An Post: International Parcel Delivery (2023)

An Post international shipping and courier services

An Post (“The Post” in Irish) is the national postal service of Ireland, offering mail and parcel delivery solutions throughout the country and internationally. We have compiled this guide on everything you need to know about An Post courier services, including local and international shipping rates, drop-off points, as well as how long it takes for An Post to deliver.

Before you book your local or international parcel delivery with An Post, check our prices using the booking tool.

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An Post (“The Post” in Irish) is the national postal service of Ireland, offering mail and parcel delivery solutions throughout the country and internationally. We have compiled this guide on everything you need to know about An Post courier services, including local and international shipping rates, drop-off points, as well as how long it takes for An Post to deliver.

Before you book your local or international parcel delivery with An Post, check our prices using the booking tool.


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An Post local and international shipping rates

An Post has a strong network throughout Ireland. Customers can book An Post parcel delivery on domestic and international shipping routes. The rates for shipping with An Post depend on three main factors: the size and weight of the item, the destination and the type of service selected.

An Post standard parcel delivery rates

Destination2 kg5 kg15 kg20 kg
Ireland, Northern Ireland€9.00€11.00€13.00€16.00
Great Britain, UK offshore islands, France, Germany, Benelux€21.00€23.00€27.00€30.00
Rest of Europe€30.00€45.00€75.00€90.00
Africa, Asia, North & Central America€48.00€72.00€172.00€222.00
Australia, New Zealand, South America€57.00€105.00N/AN/A

An Post: International Courier parcel delivery rates

Destination2 kg5 kg15 kg20 kg
United Kingdom€47.50€62.50€83.25€97.00
European Union€70.50€94.50€159.50€192.00
Rest of Europe€75.00€102.00€197.00€244.50
Africa, Asia, North & Central America€76.00€103.00€223.00€283.00
Australia, New Zealand, South America€76.00€122.00N/AN/A
Note: The An Post international shipping rates presented above are the results of online research conducted in February 2023.
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An Post pick-up and drop-off points

Customers can pick up and drop off their parcels at over 900 post offices, PostPoints and An Post Parcel Lockers in Ireland. When An Post is delivering your parcel, you will receive an SMS and/or email to choose your preferred delivery method.

Post Office & PostPoints

You can send parcels up to 20 kg at any An Post branch or PostPoint agent. PostPoint stores offer customers a range of An Post services such as parcel returns, collections and bill payments. Log on to An Post’s Click & Post page and follow the easy steps to use PostPoint services.

An Post Parcel Lockers

An Post provides a network of free Parcel Lockers throughout Ireland to let customers manage collections and deliveries easily. Lockers are subject to the opening hours of their location. In areas with 24/7 access, they are open around the clock. Items are held in Parcel Lockers for 48 hours after delivery. If they have not been collected, they are removed and taken back to the delivery depot.


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FAQ about An Post international delivery and courier services

Does An Post deliver on Saturday or Sunday?
An Post offers Saturday deliveries in urban areas throughout Ireland, but they do not deliver on Sundays or public holidays.
At what time does An Post deliver parcels?
An Post deliver parcels between 8 am and 5 pm on weekdays and between 8 am and 12 pm on Saturdays.
How long does An Post take to deliver in Ireland and internationally?
An Post parcel delivery times are 1-2 working days for shipments in Ireland. They offer a next-day delivery service which is available in Ireland, the UK and selected European countries.
For international shipments, An Post delivery times are 3-7 working days for Standard Post and 1-5 working days for Express Post.
Is DHL part of An Post?
DHL is not part of An Post, but they collaborate in certain cases. International shipments brought into Ireland by DHL are handed over to An Post for last-mile delivery in areas where DHL does not have operation centres.
What are An Post letter and parcel size limits?
An Post courier service divides mail into four categories to determine the shipping cost. Make sure your item fits within the dimension limits below:
  1. Letters and postcards
  2. Maximum weight: 100 g
    Maximum dimensions: 23.5 x 16.2 x 0.5 cm
  3. Large envelopes
  4. Maximum weight: 500 g
    Maximum dimensions: 40 x 30 x 2.5 cm
  5. Packets
  6. Maximum weight: 2 kg
    Maximum dimensions: L + H + W ≤ 90 cm (no individual dimension can exceed 60 cm)
  7. Parcels
  8. Maximum weight: 20 kg
    Maximum length: 1.5 m
    Length + girth 3 m, where the girth equals 2 x (depth + width)
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What countries does An Post deliver to?
An Post delivers internationally to over 200 countries. Please note that additional size and weight limits may apply when shipping parcels to certain destinations.
You don't face this limitation when shipping with Eurosender!
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Does An Post courier service deliver to Northern Ireland?
Yes, An Post courier service delivers to Northern Ireland. Brexit has had no impact on letters sent in either direction between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There are no customs charges for parcels going to or from Northern Ireland, and no forms need to be completed.
Can I ship liquids with An Post?
Liquids are listed as prohibited items by An Post, including water, alcohol, gels, creams, aftershaves and perfumes.
In spite of this restriction, many people send gifts such as toiletries through the post at their own risk. Liquids are not covered by shipping insurance, so you will not be entitled to compensation in the event of loss or damage.
Read more about shipping liquids.
How does An Post Click and Post work?
Click & Post offers a fast and easy way to buy postage labels or book shopping returns online. You don't need a user account, but signing up for free can give you access to some special benefits, especially if you ship regularly.
  • Buying postage – After calculating the An Post shipping rate using their website booking tool, pay for your postage, print your label and drop off the item at the nearest available location. If you have no printer, you can present the unique code sent to you via email when dropping off the item.
  • Booking shopping returns – With this option, you can choose home collection or drop-off at an available location. If you book a collection, there is no need to print any label as the driver will supply it.
How to use An Post parcel lockers?
If you select a parcel locker delivery, you will receive an access PIN to open it once the parcel is delivered. If you want to send or return an item through an An Post Parcel Locker, scan your prepaid shipping label or your return label at any locker bank. Once your parcel is in the locker, a driver will receive a notification to collect and deliver the item to your recipient.
How long will An Post hold a parcel after a missed delivery?
An Post holds missed parcel deliveries for the following periods:
  • 5 working days for Standard Post and Express Post
  • 3 working days for Registered Post
  • 16 working days if it is delivered from abroad
After that, An Post will try to return the item to the sender, and you will be notified accordingly.
How do I track An Post international shipments?
To track any domestic or international parcel delivered by An Post, visit their website tracking page, insert your tracking number and press "Track item". The An Post parcel tracking feature allows you to track up to 5 items at a time.
Read more about how parcel tracking works.
How do I contact An Post?
There are a number of ways you can contact An Post courier service if you have an enquiry or would like to leave feedback about their services:
  • Phone: You can call 353 (1) 705 7600 from 9 am to 5.30 pm from Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.
  • Contact form: You can also contact An Post with complaints or other general enquiries by filling in the form on their website contact page.
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Disclaimer: The information above is the result of online research conducted in February 2023. For more information about the An Post’s international shipping services, please check the official website of An Post.