Current time in Spain


10:35 a.m.
Jan. 17, 2021

Local time in Spain

The time in Spain is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Spain

Current time
10:35 a.m.
Timezone Central European Time (CET)
Olson timezone name Europe/Madrid
Time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Spain Daylight Saving time (DST)

Spain uses Daylight Savings time. In the table below you can find out when DST begins and when DST ends in Spain.

DST Started 2020 March 29, 2020
Forward 1 hour
DST Ends 2121 Oct. 31, 2021
Backward 1 hour
Next DST Start 2121 March 28, 2021
Forward 1 hour


Spain uses Central European Time CET and Central European Sumer Time CEST. CET is UTC +0100 and CEST is UTC +0200. Spain's latitude and longitude is 40° 00N and 4° 00W! Therefore Spain is in the wrong time zone. The Prime Meridian runs through the country, geographically it is clear Spain should be observing GMT. Considering its high latitude the use of daylight savings time in Spain is less surprising.

Important cities in Spain

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