Chichester Area Code: 01243

01243 is the Chichester Area Code

Chichester is a town in the county of West Sussex and telephone numbers within it start with the number 01243.
This means if you want to call someone that lives in Chichester or a business that is based there, you will ring a number that starts 01243 and is followed by another six numbers in the majority of cases.  In the same way, if you get a call from a number starting with these digits, then most of the time the person or business will be from the town.

Cost of calling an 01243 phone number

The 01243 numbers are classed as geographic numbers because they are associated with a specific place.  All 01 and 02 numbers are the same and calls to them cost a set per minute fee along with an access charge.  If you have inclusive minutes on your landline or mobile, calls to this number will fall under them and shouldn’t cost you anything – unless you have used your monthly allowance.  Providers can also tell you what the calls will cost if you don’t have free minutes to use.

How to make an international call to Chichester

If you want to call a number in the Chichester area from abroad, then there is an easy process to make the number an international one.  The UK has an international calling code which is +44 and to make a number an international one, you just remove the zero from the start.  So, if you were calling Chichester Festival Theatre to book something while you are on holiday, you would ring +44 1243 781 312 instead of the normal 01243 781 312.

Popular Chichester telephone numbers

Lots of businesses that are based in the area will use the local code for their number because many people trust these more than general numbers that could come from anywhere and are often associated with cold-calling numbers.  Examples of popular numbers for the town include:

  • 01243 781 315 – the box office for Chichester Festival Theatre where you can check about upcoming events, buy tickets and also find out about special productions.
  • 01243 775 888 – Novium Museum’s main line is to check opening times as well as check about special exhibitions such as the Bosham Head.  The line is also for the tourist information department within the museum.
  • 01243 755 057 – Goodwood racecourse and motor circuit are famous for many events such as the Festival of Speed and Glorious Goodwood and this number is an access line to check events, tickets and other queries.

Full list of UK locations which use the 01243 area code

Bognor RegisEmsworthSingleton
BoshamMiddleton on SeaSlindon
Bracklesham BayPaghamYapton


Welcome to Chichester

Chichester is a cathedral city on the south England cost near to the West Wittering beach and also to the well known South Downs National Park.  The town’s history dates back to the Romans and this history can be seen in the Novium Museum as well as at Fishbourne Roman Palace.  It is also a sporting area with the Goodwood Racecourse and motor circuit being just outside.  There are lots of facilities in the town for visitors including a bowling alley, large cinema complex and plenty of green spaces to explore.