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How to call to Laos

How to call to Laos

To call Laos from the USA/Canada: dial 011 + 856 + phone number

Area codes of Laos

Add to landline numbers only!
Loungprabang 71 Pakxan 54 Thakhek 51
Pakse 31 Svannakhet 41 Vientiane 21

Dialing procedure

Given below is the procedure and dialing codes for making international calls to Laos mobile or land line. While calling to Laos from abroad, the dialing procedure is same whether you are calling from Land phone or cell phone.

The international dialing codes and dialing format to call Laos is :

Landline: IDD + 856 (Country Code) + Area Code + Recipient's Number

Cellular: IDD + 856 (Country Code) + 10 Digits Cellular Number

IDD or International Direct Dial code is the exit code and is different for different countries

The International Subscriber Dialing Code (ISD Code) of Laos is 856. ISD code is also know as country calling code.

Laos ISD Code / Country Code - 856

Calling Laos From Abroad

Use the example below to know the rule for dialing a number in Laos and make international calls to Laos.

To Make International Calls to Laos Dial

Exit code + 856 + Area code + Telephone Number

Exit code or access code of a country is the code which is necessary to make international calls from that country. Find the access code of the country from which you are dialing before calling Laos. Use the Search box given below to find the area code of various cities and places in Laos.

There are 17 area codes in Laos. Laos area codes usually have 2 digits. While calling Laos from abroad, you need to dial the ISD code followed by the area code and finally the phone number. Given below is a list of area codes for calling Laos's major cities/regions.

Numbering technology

For example, to call Laos (Vientiane province) land line from United States, the number format is: 011 + 856 + 23 *** *** where 011 is the Exit code for United States, 856 is the ISD code for Laos, 23 is the area code for Vientiane province and *** *** is the 6 digits TEL # of the recipient.

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