0191 Area Code

Tyne & Wear and Durham phone numbers

UK area code 0191 is for:

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Gateshead
  • Durham
  • Sunderland

and surrounding areas.

Local numbers starting 2, 4, 6 & 8

Tyneside area, including: Benton, Birtley, Blaydon, Denton Burn, Dudley, Dunston, Felling, Gateshead, Gosforth, Jarrow, Jesmond, Kenton, Killingworth, Lemington, Low Fell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Shields, Ryton, Seaton Delaval, South Shields, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Washington, Whickham, Whitley Bay and Wideopen.

Local numbers starting 3 & 9

Durham area, including: Chester-le-Street, Coxhoe, Durham, Fencehouses, Meadowfield, New Brancepeth, Sacriston and Sherburn Hill.

Local numbers starting 5 & 7

Sunderland area, including: Boldon, Easington, East Herrington, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Hylton, Peterlee, Ryhope, Seaham, Sunderland and Whitburn.

0191 number call costs

0191 numbers are normal, landline numbers charged at standard rates.

» Typical landline call charges

Formatting an 0191 number

Local telephone numbers in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham are seven digits long. An 0191 number should be displayed in the format:
0191 xxx xxxx or (0191) xxx xxxx

For international callers, use: +44 191 xxx xxxx

Badly-written or misquoted phone numbers sometimes suggest the 'area code' for this area is 01912, 01913, 01914, 01915, 01916, 01917, 01918 or 01919, followed by a six-digit local number; this has never been the case.

Displaying 0191 numbers in the correct format makes them easier to remember and dial correctly. [How...]

Further information

The 0191 area code has existed since April 1995.

1981The area uses several different area codes including 0632 for Newcastle, 0783 for Sunderland and 0385 for Durham.
1982091 area code introduced. Local numbers progressively standardised at seven digits long and transferred into new 091 code.
Example: (091) 234 5678
1988091 used area-wide. Seven-digit local numbers beginning 2, 3, 4 and 5 are used in Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead and Sunderland respectively.
1995091 becomes 0191 during nationwide renumbering. No change to local numbers.
Example: (0191) 234 5678
2004Local numbers beginning with '6' made available.
2011Local numbers beginning with '7', '8' and '9' made available.

0191 on Wikipedia - further details

Map of 0191 Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland area code