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Standard Post for reliability and affordability

From postcards to parcels, Standard Post is ideal for sending non-urgent items safely and at an affordable price. We deliver all over Ireland and to more than 200 countries worldwide.

What it offers

  • Reliable national and international delivery service
  • Next working day delivery in Ireland
  • Prices start at €1.10 for letters and from €2.00 for large A4 envelopes
  • Depending on packet size, prices begin from €3.80
  • An Post parcel rates start from €8.00
  • Standard Post can deliver parcels up to 20kg in weight

How it works

  1. Buy your stamps or parcel labels online or at any post office 
  2. Attach the relevant postage to your item
  3. Complete the appropriate customs documentation for international items
  4. Post your item at any post box or post office

What it costs

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

Find out if Standard Post is available to your chosen country by using our Calculate the Postage tool which also gives you expected delivery times.

Quality of service

ComReg, the Commission for Communications Regulation, regulates the quality of our mail service and sets performance standards. It monitors compliance with the standards and publishes a report on the results of the monitoring exercise at least once a year. The most recent performance statistics are for 2017.

Things to know

Read the Terms and Conditions

Standard Post rates

Zone 1 - Ireland and Northern Ireland

 

Weight not over

Letter/Postcard

Large Envelope

Packet

Parcel

100g

€1.10

€2.00

€3.80

€9.00

250g

 

€2.50

€4.80

€9.00

500g

 

€3.40

€6.20

€9.00

2kg

   

€9.00

€9.00

5kg

     

€11.00

15kg       €13.00
20kg       €16.00

 


International Standard Post rates

Zone 2 - Great Britain

 

Weight Not Over

Letter/Postcard

Large Envelope

Packet

Parcel

100g

€2.00

€2.90

€6.00

€21.00

250g

 

€4.50

€7.00

€21.00

500g

 

€5.70

€8.00

€21.00

1kg

   

€11.50

€21.00

1.5kg

   

€14.50

€21.00

2kg

   

€14.50

€21.00

5kg

     

€23.00

20kg       €25.00


 

Zone 3 - Europe

 

Weight Not Over

Letter / Postcard

Large Envelope

Packet

Parcel

100g

€2.00

€2.90

€6.00

€28.00

250g

 

€4.50

€7.00

€28.00

500g

 

€5.70

€8.00

€28.00

1kg

   

€11.50

€28.00

1.5kg

   

€14.50

€33.50

2kg

   

€14.50

€35.50

2.5kg

     

€40.00

3kg

     

€44.00

3.5kg

     

€52.00

4kg

     

€57.00

4.5kg

     

€62.00

5kg

     

€67.00

Each additional 1kg (max 20kg) €1.00
 

Zone 4 - Rest of World (excluding Australia and New Zealand)

 

Weight Not Over

Letter/Postcard

Large Envelope

Packet

Parcel

100g

€2.00

€3.00

€8.00

€36.00

250g

 

€5.00

€10.00

€36.00

500g

 

€7.00

€13.00

€36.00

1kg

   

€18.00

€39.50

1.5kg

   

€24.00

€43.00

2kg

   

€30.00

€46.50

2.5kg

     

€50.00

3kg

     

€53.50

3.5kg

     

€57.00

4kg

     

€60.50

4.5kg

     

€64.00

5kg

     

€67.50

Each additional 1kg (max 20kg) €7.00

 

Zone 5 - Australia and New Zealand

 

Weight Not Over

Letter/Postcard

Large Envelope

Packet

Parcel

100g

€2.00

€3.50

€8.00

€36.00

250g

 

€6.00

€10.00

€36.00

500g

 

€9.00

€13.00

€36.00

1kg

   

€22.00

€41.00

1.5kg

   

€31.00

€49.00

2kg

   

€40.00

€57.00

2.5kg

     

€65.00

3kg

     

€73.00

3.5kg

     

€81.00

4kg

     

€89.00

4.5kg

     

€97.00

5kg

     

€105.00

Each additional 1kg (max 10kg) €15.00

See our full Guide to Postal Rates

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