How to Call Ethiopia from the U.S.

International calls can be tricky stuff.

So if you’re having a hard time trying to call Ethiopia, give our simple to follow “How To Call Ethiopia” instructions below a go.

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 251, the country code for Ethiopia.
  • Then dial the area code (2 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (7 digits).

Need more help with how to call Ethiopia?

If you don’t know the area codes, here’s a list of major Ethiopian city calling codes:

Addis Ababa 11
Awassa 46
Dessie 33
Dire Dawa 25
Ghedo 57
Gonder 58
Jimma 57
Mekele 34
Nazareth 22
Shashamane 46

Are toll-free numbers free in other countries?

While toll-free calls are normally free, you may be charged a regular international rate or even higher when calling Ethiopa from the U.S. In this case, just call the regular number.

How can Vonage help me call Ethiopia from the United States?

Have relatives in Addis Ababa gotten antsy to speak with you more? Then make sure to save on international calls to Ethiopia with Vonage World®, the home service calling plan for anyone who wants great rates to Ethiopia. You’ll be able to call your loved ones anytime without the hassle of calling cards to Ethiopia and expenses of regular calling plans.

Tell me more about Vonage.

Vonage is not only an inexpensive and simple-to-use service, it’s a shareable service as well! When you give Vonage World to friends or family by signing them up for a Vonage World account¹. Just ship them the Vonage Box™ which will enable them to make unlimited² calls to landlines and mobiles in the U.S. It’s the smart, affordable way to avoid those expensive rates to Ethiopia!

Whoever you send a Vonage Box to will then employ the same U.S. area code as you, so you and anyone else in the U.S. can reach that person through a U.S number, rather than paying an exorbitant international rate to call Ethiopia. Plus…Vonage-to-Vonage calls between the two of you will be included at no additional charge!

Are there any international calling apps?

Check out Vonage Mobile for international calling apps for 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.