Express Post and International Courier Service

Urgent Deliveries Worldwide

Need something delivered urgently? ExpressPost from An Post guarantees next working day delivery in the Republic of Ireland or your money back. The International Courier Service offers day-certain deliveries to more than 200 countries worldwide or your money back.**

** Service availability is dependent on destination country.


Important information for sending mail abroad

How does it work?

Simply pick up a label at your local Post Office. Attach the label to your letter*, packet or parcel, pay your postage and we'll do the rest.

*Minimum size on International deliveriees is a C4 envelope.

Step by step

What does it offer?
  • A day-certain, guaranteed, delivery or your money back*
  • Track your item online in certain countries
  • Proof of delivery
  • Recipient signature available online*

*Service availability dependent on destination country.

Insurance cover

Optional insurance is available on ExpressPost for €2.

Insurance is included up to €350 for International Courier Service worldwide
(Compensation payable based on declared value of item at time of posting).

*Service availability dependent on destination country.

How do I use it?

Bring your ExpressPost  item to any post office.

For International Courier Service, bring your item, unsealed, to any participating Post Office nationwide for gauranteed day certain delivery.

Complete the appropriate Customs declaration documentation for international items.

How quickly does ExpressPost and International Courier Service deliver?

ExpressPost delivers your item next working day in the Republic of Ireland or your money back.

Great Britain - guaranteed next working day delivery. For all other countries - delivery times provided when you calculate the postage to main cities and towns

**The minimum accepted size for Courier Post is A4.

How much?

Zone 1 - Ireland, Express Post

Get Signature and Insurance for an additional €2.00.


Note: The rates outlined below are effective from 21st July 2014.

Weight
Not Over
Letter / Postcard Large
Envelope
Packet Parcel
50g €6.00 €6.00 €6.00 €11.00
100g €6.00 €6.00 €6.00 €11.00
250g €7.70 €7.70 €11.00
500g €9.00 €9.00 €11.00
1kg €11.00 €11.00 €13.00
1.5kg €15.00 €15.00
2kg €15.00 €15.00
2.5kg €16.00
3kg €17.00
3.5kg €18.00
4kg €19.00
4.5kg €20.00
5kg €21.00
Each Additional 1kg (max 20kg) €1.00

International Courier Service

Weight
Not Over
Zone 2
Great Britain
Zone 3
Europe EU
Zone 3
Europe Non EU
Zone 4
Rest of World
 50g €22.50 €32.00 €26.02 €30.00
100g €22.50 €32.00 €26.02 €30.00
250g €30.00 €36.50 €29.67 €35.00
500g €45.00 €60.00 €48.78 €55.00
1kg €50.00 €66.50 €54.07 €65.00
1.5kg €55.00 €75.00 €60.98 €75.00
2kg €60.00 €80.00 €65.04 €80.00
2.5kg €65.00 €90.00 €73.17 €90.00
3kg €70.00 €95.00 €77.23 €100.00
3.5kg €75.00 €100.00 €81.30 €110.00
4kg  €80.00 €107.50 €87.39 €120.00
4.5kg  €85.00 €115.00 €93.50 €130.00
5kg  €90.00 €125.00 €101.63 €135.00
Each Additional 1kg (max 20kg)
€5.00 €12.00 €9.76 €15.00
Delivery Time *   1 day 1 day 1 - 3 days 1 - 5 days



*PLEASE NOTE that delivery times may vary by Post Office - please ask at your local Post Office for more details.
Service Information

General Service Information

Minimum item size for Courier Post is A4. If your document is smaller, ask for a document pack at your local Post Office.


Please note that a PO Box is an insufficient address for any signature service.

To comply with IATA security regulations all items must be presented unsealed at the counter for inspection.

Service availability is dependent on the destination country.

Standard terms and conditions apply.

Important information for sending mail abroad

Due to a tightening of airline security  it is no longer possible to accept ink or toner cartridges.

Due to temporary additional security measures taken by the United States Homeland Security Agency, mail destined for the United States and weighing more than 450g may be subject to short delays.

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