Calling to Austria
- A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Austria 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.
Austria’s country code may be mis-labelled:
- Country code 0043 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Austria’s country code of ’43’).
- Country code 01143 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Austria’s country code of ’43’).
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
Use the same call sequence.
Mobile phone numbers are represented by area codes ‘650’ through ‘699’ inclusive. The leading ‘0’ is not included when calling from outside Austria.
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
VoIP phone numbers based in Austria are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.
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
Austria does not have a country-speicifc 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 Austria (domestic dialing)
‘0’ is used as a trunk number used when calling to a different area code or a mobile phone within Austria.
Local calling – within the same area code
Dial only the local phone number when calling within the same area code. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code in the calling sequence.
|three to nine digits|
|local phone number|
Long distance calling – to a different area code, or to a mobile phone
Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code when calling to a different area code or to a mobile phone
|0||one to four digits||three to nine digits|
|trunk prefix||secondtwo||local phone number|
Austrian phone numbers explained
Austrian numbers are seven to thirteen digits.
First one to four digits are an area (geographic) code. Vienna has an area code of 1 digit, while smaller regions have area codes up to four digits.
Most mobile numbers start with area codes 0650 through 0699.
An example of an Austrian phone number
The Archeological Museum lists its phone number in Graz as +43-316/8017-9515.
|country code for Austria||geographic (area) code for Graz|
Local example – calling from another location in Graz
Only the local phone number is dialed when calling within the same area code. The trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code are not included.
|local phone number within Graz|
Long distance example – calling from Vienna, Austria (on the other side of the country) or a mobile phone
Include the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code when calling from a different area code or a mobile phone.
|long distance trunk prefix||area (geographic) code for Graz||local phone number within Graz|
International example -calling from outside Austria
The leading ‘0’ is not included in the phone call when calling from outside Austria.
|exit code||43||316||8017 9515|
|exit code the country the call is dialed from||country code for Austria||area (geographic) code for Graz||local phone number within Graz|
Calling from Austria
’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Austria.
Administrative and regulatory
- Rundfunk & Telekom Reguierungs-GmbH – ministry responsible for telecommunications in Austria.
- BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) – European agency responsible for regulation and co-ordination of European telecommunication markets.
- European Commission Digital Single Market – Telecom Rules for the Digital Single Market. Outlines some of the telecommunications regulations across the European Single Market.
- European Commission Digital Single Market – Country information – Austria – update on internet and wireless access across the European single market. Has a focus on broadband, however includes wireless information as well.
- ITU (International Telecommunications Union) – United Nations specialized agency for information and communications technologies.
Sources and more resources
- International Telecommunications Union – DIALLING PROCEDURES (INTERNATIONAL PREFIX, NATIONAL (TRUNK) PREFIX AND NATIONAL (SIGNIFICANT) NUMBER) (IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITU-T RECOMMENDATION E.164 (11/2010)) – collection of dialing procedures for all countries and regions of the world. Retrieved 8 October 2016
- International Telecommunications Union – Austria (country code +43) national numbering plan on file with ITU – details of Austria’s telephone numbering plan as submitted to the ITU. Retrieved 15 November 2016
- Rundfunk & Telekom Reguierungs-GmbH – Numbering plan – national numbering plan for Austria.
- Wikipedia – Telephone Numbers in Austria – Wikipedia entry for telephone number data for Austria. Includes specific number ranges for each city as well as detail on calling procedures.
- BT – the Phonebook – Austria International Codes – summary of phone codes for Austria from the BT phone book.