0161 Area Code

Manchester phone numbers

UK area code 0161 covers 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

0161 number call costs

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

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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

Badly-written or misquoted phone numbers sometimes suggest the 'area code' for Manchester is 01612, 01613, 01614, 01615, 01616, 01617, 01618 or 01619, followed by a six-digit local number; this has never been the case.

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

Further information

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

Google Map of Manchester 0161 area code