How to ship a parcel to or from an airport?
Are you wondering what to do you with your excess luggage at the airport? Or perhaps you have lost your wallet inside the terminal and need it shipped to you, urgently? For either situation – Eurosender to the rescue! Don’t waste time figuring out how to ship your parcels from the airport, and book low-cost airport parcel delivery with us to send your excess luggage or lost items home instead.
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How can couriers successfully collect or deliver parcels to and from airports?
Parcels can be delivered to and shipped from almost any airport. However, in order to ensure successful delivery and collection from airports, there are a few things to consider:
Before sending luggage or lost items from the airport home, they need to be packed properly to avoid failed collection or damage during transport. For guidelines on shipping luggage, see our dedicated page or our guidelines for packing and shipping different items.
Collection and delivery of your parcel at the airport by a third party
If you’re unable to be present on collection and delivery, you will need to arrange another person to act on your behalf when waiting for parcel collection or delivery at the airport.
Prohibited and restricted items
Always check when shipping luggage or parcels to and from airports that they do not contain items which are considered prohibited or restricted by couriers. Otherwise, the courier may refuse to deliver your package.
Customs documentation and procedures
If you are shipping your excess luggage or parcels home from an airport overseas, also consider what customs documentation is required first. You may need to provide original receipts to prove the value of the goods.
Provide a full address
Airports are huge places, with many different delivery points. Always provide the full address of the pick-up point when booking your shipment. Avoid simply stating ‘Heathrow Airport’ in the address field.
Pick-up and delivery point
Choose a pick-up or delivery point close to the entrance to avoid additional fees and issues related to parking constraints. Couriers only have a few minutes to collect or deliver parcels at airports.
Providing a correct address when shipping from airports to home
Find an example below of a correct address to provide when arranging collection or delivery of parcels or luggage from airports:
Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
- Name & Surname
Add the name of the airport department, followed by the full name of the contact.
Ex.: Melbourne Airport Management, Kelly Clarke
Fill out the address in full, including the name of the airport, level and terminal.
Ex.: Level 2, Terminal 4, Melbourne Airport
- Additional info – Optional
Keep in mind that the courier doesn’t always take this info into consideration.
Ex. (Entrance via Level 1, Terminal 4 next to Amcal Chemist)
- Zip code
Add the zip code
Add the full name of the town or city.
Ex.: Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, VIC
- Phone number
Add the local phone number of the consignee
Ex.: +61 3 9297 1600
WHEN SHIPPING WITH EUROSENDER
Other things to consider when shipping parcels home from airports
All standard shipments booked through Eurosender are covered by basic insurance included in the price, and additional insurance is available to purchase at discounted rates.
When booking with Eurosender, you can easily track your airport parcel deliveries every step of the way.
Estimated time of collection and delivery
Use our specialised tools to estimate the delivery time of your parcel from the airport and track its progress online.
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FAQ’s about how to have parcels and luggage collected and delivered to airports
What is the fastest way to ship luggage from the airport to my home abroad?
What is the cheapest way to ship a piece of luggage home from the airport with Eurosender?
What if I can’t spend all day waiting for my parcel to be collected and sent from the airport?
If you are unable to be present during collection personally, there are a number of ways to arrange an alternative person responsible to hand over your shipment:
- Leave your package at the reception of the hotel closest to the airport;
The staff of hotels located near airports are used to this kind of situation. The main thing is that the delivery company can contact the person to whom you left your package or suitcase on the day of collection. Be sure to indicate the hotel address.
- Leave your package at one of the car rental desks located at the airport;
Ask the rental company employees to hand over your package to the courier. You will probably be surprised to find that the airport staff are very helpful.
Can I leave my shipment near the entrance to the airport?
Yes, you can ask an airport employee to put your package behind a certain check-in counter by providing the following information:
- Name of the delivery company;
- Pick up day (estimated pick up time, if possible);
- Your first and last name;
- Your phone number (or the number of a friend/family member provided they are aware that you are planning to send a package from the airport).