Current time in Switzerland


4:53 a.m.
Jan. 22, 2021

Local time in Switzerland

The time in Switzerland 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 Switzerland

Current time
4:53 a.m.
Timezone Central European Time (CET)
Olson timezone name Europe/Zurich
Time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Switzerland Daylight Saving time (DST)

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

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


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.