
central america time zone map
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Time of neighboring islands and countries

You might change time zones when traveling outside Panama.

To Columbia:

  • There is no time difference as it’s is in the same time zone all year round.

To Costa Rica:

  • When crossing the border with Costa Rica you will enter the Central Time zone, which is -1 hour (behind)

Panama Daylight Savings Time (DST)

There is no daylight savings time.

Other countries in Central America

You can check out information and maps of other Central American countries by clicking below links.

Pacific Time Mountain Time Central Time Eastern Time Atlantic Time
Mexico * Mexico * Mexico * Panama
Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
* = multiple time zones