How to call to Hong Kong (country code +852)

Calling to Hong Kong

  • 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 ‘5’, ‘6’, or ‘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

Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within Hong Kong. Dial all phone numbers as they are listed.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number.

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Long distance calling (to a different area code)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number.

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Mobile calling (to or from a mobile phone)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number.

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Hong Kong phone numbers explained

Number details

Hong Kong phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit designates whether a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone number. Land-line phones begin with ‘2’ or ‘3’.

Mobile numbers being with digits ‘5’, ‘6’, or ‘9’.

An example of a Hong Kong phone number

The Hong Kong Museum of Art lists its phone number in Kowloon as (852) 2721 0116.

Number explanation
8522721 0116
country code for Hong Kongsignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numberremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Kowloon

Dial all eight digits of the phone number as they are listed.

2721 0116
signifies a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Hong Kong (including China, Macau, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom)

To call from outside Hong Kong, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Hong Kong’s country code of ‘852’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code8522721 0116
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Hong Kongsignifies a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number

Calling from Hong Kong

‘001’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Hong Kong.

Calls to China, MacauTaiwan, and the United Kingdom are dialed through using the exit code.

Administrative and regulatory

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