UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

0117 area code


The 0117 area code is for Bristol and the surrounding area.

Locations using 0117 numbers include:

Most numbers using the 0117 area code are normal Bristol 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)

0117 area code information

Area code:0117
Ceremonial county:Bristol
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Local number length:7 digits
Number format:0117 xxx xxxx
International number format:+44 117 xxx xxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0272)

All numbers starting 0117 are part of the Bristol area code. This includes 01172 numbers, 01173 numbers, 01174 numbers, 01179 numbers and all other numbers that start with the digits 0117, regardless of how the number is displayed or what the following digits are.

Area code history

Bristol phone numbers were lengthened from six to seven digits in April 1995, at the same time as the new 0117 area code replaced the former 0272 area code:

1995Existing six-digit numbers lengthened to seven digits by prefixing with a '9'.
For example, (0272) 234567 became (0117) 923 4567.
1997Local numbers beginning with 3 introduced.
2007Local numbers beginning with 2 introduced.
2012Local numbers beginning with 4 introduced.
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