An Ultimate Guide to Landline Area Codes in the Philippines

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If you’re calling someone in the Philippines through a landline number, you may need to dial the person’s phone number together with the area code designated to that number. The latter varies depending on the receiver’s current location.

For example, if you’re dialing someone in Batangas but you’re from Manila, you will need to dial the Batangas landline area code. 

Fortunately, we have compiled all the area codes in the country so you won’t have to memorize them.

Related: The Ultimate List of Philippine ZIP Codes and Postal Codes

 

What Is a Landline Area Code?

A landline area code is a combination of numbers assigned to every region in the country. So if you are dialing a telephone number in a different region, you must put the region’s landline area code at the beginning of the number to successfully connect with it. 

Let’s say you are calling a landline number in Batangas but you’re from Manila. To be able to connect with it, you will need to add the prefix 43 (Batangas area code) to the telephone number. In other words, if the landline number is 123-4567, you must dial 043-123-4567.

On the other hand, if you are calling someone in the same area code as yours, no need to add an area code. The landline number is enough.

Most area codes in the country consist of only one or two digits so it’s not that difficult to remember. But, in case you forgot it, feel free to refer to our list below. 

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Complete List of Area Codes in the Philippines

Here is the updated list of area codes in the country sorted by region.

1. National Capital Region (NCR)

LocationArea Code
Caloocan City2
Malabon City2
Navotas City2
Valenzuela City2
Quezon City2
Marikina City2
Pasig City2
Taguig City2
Makati City2
Marikina City2
Manila City2
Mandaluyong City2
San Juan City2
Pasay City2
Parañaque City2
Las Piñas City2
Muntinlupa City2

2. Region I

ProvinceArea Code
Ilocos Norte77
Ilocos Sur77
La Union72
Pangasinan75

3. Region II

ProvinceArea Code
Batanes78
Cagayan78
Isabela78
Nueva Vizcaya78
Quirino 78

4. Region III

ProvinceArea Code
Aurora42
Bataan47
Bulacan44
Nueva Ecija44
Pampanga45
Tarlac45
Zambales47

5. Region IV- A (CALABARZON).

ProvinceArea Code
Batangas43
Cavite Province46 (2 for Bacoor, Cavite)
Laguna49 (2 for San Pedro, Laguna)
Rizal Province2
Quezon Province42

6. Region IV-B (MIMAROPA)

ProvinceArea Code
Marinduque42
Mindoro Occidental43
Mindoro Oriental43
Palawan48
Romblon Province54

7. Region V

ProvinceArea Code
Albay52
Camarines Norte54
Camarines Sur54
Catanduanes52
Masbate56
Sorsogon Province56

8. Region VI

ProvinceArea Code
Aklan36
Antique36
Negros Occidental34
Guimaras33
Capiz36
Iloilo33

9. Region VII

ProvinceArea Code
Bohol38
Cebu32
Negros Oriental35
Siquijor35

10. Region VIII

ProvinceArea Code
Biliran Sub 53
Eastern Samar55
Leyte53
Northern Samar55
Samar55
Southern Leyte53
Ormoc City53
Tacloban53

11. Region IX

ProvinceArea Code
Zamboanga Del Norte65
Zamboanga Sibugay62
Zamboanga Del Sur62

12. Region X

ProvinceArea Code
Bukidnon88
Camiguin88
Lanao Del Norte63
Misamis Occidental88
Misamis Oriental88

13. Region XI

ProvinceArea Code
Davao Del Sur82
Davao Del Norte84
Davao Oriental87
Davao Occidental82
Compostela Valley84

14. Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN)

ProvinceArea Code
Southern Cotabato83
Cotabato64
Sultan Kudarat64
Sarangani83

15. Region XIII (Caraga Region)

ProvinceArea Code
Agusan Del Norte85
Agusan Del Sur85
Surigao Del Norte86
Surigao Del Sur86
Dinagat Islands86

16. Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

ProvinceArea Code
Abra74
Apayao78
Benguet74
Ifugao74
Kalinga74
Mountain Province74

17. Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)

ProvinceArea Code
Basilan62
Lanao Del Sur64
Maguindanao64
Sulu85
Tawi-Tawi68
 

Tips and Warnings

  • Take note that for long-distance domestic calls, you have to add 0 before the area code. So, if you are calling Batangas from Manila, you have to use 043.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I’m currently based abroad. Do I need to include the area code when calling a landline in the Philippines?

Yes, you have to put the area code after the Philippine country code 63. Therefore, you must dial:

00 + 63 + <area code> + <landline number>

For instance, if you want to call someone’s landline number in Batangas but you’re outside the country, you need to dial 00-63-043-XXX-XXXX

2. Is there a place in the Philippines that has an area code of 027?

There’s no province in the Philippines assigned with an area code of 027 (or 27).

3. How can I call a landline under the same area code?

4. How can I call a landline under a different area code?