How to call Lithuania (country code +370)

Calling to Lithuania

  • A leading ‘8’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Lithuania 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.

Lithuania’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00370 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Lithuania’s country code of ‘370’).
  • Country code 011370 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Lithuania’s country code of ‘370’).

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 are represented by area code ’86’.

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

Lithuania does not have a country-speicifc 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 Lithuania (domestic dialing)

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

Local calling (within the same area code)

To call within the same area code, dial only the local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘8’ or the area code.

five to seven digits
local phone number

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

To call to a different area code or a mobile phone, dial the trunk prefix ‘8’ as well as the area code.

8one to three digitsfive to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Lithuanian phone numbers explained

Number details

Lithuanian phone numbers are eight digits (not including a leading ‘8’ that is used as a trunk prefix).

The first one to three digits represent a geographic (area) code. The only one digit area code is Vilnius.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘6’.

An example of a Lithuanian phone number

The National Museum of Lithuania lists its phone number in Vilnius as +370 (5) 262 77 74.

Number explanation
3705262 77 74
country code for Lithuaniageographic (area) code for Vilniuslocal phone number within Vilnius
Local example – calling from another location in Vilnius

Dial only the local phone number when calling within the same area code. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘8’ or the local area code.

262 77 74
local phone number in Vilnius
Long distance example – calling from Klaipeda, Lithuania (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8’ as well as the area code when calling from a different area code.

85262 77 74
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Vilniuslocal phone number within Vilnius
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Lithuania)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8’ as well as the area code when calling from a mobile phone.

85262 77 74
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Vilniuslocal phone number within Vilnius
International example – calling from outside Lithuania

To call from outside Lithuania, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Lithuania’s country code of ‘370’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include any leading ‘8’ in the call sequence.

exit code3705262 77 74
country code for Lithuaniasecondtwogeographic (area) code for Vilniuslocal phone number within Vilnius

Calling from Lithuania

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

Administrative and regulatory

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