0161 Area Code

Manchester phone numbers

UK area code 0161 is for Manchester and the surrounding area.

Locations using 0161 numbers include:

  • Altrincham
  • Ardwick
  • Ashton under Lyne
  • Blackfriars
  • Bramhall
  • Broughton
  • Bury
  • Cheetham Hill
  • Chorlton cum Hardy
  • Collyhurst
  • Denton
  • Didsbury
  • Droylsden
  • Dukinfield
  • Eccles
  • Failsworth
  • Gatley
  • Heaton Moor
  • Hulme Hall
  • Hyde
  • Irlam
  • Longford
  • Manchester
  • Marple
  • Middleton
  • Moss Side
  • Oldham
  • Partington
  • Pendleton
  • Prestwich
  • Radcliffe
  • Ringway
  • Rusholme
  • Sale
  • Stalybridge
  • Stepping Hill
  • Stockport
  • Stretford
  • Swinton
  • Trafford
  • Urmston
  • Walkden
  • Whitefield
  • Woodley
  • Wythenshawe

Be aware that while most 0161 numbers are for Manchester landlines, they can also be used for services such as VOIP and virtual numbers without any physical link to the area. (More info)

0161 number call costs

0161 numbers are normal, landline numbers charged at standard rates.

» Typical landline call charges

Formatting an 0161 number

Local telephone numbers in Manchester are seven digits long. An 0161 number should be displayed in the format: 0161 xxx xxxx or (0161) xxx xxxx

For international callers, use: +44 161 xxx xxxx

Displaying 0161 numbers in the correct format makes them easier to remember and dial correctly. [How...]

Further information

All numbers starting 0161 are part of the Manchester area code. This includes 01612 numbers, 01613 numbers, 01614 numbers, 01616 numbers, 01617 numbers, 01618 numbers, 01619 numbers and all other numbers that start with the digits 0161, regardless of how the number is displayed or what the following digits are.

The 0161 area code has existed since 16th April 1995. Prior to this date the code was 061.

Map of 0161 Manchester area code