The 01204 area code was first introduced in 1995 as part of a wider reorganisation of UK telephone numbers. At the time, the area code replaced the old code of 0204, which had been in use since the 1950s.
A number of the towns and villages surrounding Bolton are also covered by the 01204 area code. They include Little Lever, Westhoughton, Turton, Edgworth, Farnworth, Horwich, Kearsley, and Turton.
The 01204 area code was first introduced in 1995 as part of a wider reorganisation of UK telephone numbers. The area code took the place of the previous 0204 code.
Calls from 01204 Numbers
If you get a call from a 01204 number, it is likely that the caller is based in the Bolton area.
However, it is worth noting that companies can also purchase virtual 01204 numbers, which allow them to give the impression that they are based in Bolton, even if they are located elsewhere in the country or even abroad.
This could be a good way for businesses in the Bolton area to build credibility and trust with their customers and clients.
Dialling Bolton Phone Numbers from Outside the United Kingdom
To dial a phone number in Bolton from overseas:
- Dial the international access code for the country you are calling from (typically 00, 011, or +)
- Dial the United Kingdom country code (44)
- Dial the area code for Bolton without the first zero (1204)
- Dial the phone number of the person or business.
- Full example telephone number to dial: 00 44 1204 333333
Dialling Bolton Phone Numbers from the UK
To dial a telephone number in Bolton from within the UK, use the area code 01204 plus the number. For example, 01204 333333.
If calling a local phone number in Bolton from a landline that also has the area code 01204, the 01204 area code is not needed.
Current Local Time in Bolton
If you are dialling an 01204 number from outside the UK, it is important to be aware of the time difference between your location and the UK.
The UK is located in the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) time zone, which means that it may be several hours ahead or behind your local time depending on your location. It is always a good idea to check the time in the UK before making an international call, in order to avoid calling at inconvenient times.
The current time in Bolton and the UK is . The date is .
Map of Bolton
The map below shows the location of Bolton.
Greater Manchester Area Codes
In addition to the 01204 area code, there are several other telephone area codes that are used in Greater Manchester. They include: