How to call Serbia (country code +381)

Calling to Serbia

Serbia’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00381 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Serbia’s country code of ‘381’).
  • Country code 011381 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Serbia’s country code of ‘381’).

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 begin with ‘6’.

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

Serbia 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 Serbia (domestic dialing)

Serbia’s phone system uses the trunk prefix ‘0’ to dial to a different area code or a mobile phone.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number – do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

six to seven digits
local phone number

Long distance call (to a different area code)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

0two to three digitssix to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Serbian phone numbers explained

Number details

Serbian phone numbers are nine digits.

The first two to three digits are an area code.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘6’.

An example of a Serbian phone number

The Museum of Contemporary Art lists its phone number in Belgrade as +381 (0)11 3676-288.

Number explanation
381113676 288
country code for Serbiaarea (geographic) code for Belgradelocal phone number in Belgrade
Local example – calling from another location in Belgrade

Dial only the local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

3676 288
local phone number in Belgrade
Long distance example – calling from Novi Pazar, Serbia (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

0113676 288
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Belgradelocal phone number in Belgrade
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Serbia)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

0113676 288
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Belgradelocal phone number in Belgrade
International example – calling from outside Serbia

To call from outside Serbia, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Serbia’s country code of ‘381’, followed by the local phone number.

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

exit code381113676 288
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Serbiaarea (geographic) code for Belgradelocal phone number in Belgrade

Calling from Serbia

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

Administrative and regulatory

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