Current time in Albania


12:08 p.m.
Nov. 30, 2023

Local time in Albania

The time in Albania is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. The current timezone in Albania is Central European Time (CET). Albania is currently observing Standard Time (DST) also known as winter time. Daylight Saving Time in Albania starts at March 30, 2024.

Details for the time in Albania

Current time
12:08 p.m.
Time zone Central European Time (CET)
DST: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
IANA time zone Europe/Tirane
Your time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+1
1 hour ahead of UTC

Albania Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Albania uses Daylight Saving Time. In the table below you can find out when DST begins and when DST ends in Albania.

Last DST ended at Oct. 28, 2023
Sets the clock back 1 hour
Next DST starts at March 30, 2024
Sets the clock forward 1 hour
DST is ending at Oct. 26, 2024
Sets the clock back 1 hour


Albania uses Central European Time CET and Central European Summer Time CEST. CET is UTC +0100 and EEST is UTC +0200. Albania is relatively small country between 19° 00’E and 21° 00’E. This still means a time difference of almost 8 minutes between the sunrise in the east and the west of the country.

Important cities in Albania

The current time in some important cities in Albania is shown below.

Time in Albania