Send Violin by Courier

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How to Send a Violin

When sending a Violin, we understand that Musicians are looking for the best way to ship a violin and that their precious instrument will arrive in one piece.

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

At Overland Express, we specialise in violin shipping, as well as sending Viola's, Banjo's, Cello's and any other form of stringed instrument. We have been shipping violin's and stringed instruments, for over two decades and realise the importance of a reliable courier for violins.

In addition to violin shipping, we can fully insure your stringed instrument against loss or damage and partner with the World's best carriers, such as DHL, Fedex, UPS and DPD, at rates well below our competitors. Our insurance requirement is that the instrument is packed correctly and contained within a hard case. Whilst the individual carriers do not cover loss or damage to stringed instruments, we have arranged our own policy specifically for instruments and fragile items, that cover them in full, up to a value of £3000.

So whether you are sending a violin to a concert venue, selling a violin on eBay, or returning a violin for service, you can trust Overland Express to deliver the goods.

From UK next day delivery, to Worldwide delivery, we have many time and cost options to suit your requirements. Take a look at our quick quote tool above, to see how much we could save you when sending a violin.

Please have a look at our great prices for shipping a violin, using our quick quote tool above. There are absolutely no hidden cost's, just an outstanding service, door to door.

Before sending a violin, or stringed instrument, please take a few minutes to read our packing advice, which is contained here. We have listed the steps that you need to take, to ensure that your instrument arrives in perfect condition. Please also read our frequently asked questions below, for some of the most popular questions relating to sending violins.

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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?

Save Money

If you are looking for an affordable parcel delivery service, we can provide you with some of the lowest rates available. We have negotiated large discounts for sending parcels through the major carriers and pass these onto our customers.

Save Time

Fast, easy, and efficient online booking with our send a parcel tool, allows you to quickly compare courier prices and choose the delivery service that suits you.

Wide Choice

We partner with industry leaders, such as DHL, UPS, DPD and FedEx, giving you a wide range of choices when sending documents and parcels, on an express or economy service. With timed delivery options for more urgent items.

Fully Tracked

We provide you with full tracking details, to allow you or the receiver, to track your parcel throughout its journey.

This includes SMS text messages to advise you when the parcel will arrive.

Alternatively, you can use the tracking page on our website to provide the current location of your parcel.

Specialist Areas

Besides traditional parcel delivery, we specialise in niche areas, such as sending musical instruments, alloy wheel delivery, paints, perfume’s and electrical items containing lithium batteries, including mobile phone and laptop delivery.

Be sure to use the correct page when sending these items, this is to prevent prohibited items from being sent through the wrong service.

Customer Service

You can easily contact us by phone, email or live chat. We are always available during working hours, to answer any enquiries.

With over a quarter of a century of experience, we offer the highest level of customer service and make sure that we exceed our customer’s expectations, by providing industry leading solutions to their needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Can I send a violin to Europe?
A. We can send violins Worldwide. Please be aware that duty may be payable when sending a violin outside of the UK.

Q. Can I send my violin in a soft case?
A. You are very welcome to send a violin in a soft case, please read our packing instructions thoroughly, as the insurance only covers them when sent in a hard case.

Q. Why are your shipping rates lower than others?
A. Due to our purchasing power, we have negotiated large discounts with the carriers, that are passed on to our customers.

Q. Who is the best courier for stringed instruments?
A. This depends on the urgency and your budget. We work with the most trusted names in the industry. Your satisfaction is important to us.

Q. How can I safely ship a stringed instrument?
A. We ship many stringed instruments daily. Providing they are packed correctly, there is no reason that they should suffer any damage during transit.