Calling South Korea Long Distance
What time will it be when you call South Korea? South Korea operates in South Korea Standard Time, which is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). Keep in mind that South Korea does not participate in Daylight Saving Time so, from mid-March to early November, South Korea is 13 hours ahead of EST.
When calling South Korea, dial the country calling code, 82, followed by the area code and subscriber number. The area code for Seoul is 1 digit, while the area codes for all other cities are 2 digits. Local subscriber numbers are 6-7 digits. The total number of digits in the area code and subscriber number combined is always 8. For example, for a call to Seoul, use the city’s area code of 2, followed by a 7-digit subscriber number. For a call to Pohang, use the area code 54, followed by a 6-digit subscriber number. Check out our list of major city codes here