Kinston, NC is currently using one area code which is area code 252. Area Code 252 was created from a split of area code 919 and put into service on March 22, 1998.
In addition to Kinston, NC area code 252 serves northeastern North Carolina including the larger cities and communities of Greenville, Kinston, New Bern, Rocky Mount and Wilson in addition to many smaller communities.
Kinston, NC is located in Lenoir County and observes the Eastern Time Zone. View our Times by Area Code tool.