What is the time zone of Ukraine?
Ukraine has is officially in the Eastern European Time zone also locally referred to as Kiev time.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)
There are a few exceptions as about 5% of the territory is located in the “Further-eastern European” or “Eastern Europe Forward Time”‘ (EEFT). This part covers the areas of Luhansk Oblast, Donetsk Oblast and Kharkiv Oblast. These area’s do not observe daylight savings time changes.
Another small region is Zakarpattia Oblast which observes the Central European Time Zone.
Travel to neighboring countries
These are the times differences if you travel outside the country.
To Belarus: When travelling to the Belarus you will enter the Moscow Standard Time zone which is +1 hour behind in winter and no difference in the summer period.
To Russia: When crossing the border with Russia you will enter the Moscow Standard Time zone which is +1 hour behind in winter. There is no difference in the summer period. Check the Russia page in case you travel further into the country.
To Poland: When travelling to the Poland you will enter the Central European Time zone which is -1 hour (behind)
To Slovakia: When travelling to the Slovakia you will enter the Central European Time zone which is -1 hour (behind)
To Hungary: When travelling to the Hungary you will enter the Central European Time zone which is -1 hour (behind)
To Romania: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To Moldova: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
Ukraine 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|