How to Send a Parcel to Spain

In this guide for shipping to Spain, find recommended couriers as well as advice on customs declarations, VAT rates, and packaging.

With any kind of international shipping, it's important to choose a 'Delivery Duties Paid' service before you ship if you don't want the recipient to pay any charges in order for their parcel to arrive. Find out more about the payment of import fees.

How much does it cost to ship to Spain?

It costs just £8.59 to send a parcel to Spain with Parcel2Go. And our Lowest Price Guarantee means that if you find a comparable service at a cheaper price, we’ll match it!

We keep our prices down with economy services from reliable couriers such as DPD, FedEx, and UPS so you can be confident you’re getting cheap postage along with the benefit of high quality couriers to Spain.

The cheapest way to send a parcel to Spain from the UK is with our Evri Europe Standard Parcelshop service. Get a quote to find other cheap services that could save you money on your postage to Spain.


How long does a parcel take from UK to Spain?

With Parcel2Go’s express delivery services you can send a parcel to Spain in as little as 2 – 4 days. Perfect if you need something to arrive in a hurry!

If you’re not on a deadline, our economy services are another convenient option and will arrive in Spain in around a week.

When you’re planning how to send a parcel to Spain, it’s a good idea to check their public holidays and avoid sending on those days so you don’t encounter any unnecessary delays.


Which couriers ship to Spain?

There are lots of couriers to Spain at prices that won’t break your budget - for example, FedEx, UPS, Royal Mail, and more! Parcel2Go offers free tracking no matter which courier you choose. UPS and FedEx let you pay customs duties in advance, so that's a great option for those pricier shipments.

Evri offers drop off and collection services and is the cheapest way to send a parcel to Spain. You won’t need a label printer and your parcel will arrive in Spain within 7 working days.

Another great option is our Royal Mail International Tracked service. You can leave your parcel at one of over 15,300 drop-off shops across the UK and your package will arrive in Spain within just 3 working days. You’ll have £50 of Parcel Protection included.

Other reliable couriers to Spain include TNT and Parcelforce - to compare couriers, use our quick quote tool. Remember that if you don't want your recipient to pay any eligible charges, you need to choose a service that has 'Pre-Pay Delivery Duties' flag on it. You can check if you need to pay duties on your parcel with the information on Spanish customs charges below.


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What do I need to know about shipping to Spain?

Before you send a parcel to Spain from the UK, there are a few things you should know:

1. Spanish customs charges

Since Brexit, there are a few more steps to be aware of when you send a parcel to Spain.

  • Gifts under the value of €45 (including postage) are exempt from EU VAT
  • Parcels valued over €46 (including postage) will be subject to EU VAT at a rate of 21%
  • Parcels sent directly from an online marketplace will need to pay EU VAT

Our International Shipping Hub has loads of helpful information on how to send a parcel to Spain and a useful shipping checklist to make sure you haven’t missed anything. We also have a checklist for business users.

2. Prohibited and restricted items in Spain

We always advise you to make sure you’re not sending any restricted items to prevent your parcel getting held up in customs.

Some Spain customs prohibited items are:

  • Cosmetics
  • Food of any kind
  • Batteries and items containing built in batteries
  • Ceramic and porcelain
  • Wood and wooden items


DSpanish flag waving against a blue sky over a government building


How to ship to Spain

These are our top five tips to make sending a parcel to Spain easy and stress free.

1. Get a quote

Finding the cheapest way to send a parcel to Spain is easy with Parcel2Go. Just get a quote to compare like you would for sending a parcel somewhere in the UK.

2. Choose your courier

You can trust your parcel will arrive safely and on time when you choose from well-known names like DPD, Royal Mail, or UPS.

When you send a parcel to Spain with Parcel2Go, you’ll get free parcel tracking too so you can keep an eye on its progress every step of the way.

3. Pack your parcel securely

We’ll take care of your parcel on its way to Spain, but you’ll also need to make sure it’s well packaged. Follow our top tips:

  • Use triple corrugated boxes to keep your items secure over long distances. New boxes are best if you can get them.
  • Select a box that is bigger than your item to leave room to pack around it.
  • Wrap each of your items really well with bubble wrap or corrugated paper.
  • Pack the space between the boxes with lots of scrunched up newspaper, packing foam, or bubble wrap.
  • Close the box with plenty of packing tape – don’t forget to seal the bottom of the box.

4. Address your label correctly

Spanish addresses can be a bit different. Here are a few things to remember:

  • The street number follows the street name
  • The postcode is to the left of the locality name
  • Put the locality and country in capital letters

Here’s a useful guide to Spanish addresses which explains everything you need to know.

5. Find your drop-off point or be in for your collection

Taking your parcel to a drop-off point makes sending a parcel to Spain with Parcel2Go super convenient. Find your nearest drop off point here. Or if you chose door to door delivery, just make sure you're in when your delivery driver arrives.


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