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.
I saved 60 % on Royal Mail prices.
Dropped off st post office Saturday delivered Switzerland on the Friday. Excellent service . Have previously used and will continue to do so.
So impressed using this service. We had to send a parcel to Switzerland and it was so easy. All the documents needed were available to print out and it was received hassle free in 3 days.
Probably because Christmas and New Year got in the way, but the Parcel that should have taken 3-5 Working days eventually arrived at the destination 14 days after it was sent
Did exactly what it said on the box. I sent a large parcel of gifts to Switzerland and the arrived via parcel force on time and in excellent condition - for half the price of the post office! Highly recommended
Great speed great service
First class service, reasonably priced and speedy International delivery. Peter Taylor.