How to call to Bolivia (country code +591)

Calling to Bolivia

  • 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 begin with ‘6’ or ‘7’.

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

Bolivia 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 Bolivia (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Bolivia.

eight digits
local phone number

Bolivian phone numbers explained

Number details

Bolivian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit represents an area of Bolivia and whether the phone number is a landline (fixed line) or mobile phone.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘6’ or ‘7’. The second digit of the mobile phone number identifies the mobile phone operator.

An example of a Bolivian phone number

The Coca Museum lists its phone number in La Paz as 591 2 2311998.

Number explanation
59122311998
country code for Boliviageographic (area) code for La Pazlocal phone number within La Paz
Local example – calling from another location in La Paz, Bolivia

For all calls within Bolivia dial the entire eight digit phone number.

2311998secondone
local phone number within La Pazsecondtwo
Long distance example – calling from Sucre, Bolivia (on the other side of the country)
022311998
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for La Pazlocal phone number within La Paz
International example – calling from outside Bolivia

To call from outside Bolivia, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Bolivia’s country code of ‘591’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code59122311998
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Boliviageographic (area) code for La Pazlocal phone number within La Paz

Calling from Bolivia

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

Administrative and regulatory

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