How to call Saint-Barthélemy (country code +590)

Please note: Saint-Barthélemy is part of the French Overseas Numbering System. Saint-Barthélemy phone numbers can be called using either country code +590 (followed by nine digits) or country code +33 (followed by nine digits). Country code +590 is also shared with Guadeloupe and Saint-Martin.

Calling to Saint-Barthélemy

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘690’.

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

Saint-Barthélemy 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 Saint-Barthélemy (domestic dialing)

To call within Saint-Barthélemy 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

Saint-Barthélemy landline phone numbers start with ‘590’ as they are active in both country code +590 and France’s numbering system.

0590six digits
trunk prefixarea code for Southwestern France and Carribbean Departments and Territoriessignifies Guadeloupe, Saint-Barthélemy, and Saint-Martin in the French numbering systemlocal phone number

Calling to a mobile phone

Saint-Barthélemy mobile phone numbers start with ‘690’ as they are active in both country code +590 and France’s numbering system.

0690six digits
trunk prefixarea code for mobile phonessignifies Guadeloupe, Saint-Barthélemy, and Saint-Martin in the French numbering systemlocal phone number

Saint-Barthélemy phone numbers explained

Number details

Saint-Barthélemy 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 Saint-Barthélemy 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 (‘590’) or mobile (‘690’) – these numbers exist to make the Saint-Barthélemy phone system compatible with the French system. Note that the country code for Saint-Barthélemy is also ‘590’, resulting in ‘590’ being dialed twice in the phone number.

Mobile numbers begin ‘690’.

Saint-Barthélemy shares country code ‘590’ as well as exchanges ‘590’ and ‘690’ with Guadeloupe and Saint-Martin.

An example of a phone number in Saint-Barthélemy

The Hotel Christopher lists its phone number in Pointe Milou as +(590) 590 276 363.

Number explanation
590590276 363
country code for Saint Barthélemyarea code for Saint Barthélemylocal phone number in Pointe Milou
Local example – calling from another location in Pointe Milou, Saint-Barthélemy

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

0590276 363
trunk prefixdesignates Saint-Barthélemy in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Pointe Milou
Long distance example – calling from Gustavia, Saint-Barthélemy (on the other side of the country)

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

0590276 363
trunk prefixdesignates Saint-Barthélemy in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Pointe Milou
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Saint-Barthélemy)

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

0590276 363
trunk prefixdesignates Saint-Barthélemy in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Pointe Milou
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 Saint-Barthélemy 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.

0590276 363
trunk prefixdesignates Saint-Barthélemy in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Pointe Milou
Interantional example – calling from outside Saint-Barthélemy

To call from outside Saint-Barthélemy, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Saint-Barthélemy’s country code of ‘590’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Saint-Barthélemy phone number.

Many phone numbers dialed through the international call sequence will dial ‘590’ twice in a row. This is normal, as ‘590’ is both the country code for Saint-Barthélemy as well as the first three numbers of landline phone numbers in Saint-Barthélemy.

exit code590590276 363
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Saint-Barthélemysignifies a landline phone number in Saint-Barthélemylocal phone number in Pointe Milou

Calling from Saint-Barthélemy

’00’ is used as an exit code to dial an international call from Saint-Barthélemy.

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

Sources and more resources