How to call Burundi (country code +257)

Calling to Burundi

  • 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 ’29’ 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

Burundi 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 Burundi (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed. There is no trunk number used in the Burundi phone system.

eight digits
local phone number

Burundian phone numbers explained

Number details

Burundian numbers are eight digits.

First digit designates whether the phone is a landline or mobile phone.

Landlines begin with ’22’. The third and fourth digits signify a geographic part of the country.

Mobile phones begin with ’29’ or ‘7’. The second digit represent the mobile phone carrier.

An example of a Burundian phone number

The King’s Conference Center lists its phone number in Bujumbura as (+257) 22 273636.

Number explanation
25722 273636
country code for Burundidesignates a land-line phone numbersignifies a phone number in the rural areasremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Bujumbura

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

22 27thirdone3636
designates a land-line phone numberarea code for the rural areasthirdtwolocal subscriber number
Long distance example – calling from Muyinga, Burundi (on the other side of the country)

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

22 27thirdone3636
designates a land-line phone numberarea code for the rural areasthirdtwolocal subscriber number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Burundi)

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

22 27thirdone3636
designates a land-line phone numberarea code for the rural areasthirdtwolocal subscriber number
International example – calling from outside Burundi

To call from outside Burundi, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Burundi’s country code of ‘257’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Burundi

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

Administrative and regulatory

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