Emergency services and useful phone numbers in Spain


Calling for Help – Emergency Services and other Useful Phone Numbers

Although we all hope it will never happen, in an emergency it helps to be prepared, so here are the main contact numbers for emergency situations in Spain.

Emergency Services – call 112 from anywhere in Europe
112 is the emergency number in Spain (equivalent to calling 999 in the UK) and in fact, you can use this number in any country in Europe.

When calling 112 in Spain obviously it’s handy if you have someone who speaks Spanish with you, although English speakers may be available. 

Other Emergency Numbers

Ambulance061 or 112
Fire Brigade (Bomberos) –  080 or 112
Local Police (Policía Local or Municipal) – 092
Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) – 062
National Police (Policía Nacional) – 091 
Maritime Sea Rescue (Salvamento y Seguridad Marítimo): – 900 202 202 

Foreign Tourists Helpline (SATE)
Tourist Emergency Helpline – 902 102 112 (in English, French, German and Italian)

The Servicio de Atención al Turista Extranjero (SATE) handles foreigner’s security matters. You can report a crime, lost documents, damage, assault, robbery, break-in or an accident to this service. After calling, you will typically have a visit within 48 hours from your local police station to ratify your complaint.

If you would like to contact SATE directly, the numbers are:
Madrid: 915 488 537 | 915 488 008
Malaga: 951 926 161 | 951 999 818
Sevilla: 954 564 767

The information in this article was current on the date published.
Article last reviewed/updated 10.08.2022

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