How to call Slovenia (country code +386)

Calling to Slovenia

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Slovenia for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • 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.

Slovenia’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00386 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Slovenia’s country code of ‘386’).
  • Country code 011386 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Slovenia’s country code of ‘386’).

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.

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

Slovenia 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 Slovenia (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code in Slovenia.

Local calling (to the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number when calling to a phone number in the same area code. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

five to seven digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code or a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code or a mobile phone start the phone call with the trunk prefix ‘0’ and include the area code then the local phone number.

0one to three digitsfive to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Slovenian phone numbers explained

Number details

Slovenian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first first one to three digits are an area code.

An example of a Slovenian phone number

The City Museum of Ljubljana lists its phone number in Ljubljana as +386 1 24 12 500.

Number explanation
386124 12 500
country code for Sloveniageographic (area) code for Ljubljanalocal phone number in Ljubljana
Local example – calling from another location in Ljubljana

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

24 12 500
local phone number in Ljubljana
Long distance example – calling from Maribor, Slovenia (on the other side of the country)

To call to a different area code dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the destination area code.

0124 12 500
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Ljubljanalocal phone number in Ljubljana
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Slovenia)

To call from a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the destination area code.

0124 12 500
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Ljubljanalocal phone number in Ljubljana
International example – calling from outside Slovenia

To call from outside Slovenia, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Slovenia’s country code of ‘386’, followed by the local phone number.

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

exit code386124 12 500
exit code for the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Slovaniageographic (area) code for Ljubljanalocal phone number in Ljubljana

Calling from Slovenia

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

Administrative and regulatory

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