Area Codes for Seattle, Washington

The area codes used in the Seattle metropolitan area are: 206, 425, 253. See below for details.

In Seattle, area codes are always included in written telephone numbers and area codes must be dialed for all calls, even for local calling. All United States phone numbers are 10-digits total, including a 3-digit area code and a 7-digit local subscriber number.

Seattle area code information:

Seattle area codes:
206, 425, 253

Area codes are used to route phone calls to a specific geographic area within a country. All area codes in the US are exactly 3-digits long.

In the past, a given region often had just one area code. Nowadays, many cities and towns in denser urban areas have 2 or more area codes.

To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a Seattle landline or mobile phone, you need to dial the appropriate 3-digit area code, followed by a 7-digit local subscriber number.

If you don't have a fully specified 10-digit phone number, including area code, you will not be able to complete an inbound call.

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Area Codes Used In & Near Seattle, Washington

The following table shows the area codes in use in the Seattle metropolitan area and other adjoining locations in Washington.

Seattle Area Codes

Area Codes Main Locations
 206  Covers the city of Seattle and immediately surrounding Washington state locations, including Bainbridge Island, Burien, Des Moines, Mercer Island, Seattle, Shoreline, White Center
 425  Covers western suburbs of Seattle, including Bellevue, Bothell, Cascade-Fairwood, Cottage Lake, Edmonds, Everett, Inglewood-Finn Hill, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, North Creek, Paine Field-Lake Stickney, Picnic Point-North Lynnwood, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish
 253  Covers southern suburbs of Seattle, including Auburn, East Hill-Meridian, Federal Way, Lakewood, Parkland, Puyallup, South Hill, Spanaway, Tacoma, University Place
 360  Covers other locations in western Washington state not included in above area codes, including Bellingham, Bremerton, Lacey, Longview, Marysville, Mount Vernon, North Marysville, Olympia, Vancouver

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Area Codes for Towns in Seattle Area

The table below provides area codes for Seattle and the largest nearby towns.

Area Codes for Cities & Towns Near Seattle, WA

LocationArea Code(s)
Bainbridge Island WA area code 206
Bellevue WA area code 425
Bremerton WA area code 360
Burien WA area code 206
Des Moines WA area code 206
Everett WA area code 425
Federal Way WA area code 253
Kirkland WA area code 425
Lakewood WA area code 253
Mercer Island WA area code 206
Olympia WA area code 360
Redmond WA area code 425
Renton WA area code 425
Seattle WA area code 206
Shoreline WA area code 206
Tacoma WA area code 253
White Center WA area code 206

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Seattle, Washington Area Code Maps

The following map shows area codes for the Seattle area.

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City Codes vs. Area Codes

In some cases, area codes may be referred to as city codes. However, a 'city code' more correctly refers to the codes used to designate airports and other geographic locations. These codes are issued under the United Nation's UN/LOCODE system and/or the IATA airport coding system. The city code for Seattle is SEA.

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* NANPA is the North American Numbering Plan Administrator. CNA is the Canadian Numbering Administrator. These are the official groups responsible for phone numbers in the US and Canada.

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