Current time in Switzerland


12:31 p.m.
Nov. 30, 2023

Local time in Switzerland

The time in Switzerland is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. The current timezone in Switzerland is Central European Time (CET). Switzerland is currently observing Standard Time (DST) also known as winter time. Daylight Saving Time in Switzerland starts at March 30, 2024.

Details for the time in Switzerland

Current time
12:31 p.m.
Time zone Central European Time (CET)
DST: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
IANA time zone Europe/Zurich
Your time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+1
1 hour ahead of UTC

Switzerland Daylight Saving Time (DST)

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

Last DST ended at Oct. 28, 2023
Sets the clock back 1 hour
Next DST starts at March 30, 2024
Sets the clock forward 1 hour
DST is ending at Oct. 26, 2024
Sets the clock back 1 hour


Switzerland uses Central European Time CET and Central European Sumer Time CEST. CET is UTC +0100 and CEST is UTC +0200. Switzerland's latitude and longitude is 47° 00' N and 8° 00' E. Geographically UTC +0030 would be perfect for Switzerland. However, UTC +0100 isn’t far off. Considering its high latitude the use of daylight savings time in Switzerland is not surprising.

Important cities in Switzerland

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

Time in Switzerland