024 Area Code

Coventry phone numbers

UK area code 024 is for Coventry and the surrounding area.

Locations using 024 numbers include:

  • Allesley
  • Bedworth
  • Binley
  • Chapel End
  • Cheylesmore
  • Coventry
  • Earlsdon
  • Exhall
  • Foleshill
  • Greyfriars
  • Highway
  • Keresley
  • Nuneaton
  • Radford
  • Tile Hill
  • Toll Bar
  • Walsgrave-on-Sowe
  • Wolston

Most 024 numbers are for normal Coventry area 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)

024 number call costs

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

» Typical landline call charges

Formatting an 024 number

024 numbers should be displayed in the format 024 xxxx xxxx or (024) xxxx xxxx, with the first space always placed between '024' and the eight-digit local number.

For international callers, use: +44 24 xxxx xxxx.

02475, 02476 and 02477 numbers should all be written as above; formats such as '02476  xxxxxx' are incorrect. [Why?]

Notes and links

The 024 area code has existed since April 2000, when it replaced the older 01203 area code. As of 2014, standard local numbers begin with 75, 76 or 77.

Just under 80 million local numbers can be accommodated in the 024 area code; this is ten times the capacity of the codes allocated to bigger cities such as Birmingham (0121) or Manchester (0161).

As of March 2014, only 2.6% of available Coventry 024 numbers have been allocated. This reflects the fact that when first introduced the 024 area code was planned to have enough capacity to replace all other area codes in the West Midlands region at a later date.

Recent history

1994The area code for Coventry is 0203 with 6-digit local numbers.
1995Code becomes 01203, with local numbers unchanged.
2000Code becomes 024, with local numbers lengthened to 8 digits by prefixing with '76'.
Example: (01203) 833333 becomes (024) 7683 3333.
2006Local numbers beginning with 77 introduced.
2012Local numbers beginning with 75 introduced.
Map of 024 Coventry area code