0161 Area Code

Manchester Telephone Numbers

The 0161 area code covers Manchester and the surrounding area.

Please note that an 0161 number does not necessarily come from this location, although the majority do.
People or businesses based outside of this geographical location may still register 0161 numbers.
This is often done to give the impression of having a local presence.


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Phone numbers beginning 0161 are geographic numbers.

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How to write an 0161 telephone number

The correct way to write number beginning 0161 is in the format 0161 xxx xxxx

The local number (the part of the number after the dialling code) is 7 digits long


The cost of calling an 0161 number

When calling from a land line, calls to 0161 numbers can cost up to 10p per minute, dependent on the time of day, and there is usually also a call set-up fee.
When calling from mobile phones, calls to these numbers cost between 10p and 40p per minute.

Most land line operators offer inclusive call packages which allow calls free at certain times of the day, or at all times, and most mobile companies include free any-time minutes in the monthly contract payment, or a bundle of minutes for a reduced cost in the form of a top-up credit.


Codes near to the 0161 area code:

View a list of the allocated number ranges for 0161 numbers


Map of the area covered by the 0161 dialling code

Map of the 0161 area code