Area Codes for Mumbai and Nearby Cities

Despite it's very large population, Mumbai proper currently has only one area code. Area codes for several locations near Mumbai are shown below.

Area codes are also sometimes called STD codes or 'subscriber trunk dialing' codes. In India, area codes are also known as SDCA codes. SDCA stands for 'short distance charging area'.

Mumbai area code / STD:   22 

Area codes are generally used to route inbound calls to a specific geographic area within a country. However, in India, mobile phone numbers do not utilize area codes, so the area code above applies only when dialing landline phones in Mumbai.

To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a Mumbai landline phone, you need to dial this 2-digit area code, along with an 8-digit local subscriber number - 10-digits total.

If you are calling a Mumbai mobile phone number, you should not use this area code. Click here for further details on dialing a Mumbai mobile phone number - and for information on how to tell a landline number from a mobile number.

Click for more on dialing a Mumbai / Bombay landline number.

Area Codes for Cities Near Mumbai

Several cities and towns near Mumbai have their own distinct area codes, aka STDs or SDCAs.

Here are the area codes for several locations near Mumbai:

Location Area Code
Mumbai area code  22 
Navi Mumbai (Turbhe) area code  215 
Bassein area code  250 
Bhiwandi area code  2522 
Dahanu area code  2528 
Jawahar area code  2520 
Kalyan area code  251 
Mokhada area code  2529 
Murbad area code  2524 
Palghar area code  2525 
Shahapur area code  2527 
Talasari area code  2521 
Wada area code  2526 


  • 3-digit area codes (SDCA codes): Subscriber numbers for the areas cited above with 3-digit area codes / SDCA codes (e.g., Navi Mumbai, Kalyan) are 7-digits long, not 8-digits as in Mumbai proper.
  • 4-digit area codes (SDCA codes): Subscriber numbers for the areas cited above with 4-digit area codes / SDCA codes (e.g., Bhiwandi, Dahanu) are 6-digits long, not 8-digits as in Mumbai proper.

In both cases, these numbering rules allow the final complete phone number to conform to the required 10-digit telephone number format that is standard throughout India for landline phones. Mobile phones are also currently 10-digits long, but that will be changing in 2009 when 11-digit mobile phone numbers are implemented.

Please check India's official National Numbering Plan (large pdf) for a complete list of India area codes / SDCA codes.

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In some cases, area codes may be referred to as city codes. However, a 'city code' more correctly refers to the codes used for airports and other geographic designations under the UN's UN/LOCODE system and/or the IATA airport coding system.

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