The Right Emergency Numbers To Call?

Do You Know The Right Number To Call in Spain?

Below is a list of important emergency numbers and help lines in Spain.

All emergencies in Spain: Call 112 (no area code needed).

If you remember only one number then this is it …112.  I have personally used this and really its the only one you need to remember.

The res ponder will speak a number of languages, and it is also possible to fax or SMS the emergency number in case of disabilities. You can also visit the Urgencias (emergency) department of any hospital. You can always reach 112, even on a mobile phone without a Spanish SIM card.

So who would you call?


Ambulance (ambulancía) and health emergencies: Call 061 or 112

Fire brigade (cuerpo de bomberos): Call 080 or 112

Local police (policía municipal): Call 092

The municipal police cover their local town or city area for traffic offences and control, lost property and crimes such as theft and neighbourhood disputes.

Civil Guard (guardia civil): 062

This is a military force that operates mostly in rural areas and is responsible for drug offences, fatal car accidents, robberies and murders.

National Spanish police (policía nacional): Call 091 or visit and contact the appropriate department online. You can also find them on Twitter @policia

The national police mainly work at an urban level in the areas of terrorism, national security and combating crime.

Maritime Sea Rescue (Salvamento y Seguridad Marítimo): 900 202 202 | Find your closest centre | Download their safety tracking app | Radio in an emergency

Red cross (ambulance, emergencies, intoxications): 902 222 292 | | 24/7 Helpline 900 100 333 |  | Donate blood 900 506 819

Tourist helpline and emergency number: 902 102 112 (in English, French, German and Italian)

Lost or stolen card: Credit card cancellations in Spain

  • American Express: 902 375 637 | 900 814 500 | (foreigners) +34 914 004 250
  • Master Card: 900 971 231 (toll free in Spain)
  • Visa: 900 991 124
  • If this has helped please leave a comment thanks.


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