How to call Burkina Faso (country code +226)

Calling to Burkina Faso

  • 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’ and ‘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

Burkina Faso does not have designated phone numbers for satellite phones.

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 Burkina Faso (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number as it is listed. There is no trunk or long distance number dialed when calling within Burkina Faso.

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Burkina Faso’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Burkina Faso’s phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a mobile or landline (fixed line).

Landline begin with ‘4’ or ‘5’. The second, third, and fourth digit designate a geographic region of Burkina Faso.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘6 or ‘7’. The first and second digit designate the mobile phone provider.

An example of one of Burkina Faso’s phone numbers

The Le Karite Bleu lists its phone number in Ouagadougou as (226)50 36 90 46.

Phone number explanation
22655 36 90 46
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Local example – calling from another location in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Burkina Faso.

50 36 90 46
local phone number
Long distance example – calling from Banfora, Burkina Faso (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Burkina Faso.

50 36 90 46
local phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Burkina Faso)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Burkina Faso.

50 36 90 46
local phone number
International example – calling from outside Burkina Faso

To call from outside Burkina Faso, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Burkina Faso’s country code of ‘226’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code22650 36 90 46
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Calling from Burkina Faso

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

Administrative and regulatory

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