How to Call England from the US

Interested in a proper way for calling England from the USA?

Well, keep reading. We’ll fill you in on the cheapest way to call to England and get in touch with your Uncle Bob in London! First, though, take a gander at our “How to Call England” guide below to get started on the particulars.

To call England from the US, just follow these dialing instructions:

  • First dial 011, the US exit code.
  • Next dial 44, the England/UK country code.
  • Then dial the 2–5 digit area code plus the local number for a total of 10 digits.


And don’t forget that when calling England, you should leave off the trunk code, which is only used for calling from inside the country. It’s the 0 that will often be listed as preceding the main phone number and marks the call as local.

Need more help with how to call England?

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

Birmingham 121
Liverpool 151
Leeds 113
Sheffield 114
Bristol 117
Manchester 161
Leicester 116
Coventry 24
London 20

Is London calling or would you rather call London?

Finding the best way to make international calls to England can feel like you’re slogging through the telecommunications muck. There are so many plans out there, so much new technology…what are you to do? Well, calling England from the USA has never been so easy, thanks to Vonage World®.

With Vonage World, unlimited¹ calls to all landlines in England are yours, but you can reach mobiles there too for a shockingly low per-minute rate. “How is this possible?” you may be asking right about now. It’s possible only because of the Vonage Box™, our VoIP England engine. It works off of an existing broadband connection so you can call England from the USA via the Internet anytime and for as long as you want¹.

Once you get signed up for the plan, we send the box to your home — or whatever US address you designate as the delivery location. Oh, and the box itself is free, as is its activation. By the way, you can use the box for more than calling England from America. Take it almost anywhere you want and you’ll still be able to reach England at the same low monthly rate. No extra charge. That’s the beauty of internet-based calling!

Also, if you sign up for Vonage World today, you can start using your free Extension right away! With Vonage Extensions®, you can call England from another phone, even your mobile, for the same rate you enjoy on your home phone (free calls to landlines and low-cost calls to mobiles in England). Your first Extension line is included with Vonage World free of charge.

Crisscross “the pond” with Vonage World.

Cheap calls to England are all well and good, but what about giving a loved one in London the power to call you for free? When you set someone else up, say a parent or a child, with a Vonage account, we’ll send you a Vonage Box², which you should then ship to them separately. With their very own box to use in their home, they can now call you for free, since there is never any fee for calls made from one Vonage customer to another. Better, your coveted one in Coventry will also be given a US phone number. So your calls to England are actually being delivered to a domestic US number (via the Vonage Box, of course)! That also means that they can call you or anyone else in the US with the same level of convenience.

Now you know how to call England from the United States so what are you waiting for? Call Uncle Bob today!

Are there any international calling apps?

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¹Unlimited 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.

²You 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.