How to call Réunion (country code +262)

Please note: Réunion is part of the French Overseas Numbering System. Réunion’s phone numbers can be called using either country code +262 (followed by nine digits) or country code +33 (followed by nine digits). Country code +262 is also shared with Mayotte.

Calling to Réunion

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence unless calling from France or a French Overseas Department or Territory (except for those in the Pacific) – it is used in Réunion for domestic calls and for calling within the French numbering plan.
  • ‘262’ is both the country code for Réunion as well as the first three numbers for landline phone numbers within Réunion. Many international callers will dial ‘262’ twice in the phone call – once for the country code, and once for the local phone number.
  • Réunion’s phone numbers may be listed with country code ‘+33’ (France) or with country code +262. Either +33 or +262 can be dialed for calling Réunion.
  • 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.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘692’ or ‘693’.

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

Réunion 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 Réunion (domestic dialing)

To call within Réunion use the entire ten digit phone number as well as the leading ‘0’. The call sequence is the same as the French domestic call sequence.

Calling to a landline phone

Réunion landline phone numbers start with ‘262’ as they are active in both country code +262 and France’s numbering system.

0262six digits
trunk prefixarea code for Northeastern France and Indian Ocean Departments and Territoriessignifies Réunion in the French numbering systemlocal phone number

Calling to a mobile phone

Réunion mobile phone numbers start with ‘692’ and ‘693’ as they are active in both country code +262 and France’s numbering system.

0692 or 92six digits
trunk prefixarea code for mobile phonessignifies Réunion in the French numbering systemlocal phone number

Réunion’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Réunion’s phone numbers are nine digits (ten including a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when calling from outside the region). The leading ‘0’ is used when Réunion is called locally or from France or French Overseas Departments and Territories (except for those in the Pacific).

The first three digits designate whether the phone number is a landline (‘262’) or mobile (‘692’ or ‘693’) – these numbers exist to make the Réunion phone system compatible with the French system. Note that the country code for Réunion is also ‘262’, resulting in ‘262’ being dialed twice in the phone number.

Mobile numbers begin ‘692’ or ‘693’.

An example of a phone number in Réunion

The La Case Nyala lists its phone number in Cilaos as 02 62 31 89 57.

Phone number explanation

The leading ‘0’ is used for domestic calls or calls within France and the French numbering system. It is not dialed for international calls.

26226231 89 57
international country code for Reunionarea code for Reunionlocal phone number in Cialos
Local example – calling from another location in Cilaos, Réunion

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number.

026231 89 57
trunk prefixdesignates Réunion in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Cialos
Long distance example – calling from Saint-Denis, Réunion (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number.

026231 89 57
trunk prefixdesignates Réunion in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Cialos
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Réunion)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number.

026231 89 57
trunk prefixdesignates Réunion in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Cialos
French numbering system – calling from France or a French Department or Territory not in the Pacific

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number. As Réunion is part of the French Numbering Plan, calls between France and French Departments and Territories (except for those in the Pacific) are dialed the same as domestic French phone numbers.

026231 89 57
trunk prefixdesignates Réunion in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Cialos
International example – calling from outside Réunion

To call from outside Réunion, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Réunion’s country code of ‘262’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Réunion phone number.

Many phone numbers dialed through the international call sequence will dial ‘262’ twice in a row. This is normal, as ‘262’ is both the country code for Réunion as well as the first three numbers of landline phone numbers in Réunion.

exit code26226231 89 57
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Reunionsignifies Reunion in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Cialos

Calling from Réunion

’00’ is used as an exit code to dial an international call from Réunion.

To call France or French Departments and Territories (except for those in the Pacific) dial the call as a domestic French phone number – using the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the nine digit local phone number.

Administrative and regulatory

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