How to call Spain (country code +34)

Calling to Spain

  • 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.

Spain’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 0034 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Spain’s country code of ’34’).
  • Country code 01134 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Spain’s country code of ’34’).

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘6’ or ‘7’ (but not ’70’).

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

Spain does not have a country-speicifc 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 Spain (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed – there is no trunk number used when calling within Spain.

nine digit number
local phone number

Spanish phone numbers explained

Number details

Spanish phone numbers are nine digits.

Landline (fixed line) phone numbers start with ‘9’. The second and third digit represent a geographic part of the country.

Mobile (cellular) phone numbers start with ‘7’. The second digit represents the mobile provider.

An example of a Spanish phone number

The Picasso Museum lists its phone number in Barcelona as 93 256 30 00.

Number explanation
3493256 30 00
country code for Spainland-line or fixed line phone numberremainder of geographic (area) code for Barcelonalocal phone number within Barcelona
Local example – calling from another location in Barcelona

Dial the entire nine digits of the phone number regardless of where in the country the call is placed from.

93 256 30 00
land-line or fixed line phone numberremainder of geographic (area) code for Barcelonalocal phone number within Barcelona
Long distance example – calling from Madrid, Spain (on the other side of the country) or a mobile phone

Dial the entire nine digits of the phone number regardless of where in the country the call is placed from.

93 256 30 00
land-line or fixed line phone numberremainder of geographic (area) code for Barcelonalocal phone number within Barcelona
International example -calling from outside Spain

To call from outside Spain, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Spain’s country code of ’34’, followed by the local area code and phone number.

[fiveSectionCall firstone=”exit code” firsttwo=”exit code of the country the call is dialed from” secondone=”34″ secondtwo=”country code for Spain” thirdone=”9″ thirdtwo=”land-line or fixed line phone number” fourthone=”3 2″ fourthtwo=”remainder of geographic (area) code for Barcelona” fifthone=”56 30 00″ fifthtwo=”local phone number within Barcelona”]

Calling from Spain

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

Administrative and regulatory

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