Map of the 023 Southampton, Portsmouth STD dialling Area Code
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The Southampton, Portsmouth 023 Area Code (Southampton, Portsmouth Dialling Code)

The 023 area code is a 2 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Southampton, Portsmouth area.

The local telephone numbers within the 023 are 8 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Southampton, Portsmouth area code is (023) xxxx xxxx.

Where is the 023 Area Code?

The Southampton, Portsmouth 023 dialling code intersects the counties of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and West Sussex in the South East Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 023 Southampton, Portsmouth dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 023 Southampton, Portsmouth 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 023 dialling code.

Phoning the 023 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 (23).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada0114423
Europe004423
Australia00114423

Origins of the 023 Southampton, Portsmouth 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 0703 and 0705.

The area code for Portsmouth (01705) and Southampton (01703) merged to become 023 after the Big Number Change on the 22nd April 2000.

Map of the 023 Southampton, Portsmouth dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 023 Southampton, Portsmouth phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 023 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 023 Southampton, Portsmouth area code
Map of the 023 Southampton, Portsmouth area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Southampton, Portsmouth 023-Southampton, Portsmouth dialling Code

Ashurst
Bartley
Blackfield
Bursledon
Denmead
Eastleigh
Gosport
Hamble-le-Rice
Hambledon
Havant
Horndean
Hythe
Lyndhurst
Marchwood
Netley
North Baddesley
Portsmouth
Rowlands Castle
South Hayling
Southampton
Stubbington
Totton
Winchester

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Southampton, Portsmouth 023-Southampton, Portsmouth dialling Code

Portsmouth (SDPCNTC) Portsmouth
Hayling Island (SDHYLNG) Hampshire
Gosport (SDGSPRT) Hampshire
Lee-on-the-solent (SDLSLNT) Hampshire
Portsmouth North (SDPNRTH) Portsmouth
Cosham (SDCSHM) Portsmouth
Waterlooville (SDWTRLV) Hampshire
Horndean (SDHRNDN) Hampshire
Havant (SDHVNT) Hampshire
Rowlands Castle (SDRWLND) Hampshire
Southampton (STSOTON) Southampton
Shirley (STSHRLY) Southampton
Bassett (STBSETT) Southampton
Rownhams (STRWNMS) Hampshire
Hampton (STHMPTN) Southampton
Woolston (STWLSTN) Southampton
Hamble (STHAMBL) Hampshire
Bursledon (STBURSN) Hampshire
Cadnam (STCADNM) Hampshire
Ashurst (STASHST) Hampshire
Totton (STTOTTN) Hampshire
Lyndhurst (STLYNST) Hampshire
Fawley (STFAWLY) Hampshire
Hythe (STHYTHE) Hampshire
Eastleigh (STEASTL) Hampshire
Fair Oak (STFAIRO) Hampshire
Chandlers Ford (STCFORD) Hampshire