Wales Country Dialling Codes

Wales country dialling codes

If you are currently travelling abroad and wish to call home or intend on making international telephone calls to Wales, follow our simple step-by-step guide on how to make calls to Wales from outside of the country:

Country Code: Begin by dialling the international dialling code to exit your country and enter the international calling network. The international dialling code for most countries is “00” or “+”. You can also use the country-specific international access code if it differs from “00” or “+”.

Wales Country Code: After the international dialling code, you’ll need to enter the country code for Wales, which is “+44”.

Area Code: Depending on where in Wales you’re calling, you may need to include an area or city code.

Local Number: After entering the country and area code (if applicable), dial the local phone number of the person or business you want to reach in Wales.

Call Button: Finally, press the call button on your phone or wait for the call to connect if you’re using a landline.

For example, if you were calling a number in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, you would dial it as follows:

  • International dialling code: “00” or “+”
  • Wales country code: “+44”
  • Cardiff area code: “029”
  • Local phone number: XXX XXXX (replace with the actual number)
  • So, if the local number is 123 4567, you would dial: +44 029 123 4567

As Wales is part of the United Kingdom the country shares the same dialing code system with the rest of the UK. So if you are calling a Welsh telephone number from within England, Scotland or Northern Ireland you don’t have to use the country code (+44). You will just dial the area code and local number.

Shown below are local destinations in Wales and the relevant area codes:

IDD CODE COUNTRY CODE CITY AREA CODE
00 44 Abergavenny 01873
Aberystwyth 01970
Bangor 01248
Barry 01446
Cardiff 029
Carmarthen 01267
Merthyr Tydfil 01685
Monmouth 01600
Newport 01633
Penrith 01768
Pontypool 01495
Rhyl 01745
Swansea 01792
Wrexham 01978

Remember to consider the time zone difference when making international calls, so you don’t call at inconvenient hours. Additionally, be aware of any international calling rates that may apply, as these can vary depending on your service provider and the specific calling plan you have.

Always double-check the dialling codes and numbers before placing an international call to ensure that you connect successfully with your desired contact in Wales.