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

  • Landline: IDD + 260 (Country Code) + Area Code + Recipient's Number
  • Cellular: IDD + 260 (Country Code) + 9 Digits Cellular Number

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

For example, to call Zambia (Lusaka) land line from United States, the number format is:
011 + 260 + 211 ??? ???
where 011 is the Exit code for United States, 260 is the ISD code for Zambia, 211 is the area code for Lusaka and ??? ??? is the 6 digits TEL # of the recipient.

Enter Country From Which You Want to Call Zambia

The International Subscriber Dialing Code (ISD Code) of Zambia is 260. ISD code is also know as country calling code.

Zambia ISD Code / Country Code 260

Calling Zambia From Abroad

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

To Make International Calls to Zambia Dial

Exit code + 260 + 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 Zambia. Use the Search box given below to find the area code of various cities and places in Zambia.

There are 8 area codes in Zambia. Zambia area codes usually have 3 digits. While calling Zambia 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 Zambia's major cities/regions.

Find Area Code


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

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Complete list of Zambia Area codes

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

While calling Zambia, having an idea about the local Zambia 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 Zambia. Enter the time in the country from where you are calling Zambia and find the corresponding local time in Zambia.

The Time Zone Converter

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

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How to make international calls to Zambia