If you’re wondering how long a courier takes to deliver, we've outlined some useful information on courier delivery times, to help you choose the courier service that offers the best transit time for your parcel.
Find information on Hermes delivery times, DPD delivery times, Parcelforce and more.
When you book a courier delivery with Parcel Monkey, you will be given a number of options which will determine how long it will take for your parcel to be delivered, but most UK courier deliveries will arrive within 1-2 working days, depending on the service you book.
To find courier delivery times for UK and international deliveries, simply enter the weight, dimensions and destination of your parcel into our courier quote tool. You’ll be provided with a list of results, so you can compare prices and parcel delivery times all in one place.
Our most popular services include:
Next Day – Book a next day service and the courier delivery time will be the day after your parcel has been collected, which is ideal for more urgent deliveries.
Same Day – You choose the collection time and your parcel will be delivered before 6 pm the same day.
Priority – For express delivery times, look at our priority services and specify a parcel delivery time before 9 am, 10 am or before 12 pm.
If you're sending a parcel in the UK, Parcelforce could deliver in 1-2 working days or the next working day, depending on the service you book. For more precise parcel delivery times, you could book a priority service, which offers delivery before 9 am, before 10 am or before 12 pm.
For UK deliveries, our Hermes drop-off services deliver 2-3 working days after the parcel has been collected from the drop-off location (usually a myHermes ParcelShop). These services are fully tracked and ideal for non-urgent items that require a cost-effective delivery service.
DPD delivery takes 1-2 working days for UK deliveries and as little as 2-4 working days for international destinations*, such as the USA.
DHL Parcel UK Next Day (formally UK Mail) does exactly what it says and delivers the next working day after your parcel has been collected from your home or work address. If you want your parcel to arrive by a specific time the next day, book one of DHL’s priority services – before 9 am or before 10.30 am.
DHL Air Express is our fastest delivery service for sending parcels overseas and will deliver from the UK to most major destinations in 1-6 working days.
If you’ve forgotten to post a present to a family member or you have an urgent business delivery, then you can book express/priority courier services for less with Parcel Monkey.
But, how long does express delivery take?
That’s up to you. If you book our same day service with CitySprint, you could have your parcel delivered the same day! You can’t specify a delivery time with this service, but your parcel will be delivered before 6 pm.
DHL and Parcelforce both offer excellent Next Day services, where you can specify the courier delivery time to ensure you get a morning delivery.
Some outlying areas of Scotland may take a little longer, due to weather conditions and the logistics of reaching these more rural locations. Islands such as the Isles of Scilly or the Isle of Wight could take longer than a mainland delivery too.
When you get an international shipping quote with Parcel Monkey you’ll be given an estimated parcel delivery time, which is provided to us by the carrier.
Many European destinations will have a quick courier delivery time for air courier services, but there is also the option to send your parcel by road. This offers further discounts on your overall delivery cost but will increase the courier delivery time by a day or two.
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