Lexington, KY is currently served by one area code which is area code 859. Area code 859 was created from a split of area code 606 and put into service on April 1, 2000.
In addition to Lexington, KY area code 859 serves the Lexington-Fayette Urban County area including the city of Lexington and surrounding suburbs in north-central Kentucky, including the larger cities and communities of Covington, Danville, Florence, Nicholasville, and Richmond, in addition to many smaller communities within the service area.
Lexington, KY is located in Fayette County and observes the Eastern Time Zone. View our Times by Area Code tool.