Whether you live in Spain or are traveling to our countrie you may need to make an international phone call while you’re there. Calling across the sea to the UK is relatively straightforward as long as you know the proper international and area codes. Take into account the cost of international calling plans to choose the best calling option for your situation.
In addition to this quick guide to calling the UK, we recommend that you read this related blog previously published.
HOW TO CALL UK FROM SPAIN?
Dial 00 to route the call internationally. This exit code works for Spain and most of Europe. No matter where you are, the exit code routes your call outside of the country you are in.
A basic UK number looks like 00+XX+XX+XXXX-XXXX. The first digits, 00, are the exit code and have to be dialed whenever you wish to connect to a number outside of Spain.
WHAT IS THE DIALLING CODE FROM SPAIN TO ENGLAND?
Dial 44 to route the call to the UK. Every country has its own code, so dialing 44 always connects you to a UK number. The UK’s country code covers England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Your calling number will look something like 00+44+XX+XXXX-XXXX.
HOW DO I CALL A UK LANDLINE?
Include the area code for a UK city if you’re calling a landline. Besides using the international codes, reaching a UK number is like dialing a friend or local business. The area code comes next and it routes the call to a specific region in the UK. The area code you need depends on which part of the UK you wish to call.
For example, the area code for London is 20, so you type in 00+44+20+XXXX-XXXX.
If you see an area code with a 0 in front of it, don’t input the 0. It’s only for domestic calls in the UK. For example, a 0141 area code for Glasgow becomes 141 when you’re abroad.
HOW DO I CALL A UK CELL PHONE?
Calling a mobile phone is the same as calling a landline except for the area code. In the UK, each mobile number gets a 4-digit code starting with 7. The code you need depends on the phone carrier. Use this number instead of a city area code
For example, a mobile number might look something like 00+40+71XX+XXX-XXX.
THE CURRENT TIME TO CALL UK FROM SPAIN
Also remind you that although it seems obvious, you should take into account the time change between Spain (Iberian Peninsula) and the UK. There is an hour difference but if you call from the Canary Islands it will be the same time.
TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON YOUR TELEPHONE CALLS
Purchase a Spanish SIM card to reduce the costs of the call. It is essential to have a suitable mobile plan for your needs, this can help you save on your calls to the UK. A mobile plan that includes minutes for international calls and that allows you to make these calls without additional costs and if you also have national calls (between Spanish phones) included and GB to connect to the internet, see your emails, WhatsApp messages, etc… it will be perfect.
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