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Next day delivery at home and abroad

Do you need to send a letter or parcel within Ireland with guaranteed next day delivery? Express Post from An Post promises to deliver by close of business the next working day or you get your money back.

For those who want added security, a signature on delivery as well as insurance cover of up to €350 in the Republic of Ireland are available for an additional fee of €2.00.

Or do you want a fast solution for posting overseas? Try our International Courier Service, the quickest way to send documents and parcels worldwide. We offer day-certain deliveries to more than 200 countries worldwide, including next day delivery to Great Britain and selected European countries, or your money back.

Express Post

What it offers

  • Guaranteed next day delivery within Ireland or your money back
  • Reliable, fast and cost-effective service
  • Online tracking of your item’s progress
  • Signature and insurance option for added security

How it works

  1. Pick up an Express Post label at any post office
  2. You can add a signature and insurance option for €2.00 if posting within the Republic of Ireland, if required
  3. Attach the label to your item
  4. Pay the appropriate postage
  5. Make sure to keep your receipt as it's your proof of postage
  6. Track your item online using the unique number on the receipt

What it costs

The cost of Express Post depends on the size and weight of the item you are posting. Check our postal rates for details.

Things to know

Read the Terms and Conditions for Express Post in Ireland.

International Courier Service

What it offers

  • A guaranteed delivery time for items sent abroad or your money back
  • A secure international courier service delivered by An Post and DHL Express
  • Next day delivery to the European Union, including Great Britain
  • Delivery times of one to three days to the rest of Europe and one to five days to the rest of the world
  • Available in selected post offices nationwide
  • Tracking of your item online or with our app

How it works

  1. Drop your document or package, ready for sending but not sealed, into one of the selected International Courier Service post offices
  2. Provide the destination address and contact details
  3. Make sure to include the correct post or zip code and a contact telephone number for both the sender and the receiver
  4. Complete the appropriate customs documentation for international items
  5. Pay at the counter

What it costs

The cost of An Post’s international courier service depends on the weight of the item you are posting and its destination. Prices include VAT at 23% where appropriate and fuel surcharge.

If you are sending unusually-shaped items such as golf clubs or poster tubes, volumetric pricing may apply. Read more about our sending guidelines.

Things to know

Read the Terms and Conditions for our international courier service.


Next day delivery rates

Express Post Ireland

Weight

Letter/Postcard

Large Envelope

Packet

Parcel

Up to 100g

€8.25

€8.25

€8.25

€13.80

100g - 250g

 

€9.90

€9.90

€13.80

250g - 500g

 

€11.30

€11.30

€13.80

500g - 1kg

 

€13.50

€13.50

€15.40

1kg - 2kg

   

€17.90

€17.90

2kg - 3kg

     

€20.00

3kg - 4kg

     

€22.00

4kg - 5kg

     

€24.00

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

100g

€31.50

€43.00

€46.50

€49.00

250g

€31.50

€43.00

€46.50

€49.00

500g

€31.50

€43.00

€46.50

€49.00

1kg

€41.50

€59.50

€62.50

€64.00

1.5kg

€44.50

€63.50

€66.50

€68.50

2kg

€47.50

€67.50

€70.50

€73.00

2.5kg

€50.50

€71.50

€74.50

€77.50

3kg

€53.50

€75.50

€78.50

€82.00

3.5kg

€56.50

€79.50

€82.50

€86.50

4kg

€59.50

€83.50

€86.50

€91.00

4.5kg

€62.50

€87.50

€90.50

€95.50

5kg

€65.50

€91.50

€94.50

€100.00

Each additional 1kg (max 20kg)

€3.00

€6.00

€7.00

€9.00

Delivery Time *

1 day

1 day

1 - 3 days

1 - 5 days

*Delivery times may vary by post office. Ask at your local post office for more details
 

See our full Schedule of Charges