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Send a parcel to France with Overland Express

Overland Express have been used to send parcels to France and the rest of Europe for over 25 years. Our experience working with the biggest names in the courier world means we can offer you the cheapest postage rates to send parcels to France.

Don't forget that you can also use our courier services to send a parcel from the United Kingdom to France or send a parcel from France to the United Kingdom. Our 'Quick Quote and Book' tool will give you an immediate quote regardless of which direction your parcel is going.

When you send parcels to France, a cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

To arrange postage to France please use our 'Quick Quote and Book' tool above, or if you have questions about shipping to France, email us at sales@overlandexpress.co.uk.

When you send a parcel to France, it is insured to the value of £50.00 which is free of charge, and you will receive a text message notification of a one-hour delivery window on the day that your parcel to France is due to be delivered. You can fully insure your parcel to France by purchasing additional insurance cover at the time of booking (exclusions apply).

Look at our 'Quick Quote and Book' tool above to see how much you will save when you use Overland Express to post a parcel to France.

All our courier to France delivery services are fully tracked, door to door.

What Courier services to France to we offer?

If you require a next day delivery to France, you should consider using our DHL Express or UPS Express courier services to France as these generally are all overnight delivery services to France.

We also offer cheap parcel delivery to France which DHL and UPS describe as their economy courier to France services. These services are sent via road and can take up to 3 days to ship to France, however, using these road services can significantly reduce your postage costs to France.

Can I send a large parcel to France?

When sending a large parcel to France, quotes will be provided for both express and economy courier services to France. You can send a large parcel to France up to Length: 176cm, Width: 110 cm, Depth 110cm, however, the volumetric size of your package(s) cannot exceed 351,000cm3. (This is calculated by multiplying H x W x D).

What about sending a heavy parcel to France?

You may send a heavy parcel to France providing the dead weight does not: a. exceed 50kg, and: b. does not exceed the volumetric size of 351,000cm3 (see calculation above).

Now that the United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU), you are probably wondering how does Brexit affect you when you need to send a parcel from the UK to France? To keep the answer simple, all parcels sent to France will require three copies of a commercial invoice to be attached to the outside of one of your parcels.

The good news is that when you use Overland Express to book a parcel delivery to France, a commercial invoice will be automatically created for you based upon the information that you enter into our web page.

We have a simplified look up tool for HS codes (also known as commodity codes) on our web site which you will encounter when conducting the booking process for a courier to France, where we maintain a selection of common items that are regularly sent.

Outside of the scope of our common list, you will need to visit the official Gov.uk web site to identify your desired HS code. (We will assist you where possible if you are encountering problems locating the HS codes for the items that you need to post to France).

After placing an order for a parcel to France, you will receive a copy of a correctly formatted commercial invoice which you must print and sign 3 copies of, and then place these into an envelope and affix to the outer of your packaging.

Before booking a courier to France, you may be wondering which services are available, so we have provided the list below of our wide choice of our partner couriers that ship to France.

Courier Available
Parcel Force delivery to France Yes
DHL Express next day France Yes
DHL Economy to France Yes
UPS Express to France Yes
UPS Economy France No
DPD parcel to France No
APC Overnight delivery No
Hermes parcel to France No

Our DHL courier services will be collected directly from you, however, UPS parcel deliveries to France can be dropped off at UPS Parcel Shops or collected from you.

Transit times can vary depending on destination. The table below lists these delivery time frames.

Destination Days
Send a parcel to Paris 1
Delivery to Lyon 1
Shipping to Marseille 1 - 2
Postage to Lille 1
Courier to Toulouse 1 - 2
Post parcel to Nice 1 - 2

Whether you are sending a gift to a friend or loved one in or sending documents to France on behalf of your business, you can trust Overland Express to deliver the goods.

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Specialist Areas

If you are sending liquids, paints, perfumes or wheels, please press the tile below that best suits your requirements.

Why Choose Overland Express?


We purposely try to keep our overheads down which enables us to offer you the lowest prices on international parcel delivery and domestic courier services. We avoid using advertising as someone has to pay for this, that someone is you!

Instant Comparison

No waiting or the need to enter your email address to obtain a quote, just provide source and destination postcodes along with the dimensions of the parcel that you wish to send, and you will immediately be presented with the price.

Great Brands

DHL, UPS, Parcel Force etc. - Enough said, we do not use budget courier service providers full stop. Having been in the parcel delivery industry for almost 30 years, we've seen the problems caused by these 'budget' provider's first hand.

SMS Notifications

Our DHL options utilise the Short Messaging Service (SMS) alerts to notify you (and the recipient if chosen) when your parcel is due to be delivered, yes, a bit old school now, however, very convenient as no apps are required to receive the notification.

Perfume & Cosmetics

Have you ever tried to ship perfume and cosmetics? We can provide bespoke shipping services specifically for these difficult to send products, see our specialist pages above for more information and how to package and post these niche items.

Great Customer Support

You will not find a better customer services team in the courier industry that are contactable via telephone, if you don't believe us, read our reviews on Trustpilot, most comment on how professional and helpful our UK based team are.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long does it take to deliver a parcel to France?
A. Depending on the courier to France service selected, your parcel delivery to France can be as soon as next day.

Q. Can I send a parcel to anywhere in France?
A. Of course, we find that our courier to France service is generally used to send a parcel to Paris, delivery to Marseilles and package to Lyon, but the rural areas are also covered by our shipments to France.

Q. How do I send a parcel to France after Brexit?
A. When you book a courier delivery to France, a commercial invoice is required, however, we will provide you with all the necessary documentation free of charge prior to your parcel to France is sent.

Q. Who is the best courier to send a parcel to France?
A. Actually, that is an easy question to answer, obviously us! We only partner with industry leaders, such as DHL and UPS. Our purchasing power allows us to obtain fantastic rates from these couriers to send a parcel to France, which we pass on to you.

Q. If I send a parcel to France, will it be insured?
A. Yes, all of our courier delivery services to France and parcels to France are automatically insured to £50.00, however, there is an option to fully insure a parcel delivery to France.