Wondering how to post a suitcase abroad? If you are moving to a foreign country for good, are spending the winter months in a sunnier climate or are just heading for an extended holiday, then you may find your luggage exceeds the airlines’ weight and size restrictions. Luckily, there are cost-effective and easy ways of sending luggage abroad to your destination country - available through us.

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. Using a suitcase courier is a great way of travelling light but ensuring everything you need heads abroad with you.


The benefits of posting a suitcase


If you are travelling with a large amount of luggage, you can leave the heavy lifting to someone else by using our suitcase delivery service. 

Pick a sturdy suitcase and carefully pack your belongings – ensuring that you haven’t packed any prohibited items (both for air travel and for customs in the country it is entering). The suitcase should be prepared for transit, by attaching the correct labelling and ensuring that any extendable handles or zips are secured with tape or string. 

Some of the benefits of sending a suitcase abroad with us include:

1.  Parcels can weigh up to 25kg and measure 120cm (l) x 80cm (w) x 80cm (h).

2. Our suitcase courier will collect 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).


Experts in global shipping


As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, we are experts in global shipping and deliver to over 160 countries worldwide. Using a courier to send 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 £49.94*

3-6 days



From £49.94*

4-6 days



From £39.97*

4-6 days



From £88.91*

4-6 days



From £81.92*

4-6 days



From £93.45*

4-6 days


New Zealand

From £99.96*

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.





If you’re wondering how to post a suitcase to a foreign country, there are five simple steps to follow: 


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. It’s also worthwhile to ensure the suitcase is primed for delivery by making sure zips and handles can’t open.

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

Whilst packing your suitcase for delivery, 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 for luggage shipping.

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 suitcase courier 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 for shipping direct from your door
The next day, our suitcase courier driver will collect your luggage for shipping 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 depot.

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




Planning to send a suitcase? We offer £50 contents cover on all international deliveries, with the option to upgrade to £1,000 if the item you are sending is worth more than this. Please note, we can only cover the item to the market value and will not consider the sentimental value it holds.


When sending personal items, please avoid sending anything which is irreplaceable (for instance, family heirlooms, jewellery or original photographs). If your parcel is lost or damaged in transit, we want you to be able to easily replace the items inside.


For more information on what you can and can’t send through our network, please refer to our list of prohibited and restricted items.

Ready to send a suitcase abroad? Get a quick quote today.