Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and is also one of the most wealthy. As a popular tourist destination as well, we see many parcels being posted to locations in Switzerland containing business consignments, personal belongings and items that are being bought or sold by private individuals.
It is worth noting that although geographically located in Europe, parcels being posted from the UK to Switzerland will need Customs Documents. Luckily, we collect the required information in the booking process, so you can concentrate on choosing the best value courier company using our quote engine.
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|
|International Post Office Dropoff
Delivery in 3 days.
Delivery in 3 days.
|International Depot Drop Off
Delivery in 3 days.
Delivery by Air in 2-3 days.
|Europe by road
Delivery by Road in 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.
Easy to use and very reasonable on price
Arrived in Switzerland within three days of sending the parcel Used parcel monkey before and will use them again ????
Excellent fast, friendly service. Thank you!
Can’t believe I find myself with enough time to rate a postal service! Yeah, I know, need to get out more. What can I say? My parcel made it from a to b (UK to Switzerland) in time for receiver’s birthday. I guess the Monkey delivered everything it says on the tin, at a competitive price. Not so sure about the name, I nearly didn’t go with them. I mean, “Parcel Monkey”, it hardly engenders confidence heh? Anyways, very happy to recommend.
Fast service, cannot fault. I use Parcel Monkey time and time again! Would highly recommend if you would like an cost efficient service!!!
Very pleased indeed. Collection good, kept me & recipient informed all along & on time. Parcel remained in good order despite long journey abroad. Will definitely use this service again.
Excellent service. It was the first time that I shipped a parcel internationally. The steps on the website were very easy to follow, and Im more than satisfied with the price.