Brighton Dialling Code

Find phone number prefix information for Brighton, England including all of the local regions that use the 01273 area code.

01273 area code information

The 01273 area code is a geographic area code in the United Kingdom, specifically for the Brighton and Hove area in East Sussex. The area code 01273 is used along with a seven-digit local number to make a complete telephone number.

When calling to this area from within the UK, you need to dial the full 11-digit telephone number including the area code. When calling from outside the UK, you need to include the country code (44) before the area code.

The 01273 area code was introduced in the 1990s as part of the UK’s national telephone numbering plan, which aimed to standardize and simplify the country’s telephone numbering system. Prior to the introduction of the 01273 area code, the Brighton and Hove area used the local code 0273.

As part of the changes, all local codes were expanded to become full area codes, with the first digit being 0, and the second and third digits indicating the geographical area of the number. In the case of 01273, the first digit 0 indicates that it is a standard landline number, while the first two digits 12 indicate that it is a geographic area code for the Brighton and Hove area.

The 01273 area code has been in use for over two decades and remains the area code for the Brighton and Hove area, allowing residents and businesses in the area to be easily reached by telephone.

Other locations using the (0)1273 area code

There are a number of other locations in local proximity to the Brighton area that use the same number format. The list below represents some of the other towns and villages that use the same prefix:

  • Barcombe
  • Brighton
  • Glynde
  • Hassocks
  • Henfield
  • Hove
  • Hurstpierpoint
  • Lewes
  • Newhaven
  • Peacehaven
  • Plumpton
  • Portslade
  • Poynings
  • Ringmer
  • Rottingdean
  • Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Southwick
  • Telscombe

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How to call Brighton phone numbers

To dial an 01273 number, follow these steps:

  1. Dial the international access code for the country you are calling from (e.g. 00 in the UK, 011 in the US).
  2. Dial the country code for the UK, which is 44.
  3. Dial the area code 01273, leaving out the first zero.
  4. Dial the local subscriber number.

Example: To call 01273 123456 from the US, you would dial: 011 44 1273 123456.

Dialling Code 01273
Local Number Digits 6
UK Format 01273 [-][-][-][-][-][-]
International Format +44 (0)1273
Location Brighton
County East Sussex
Country England
Geo Coordinates 50.842941, -0.131312