How to Send a Parcel to Poland

Sending an international parcel to Poland doesn’t need to be complicated. At Parcel2Go, we give you the choice of the most trusted couriers in the UK at the cheapest prices.

Let’s take a look.


Krakow Old Town, Poland


How much does it cost to ship to Poland?

Shipping to Poland starts from just £7.79 with Parcel2Go.

If you’re on a budget, you can select one of our super economy delivery services. We keep our prices low by comparing some of the UK’s best couriers such as Royal Mail, TNT and DPD so you can be certain you’re getting the cheapest shipping to Poland along with the high quality of service you expect.

One of the cheapest ways of shipping to Poland is with our Evri Europe Standard Parcelshop service at only £7.79. Get a quote to discover more services to save you money on your shipping.


How long does a parcel take from UK to Poland?

If you choose one of our express delivery services, your parcel could arrive in Poland the next day – perfect if you’re in a rush.

Another affordable option is our a super economy service. These services will deliver your parcel to Poland in up to three working days.

When you’re thinking about how to ship to Poland, we always recommend that you avoid posting on their national holidays so that your parcel isn’t delayed.


Which couriers ship to Poland?

We have lots of international services to Poland at prices that will suit your budget.

Evri offers both drop off and collection services to Poland. Starting at just £7.79, these services include £25 of Parcel Protection, free parcel tracking, and will arrive with your recipient within three working days.

Another convenient service is our Royal Mail International Tracked service. This service starts from only £9.00 and includes £50 of Parcel Protection. Your parcel will arrive within 3 working days, you have Free Parcel Tracking, and you can drop your parcel at one of over 15,300 drop-off shops across the UK – super convenient!

Other couriers that offer shipping to Poland include Parcelforce, UPS, FedEx, TNT, and DPD. Use our quick quote tool to easily compare services and find the best one for you.


What do I need to know about shipping to Poland?

There are a couple of important things you should know before shipping to Poland:

Polish customs charges

Since Brexit, there are a few more steps to be aware of when shipping to Poland.

Before you send your parcel, you can take a look at our handy shipping checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered. There’s a checklist for business shippers here too.

Unless you’re sending a gift up to the value of €45 (approximately £38), you will have to pay EU VAT on everything you send from the UK to Poland. Don’t forget that the value of your gift is inclusive of postage.

You will need to pay the EU VAT of 19% if the total cost of your parcel is more than €46. You’ll also need to make this payment if you’re shipping directly to Poland from an online marketplace like Etsy or eBay.

You can find out more about sending to Poland and the rest of the EU after Brexit in our International Shipping Hub.

Prohibited and restricted items in Poland

To make sure your parcel doesn’t get held up in customs, we always advise you to check that you’re not sending any prohibited items. These lists can change regularly so it’s always best to check the most up-to-date information.

Some items that are prohibited to send to Poland include:

  • Cosmetics
  • Food of any kind
  • Glass
  • Wood and wooden items
  • Personal effects (suitcases or personal belongings)


Red Polish postbox


How to ship to Poland

Follow these five simple steps to make shipping to Poland a breeze:

1. Get a quote

Finding the cheapest shipping to Poland is just like getting a quote for sending a parcel somewhere within the UK.

2. Choose your courier

Because we work with some of the UK’s most trusted couriers you can be confident your parcel is in safe hands. Take your pick from top names like DPD, Royal Mail, or UPS.

To give you extra peace of mind, every parcel you send with Parcel2Go comes with free tracking so you’ll know exactly where your shipment is every step of the way. And you can add up £10,000 parcel protection to protect those high value items.

3. Pack your parcel securely

Your parcel will be in safe hands, but to make sure it’s protected during its long journey to Poland, follow our tops tips to pack your parcel securely:

  • Triple-corrugated boxes are best for packing when posting long-distance. Invest in new boxes if you can.
  • Choose a box that’s bigger than your items to allow room for packing materials.
  • Wrap each item individually in lots of bubble wrap or newspaper.
  • Fill the space between items with balled-up paper or bubble wrap.
  • Seal the box well with strong packing tape. Don’t forget to seal the bottom of the box.

4. Address your label correctly

Here are a few things to remember when writing your recipient’s Polish address:

  • The Street Number should follow the Street Name
  • The Postcode should go before the Locality
  • Include POLAND at the end of the address in capitals

Here’s a handy guide to Polish addresses which explains it all.

5. Find your drop-off point or book a collection

Taking your parcel to a drop-off point makes sending a parcel to Poland with Parcel2Go super convenient. Find your nearest drop off point or book a collection service to have your parcel picked up from the comfort of your own home or place of work.

And that’s it – sending a parcel to Poland is easy with Parcel2Go.


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