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How to Call Bulgaria from the U.S.

Trying to call Bulgaria but not 100% certain what the easiest way to do so is?

Take a look at the helpful “How to Call Bulgaria” guide below.

To call Bulgaria from the U.S., just follow these dialing instructions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 359, the country code for Bulgaria.
  • Then dial the 1- to 2-digit area code (see sample calling code list below) followed by the 6- to 7-digit phone number.
  • Note: All fixed domestic telephone numbers, including the area code, should total 8 digits. Here‘s what a U.S. to Sofia, Bulgaria sample call would look like: 011 + 359 + 2 + XXX XXXX

Need more help with how to call Bulgaria?

Here is a list of some major city area codes and city calling codes:

Sofia 2
Plovdiv 32
Varna 52
Burgas 56
Ruse 82
Stara Zagora 42

If you‘re having issues with any calls to Bulgaria, however, please take a glance at these regularly made dialing errors:

Some cell phone numbers don‘t use area codes

Most area codes don‘t need to be added to any international cell phone number you‘re dialing. There‘s already a dedicated starting numbers/digits for most nations‘ phone numbers.

Trunk Codes

Drop that first number when dialing any number that begins with a “0” because that number represents the larger cell phone number‘s “trunk code” which is only to be used during calls within a few certain countries.

Avoid the VoIP

Many Internet cell phone, or VoIP providers will let you pass over the dialing of 011 before international calling, but if this feature is on be sure to not dial 011.


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