0191 Area Code

Tyne & Wear and Durham phone numbers

UK area code 0191 is for Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland, and the surrounding areas.

Locations using 0191 numbers include:

  • Benton
  • Birtley
  • Blaydon
  • Boldon
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Coxhoe
  • Denton Burn
  • Dudley
  • Dunston
  • Durham
  • Easington
  • East Herrington
  • Felling
  • Fencehouses
  • Gateshead
  • Gosforth
  • Hetton-le-Hole
  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Hylton
  • Jarrow
  • Jesmond
  • Kenton
  • Killingworth
  • Lemington
  • Low Fell
  • Meadowfield
  • New Brancepeth
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • North Shields
  • Peterlee
  • Ryhope
  • Ryton
  • Sacriston
  • Seaham
  • Seaton Delaval
  • Sherburn Hill
  • South Shields
  • Sunderland
  • Tynemouth
  • Wallsend
  • Washington
  • Whickham
  • Whitburn
  • Whitley Bay
  • Wideopen

The first digit of the seven-digit local number usually indicates more precisely where it is associated with:

Number rangePrimary area*Other locations served
(0191) 2xx xxxx  Newcastle and GatesheadBenton, Birtley, Blaydon, Denton Burn, Dudley, Dunston, Felling, Gosforth, Jarrow, Jesmond, Kenton, Killingworth, Lemington, Low Fell, North Shields, Ryton, Seaton Delaval, South Shields, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Washington, Whickham, Whitley Bay, Wideopen
(0191) 3xx xxxx  DurhamChester-le-Street, Coxhoe, Fencehouses, Meadowfield, New Brancepeth, Sacriston, Sherburn Hill
(0191) 4xx xxxx  Newcastle and GatesheadBenton, Birtley, Blaydon, Denton Burn, Dudley, Dunston, Felling, Gosforth, Jarrow, Jesmond, Kenton, Killingworth, Lemington, Low Fell, North Shields, Ryton, Seaton Delaval, South Shields, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Washington, Whickham, Whitley Bay, Wideopen
(0191) 5xx xxxx  SunderlandBoldon, Easington, East Herrington, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Hylton, Peterlee, Ryhope, Seaham, Whitburn
(0191) 6xx xxxx  Newcastle and GatesheadBenton, Birtley, Blaydon, Denton Burn, Dudley, Dunston, Felling, Gosforth, Jarrow, Jesmond, Kenton, Killingworth, Lemington, Low Fell, North Shields, Ryton, Seaton Delaval, South Shields, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Washington, Whickham, Whitley Bay, Wideopen
(0191) 7xx xxxx  SunderlandBoldon, Easington, East Herrington, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Hylton, Peterlee, Ryhope, Seaham, Whitburn
(0191) 8xx xxxx  Newcastle and GatesheadBenton, Birtley, Blaydon, Denton Burn, Dudley, Dunston, Felling, Gosforth, Jarrow, Jesmond, Kenton, Killingworth, Lemington, Low Fell, North Shields, Ryton, Seaton Delaval, South Shields, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Washington, Whickham, Whitley Bay, Wideopen
(0191) 9xx xxxx  DurhamChester-le-Street, Coxhoe, Fencehouses, Meadowfield, New Brancepeth, Sacriston, Sherburn Hill

* Telephone companies are officially required to issue numbers according to this pattern. Some smaller or newer operators may disregard the rules and use the same series of numbers across the entire area.

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