Manchester Area Code: 0161

0161 is the UK telephone area code for Manchester, a large city in North-West England.

Phone numbers which use the 0161 telephone area code are almost always registered to the UK city of Manchester. Therefore if you want to call a person or business in Manchester you should first dial 0161 followed by the remaining seven digits of the phone number you wish to call. Similarly if you have received a phone call from a number starting with 0161 you can be fairly certain it is from the Manchester area.

Full list of localities covered by Manchester’s 0161 area code

As well as being used for the city of Manchester itself, the 0161 area code is used for the following districts within Manchester as well as outlying locations around the city.

Altrincham Failsworth Radcliffe
Ardwick Gatley Ringway
Ashton under Lyne Heaton Moor Rusholme
Blackfriars Hulme Hall Sale
Bramhall Hyde Stalybridge
Broughton Irlam Stepping Hill
Bury Longford Stockport
Cheetham Hill Manchester Stretford
Chorlton cum Hardy Marple Swinton
Collyhurst Middleton Trafford
Denton Moss Side Urmston
Didsbury Oldham Walkden
Droylsden Partington Whitefield
Dukinfield Pendleton Woodley
Eccles Prestwich Wythenshawe

How to call 0161 (Manchester) phone numbers from abroad

Calling Manchester from overseas using their 0161 area code is a simple and easy process for you to follow. Firstly you should remove the initial zero ‘0‘ from the 0161 area code, then you should replace this zero with the international dial-in code for the UK which is ‘+44‘ leaving you with ‘+44161′. You can then dial the remaining seven digits of the Manchester phone number as usual. Therefore if you wanted to call Manchester United Football Club’s phone number 0161 868 8000 from outside the UK you should instead dial +44161 868 8000.

Cost of calling 0161 (Manchester) phone numbers

Calls to 0161 phone numbers are charged at the same rate as calls to all other UK local (01- & 02-) numbers. Therefore calling a Manchester phone number will cost you a variable per-minute fee, which is currently around 12p maximum, plus a standard call access charge that is determined by your landline provider. Calling 0161 phone numbers from a mobile phone will be free as long as you use any free inclusive minutes that are part of your tariff or contract to make the call, please be aware that calling Manchester phone numbers without using these minutes will usually be more expensive that equivalent landline calls if you do not use free minutes. Please be aware that calling an 0161 number from outside the UK to contact someone in Manchester will usually be more expensive than making the equivalent call from within the UK.

Some popular Manchester (0161) phone numbers

Phone numbers that use the 0161 area code are generally well-liked around the country and are particularly well received in the local Manchester area in comparison to national phone numbers. This is because nationally-registered phone numbers may be used by sales business which use unwanted tactics such as cold-calling methods, whereas phone numbers that use the 0161 area code are almost always registered to a personal or business address in Manchester. Some examples of popular general enquiries phone numbers for Manchester attractions and cultural highlights have been provided here for your convenience.

  • 0161 868 8000 – This is the general enquiries and ticketing helpline for Manchester United, one of the most successful clubs in English football and one of two high-level clubs in the city.
  • 0161 749 2222 – This is the general enquiries & booking phone number for Chill Factore, which houses the longest indoor ski slope in the UK.
  • 0161 817 3490 – This is the general enquiries contact number for Albert Hall which is an events venue and concert hall that was converted from a Methodist hall.

Welcome to Manchester

Manchester is one of the largest cities in the UK, situated in North-West England. It is also the third-most visited city in the UK, and given its heritage and modern cosmopolitan culture it is easy to understand why. Manchester is also one of the most famous sporting cities, with both of its major football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City, winning the league title in recent years. Manchester is a vibrant city and has a thriving student population and world-famous nightlife, for example the up-and-coming Northern Quarter is one of the finest nightlife venues in the country.