How to call Croatia (country code +385)

Calling to Croatia

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

Croatia’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00385 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Croatia’s country code of ‘385’).
  • Country code 011385 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Croatia’s country code of ‘385’).

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 ‘9’.

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

Croatia 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 Croatia (domestic dialing)

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

Local calling (within the same area code)

To dial a phone call within the same area code only dial the local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

seven to eight digits
local phone number

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

To dial a phone call to a different area code dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code followed by the local phone number.

0one to two digitsseven to eight digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Croatian phone numbers explained

Number details

Croatian phone numbers are nine digits (ten digits including a leading ‘0’ that is not included in an international call).

The first one to two digits are an area code. The city of Zagreb (area code ‘1’) is the only one digit area code.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘9’. The first two to three digits of a mobile phone number signify the phone carrier.

An example of a Croatian phone number

The Croatian Museum of Naive Art lists its phone number in Zagreb as +385.1.4851911.

Number explanation
38514851911
country code for Croatiaarea (geographic) code for Zagreblocal phone number within Zagreb
Local example – calling from another location in Zagreb

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

4851911
local phone number within Zagreb
Long distance example – calling from Dubrovnik, Croatia (on the other side of the country)

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

014851911
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Zagreblocal phone number within Zagreb
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Croatia)

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

014851911
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Zagreblocal phone number within Zagreb
International example – calling from outside Croatia

To call from outside Croatia, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Croatia’s country code of ‘385’, followed by the local phone number.

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

exit code38514851911
Croatian country codesecondtwoarea (geographic) code for Zagreblocal phone number within Zagreb

Calling from Croatia

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

Administrative and regulatory

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