What is the time zone of Bulgaria?
Bulgaria is in the Eastern European Time zone. All places including the capital Sofia have the same time, there are no exceptions. The country is observing daylight savings so there are two different clocks depending on the time of the year.
- Eastern European Time (EET):+2:00 UTC (ahead)
- Eastern European Summer Time (EEST): +3:00 UTC (ahead)
Travel to neighboring countries
These are the times differences if you travel outside the country.
To Romania: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To Greece: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To Serbia: When travelling to the Serbia you will enter the Central European Time zone which is -1 hour (behind)
To North Macedonia: When travelling to the North Macedonia you will enter the Central European Time zone which is -1 hour (behind)
To Turkey: When travelling to the Turkey you will enter the Turkey Time zone which is +1 hour (ahead)
Bulgaria Daylight Savings Time (DST)
It starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October. In March the clock is moved forward from 03.00 am to 04.00 am (so you will lose an hour of sleep during the night). While in October it’s reversed as the clock is moved backward from 04.00 am to 03.00 am and you will gain an extra hour of sleep. One way of remembering the movement sequence is that clocks “spring forward and fall back”.
Other countries in Europe
You can check out information and maps of other European countries by clicking below links.
|Western European Time & Greenwich Mean Time||Central European Time||Eastern European Time||Moscow Time & Turkey Time|
|United Kingdom (UK)||Albania||Bulgaria||Belarus|
|Isle of Man||Czech Republic||Lithuania|