Current time in Bulgaria


1:09 p.m.
May 21, 2024

Local time in Bulgaria

The time in Bulgaria is 3 hours ahead of UTC and 7 hours ahead of Ashburn. The current timezone in Bulgaria is Eastern European Summer Time (EEST). Bulgaria is currently observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) also known as summer time. Daylight Saving Time in Bulgaria ends at Oct. 26, 2024.

Details for the time in Bulgaria

Current time
1:09 p.m.
Time zone Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)
Standard timezone: Eastern European Time (EET)
IANA time zone Europe/Sofia
Your time difference 7 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+3
3 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.

DST started at March 30, 2024
Sets the clock forward 1 hour
DST is ending at Oct. 26, 2024
Sets the clock back 1 hour
Next DST starts at March 29, 2025
Sets the clock forward 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