How to call Bosnia-Herzegovina (country code +387)

Calling to Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Bosnia-Herzegovina 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.

Bosnia-Herzegovina’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00387 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Bosnia-Herzegovina’s country code of ‘387’).
  • Country code 011387 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Bosnia-Herzegovina’s country code of ‘387’).

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 phone numbers begin with ‘6’.

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

Bosnia-Herzegovina 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 Bosnia-Herzegovina (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

six to seven digits
local phone number

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

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

0two digitssix to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Bosnian-Herzegovinian phone numbers explained

Number details

Bosnian-Herzegovinian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first two digits (not including a leading ‘0’ that is not used for international calls) area an area code.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘6’.

An example of a Bosnian-Herzegovinian phone number

The Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina lists its phone number in Sarajevo as +387 33 266 551.

Number explanation
38733266 551
country code for Bosnia and Herzegovinageographic (area) code for Sarajevolocal phone number in Sarajevo
Local example – calling from another location in Sarajevo

Dial only the local phone number – do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

266 551
local phone number in Sarajevo
Long distance example – calling from Sturlic, Bosnia and Herzegovina (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

033266 551
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Sarajevolocal phone number in Sarajevo
Mobile example – calling a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

033266 551
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Sarajevolocal phone number in Sarajevo
International example – calling from outside Bosnia-Herzegovina

To call from outside Bosnia-Herzegovina, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Bosnia-Herzegovina’s country code of ‘387’, followed by the local phone number.

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

exit code33266 551
exit code for the country the call is dialed fromgeographic (area) code for Sarajevolocal phone number in Sarajevo

Calling from Bosnia-Herzegovina

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Administrative and regulatory

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