We have lots of courier services to Switzerland available to buy online. This includes options where you drop-off your parcel at a local shop or Post Office, and others that are collected by the courier directly from your home or work.
Simply use the 'Instant Quote' box to the right to get a price for sending your parcel.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Switzerland. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
|Courier Service||Price from|
Delivery in 4-6 days.
Delivery in 3 days.
|International Depot Drop Off
Delivery in 3 days.
|International Post Office Dropoff
Delivery in 3 days.
Delivery in 2-3 days.
Interestingly Switzerland is neither a member of the EU or the European Economic Area and despite that fact, they're one of the most competitive and innovative countries in the world according to the World Economic Forum and the EU. This does not prevent people from sending parcels from the UK to Switzerland, far from it in fact. We see large volumes of goods being sent, including big, bulky and long boxes as well as smaller parcels too.
Rather than paying for parcel delivery at the Post Office, you can make huge cost savings by comparing couriers online. You can even still use the standard practice of dropping a parcel off at the Post Office, but by pre-booking online, printing and attaching the shipping label and Customs Documents, you might be surprised at how much you can save.
Our new tracked mail service, eTrak is the cheapest way to send a parcel to Switzerland for lightweight parcels. To see how much you can save add your details into the quote engine and compare prices.
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For those looking to post a parcel urgently to Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne, Bern, Lucerne, St. Gallen, Lugano, Winterthur, Thurn, Olten-Solingen, Biel and Chur - amongst other towns and cities, you should consider express courier services like DHL who can deliver in 1-2 days using Air Express or Parcel Monkey Air Express who for half the price of DHL and delivery will be made in 2-3 days.
You can also send items via a road courier service ideal for big and heavy boxes and as the distance from London is only 650 miles the transit times are still quick, around 3 working days using Parcel Monkey Road or DHL Road.
Parcelforce delivers parcels posted from the UK to Switzerland in just 3 days. Much like delivery to its neighbouring countries, Germany, Italy, France, Lichenstein & Austria transit times are quick to this well-connected country.
As Switzerland isn't part of the EU, you'll need a Commercial or Pro Forma invoice to be placed on the outside of the parcel in a clear plastic envelope or wallet so that Customs Officers can check what is entering into the country. Gifts, Personal Belongings and Samples are often exempt but if the value exceeds a certain limit duty will be owed. Also VAT (they call it TVA) is due on imported goods at the rate of 7.6%, although there are some exceptions.
For some reason you are not allowed to import radar detectors and there are some import controls on precious metals, watches and jewellery. To view the latest information we suggest you visit the Swiss Federal Customs Administration website. We advise that you also check out our Customs Advice.
It is essential that you provide local contact information so that Customs can make contact with the recipient when duty is owed. All parcels are sent DDU, so it is the recipient's responsibility to pay any tax. You should make them aware of this before posting to Switzerland as if Customs cannot make contact the item can be held or returned.
The best. Thank you
Sent parcel to Switzerland which arrived speedily and without hassle.
These are one of many brokers in a competitive market. Being a broker means they are not completely to blame for a lot that goes wrong with third-party carriers, but it seems to me their booking system and comms with the carriers is not good enough. They are often powerless when a problem occurs and simply refer your issue on to the carrier. The service may vary geographically but in the SW I have had plenty of failed collections with all the carriers they deal with (and they do not deal with that many compared to others), plus some delayed deliveries and some lost too. The best service is with Parcelforce (but they are the most expensive). The others e.g DPD it seems one collection request is never enough and there are failed collections every time on the first request, hence there booking system is not up to it.
Quick easy and saved us ££££s
Nice early pickup by a friendly gentleman. Seemed to take a while from leaving export and getting to Zurich but could have been due to weekend. Not a fault of parcel monkey. Have used several times and always happy with service.
Very competitively priced, excellent easy to use website. Tracking and insurance included. No.1 in my book.
Easy to use with clear instructions