0117 Area Code

Bristol phone numbers

UK area code 0117 covers Bristol and the surrounding area.

Locations using 0117 numbers include:

  • 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.

These numbers are charged at normal landline rates. They are often included in bundled talktime or 'free' minutes.

If you do not get inclusive calls to landlines, are calling at a time of day when you do not get free calls, or you have used up your call allowance, typical rates are:

Calling fromTypical call cost (if outside call plan)
Landline10p-12p per minute
Mobile phone35p-45p per minute

Prices are for residential customers as of September 2014 and intended as a guide only. Connection fees and minimum charges often apply.

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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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