How to call Poland (country code +48)

Calling to Poland

  • 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.

Poland’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 0048 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Poland’s country code of ’48’).
  • Country code 01148 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Poland’s country code of ’48’).

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 phone numbers starting with ‘4’, ‘5’, ‘6’, ‘7, or ’88’.

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

Poland 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 Poland (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number used to dial when calling within Poland.

nine digits
local phone number

Polish phone numbers explained

Number details

Polish phone numbers are nine digits.

The first two digits represent a geographic (area) code or signify a mobile number.

An example of a Polish phone number

The National Museum lists its phone number in Warsaw as +48 22 621 10 31.

Number explanation
4822621 10 31
country code for Polandgeographic (area) code for Warsawlocal phone number in Warsaw
Local example – calling from another location in Warsaw

All nine digits of the phone number are dialed for any domestic phone call in Poland.

22621 10 31
geographic (area) code for Warsawlocal phone number in Warsaw
Long distance example – calling from Gdansk, Poland (on the other side of the country)

All nine digits of the phone number are dialed for any domestic phone call in Poland.

22621 10 31
geographic (area) code for Warsawlocal phone number in Warsaw
Mobile example – calling from a cellular phone (including a foreign cellular phone roaming in Poland)

All nine digits of the phone number are dialed for any domestic phone call in Poland.

22621 10 31
geographic (area) code for Warsawlocal phone number in Warsaw
International example – calling from outside Poland

To call from outside Poland, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Poland’s country code of ’48’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code4822621 10 31
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Polandgeographic (area) code for Warsawlocal phone number in Warsaw

Calling from Poland

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

Administrative and regulatory

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