Calling Taiwan Long Distance
Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China, is an island off mainland China. When calling China, consider the time difference from where you are calling. Taiwan operates in China Standard Time, 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Unlike the U.S. and most of Europe, Taiwan does not participate in Daylight Saving Time so from mid-March to early November, Taiwan is only 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
Begin by dialing Taiwan’s country calling code, 886, followed by an area code of 1-2 digits, and a local subscriber numbers of 7-8 digits. Generally, the area code and subscriber number should equal 8 digits, but Taipei and surrounding areas have 9 digits. For example, the area code for Taipei is 2, followed by an 8-digit subscriber number: 2-xxxx-xxxx. The area code for Lukang is 47, followed by a 6-digit subscriber number: 47-xxx-xxx. Review our list of major city codes