Current time in Spain


12:59 p.m.
June 19, 2024

Local time in Spain

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

Details for the time in Spain

Current time
12:59 p.m.
Time zone Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Standard timezone: Central European Time (CET)
IANA time zone Europe/Madrid
Your time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+2
2 hours ahead of UTC

Spain Daylight Saving Time (DST)

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

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


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.

Time in Spain