How to call Hungary (country code +36)

Calling to Hungary

  • A leading ‘0’ or ’06’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Hungary 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.

Hungary’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 0036 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Hungary’s country code of ’36’).
  • Country code 01136 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Hungary’s country code of ’36’).

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 have area codes ’20’, ’30’, ’31’, or ’70’

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

Hungary 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 Hungary (domestic dialing)

’06’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code or mobile phone in Hungary.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ’06’ or the area code when calling within the same area code.

six to seven digits
local phone number

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

 

When calling to a different area code, dial the trunk prefix ’06’ as well as the area code and local phone number.

06one to two digitssix to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Hungarian phone numbers explained

Number details

Hungarian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first one to two digits are an area (geographic) code. Budapest with ‘1’ is the only single digit area code.

Mobile numbers start with area codes ’20’, ’30’, ’31’, or ’70’.

An example of a Hungarian phone number

The Ludwig Museum lists its phone number in Budapest as 06 1 555 3444.

Number explanation
361555 3444
country code for Hungarysecondtwolocal phone number in Budapest
Local example – calling from another location in Budapest

Dial only the local phone number when calling within the same area code. Do not include the trunk prefix ’06’ or the area code when calling within the same area code.

555 3444
local phone number in Budapest
Long distance example -calling from Soporon, Hungary (on the other side of the country)

To call to a different area code, dial the trunk prefix ’06’ as well as the area code and local phone number.

061555 3444
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Budapestlocal phone number in Budapest
Mobile phone example -calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Hungary

Dial the trunk prefix ’06’ as well as the area code and local phone number.

061555 3444
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Budapestlocal phone number in Budapest
International example – calling from outside Hungary

To call from outside Hungary, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Hungary’s country code of ’36’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ’06’ in the call when calling from outside Hungary.

exit code361555 3444
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Hungaryarea (geographic) code for Budapestlocal phone number in Budapest

Calling from Hungary

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

Administrative and regulatory

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