Making phone calls to and from Croatia


Calling from Croatia works pretty much the same as in any other country. Almost all foreign countries can be direct-dialled. However, international calls can be expensive.

Croatian phone numbers are composed of 10 numbers, and are usually presented in this format: (0xx) xxx xxxx. However, it is not necessary to dial the area code when you are located in the same area.

  • 01 – Zagreb and city surroundings
  • 020-023 – Dalmatia (including Dubrovnik)
  • 031-035 – Slavonia (including Osijek)
  • 040-049 – Central Croatia
  • 051-053 – Istria (including Rijeka)
  • 091-099 – Mobile phones

International Calls

To dial abroad from Croatian phones, it is necessary to use the '00' prefix, followed by the country code. You should then remove the first 0 of the local phone number.

The country code for Croatia is 385. To call Croatian numbers from abroad, you should dial the area code without the first zero after the country code (for example 00 385 20 xxx xxxx if you are calling someone in Dubrovnik).

International calls from Croatia can be very expensive. For this reason, you might want to consider alternative international calling methods such as international calling cards or Voice over IP (VoIP) calls.

Important numbers

Croatia also uses the European number for emergencies 112, but specific numbers also exist: 92 for the police, 93 for the firemen and 94 for ambulances.

The Croatian National Tourist Board also operates 062 999 999; reachable from anywhere in the country, it connects you to travel counsellors for only the cost of the call. This “Croatian Angels” service is available in Croatian, English, German and Italian from March to October.

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