Just follow our 5 simple steps on how to call Spain from the United Kingdom, States, Canada or whereever you are in the world. With a population of about 45 million, the Spanish are great fans of the siesta! Shops open in the morning until early afternoon. Everyone then has a rest and relax until late afternoon when the shops will open again for the evening! This is vital in the heat of the summer. Although we can now e-mail easily, it is often much nicer to have a conversation with a loved one abroad.
Calling Spain from Abroad
Calling someone in Barcelona or Madrid in Spain from abroad, you will need to:
- Dial the exit code from the country you’re in right now. If you’re from: UK – 00, US – 011 and Canada – 011. For other countries, see below.
- Add the country code for Spain – 34
- Include the area code for the city or town. It always begin with a 9. For Barcelona it’s 93 and for Madrid it’s 91. For other Spanish area codes, see below.
- Enter the remaining phone number you’ve been given. Ignore the area code if you’re dialling a Sanish mobile phone number (cellular). For cellphone number, it always begin with a 6.
- Be aware of the time differences.
If you are to phone Barcelona, Spain from USA or Canada, you will dial:
- 011 34 93 234 56 7
Dialling Spain from Overseas
You will dial an access code to contact someone in Spain if you’re outside the country. Some of the codes are listed below otherwise, please see the full list of international calling codes.
- United Kingdom – 00
- United States – 011
- Canada – 011
- Australia – 0011
- New Zealand – 00
- South Africa – 09
- Philippines – 00
The area codes for the major cities in Spain are as follows:
- Madrid 91
- Barcelona 93
- Bilbao 94
- Ibiza 971
- Las Palmas 928
- Malaga 952
- Murcia 968
- Palma de Mallorca 971
- Sevilla 95
- Valencia 96
- Zaragoza 976
Contacting Someone in Spain
The beautiful country of Spain, with its Atlantic and Mediterranean coast, is a popular tourist destination and a country that you may well want to call. It is known for its sunny climes, rich culture and history and as a tourist hotspot. The beaches of the south give way to a drier and more arid climate in the middle of the country. The Spaniards are true Mediterraneans – fresh fish and juicy olives and tomatoes are key ingredients here!
Along with the other countries in Europe, technology in Spain is modern and up-to-date. Connections to landlines and to mobile networks are fast and the calls are clear. Although the time difference from the West Coast of the USA to Madrid is 9 hours, you don’t need to worry too much. Having had a relaxing siesta, the Spaniards eat very late, rarely before 10pm, so they go to bed late too!