0117 Area Code

Bristol phone numbers

UK area code 0117 covers Bristol and the surrounding area.

Locations using 0117 numbers include:

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  • Avonmouth
  • Bedminster
  • Bishopsworth
  • Bitton
  • Bristol
  • Chew Magna
  • Clevedon
  • Downend
  • Easton
  • Eastville
  • Filton
  • Fishponds
  • Henbury
  • Keynsham
  • Kingswood
  • Long Ashton
  • Nailsea
  • Patchway
  • Portishead
  • Redcliffe
  • Stoke Bishop
  • Westbury-on-Trym
  • Whitchurch

0117 number call costs

0117 numbers are normal, landline numbers charged at standard rates.

Formatting an 0117 number

0117 numbers should be displayed in the format 0117 xxx xxxx or (0117) xxx xxxx, with the first space always placed between '0117' and the seven-digit local number.

For international callers, use: +44 117 xxx xxxx.

01172, 01173, 01174 and 01179 numbers should all be written as above; formats such as '01179  xxxxxx' are incorrect. [Why?]

Recent history

The 0117 area code has existed since April 1995. As of 2014, standard local numbers begin with 2, 3, 4 or 9.

1994The area code for Bristol is 0272 with 6-digit local numbers.
1995Code becomes 0117, with local numbers lengthened to 7 digits by prefixing with '9'.
Example: (0272) 234567 becomes (0117) 923 4567.
1997Local numbers beginning with 3 introduced.
2007Local numbers beginning with 2 introduced.
2012Local numbers beginning with 4 introduced.

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