What is the time zone of Portugal?

Portugal is in the Western European Time zone. All places including the capital Lisbon 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.

  • Western European Time (WET):0:00 UTC
  • Western European Summer Time (WEST): +1:00 UTC (ahead)
portugal time zone map
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Travel to neighboring countries

These are the times differences if you travel outside the country.

To Portuguese Azores: When travelling to the Portuguese Azores you will enter the Azores time zone which is -1 hour (behind)

To Portuguese Madeira: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round

To Spain: When travelling to the Spain you will enter the Central European time zone which is +1 hour (ahead)

Portugal 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 02.00 am to 03.00 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 03.00 am to 02.00 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
Azores Andorra Cyprus Russia
Faroe Islands Austria Estonia Turkey
Guernsey/Jersey Belgium Finland
Iceland Bosnia Herzegovina Greece
Ireland Croatia Latvia
Isle of Man Czech Republic Lithuania
Madeira Denmark Moldova
Northern Ireland France Romania
Portugal Germany Ukraine
Scotland Gibraltar
Wales Hungary
North Macedonia
San Marino
Vatican City