Vietnam to change area codes

The area codes of almost all of the 63 cities and provinces of Vietnam are slated change in March when a new decree issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications takes effect.

According to the plan, all area codes will start with a “2” and be either two or three digits long. Callers will be required to dial the new area code (plus the 7-digit number) to place a domestic call.

Four northern provinces, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Hoa Binh, and Ha Giang, will have their area codes unchanged as 210, 211, 218 and 219, respectively.

The area code of Hanoi will be 24 instead of 4, and Ho Chi Minh City, 28 instead of 8.

The new code of the central city of Danang will be 236 instead of the current 511, while the respective numbers for Hai Phong in the north and Can Tho in the Mekong Delta will be 225 and 292, from the current 31 and 710.

The new area codes of other localities are as follows:

*13 provinces subject to area code changes in the first phase (7 February -14 April 2017):

No.ProvinceOld Area CodeNew Area Code
 1 Son La22212
 2 Lai Chau231213
 3 Lao Cai20214
 4 Dien Bien230215
 5 Yen Bai29216
 6 Quang Binh52232
 7 Quang Tri53233
 8 Thua Thien – Hue54234
 9 Quang Nam510235
 10 Da Nang511236
 11 Thanh Hoa37237
 12 Nghe An38238
 13 Ha Tinh39239

 

*23 provinces subject to area code changes in the second phase (15 April -16 June 2017):

 

No. Province  Old Area Code New Area Code
 1 Quang Ninh33203
 2 Bac Giang240204
 3 Lang Son25205
 4 Cao Bang26206
 5 Tuyen Quang27207
 6 Thai Nguyen280208
 7 Bac Can281209
 8 Hai Duong320220
 9 Hung Yen321221
 10 Bac Ninh241222
 11 Hai Phong31225
 12 Ha Nam351226
 13 Thai Binh36227
 14 Nam Dinh350228
15 Ninh Binh30229
 16 Ca Mau780290
 17 Bac Lieu781291
18 Can Tho710292
19 Hau Giang711293
20 Tra Vinh74294
21 An Giang76296
22 Kien Giang77297
23 Soc Trang79299

 

*23 provinces subject to area code changes in the third phase (17 June – 31 August 2017):

No. Province  Old Area Code New Area Code
 1 Hanoi 424
 2 Ho Chi Minh City 828
 3 Dong Nai61251
 4 Binh Thuan62252
 5 Ba Ria – Vung Tau64254
 6 Quang Ngai55255
 7 Binh Dinh56256
 8 Phu Yen57257
 9 Khanh Hoa58258
 10 Ninh Thuan68259
 11 Kon Tum60260
 12 Dak Nong501261
 13 Dak Lak500262
 14 Lam Dong63263
 15 Gia Lai59269
 16 Vinh Long70270
 17 Binh Phuoc651271
 18 Long An72272
 19 Tien Giang73273
 20 Binh Duong650274
 21 Ben Tre75275
 22 Tay Ninh66276
23 Dong Thap67277

 

Area codes for Vinh Phuc (211), Phu Tho (21), Hoa Binh (18) and Ha Giang (19) will remain the same.

We therefore recommend that you bear this in mind when calling Vietnam.