Current time in Hungary


11:26 a.m.
May 21, 2024

Local time in Hungary

The time in Hungary is 2 hours ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. The current timezone in Hungary is Central European Summer Time (CEST). Hungary is currently observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) also known as summer time. Daylight Saving Time in Hungary ends at Oct. 26, 2024.

Details for the time in Hungary

Current time
11:26 a.m.
Time zone Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Standard timezone: Central European Time (CET)
IANA time zone Europe/Budapest
Your time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+2
2 hours ahead of UTC

Hungary Daylight Saving Time (DST)

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

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


Hungary uses Central European Time CET and Central European Summer Time CEST. CET is UTC +0100 and CEST is UTC +0200. Hungary's latitude and longitude is 47° 00' N and 20° 00' E. Therefore the one hour offset between UTC and CET is very suitable for Hungary and the use of daylight savings time is not surprising.

Important cities in Hungary

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

Time in Hungary