Given below is the procedure and dialing codes for making international calls to Nigeria mobile or land line. While calling to Nigeria 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 Nigeria is :

  • Landline: IDD + 234 (Country Code) + Area Code + Recipient's Number
  • Cellular: IDD + 234 (Country Code) + 10 Digits Cellular Number

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

For example, to call Nigeria (Ilorin) land line from United States, the number format is:
011 + 234 + 31 ? ??? ????
where 011 is the Exit code for United States, 234 is the ISD code for Nigeria, 31 is the area code for Ilorin and ? ??? ???? is the 8 digits TEL # of the recipient.

Enter Country From Which You Want to Call Nigeria

The International Subscriber Dialing Code (ISD Code) of Nigeria is 234. ISD code is also know as country calling code.

Nigeria ISD Code / Country Code 234

Calling Nigeria From Abroad

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

To Make International Calls to Nigeria Dial

Exit code + 234 + Area code + Telephone Number

Nigeria - Emergency Numbers

199 - Police, Ambulance, Fire

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 Nigeria. Use the Search box given below to find the area code of various cities and places in Nigeria.

There are 58 area codes in Nigeria. Nigeria area codes usually have 1 or 2 digits. While calling Nigeria 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 Nigeria's major cities/regions.

Find Area Code


* Ignore the number within bracket while calling Nigeria from another country. The number within bracket is to be dialed along with area code only while calling within Nigeria

CountryArea Code
Port Harcourt(0)84

Complete list of Nigeria Area codes

When to Call Nigeria - Time Difference between Nigeria & Other Countries

While calling Nigeria, having an idea about the local Nigeria time at the time of your call will ensure that you are not calling someone during untimely hours. Use the Time Converter given below to know what time it is in Nigeria. Enter the time in the country from where you are calling Nigeria and find the corresponding local time in Nigeria.

The Time Zone Converter

Given below is the current time in Nigeria. Enter Your Timezone and Change the time in the textbox below to get corresponding time in Nigeria. You can use this Time converter to find an appropriate time to make international calls to Nigeria.

The Time Zone Converter
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How to make international calls to Nigeria