How to call Albania (country code +355)

Calling to Albania

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Albania for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

Albania’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00355 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Albania’s country code of ‘355’).
  • Country code 011355 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Albania’s country code of ‘355’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phones occupy area codes ’66’, ’67’, ’68’ and ’69’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Albania does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Albania (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix for all domestic calls within Albania.

0one to three digitssix to eight digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Albanian phone numbers explained

Number details

Albanian phone numbers are eight to nine digits.

The first one to three are an area code.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘6’.

An example of an Albanian phone number

The Hotel Boutique Kotoni lists its phone number in Tirana as (00) 355 4 2274 888.

Number explanation
35542274 888
country code for Albaniaarea (geographic) code for Tiranaremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Tirana

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code for local phone numbers within the same area code.

42274 888
area (geographic) code for Tiranaremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Butrint, Albania (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code to dial to a different area code.

042274 888
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Tiranaremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Albania

To call from outside Albania, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Albania’s country code of ‘355’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call when calling from outside Albania.

exit35542274 888
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Albaniaarea (geographic) code for Tiranaremainder of the phone number

Calling from Albania

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Albania.

Administrative and regulatory

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