Time Zone & Daylight Savings Time in Switzerland

Last updated: September 2nd, 2023

Time Zone in Switzerland

Switzerland is in the Central European Time Zone (CET, UTC +1).

This is the same time zone as most of Western Europe like Germany, France, Italy etc.

However, Switzerland is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1) and one hour behind most of Eastern Europe, Greece and Turkey.

Switzerland Daylight Savings Time

Switzerland observes Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight savings in Switzerland starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October.

In 2023, Daylight Savings in Switzerland will be between

  • Start: Sunday, Mar 26, 2023
  • End: Sunday, Oct 29, 2023

During this daylight savings, the clocks are set forward by one hour. This gives one hour of extra daylight at night for people to enjoy during summer.

Sunrise & Sunset in Switzerland

Sunrise and sunset times in Switzerland vary throughout the year. However, it varies very little across the country because Switzerland is so small.

The average sunrise and sunset in Switzerland during this year would be

  • January:
    • Sunrise: 8:00 am
    • Sunset: 4:45 pm2
  • February:
    • Sunrise: 7:30 am
    • Sunset: 5:30 pm
  • March:
    • Sunrise: 6:48 am
    • Sunset: 6:42 pm
  • April:
    • Sunrise: 6:30 am
    • Sunset: 8:15 pm
  • May:
    • Sunrise: 5:51 am
    • Sunset: 8:56 pm
  • June:
    • Sunrise: 5:31 am
    • Sunset: 9:23 pm
  • July:
    • Sunrise: 5:45 am
    • Sunset: 9:10 pm
  • August:
    • Sunrise: 6:15 am
    • Sunset: 8:30 pm
  • September:
    • Sunrise: 6:45 am
    • Sunset: 7:45 pm
  • October:
    • Sunrise: 7:30 am
    • Sunset: 6:15 pm
  • November:
    • Sunrise: 7:45 am
    • Sunset: 4:30 pm
  • December:
    • Sunrise: 8:15 am
    • Sunset: 4:15 pm