How to call Boston from the UK?

Question: How do I call Boston from the U.K.? The number I want to call is (617)-426-xxxx.

To call Boston from the United Kingdom:

  1. Dial the British exit code ’00’.
  2. Dial the American country code ‘1’.
  3. Dial the local phone number.

To call this phone number from the United Kingdom you would dial 00-1-617-426-xxxx.

’00’ is the exit code to reach the international switchboard from a British phone.

‘1’ is the country code for the United States.

‘617’ is an area code within the U.S. phone network, specifically for Boston and eastern Massachusetts.

The rest of the phone number is the standard format for an American phone number.

For more on how to call Boston, Massachusetts, and the U.S.A. please see our page on “how to call the United States.”