Make sure you send your Christmas parcels before Thursday 22nd December 2022!
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Last Posting Dates 2022

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2022

To ensure your parcels arrive in time for Christmas, use FedEx and UPS to avoid delays. If you're using a collection service, book by 21st December for collection on 22nd December. Or for drop off services, drop your parcel off before 11am on 22nd December to guarantee your Christmas gifts arrive on time.

Find the last posting dates for all couriers below to make sure your letters and parcels are delivered in time for Christmas 2022 with Parcel2Go!

We’ve been working hard with our couriers to bring you the most up-to-date information on Christmas delivery dates for both UK and international shipping. Find last posting dates for the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World in our handy tables.

Please note that Royal Mail strikes may affect Christmas delivery dates.

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You can view our Christmas opening hours at the bottom of this page.
P2G Top Tips:
Due to an unexpected increase in demand, several courier services are experiencing delays. We are working hard with couriers to get services operating as usual. Keep up to date on service times here and we will continue to update the information on this page regularly throughout the Christmas period. We suggest sending as soon as you can to guarantee your parcel arrives on time.

Last Posting Dates in the UK

Next Day Delivery

Service Date
UPS Express Saver® by 12pm 22/12/2022
UPS Express® by 10.30am 22/12/2022
UPS Access Point 22/12/2022
Pre 11 a.m.
Fedex Next Day Drop Off 22/12/2022
Pre 11 a.m.
DHL UK 16/12/2022
DHL UK - Drop Off 16/12/2022
Pre 12 p.m.
DPD Drop Off 21/12/2022
Pre 12 p.m.
DX24 16/12/2022
Evri ParcelShop Next Day 19/12/2022
Pre 11 a.m.
Evri Postable Next Day 19/12/2022
Pre 11 a.m.
UPS Next Day 22/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide Express 24 16/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide Express 24 Drop Off 16/12/2022
Pre 12 p.m.
Parcelforce Worldwide Express AM 16/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide Multi 12 Noon 16/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide by 10am 16/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide by 9am 16/12/2022
Tuffnells Next Day 22/12/2022

2 Day Delivery

Service Date
UPS Standard 21/12/2022
Fedex UK Drop Off 21/12/2022
Pre 11 a.m.
DX48 16/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide Express 48 16/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide Express 48 Drop Off 16/12/2022
Pre 12 p.m.
Parcelforce Worldwide Large 48 16/12/2022
Yodel Direct 16/12/2022
Evri ParcelShop 18/12/2022
Pre 11 a.m.
Evri ParcelShop Postable 18/12/2022
Pre 11 a.m.
InPost Lockers 18/12/2022
Pre 12 p.m.

3+ Day Delivery

Service Date
Access Point™ to Access Point™ 19/12/2022
Yodel Direct Economy 16/12/2022
Evri Collection 17/12/2022
Evri Collection Postable 17/12/2022
Evri Light and Large 17/12/2022
Yodel Direct NI 16/12/2022
Tuffnells Economy 19/12/2022
Whistl 15/12/2022
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Last Posting Dates in the UK

If you plan to use a collection service, please book your collection the day before the last posting date shown. For drop off services, make sure it is dropped off by the time stated by each courier to be sure your parcel is delivered on time.

Whether you need to know the last first class post before Christmas UK or the last date for second class post in the UK, we’ve got all bases covered. We offer a range of next day, express and other timed delivery services in the weeks running up to the end of 2022.

P2G Top Tips:

If you need urgent parcel delivery in the run up to the festive period, we advise using UPS and FedEx to have your parcel delivered in 1-3 days without delays.

International Last Posting Dates


Service Date
DPD Air Express 19/12/2022
DPD Drop Off Express 19/12/2022
FedEx International Priority® 19/12/2022
TNT Express 15/12/2022
UPS Express Saver® 16/12/2022
UPS Express® 20/12/2022
DPD Air Express 15/12/2022
DPD Drop Off Express 16/12/2022
FedEx International Priority® 14/12/2022
TNT Express 20/12/2022
UPS Access Point™ 21/12/2022
UPS Express Saver® 20/12/2022
UPS Express Saver® - Multi Parcel 20/12/2022
UPS Express® 21/12/2022
FedEx International Priority® Drop Off 14/12/2022


Service Date
DPD Air Classic 13/12/2022
DPD Classic European 15/12/2022
DPD Drop Off Europe 15/12/2022
DPD Drop Off International 13/12/2022
DPD Drop Off Ireland 16/12/2022
DPD Ireland 16/12/2022
DPD Pickup 21/12/2022
FedEx International Economy® 15/12/2022
FX International Economy 15/12/2022
Parcelforce - Global Priority Drop Shop 14/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide - Euro Economy 07/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide - Euro Economy Drop Shop 07/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide - Global Priority 14/12/2022
TNT Economy Express 09/12/2022
UPS Access Point Euro™ 14/12/2022
UPS Standard 14/12/2022
UPS Standard® 14/12/2022
DPD Air Classic 14/12/2022
DPD Drop Off International 14/12/2022
FedEx International Economy® 14/12/2022
Parcelforce - Global Priority Drop Shop 02/12/2022
Parcelforce Worldwide - Global Priority 02/12/2022
UPS Standard® 14/12/2022
FedEx International Economy® DropOff 14/12/2022

Super Economy

Service Date
Evri International Collection 07/12/2022
Evri International Parcelshop 02/12/2022
Landmark Collection 05/12/2022
Landmark Drop Shop 05/12/2022
Canada Post via Landmark Collection 01/12/2022
Canada Post via Landmark DropOff 01/12/2022
Global Packet Collection 23/11/2022
Global Packet Drop Shop 23/11/2022
Global Parcel Collection 23/11/2022
Global Parcel Drop Shop 23/11/2022
Landmark Collection 01/12/2022
Landmark Drop Shop 01/12/2022
Landmark Global World Heavy 01/12/2022
Royal Mail International Tracked 02/12/2022

Recommended International Posting Dates

If you plan to use a collection service, please book your collection the day before the last posting date shown. For drop off services, make sure it is dropped off by the time stated by each courier to be sure your parcel is delivered on time.

If you need the last posting dates for Australia or you’re shipping to Germany, the USA or rest of the world, it’s always best to be prepared! In general, we advise you to send at least one month in advance of Christmas to ensure your international shipping arrives on time.

For the cheapest postage rates, you’re in the right place! Use our recommended posting dates for international shipping you can rely on.

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Notice on Royal Mail Strikes

Ongoing Royal Mail strikes means that if you want to send a parcel with Royal Mail or Parcelforce, the sooner the better. We also have a variety of couriers such as DPD, Evri, FedEx and many more, so you don’t have to worry about working around postal strike dates.

This is the busiest time of year for most courier services and increased demand means delivery times could be slower than normal. Keep updated with Royal Mail strikes 2022 and keep in mind that the last post for Christmas may need to be shipped even sooner this year.

Avoid Delays to Your Delivery

Getting your parcels to their destination safely and on time is our top priority.
Make sure you ship before last posting dates 2022 and avoid any unnecessary delays by:

Packaging Your Items

Make sure your xmas post is packaged correctly to avoid damage.

Enter the Correct Delivery Details

Be sure to label your parcel clearly, including postcode and a return address.

Getting Your Postage Right

The cost of postage depends on the size of your item, so check the size and weight before you post.

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Use Collection & Avoid the Queues

If you're in a rush to post a parcel in time for Christmas, avoid the queues and delays by using one of our collection services. We can have your parcel collected from your home or office.

Unlike with drop-off services, door to door delivery means there's no need to leave the house or the office to have your parcel dispatched.

Book your parcel collection to stay ahead of last posting dates 2022.

Top Tips for Posting Before Going Away

If you're planning on being away for the festive period and in a rush to send your last posting dates parcels, you have a few options:

Use an express service to guarantee that your parcels get to their destination by the next day.
If you’re travelling to another area in the UK, don’t worry. You can drop off your parcel at a number of locations throughout the country.
Rebook your collection if you're going to miss your parcel delivery to a time that suits you better.
Modern Santa on motorbike with Christmas tree

Live Help Opening Hours

Christmas Eve Close at 17:00
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Tuesday 27th December Closed
Wednesday 28th December Regular 24 hour service
Thursday 29th December Regular 24 hour service
Friday 30th December Regular 24 hour service
New Years Eve Close at 17:00
New Years Day Closed
Monday 2nd January Closed
Tuesday 3rd January Regular 24 hour service

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