These days the majority of of our world-wide trip planning can be done on the internet. However, there are times when the best way to handle a problem is to pick up the phone. Calling Argentina is not as tricky as it seems. It just takes patience and a few codes. There is also a difference between calling cell phones and land lines.
Call a Land Line in Argentina
Intn’l Access Code + Country Code + City Code + Local Number = Success
We always start with the International Access Code. (In U.S. Dial 011). Then the Country Code, which in the case of Argentina is 54. Next comes the City Code.
Eg. USA → Buenos Aires: 011 + 54 + 11 + XXXX – XXXX
Here are some Argentina City Codes in alphabetical order:
Bahia Blanca 91
Buenos Aires 11
Comodoro Rivadavia 967
La Plata 21
Las Flores 224
Mar Del Plata 23
Puerto Madryn 2965
Rio Cuarto 586
San Juan 64
San Rafael 627
Santa Fe 42
Villa Maria 531
Last but not least is the Local Number; that one’s on you. Before calling, you should consider the time difference. Argentina is 2-3 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time in the U.S.
Call a Cell Phone in Argentina
If you want to call a mobile phone, things change by one number.
Intn’l Access Code + Country Code + 9 + City Code + 8-digits
Cell phone numbers in Argentina are generally like this 15 XXXX-XXXX. When calling from abroad, don’t dial the 15, just the last 8 digits XXXX-XXXX.
Eg. USA → BsAs Cell: 011 + 54 + 9 + 11 + XXXX – XXXX
If somewhere in that equation things don’t work out, you can always dial 00 and a international operator will be at your service and try to help you find the problem.
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