01631 area code

Oban

The area code 01631 is for Oban and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01631 numbers include:

  • Appin
  • Bonawe
  • Connel
  • Duror
  • Kilmore
  • Ledaig
  • Lismore
  • Oban

Most numbers using the 01631 area code are normal Oban landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)

01631 area code information

Area code:01631
Location:Oban
Council area:Argyll and Bute
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:No
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01631 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1631 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0631)

Area code history

Oban's original area code was 0024. This lasted until 1968 when the code was changed to 0631, as part of a nationwide plan to free up numbers starting 00 for other purposes.

The 0631 code eventually became 01631, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.

Map of 01631 Oban area code