Are you looking for a cost-effective and reliable way to send your luggage abroad?


Whether you are moving abroad or spending the winter months in sunnier climes, then you may find your luggage exceeds the airlines’ weight and size restrictions. Did you know DHL Parcel UK offers a cost-effective and easy way of sending your items to your destination country?

With our convenient door-to-door service, our driver will collect your luggage straight from your door and we’ll work with reliable partners in the destination country to deliver as quickly as 2-3 days later.

5 benefits of using a luggage shipping service


If you are travelling with a large amount of luggage, there are several benefits to using a courier company to send to the destination:


  1.  Parcels can weigh up to 25kg and measure 120cm (l) x 80cm (w) x 80cm (h).
  2.  We’ll collect your luggage direct from your door.
  3.  No need to queue at the airport to drop off your bags.
  4.  No waiting at the airport’s baggage carousel for your bags to arrive.
  5.  Up to £1,000 extended cover available (see terms and conditions for more details).

We’re experts in global shipping


As part of DHL Parcel UK, we are experts in global shipping and deliver to over 160 countries worldwide. Using a courier to send your luggage abroad may be cheaper than you think. Below, we outline the cost of sending different luggage weights to some of our most popular international destinations.


10 - 25kgs (10cm x 10cm x 10cm)


From £38.56*

3-6 days



From £38.56*

4-6 days



From £29.50*

4-6 days



From £64.72*

4-6 days



From £66.22*

4-6 days



From £74.64*

4-6 days


New Zealand

From £79.77*

4-6 days


Prices include any ServicePoint or Depot Drop off savings applied within mainland UK. European and Worldwide pricing based the weights specified using 50 x 50 x 50 dimensions. The size and weight of your parcel affects the price you’ll pay and is calculated on volumetric weight. Use our quick quote to get the most up-to-date pricing for the destination, size and weight of your parcel.


Sending luggage abroad - how it works


Here’s how to send your luggage abroad in 5 simple steps:

1. Pack up your luggage
Pack your luggage into a large cardboard box. Remember to wrap any breakable items in plenty of bubble wrap and fill any unused space with internal packaging. Seal the box with strong and durable tape.

2. List all items
If going away for an extended period of time, your luggage may contain a wide variety of items – from clothing to electrical appliances. Before sending, take a look at our list of restricted items to make sure all items are suitable to go through our network.

Whilst packing, make a note of everything you put inside the box as well as a short description and value of each item. You will need to provide this information when completing the booking form.

3. Weigh and measure your box
The box can weigh up to 25kg and measure up to 120cm (l) x 60cm (w) x 60cm (h) or 100cm (l) x 80cm (w) x 80cm (h). First, use a tape measure to measure the length, width and height of the box in cm.

You will also need to provide the weight in kilograms – to find this out, simply weigh yourself on your bathroom scales while holding the box and then again without the box. The difference between the two equals the weight of the box.

If you don’t have scales or a tape measure readily to hand, take a look at our top tips for alternative ways to calculate the weight and size of your parcel.

4. Complete the booking form
You now have all the information you need to complete our booking form. When sending items overseas, you will also need to fill in a customs declaration form – this is integrated into the booking form.

Once complete, print off all labels and paperwork and attach to your package.

5. We will collect your luggage direct from your door
The next day, our driver will collect your luggage from the address given. This can be your home address or if more convenient, your workplace. Alternatively, you can save additional money by dropping the parcel off at your local DHL Parcel depot.

To help here is some useful information about sending parcels abroad.

Make sure your items are covered


As standard, we provide cover of up to £50 on all international deliveries. However, if your luggage is worth more than this, we recommend taking out extended contents cover. We offer up to £1,000 extended cover, depending on the International shipping service you are using. When placing your booking, simply chose the level of contents cover from the drop-down. Take a look at our terms and conditions to learn more about contents cover options.