How Long Does Shipping by Courier Take?

How long does international and domestic courier take?

Courier delivery times and hours vary according to the shipping service and the route you choose for sending your package, envelope or freight shipment. If you are wondering how long express or standard shipping usually takes, what the transit times for freight haulage are, or if next-day delivery really takes only one day, keep reading and find out how long will your package take to arrive.


How long does shipping take with Eurosender?

Different services offer different speed. Below, we gathered all the delivery times of our main courier services to help you find the best solution for your needs.

ServiceDomestic delivery timesInternational delivery times Ideal for
Regular 1-2 business days3-7 business daysParcels up to 30 kg
Express 1 business day1-2 business days*Parcels up to 70 kg
Document n/d1 business day **Important documents
Pallet 1-2 business days2-8 business days1-5 pallets
FTL 1-2 business days1-3 business daysLarge volumes of goods
Van delivery 1 business day1-2 business daysUrgent heavy deliveries
*1-3 business days for global routes
**1-2 business days for global routes

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How long does standard courier delivery take?

Standard shipping services are commonly chosen when the delivery time is not an issue, since this is the slowest transport option. The selected route will influence how long it will take to deliver your standard parcel.

  • For domestic routes, shipping times can be as low as 1-2 business days;
  • For international routes, deliveries can take up to 3-7 days.

At Eurosender, we always choose the best courier for each route and service, ensuring your parcels take as little time as possible to arrive at their destination.

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How long does express courier delivery take?

Parcels shipped with our Express courier services are usually delivered in 24-72 hours, depending on the destination.

International routes that require customs clearance will usually extend your parcel’s arrival time. On the other hand, parcels shipped domestically or within a free trade zone have much shorter delivery times and can arrive at their destination as soon as the next morning.

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How long does mail delivery take?

Post offices and mail couriers usually offer both domestic and international services with multiple delivery time options.

  • Domestic mail deliveries can take as short as 1 business day and as long as 5 days when booked with the basic service.
  • With regular international mail services you may get longer delivery times between 4 and 11 working days.

With ourExpress Document Service, your envelope is delivered in 1-2 business days on any route.

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How long does domestic shipping take?

Domestic shipping can take as little as a few hours for delivery and as long as 2-3 business days, depending on the country size.

Usually, all the courier companies offer options with very short transit times for domestic routes, such as overnight, next-day or same-day parcel shipping services, but those premium services come at a higher price. Regular or standard courier services, on the other hand, can be much cheaper and still be quite fast.
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How long does international shipping take?

An international parcel delivery can take as little as 1 business day and as long as 10 business days, depending on the courier provider. Here are some of the services we offer and their delivery times:

  • Standard shipping 3-7 business days for deliveries within the EU.
  • Express Shipping – Courier deliveries in 1-3 business days anywhere in the world.
  • Freight shipping – Depends on the type of transport, size of the cargo and, of course, the route.

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How long does freight shipping take?

The distance between the collection and delivery points, the method of transportation as well as the size of the cargo will determine how long your freight shipment will take to arrive.

FTL (Full Truck Load) and the Van Service are the quickest ways to deliver goods by road freight between relatively short distances. The whole space of the vehicle is dedicated to you and the carrier will deliver your cargo in the shortest time possible.

Other services, such as LTL (Less than truckload) or groupage, have longer transit times since the goods will be transported between different hubs.

Some examples of delivery times for road freight:
London – Edinburgh1-2 business days
Paris – Munich1-2 business days
Barcelona – Warsaw3-4 business days
China – Europe15-17 business days

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How long do couriers take to deliver?

Most courier companies take 1-3 business days to deliver domestic shipments and 3-7 days to deliver internationally. Each courier company offers multiple services with different delivery times, including standard and urgent options.

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