How to call Portugal (country code +351)

Calling to Portugal

  • 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.

Portugal’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00351 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Portugal’s country code of ‘351’).
  • Country code 011351 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Portugal’s country code of ‘351’).

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘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

Portugal 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 Portugal (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire nine digit number as it is listed.

There is no trunk number used when calling within Portugal.

nine digits
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Portuguese phone numbers explained

Number details

Portuguese numbers are nine digits.

The first two to three digits of a landline (fixed-line) phone designate a geographic part of the country.

Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with 9.

An example of a Portuguese phone number

The Berardo Museum lists its phone number in Lisbon as (+351) 213 612 878.

Number explanation
351secondone612 878
country code for Portugalgeographic (area) code for Lisbonlocal phone number within Lisbon
Local example -calling from another location in Lisbon

Dial all nine digits regardless of where in Portugal the call originates.

213612 878
geographic (area) code for Lisbonlocal phone number within Lisbon
Long distance example – calling from Porto, Portugal (on the other side of the country)

Dial all nine digits regardless of where in Portugal the call originates.

213612 878
geographic (area) code for Lisbonlocal phone number within Lisbon
International example – calling from outside Portugal

To call from outside Portugal, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Portugal’s country code of ‘351’, followed by the local area code and phone number.

exit code351213612 878
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Portugalgeographic (area) code for Lisbonlocal phone number within Lisbon

Calling from Portugal

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

Administrative and regulatory

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