How to call Laos from the USA & Canada:

011 - 856 - phone number

* Use also to TEXT Laos numbers. ** 011856 and +856 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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Current time in Laos: 7:29 PM, May 21, 2024

Calling Laos explained:

  • 011 - international prefix; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 856 - Country Code for Laos
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0):
    • fixed - 8 digits, area code included
    • cell phones - 9 to 10 digits
  • example call from the United States or from Canada to a landline in Vientiane: 011 856 21 ??? ???

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Laos cell phones
  • dialing format valid for calls and text messages: 011 856 20 ???? ???? or 30 ??? ????

Area codes:

Add to landline numbers only!
Loungprabang 71 Pakxan 54 Thakhek 51
Pakse 31 Svannakhet 41 Vientiane 21

Phone books:

  • Tourism Laos - official website providing useful information, including links to local businesses and institutions

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