Area code 242

telephone area code of The Bahamas

Area code 242 is the local telephone area code of the Bahamas.

When in the Bahamas, a person needs only the seven-digit number to make a call. To call from anywhere within North America (the United States, Canada, etc.), simply dial 1-242 followed by the phone number.

To make calls between different Islands in the Bahamas, the caller must also use 1-242.