How to call to Cuba (country code +53)

Calling to Cuba

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers start with ‘5’.

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

Cuba 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 Cuba (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code or a mobile phone in Cuba.

Local calling (within the same area code)

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

five to seven digits
local phone number

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

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

0one to two digitsfive to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the carrier code, then the local phone number.

05seven digits
trunk prefixmobile phone codesubscriber number

Cuban phone numbers explained

Number details

Cuban phone numbers are seven to eight digits including the area code (not including a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when called from outside the country.

The first one to two digits are an area code. It designates a geographic part of the country.

Mobile numbers begin with digit ‘5’.

An example of a Cuban phone number

The Melia Habana lists its phone number in Havana as (53) 7 2048500.

Number explanation
5372048500
country code for Cubageographic (area) code for Havanaphone number within Havana
Local example – calling from another location in Havana, Cuba

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

2048500
phone number within Havana
Long distance example – calling from Holguin, Cuba (on the other side of the country)

To call to a different area code, dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

072048500
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Havanaphone number within Havana
International example – calling from outside Cuba

To call from outside Cuba, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Cuba’s country code of ’53’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Cuban phone number.

exit code5372048500
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Cubageographic (area) code for Havanaphone number within Havana

Calling from Cuba

‘119’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Cuba.

Administrative and regulatory

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