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Send a Parcel to India

Postage to India from £10.55

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Shipping to India?

Whether you’re shipping to New Delhi or Mumbai, we’ll make the entire shipping process as easy as it needs to be. We work with the best couriers in the UK, such as DPD, Royal Mail and Landmark - so no matter which courier service to India you choose, you can be sure your parcel will arrive safely.

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Ship to India with Parcel2Go

Our Services and Postage to India

Need to send a parcel to India? Use Parcel2Go to get the cheapest postage to India, starting from just £10.55!

Our express shipping options mean your parcel could arrive as soon as 2-4 working days after you post to India. And our economy services are ideal if you’re on a budget.

Before You Ship to India

We always advise checking India’s Customs website before posting to India, so you can avoid your parcel being delayed. for example due to its contents or not having the right paperwork included in your shipment. This will never be an issue when you send a parcel to India with Parcel2Go because we'll send you all the documents you need to clear customs as soon you book your delivery.

It’s also a good idea to avoid shipping on India’s national holidays and non-working days (Sundays) to prevent your parcel from being delayed on its journey. Remember that India has different states  - check the state calendar for the area of India that you’re shipping to, whether you’re posting to Goa or Punjab!

Get a quote to compare shipping costs to India today.

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Our International Services to India

Royal Mail Tracked Collection Large Letter
Royal Mail Tracked Collection Large LetterEst Delivery: Sat, 20 Jul

Prices From:
DPD Drop Off International
DPD Drop Off InternationalEst Delivery: Tue, 23 Jul

DPD Drop Off Express
DPD Drop Off ExpressEst Delivery: Fri, 19 Jul

DPD Air Express
DPD Air ExpressEst Delivery: Thu, 25 Jul

Landmark Drop Shop
Landmark Drop ShopEst Delivery: Fri, 2 Aug

Indian Customs Duty and Clearance

We know the Indian Customs website has a lot of information and it can be hard to filter out the key answers you need. But as India is part of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) alongside many other countries, know that the customs process has clear and precise standards so it’s not likely that you’ll come across issues when posting to India.

Unlike many other countries though, it is important to know that you will usually have to pay tax and customs duty on a gift delivery to India.

If you’re a business sender, charges will depend on what you’re sending but you can use the Customs Duty Calculator on India’s customs website to get a better idea.

If you’re still unsure about any aspect of shipping to India, our customer service team is always happy to help and you can reach us 24/7!

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Our Top Tip

When you send a parcel to India, you’ll be asked for the receiver’s ID number. This will be in the form of a PAN number or an Aadhaar number - it might sometimes be referred to as a KYC (Know Your Customer). So it’s a good idea to double check that the details you’ve included for your recipients ID are all right and up to date during the booking process.

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India Address Format

When you address a parcel to India, the way you write the address will depend on whether you’re shipping to urban or rural India. Here’s an example of an urban address:

For some addresses, you may need to include a sub-locality - check out the Universal Postal Union’s guide for more on how to address a parcel to India.

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India Prohibited Items

Items restricted from being shipped into India aren’t too different from other countries, but you may need a licence for certain things such as mobile phones. To be sure about what you can and cannot send, you should always check our prohibited items list before posting to India.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I send a parcel to India from the UK

Sending a parcel to India with Parcel2Go is simple.

  1. Simply weigh and measure your parcel, and make sure the address is right - here’s a handy addressing guide for India.

  2. Put the details into our quote box and you’ll find a list of courier services to India. 

  3. Choose your service - whether that’s express, economy, collection or drop-off - and book your delivery with us!

We’ll send you all the paperwork you need to breeze through customs, this will normally include a commercial invoice. Once you fill this out, your parcel will be on its way in no time.

For more read our beginner’s guide to international shipping.

What is the cheapest way to send a parcel to India?

With Parcel2Go, you can get cheap shipping to India from the UK from just £10.55, and your parcel could arrive in less than a week!

You can also track your delivery to India every step of the way, completely free of charge.

Can we send clothes from the UK to India?

Yes, you can post clothes to India, but you need to describe them clearly on the paperwork attached to your parcel - for example, don’t just say ‘clothes’, put ‘2x mens’ silk shirts, made in Italy’.

What can’t I send to India?

Prohibited items include:

  • Cosmetics

  • Any drugs even medicated or prescribed

  • Liquids or creams or any kind

  • Money, including credit/debit cards as well as cash

  • Perishable foods

  • Toys containing batteries or shaped like weapons

Click for a full list of prohibited items, including items that can only be protected for loss. Remember that some couriers have their own set of restricted items, so it’s always important to filter our list by both country and courier.