Area Codes for Patna and Nearby Locations

The area code used in the Patna metropolitan area is: 612. Area codes for other locations near Patna, Bihar are shown below.

In India, area codes are often called STD codes -- STD stands for 'subscriber trunk dialing'. To make things more confusing, they are also called SDCA codes. SDCA stands for 'short distance charging area'. So this means that in India:

area code = STD code = SDCA code

Patna STD / area code

In India, area codes / STD codes are used somewhat differently than in other parts of the world in the sense that the physical area and/or population that they cover is often quite small. There is an historical reason for this that relates to an early technology limitation that now no longer exists.

Nevertheless, this old area code numbering scheme has stuck and as a result, India has hundreds and hundreds of STD codes -- many, many more than most countries.

Another somewhat unusual thing is that area codes / STD codes are used only for landline phone numbers in India. Mobile phone numbers in India do not utilize area codes. Instead, the mobile prefixes '9x' and '8x' are used for all mobile numbers regardless of where the subscriber is based.

This means that the listed Patna area codes are only applicable to India landline phone numbers.

To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a Patna landline phone, you need to dial a 3-digit area code, along with a 7-digit local subscriber number - 10-digits total.

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

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STD Codes / Area Codes for the Patna, India Area

Patna is located in the Bihar telecom circle. The following table lists the STD codes for all locations in the BR telecom circle. more on India telecom circles >>>>

In the table, 'LDCA' and 'SDCA' refer to 'long distance charging area' and 'short distance charging area', respectively. Generally speaking, SDCAs correspond roughly to towns. LDCAs are larger and correspond roughly to counties or districts. LDCAs contain multiple SDCAs.

STD Codes for Patna and Other Locations
in the Bihar Telecom Circle

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LDCASDCAsort iconSTD Code
Sasaram Adhaura 6180
Bhagalpur Amarpur 6420
Katihar Araria 6453
Motihari Areraj 6258
Arrah Arrah 6182
Gaya Arwal 6337
Gaya Aurangabad 6186
Motihari Bagaha 6251
Hazaribagh Bagodar 6557
Jamshedpur Baharagora 6594
Daltonganj Balumath 6568
Bhagalpur Banka 6424
Katihar Banmankhi 6467
Motihari Barachakia 6257
Darbhanga Barauni 6279
Patna Barh 6132
Hazaribagh Barhi 6543
Hazaribagh Barkagaon 6551
Katihar Barsoi 6451
Daltonganj Barwadih 6567
Ranchi Basia 6533
Darbhanga Begusarai 6243
Darbhanga Benipatti 6271
Darbhanga Benipur 6242
Dhanbad Bermo 6549
Motihari Bettiah 6254
Sasaram Bhabhua 6189
Bhagalpur Bhagalpur 641
Daltonganj Bhandaria 6581
Daltonganj Bhawanathpur 6563
Muzaffarpur Bidupur 6229
Patna Biharsharif 6112
Patna Bikram 6135
Sasaram Bikramganj 6185
Saharsa Birpur 6471
Daltonganj Bishrampur 6584
Dhanbad Bokaro 6542
Ranchi Bolwa 6539
Ranchi Bundu 6530
Arrah Buxar 6183
Jamshedpur Chaibasa 6582
Ranchi Chainpur 6535
Daltonganj Chainpur 6586
Monghyr Chakai 6347
Jamshedpur Chakardharpur 6587
Jamshedpur Chandil 6591
Chapra Chapra 6152
Hazaribagh Chatra 6541
Hazaribagh Chavparan 6547
Darbhanga Dalsinghsarai 6278
Daltonganj Daltonganj 6562
Patna Danapur 6115
Darbhanga Darbhanga 6272
Gaya Daudnagar 6328
Deoghar (Dumka) Deoghar 6432
Motihari Dhaka 6250
Katihar Dhamdaha 6462
Dhanbad Dhanbad 326
Deoghar (Dumka) Dumka 6434
Arrah Dumraon 6323
Hazaribagh Dumri (Isribazar) 6558
Chapra Ekma 6155
Katihar Forbesganj 6455
Daltonganj Garhwa 6561
Daltonganj Garu 6569
Gaya Gaya 631
Ranchi Ghaghra 6523
Jamshedpur Ghatsila 6585
Hazaribagh Giridih 6532
Deoghar (Dumka) Godda 6422
Darbhanga Gogri 6245
Dhanbad Gomia 6544
Chapra Gopalganj 6156
Dhanbad Govindpur 6540
Ranchi Gumla 6524
Monghyr H.Kharagpur 6342
Muzaffarpur Hajipur 6224
Chapra Hathua 6150
Hazaribagh Hazaribagh 6546
Patna Hilsa 6111
Hazaribagh Hunterganj 6550
Hazaribagh Ichak 6548
Gaya Imamganj 6331
Ranchi Itki 6529
Jamshedpur Jagarnathpur 6588
Gaya Jahanabad 6114
Darbhanga Jainagar 6246
Jamshedpur Jamshedpur 657
Deoghar (Dumka) Jamtara 6433
Monghyr Jamui 6345
Daltonganj Japla 6566
Monghyr Jhajha 6349
Darbhanga Jhajharpur 6273
Deoghar (Dumka) Jharmundi 6431
Jamshedpur Jhinkpani 6589
Hazaribagh Jhumaritalaiya 6534
Bhagalpur Kahalgaon 6429
Deoghar (Dumka) Kathikund 6427
Katihar Katihar 6452
Bhagalpur Katoria 6425
Darbhanga Khagaria 6244
Jamshedpur Kharsawa 6583
Ranchi Khunti 6528
Katihar Kishanganj 6466
Ranchi Kolebira 6527
Katihar Korha 6457
Monghyr Lakhisarai 6346
Daltonganj Latehar 6565
Ranchi Lohardaga 6526
Saharsa Madhepura 6476
Darbhanga Madhubani 6276
Deoghar (Dumka) Madhupur 6438
Deoghar (Dumka) Mahagama 6437
Chapra Maharajganj 6153
Deoghar (Dumka) Maheshpur Raj 6423
Muzaffarpur Mahua 6227
Chapra Mairwa 6157
Monghyr Mallehpur 6348
Ranchi Mandar 6531
Hazaribagh Mandu 6545
Jamshedpur Manoharpur 6593
Chapra Masrakh 6159
Sasaram Mohania 6187
Monghyr Monghyr 6344
Motihari Motihari 6252
Muzaffarpur Motipur 6223
Ranchi Muri 6522
Muzaffarpur Muzaffarpur 621
Gaya Nabinagar 6332
Daltonganj Nagarutari 6564
Deoghar (Dumka) Nala 6428
Motihari Narkatiaganj 6253
Bhagalpur Naugachia 6421
Gaya Nawada 6324
Jamshedpur Noamundi 6596
Gaya Pakribarwan 6325
Motihari Pakridayal 6259
Deoghar (Dumka) Pakur 6435
Ranchi Palkot 6536
Daltonganj Patan 6560
Patna Patna 612
Darbhanga Phulparas 6277
Arrah Piro 6181
Muzaffarpur Pupri 6228
Katihar Purnea 6454
Gaya Rafiganj 6327
Gaya Rajauli 6336
Hazaribagh Rajdhanwar 6554
Deoghar (Dumka) Rajmahal 6426
Hazaribagh Ramgarh 6553
Motihari Ramnagar 6256
Ranchi Ranchi 651
Katihar Raniganj 6461
Motihari Raxaul 6255
Sasaram Rohtas 6188
Darbhanga Rosera 6275
Saharsa S.Bakhtiarpur 6475
Saharsa Saharsa 6478
Deoghar (Dumka) Sahibganj 6436
Darbhanga Samastipur 6274
Jamshedpur Saraikela (Adstyapur) 6597
Sasaram Sasaram 6184
Monghyr Seikhpura 6341
Muzaffarpur Sheohar 6222
Gaya Sherghati 6326
Chapra Sidhawalia 6151
Hazaribagh Simaria 6559
Ranchi Simdega 6525
Darbhanga Singhwara 6247
Muzaffarpur Sitamarhi 6226
Chapra Siwan 6154
Chapra Sonepur 6158
Saharsa Supaul 6473
Katihar Thakurganj 6459
Hazaribagh Tisri 6556
Ranchi Torpa 6538
Saharsa Triveniganj 6477
Saharsa Udakishanganj 6479
Gaya Wazirganj 6322

Phone Number Formatting Guidelines

For dialing purposes, please take note of the following:

  • For areas with 2-digit STD codes: Subscriber numbers for areas with 2-digit area codes are 8-digits long (10-digits total).
  • For areas with 3-digit STD codes: Subscriber numbers for areas with a 3-digit area codes are 7-digits long (10-digits total).
  • For areas with 4-digit STD codes: Subscriber numbers for areas with 4-digit area codes are 6-digits long (10-digits total).

In all 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 STD codes do not apply to them.

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. The city code for Patna is PAT.

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