Mexico Essentials

Clock Time: Mexico’s Fall Clock Change in 2022

Most of Mexico's regions will set clocks back for the last time by one hour on October 30th. Clocks in regions along the US border will be set back on Nov 6th

Autumn Clock Change

This article describes the clock changes taking place in Mexico in the Fall of 2022.

Mexico Abandoning Clock-Time Changes after October 2022

In 2022, Mexico’s congressional representatives and Senate voted to eliminate the practice of changing the clocks in the spring and fall, with exceptions for municipalities bordering the US.

Annual clock changes will continue to take place in a small number of Mexican municipalities along the United States border, where it’s prudent for trade and lifestyle reasons to align Mexican border-city clocks with their counterparts in the US.

Fall Clock Changes in Mexico 2022
(“Fall Back”)

DST in most of Mexico and Baja California Sur will end on Sunday October 30th 2022, when the clocks will be moved back again by one hour at 2 a.m.

The state of Baja California (not to be confused with Baja California Sur) and Mexican cities immediately bordering the US (including Juárez, Reynosa, and Matamoros) clocks move back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday November 6th, 2022.


The states of Sonora and Quintana Roo

The Mexican state of Sonora (bordering primarily the state of Arizona in the US) will not observe DST in 2022.

The state of Quintana Roo (which includes the popular resorts of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and the islands of Isla Mujeres and Cozumel) established its own time zone that is always aligned with US EST.

Therefore, clocks in these two Mexican states are not moved forward/backward each spring and fall.

Learn more about time and time zones in Mexico

Mexico has several time zones and most states move their clocks forward in the spring and back in the autumn.

Note about US & European Clock Time Changes

Not all of Mexico’s clock-time change dates are synchronized with U.S. or European clock-time change dates, so if you’re traveling or scheduling appointments between Mexico, the US, and Europe this spring and autumn, make a note to double-check your times, especially as flights and other public transportation systems always operate their schedules using local time.