0161 Manchester Virtual Phone Numbers from Connect

Perfect if you need to appear larger or more geographically specific to your callers.

Our Manchester 0161 virtual numbers start from just £7.99 per month.

With a Connect virtual Manchester number, anyone calling your 0161 number will assume you have a local presence.

Areas covered

The 0161 dial code covers many areas of Manchester:

Stalybridge, Urmston, Blackfriars, Hyde, Bramhall, Ringway, Prestwich, Failsworth, Eccles, Pendleton, Gatley, Wythenshawe, Chorlton cum Hardy, Rusholme, Collyhurst, Longford, Trafford, Didsbury, Denton, Irlam, Middleton, Swinton, Cheetham Hill, Moss Side, Walkden, Ashton under Lyne, Stretford, Heaton Moor, Whitefield, Radcliffe, Hulme Hall, Stockport, Stepping Hill, Bury, Marple, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Woodley, Partington, Altrincham, Broughton, Oldham, Sale and Ardwick.

Normal telephone calls to a Manchester 0161 virtual number will cost the caller exactly the same as if they were calling any other 0161 phone number.

Click here to learn how a virtual landline number can work and help your business.

Map showing areas covered by 0161 code

Manchester Facts and Figures

  • Population: 498,800
  • Region: North West of England
  • Postcode Area: M
  • Dialling Code: 0161
  • Home to Coronation Street, the world’s oldest TV soap opera.
  • Birthplace of Emmeline Pankhurst who founded the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903 which would later be known as the Suffragettes.
  • It is also known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and played a key role in the development of the textile industry. It was also a major center for the cotton industry and was once known as “Cottonopolis”.

  • The first public library in the world was established in Manchester in 1852.

  • Liverpool Road Station made Manchester the first city in the world to have a railway station in 1830 and is known for its pioneering role in the development of the railway network.

  • The city is home to many museums, galleries and cultural institutions, including the Museum of Science and Industry, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Royal Northern College of Music.

  • Manchester boasts a huge number of musical icons including: Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Bee Gees, Take That and even Rick Astley to name but a few!


If you register for a number in Manchester, England, you’ll tap into a city where history merges with innovation in a thriving business scene. From its industrial heritage to its bustling commercial districts, Manchester is now a top-tier home for corporate ventures of all industries. Having a Manchester-based number facilitates business connections not only within the city but also with the multitude of small and medium enterprises across Greater Manchester.

Manchester’s professional community is on the rise, slowly gaining in on the leader in this field – London. With a burgeoning tech sector and a solid financial presence, Manchester has earned its place as a critical player in the nation’s tech landscape, often referred to as a hub of innovation.

For business travellers, Manchester’s strategic location offers convenience. It’s approximately 200 miles (320 kilometres) northwest of London, easily accessible by train or plane. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, lies about 190 miles (305 kilometres) southwest, and Edinburgh is about 215 miles (345 kilometres) to the northeast. Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is around 220 miles (355 kilometres) northwest.

Manchester offers a lively setting for business events and networking, making it a great place to attend conferences or build new connections.

Manchester (0161) Number Format

As with most geographic area codes in the UK, 0161 needs to be followed by seven further digits so: 0161 XXX XXXX.

When calling Manchester from outside the UK then the initial 0 needs to be dropped and replaced with the UK international dial code of +44.

So if calling Manchester from France, for example, you should dial +44 161xxx xxxx or 0044 161xxx xxxx.

Other UK Geographic Numbers Available

Our most popular geographic virtual numbers:

  • 0114 Sheffield
  • 0113 Leeds
  • 0131 Edinburgh
  • 0191 Tyneside
  • 023 Southampton & Portsmouth
  • 0116 Leicester
  • 024 Coventry
  • 028 Northern Ireland
  • 029 Cardiff
  • 0115 Nottingham
  • 0118 Reading