How to call Romania (country code +40)

Calling to Romania

Romania’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 0040 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Romania’s country code of ’40’).
  • Country code 01140 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Romania’s country code of ’40’).

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 area codes start with ’07’ (or ‘7’ when dialed from outside Romania).

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

Romania 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 Romania (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when dialing a phone call in Romania.

Always include the leading ‘0’ and the area code for domestic phone calls, even when calling within the same area code.

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country code for Romaniaarea (geographic) code for Bucharestlocal number within Bucharest
Local example – calling from another location in Bucharest

Dial the entire phone number including the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code even when calling within the same area code.

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trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Bucharestlocal number within Bucharest
Long distance example – calling to a different area code or from a moblie phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Romania)

Dial a leading trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code for all calls within Romania.

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trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Bucharestlocal number within Bucharest
International example – calling from outside Romania

To call from outside Romania, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Romania’s country code of ’40’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call when calling from outside Romania.

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exit code for the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Romaniaarea (geographic) code for Bucharestlocal number within Bucharest

Calling from Romania

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

Administrative and regulatory

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