Wells Fargo Routing Number

The routing number for Wells Fargo is 121000248. The bank has 51 routing numbers (one for each state) so make sure you use the right one. Read on to know more about what is a routing number and how to use it for wire transfers.


Wells Fargo routing numbers for wire transfers

Wells Fargo routing number in states

RegionWells Fargo routing number
Wells Fargo Alabama 062000080
Wells Fargo Alaska 125200057
Wells Fargo Arizona 122105278
Wells Fargo Arkansas 111900659
Wells Fargo California 121042882
Wells Fargo Colorado 121042882
Wells Fargo Connecticut 021101108
Wells Fargo Delaware 031100869
Wells Fargo District of Columbia 054001220
Wells Fargo Florida 063107513
Wells Fargo Georgia 061000227
Wells Fargo Hawaii 121042882
Wells Fargo Idaho 124103799
Wells Fargo Illinois 071101307
Wells Fargo Indiana 074900275
Wells Fargo Iowa 073000228
Wells Fargo Kansas 101089292
Wells Fargo Kentucky 121042882
Wells Fargo Louisiana 121042882
Wells Fargo Maine 121042882
Wells Fargo Maryland 055003201
Wells Fargo Massachusetts 121042882
Wells Fargo Michigan 091101455
Wells Fargo Minnesota 091000019
Wells Fargo Mississippi 062203751
Wells Fargo Missouri 121042882
Wells Fargo Montana 092905278
Wells Fargo Nebraska 104000058
Wells Fargo Nevada 321270742
Wells Fargo New Hampshire 121042882
Wells Fargo New Jersey 021200025
Wells Fargo New Mexico 107002192
Wells Fargo New York 026012881
Wells Fargo North Carolina 053000219
Wells Fargo North Dakota 091300010
Wells Fargo Ohio 041215537
Wells Fargo Oklahoma 121042882
Wells Fargo Oregon 123006800
Wells Fargo Pennsylvania 031000503
Wells Fargo Rhode Island 121042882
Wells Fargo South Carolina 053207766
Wells Fargo South Dakota 091400046
Wells Fargo Tennessee 064003768
Wells Fargo Texas 111900659
Wells Fargo Texas - El Paso 112000066
Wells Fargo Utah 124002971
Wells Fargo Vermont 121042882
Wells Fargo Virginia 051400549
Wells Fargo Washington 125008547
Wells Fargo West Virginia 121042882
Wells Fargo Wisconsin 075911988
Wells Fargo Wyoming 102301092

What is a routing number?

A routing transit number is a nine-digit number that identifies a bank or financial institution when clearing money for electronic transfers or processing checks in the US. The American Bankers Association (ABA) established these numbers. The terms «routing,» «transit» and «ABA» number are all used today and have the same meaning.

Wells Fargo routing number

Where is a routing number used?

A routing number is used when processing check and electronic transactions, like fund transfers, direct deposits, bill payments, and digital checks.

Fedwire money transactions are processed by the Federal Reserve Banks using routing transit numbers. They are required by the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network to permit electronic transactions, such as wage and pension payments.

How to find a routing number?

There are many ways to find your bank’s routing number.

You can usually find it on your check or bank statement. As shown in the picture, the routing number is at the bottom left corner of a check.

SWIFT code VS routing number VS IBAN

It’s normal to get confused by all the acronyms and codes involved in (international) wire transfers. These three, SWIFT code, routing number, and IBAN are the most common ones, and it's important to know what each one means.

We’ve already explained what’s a bank routing number and it’s also worth mentioning that they’re only used in the US. So, if you have a US bank account and want to make a domestic wire transfer, you'll need the routing number of the recipient’s bank.

A SWIFT code (also called BIC) is used for the identification of banks and financial institutions globally when making international money transfers. This code will identify the country, bank, and branch of the recipient's account. If you’re the one making an international transfer to a beneficiary outside the US, you’ll need to enter the SWIFT code of the beneficiary’s bank. If you’re the one receiving an international transfer, you’ll have to provide your bank’s routing number, as well as its SWIFT code.

While a routing number and a SWIFT code are both numbers used to identify a specific financial institution, an IBAN is a personal bank account number. It is generally used for international transfers in Europe and several other territories. It is not used in the US (as well as in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). So, if you’re sending or receiving an international transfer from Europe (and several other territories), you will need an IBAN.