Ship Parcels and Luggage from Airports to Home

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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Discover Eurosender’s courier services for collection and delivery of parcels and luggage to and from airports anywhere in the world and book the service in a few simple clicks:

Express service

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Low-cost shipping for small packages and suitcases
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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:

Packing

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:

  1. Country
    Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
    Ex.: Australia
  2. Name & Surname
    Add the name of the airport department, followed by the full name of the contact.
    Ex.: Melbourne Airport Management, Kelly Clarke
  3. Address
    Fill out the address in full, including the name of the airport, level and terminal.
    Ex.: Level 2, Terminal 4, Melbourne Airport
  4. 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)
  5. Zip code
    Add the zip code
    Ex.: 3045
  6. Town/city
    Add the full name of the town or city.
    Ex.: Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, VIC
  7. 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

Shipping insurance
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.

Tracking
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?
If you have an urgent shipment, we recommend Eurosender’s Express delivery service. This way, your shipment will arrive safely in the shortest possible time. Shipments within the same continent will reach their destination within 24 hours. For more distant destinations, it will take between 48 and 72 hours depending on the distance. Book the service now on our booking tool.
What is the cheapest way to ship a piece of luggage home from the airport with Eurosender?
If you want to travel hands-free, Eurosender’s offers low-cost luggage shipping from airports to your home or anywhere else. If you need to ship a piece of excess luggage home, non-urgently, the cheapest way to do this is through our standard service. Book a standard shipment now on our booking tool.
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).
The driver of the delivery company could not find the pick-up point and left without collecting the package. How can I arrange another collection from the airport?
One of the most common reasons for unsuccessful collection or delivery attempts is paid parking, the price of which is not included in your order amount. Although at some airports the driver is allowed to park for free for 5-10 minutes, airports are busy places, and it will be extremely difficult to work out how to collect your parcel in such a short time. If this happens, a new collection attempt can be arranged easily with Eurosender. Simply contact our customer support team as soon as possible to arrange a new collection date.
How can I retrieve my lost items and have them shipped from the airport?
Recover your lost suitcase or items from many different destinations, including airports easily and affordably with Eurosender. To find out how to ship lost items from airports, see our dedicated pages.
Can I ship a package containing items which are not permitted by airport security, from the airport by courier?
Airports have very strict rules regarding the transport of several types of items (alcohol, liquids, cosmetics, food, etc.). Some of them are on the list of restricted items of transport companies. Please check these carefully when deciding whether or not to ship them from the airport to your home. If you do choose to send them, individuals do so at their own risk.
Does Eurosender offer airport-to-airport shipping services?
Yes, you can book airport-to-airport shipping services with Eurosender on our booking tool. Simply select your pick-up and delivery countries, select the appropriate shipping option which best suits your needs (Express, Standard, Freight, etc.). Don’t forget to include complete address information, including exact pick-up and delivery locations according to our instructions above to ensure successful collection and delivery of your airport-to-airport shipment.