How to call Bhutan (country code +975)

Calling to Bhutan

  • 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.

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers start with ’17’ or ’77’.

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

Bhutan 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 Bhutan (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within Bhutan. Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial the entire phone number for all locations in the country.

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area code (one digit) or mobile carrier (two digits)subscriber number

Long distance calling (to a different area code, or from a mobile phone)

Dial the entire phone number for all locations in the country.

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area code (one digit) or mobile carrier (two digits)subscriber number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

Dial the entire phone number for all locations in the country.

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area code (one digit) or mobile carrier (two digits)subscriber number

Bhutanese phone numbers explained

Number details

Bhutanese phone numbers are seven to eight digits.

Landline phone numbers are seven digits. The first digit is the area code that represents a geographic region of the country. The next two digits are a specific area within the area code.

Mobile numbers are eight digits. They begin an operator code that signifies the mobile phone’s service provider. The operator codes are ’17’ and ’77’.

An example of a Bhutanese phone number

The National Museum of Bhutan lists its phone number in Paro as + 975 8 271511.

Number explanation
9758271511
country code for Bhutanoperating area for area VIIsignifies a phone number in Paroremainder of the phone number in Paro
Local example – calling from another location in Paro

Dial the entire phone number as listed.

8271511
operating area for area VIIsignifies a phone number in Paroremainder of the phone number in Paro
Long distance example – calling from Trashiyangtse, Bhutan (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

8271511
operating area for area VIIsignifies a phone number in Paroremainder of the phone number in Paro
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Bhutan)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

8271511
operating area for area VIIsignifies a phone number in Paroremainder of the phone number in Paro
International example – calling from outside Bhutan

To call from outside Bhutan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Bhutan’s country code of ‘975’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Bhutan

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

Administrative and regulatory

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