How to call Vietnam (country code +84)

Calling to Vietnam

Vietnam’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 0084 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Vietnam’s country code of ’84’).
  • Country code 01184 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Vietnam’s country code of ’84’).

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.

Vietnamese mobile phone numbers begin with numbers ‘120’ to and including ‘129’, ‘162’ to and including ‘169’, ‘186’, 188′, ‘199’, ‘868’, ’88’, ’89’, and ‘9’ with the exception of ‘992’.

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

VoIP phone numbers based in Vietnam are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Vietnam.

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

Vietnam has area code ‘992’ reserved for satellite systems.

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 Vietnam (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling within Vietnam.

Local calling (calling within the same area code)

Calls within the same area code are only dialed with the local phone number. There is no trunk prefix ‘0’ or area code dialed.

five to eight digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (calling between different area codes)

Calls between different area codes are dialed with the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code in the call sequence.

84438252853
country code for Vietnamgeographic (area) code for Hanoilocal phone number in Hanoi

If this number was dialed from another location in Hanoi it would be dialed:

38252853
local phone number in Hanoi

If this number was dialed from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (on the other side of the country) it would be dialed:

0438252853
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Hanoilocal phone number in Hanoi

If this number was dialed from outside Vietnam it would be dialed:

exit code84438252853
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Vietnamgeographic (area) code for Hanoilocal phone number in Hanoi

Area codes

…by city (province)

Bắc Ninh (Bắc Ninh) 241, 222
Biên Hòa (Đồng Nai) 61, 251
Buôn Ma Thuột (Đắk Lắk)  500, 262
Cà Mau (Cà Mau)  780, 290
Can Tho 710, 292
Đà Lạt (Lâm Đồng) 63, 262
Da Nang 511, 236
Hạ Long (Quảng Ninh)  33, 203
Ha Noi 4, 24
Hai Phong 31, 225 
Ho Chi Minh City 82, 83, 84, 85, 862, 863, 866, 871, 873, 28
Huế (Thừa Thiên–Huế)  54, 234
Long Xuyên (An Giang)  76, 296
Mỹ Tho (Tiền Giang)  73, 273
Nha Trang (Khánh Hòa)  58, 258
Phan Thiết (Bình Thuận)  62, 252
Quy Nhơn (Bình Định)  56, 256
Rạch Giá (Kiên Giang)  77, 297
Thái Bình (Thái Bình)  36, 227
Thái Nguyên (Thái Nguyên)  280, 208
Vinh (Nghệ An)  38, 238
Vũng Tàu (Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu) 64, 254
Việt Trì (Phú Thọ) 210

Source: Viet Nam (country code +84) Communication of 23.II.2012. itu.int. Retrieved 10 November 2016, from http://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/oth/02/02/T02020000E40001PDFE.pdf

Special numbers

Toll-free (freephone) 1800
Premium service 1900

Toll-free numbers do not incur a charge when dialed domestically.

Premium service numbers are at a higher charge than regular phone calls.

Special numbers may or may not be available from outside the country, and if they do connect may be at regular call rates (or higher).

Phone books, directories, and number lookup

Calling from Vietnam

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

Administrative and regulatory

Sources and more resources