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The Bedford 01234 Area Code (Bedford Dialling Code)

The 01234 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Bedford area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01234 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Bedford area code is (01234) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01234 Area Code?

The Bedford 01234 dialling code intersects the counties of Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes in the East of England and South East Regions of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01234 Bedford dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01234 Bedford dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 01234 dialling code.

Phoning the 01234 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (1234).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441234

Origins of the 01234 Bedford Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 0234.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01234 area was BE4. The first two characters are taken from the letters B and E in BEdford. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 3 and 4.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01234 Bedford area code
An old rotary dial for the 01234 Bedford area code.

Map of the 01234 Bedford dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01234 Bedford phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01234 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01234 Bedford area code
Map of the 01234 Bedford area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Bedford 01234-Bedford dialling Code

Bromham (Bedford)
Carlton (Bedford)
Clapham (Bedford)
Cotton End
Great Barford
Houghton Conquest
Keysoe Row
Marston Moretaine
Milton Ernest
North Crawley
Oakley (Bedford)
Twinwoods Business Park
Upper Dean
Willington (Bedford)
Wootton (Bedford)
Workhouse End

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Bedford 01234-Bedford dialling Code

Bedford (SMBF) Bedfordshire
Kempston (SMKT) Bedfordshire
Cranfield (SMCR) Bedfordshire
Harrold (SMHA) Bedfordshire
Oakley (SMOA) Bedfordshire
Sharnbrook (SMSNB) Bedfordshire
Ravensden (SMRVN) Bedfordshire
Wilstead (SMWLS) Bedfordshire
Olney (SMOY) Milton Keynes