Current time in Bulgaria


12:57 p.m.
March 25, 2023

Local time in Bulgaria

The time in Bulgaria is 2 hours ahead of UTC and 1 hour ahead of Amsterdam. The current timezone in Bulgaria is Eastern European Time (EET). Bulgaria is currently observing Standard Time (DST) also known as winter time. Daylight Saving Time in Bulgaria starts at March 26, 2023.

Details for the time in Bulgaria

Current time
12:57 p.m.
Time zone Eastern European Time (EET)
DST: Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)
IANA time zone Europe/Sofia
Your time difference 1 hour ahead of Amsterdam
UTC time difference UTC+2
2 hours ahead of UTC

Bulgaria Daylight Saving Time (DST)

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

Last DST ended at Oct. 30, 2022
Sets the clock back 1 hour
Next DST starts at March 26, 2023
Sets the clock forward 1 hour
DST is ending at Oct. 29, 2023
Sets the clock back 1 hour


Bulgaria uses Eastern European Time EET and Eastern European Summer Time EEST. EET is UTC +0200 and EEST is +0300. Bulgaria's latitude and longitude is 43° 00' N and 25° 00' E . Therefore a two hours offset between EET and UTC is not surprising. It’s a relatively small country, because of this there is less than 30 minutes time difference between the sunrise in de the east and the west of the Bulgaria.

Important cities in Bulgaria

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

Time in Bulgaria