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How to Call Bulgaria from the U.S.

Trying to call Bulgaria but not 100% certain what the easiest way to do so is?

Take a look at the helpful “How to Call Bulgaria” guide below.

To call Bulgaria from the U.S., just follow these dialing instructions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 359, the country code for Bulgaria.
  • Then dial the 1- to 2-digit area code (see sample calling code list below) followed by the 6- to 7-digit phone number.
  • Note: All fixed domestic telephone numbers, including the area code, should total 8 digits. Here’s what a U.S. to Sofia, Bulgaria sample call would look like: 011 + 359 + 2 + XXX XXXX

Need more help with how to call Bulgaria?

Here is a list of some major city area codes and city calling codes:

BULGARIA AREA CODES
Sofia 2
Plovdiv 32
Varna 52
Burgas 56
Ruse 82
Stara Zagora 42

If you’re having issues with any calls to Bulgaria, however, please take a glance at these regularly made dialing errors:

International calls: blocked

Some cell phones and/or service providers have an auto “blocked” status in the settings. Easily solved — simply change the setting or call your service provider to do this for you. Please be aware that Vonage World® does not suffer from this issue.

Some cell phone numbers don’t use area codes

Most area codes don’t need to be added to any international cell phone number you’re dialing. There’s already a dedicated starting numbers/digits for most nations’ phone numbers.

Trunk Codes

Drop that first number when dialing any number that begins with a “0” because that number represents the larger cell phone number’s “trunk code” which is only to be used during calls within a few certain countries.

Avoid the VoIP

Many Internet cell phone, or VoIP providers will let you pass over the dialing of 011 before international calling, but if this feature is on be sure to not dial 011.

Share Vonage with Your Not-So-Closest in Bulgaria

Vonage’s international phone service is for you if you’re shopping around for a solid deal on unlimited calls to Bulgaria. Forget the awkward calling cards and cell phone services with complicated per-minute rules, and check out the link above to discover more.

Rediscover your best friends in Bulgaria with Vonage World®. From Sliven to Pleven, you can reignite that comradery just by signing your friend up for a Vonage World account and shipping him or her a Vonage Box™¹. Now he or she will be able to take part in unlimited² calls to any mobiles and landlines within the U.S.

That good old buddy of yours in Bulgaria will now share your U.S. area code…and you can call him or her through any U.S.-based number. Plus if you both have Vonage as your regular service provider, all your calls to Bulgaria will be free.

Enjoy your free calls to Bulgaria!

Are there international calling apps out there?

Check out Vonage Mobile for international apps for calling on Android™ & iPhone® devices.

¹You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.

²Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.