This Number Lets You Call Hogwarts (Even If You’re a Muggle)

When I first read about the Hogwarts Hotline, I wasn’t sure it was for real. But being the huge Harry Potter fan that I am, I had to bite the bullet and see if it actually worked. 

How to Call Hogwarts

It worked!

What Happens If You Call The Hogwarts Hotline

The US-based phone number answers with an informational recording from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

Hogwarts Express

When You Call Hogwarts

After making a selection, a very nice sounding lady shares the details on how students arrive to the campus via Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station. Of course, Hogwarts is located in an undisclosed location in Scotland for security reasons, so you don’t get much more info than that. 

A fun surprise interrupts the call, which, it turns out, is a clever advertisement for the University of Phoenix. I won’t give any spoilers, but let’s just say that kids especially will get a kick out of how the call ends. 

Phoenix Statue At The Entrance To Hogwarts Headmaster's Office

Which you could say is pretty on point, since we all know how the phoenix is a great symbol in the Wizarding World. 

Hogwarts Crest

But that begs the question, what would Hogwarts be doing with a Muggle telephone line?

I mean, Mr. Weasley didn’t know how to use one and he dealt with Muggle artifacts every day.

So I doubt some prospective student would try to call the Hogwarts Hotline to get more info on admissions.

Hogwarts Castle

Still, it’s a pretty cool way to waste two minutes.

I can’t wait to show my seven-year-old Harry-Potter-loving son. I mean, we’ve already found the Wizarding World of Harry Potter hidden secrets and pouted in front of Platform 9 3/4, so why not give ol’ Hogwarts a ring? 

Well, are you ready to call? Just dial (605) 475-6961. 

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  1. Hi o want to hogwarts pleasetell me how

  2. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Jasman! I am not sure, but if you find out how, please let us know, lol!

  3. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Lauren! Thank you for letting us know! We are looking into it.

  4. Kartik Rana says:

    I will join

  5. Uhh it’s not working, my son was heartbroken ?

  6. Kristen Yard says:

    We are so sorry to hear that! Thank you for letting us know!

  7. Its asking for a pin or access code?

  8. This isnt working and my son isnow so upset he thinks i tricked him fix this please.

  9. Called Hogwarts: “Welcome to the conference call. Please enter your access code or pin, followed by the pound sign.”

  10. Ummmm please take that number down! It just broke my daughters heart too! This is not a real line and does not work.

  11. Robin Barden says:

    Not working can you please help

  12. ron sworen says:

    `wrong number message request you enter a password to join a conference call

  13. It doesn’t work.

  14. Didn’t work. Was a conference call nimber asking for a pin code. Very disappointing.

  15. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  16. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  17. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  18. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  19. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  20. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  21. Unsatisfied customer says:

    Disappointed. This doesn’t work and I don’t find it funny

  22. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know, I’m sorry it’s not working!

  23. It doesn’t work it’s just a big joke! It’s asking for an access code/pin… ??

  24. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  25. it doesn’t work it asked for a pin/code it’s not funny to do this to kids

  26. Raygan Vance says:

    literally does not work. maybe u should try and fix it and stop getting people hope up

  27. Kristen Yard says:

    I’m sorry to hear that, Raygan. Thanks for letting us know!

  28. Yea and when you try to put in an access code or pin in it denies it. This isn’t a scam is it?

  29. The number is a scam

  30. Kristen Yard says:

    I’m sorry that it wasn’t working for you, Tyler. Thank you for letting us know!

  31. 12/26/2021
    Number still does not work is asking for a conference pin/code! Has this not been fix yet??

  32. This does not work.
    Keeps asking for access code or pin.

  33. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  34. it is a conference call line my son is crying

  35. I’m happy i called by myself first because this didnt work and i didn’t want to get my daughter excited for no reason. Hopefully it works soon.

  36. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know, Stella. Check your email for a fun Harry Potter surprise!

  37. Kristen Yard says:

    I am sorry to hear that it’s not working! Please check your email, we sent your son a little surprise to hopefully put a smile on his face!

  38. Tried it today and it doesn’t work…. Was hoping that was goin to make my day

  39. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Kate! Thank you for letting us know. I just emailed you a little surprise that will hopefully brighten your day a little!

  40. I tried this and it didn’t work my daughter is heartbroken

  41. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Mike. Thank you for letting us know! Please check your email, I just sent a little something over that will hopefully cheer her up!

  42. Stephanie says:

    Is this working yet?

  43. How to get to hogwarts from eastman ga

  44. Megan Renaud says:

    You’re all as bad as the people who claim their kids’ Christmas was ruined because someone wouldn’t sell them the latest Xbox for $20. Be responsible & call yourself WITHOUT your child first. Common sense sure is rare these days.

  45. im not happy at all i was called it for my littel sister and it didt work shame on you guys she is now it tears

  46. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi Maddison! Thank you for letting us know! Check your email, I sent you a little something that will hopefully cheer your sister up!

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