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Christmas Cut-off Times

The Christmas countdown begins! To avoid any possible delays over the festive period we recommend you book your parcels as early as possible to ensure a Happy Christmas for the lucky recipient.

Our last collection dates are:

23rd December. Last possible collection date for pre-Christmas delivery within UK

Please remember Collections & Deliveries from / to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands, Channel Islands & other UK islands
will require additional days

20th December. Last collection date for pre-Christmas delivery to Europe*

18th December. Last collection date for pre-Christmas delivery to rest of the world (non-European) deliveries*

*Please be aware over the festive season
- 'Timed' services cannot be guaranteed on dates booked after the cut-off times detailed on these pages
- For international shipments the transit times are estimated and subject to customs clearance


RP Christmas Opening Times


Specific dates by courier:

City Link

CitySprint

  • Open every day over the Christmas and New Year period

DHL

  • UK Deliveries - 20th December
  • Deliveries to European Union - 20th December
  • Deliveries to USA & Canada - 19th December
  • Deliveries to the Rest of The World - 19th December

DTDC

  • For Delivery to India pre Christmas please book before 16th December

Palletways

  • Full service available until 23rd December
    No pallet services available between 23rd and 27th December

Parcelforce

Delivery to UK

  • Express 09.00 - 23rd December
  • Express 10.00 - 23rd December
  • Express 12.00 - 23rd December
  • Express 24 - 23rd December
  • Express 48 - 20th December

Delivery to Europe

  • Austria - Euro Priority - 16th December
  • Finland - Euro Priority - 11th December
  • Czech Republic - Euro Priority - 16th December
  • Germany - Euro Priority - 17th December
  • France - Euro Priority - 13th December
  • Ireland - Euro Priority - 17th December
  • Spain - Euro Priority - 13th December
  • Belgium - Euro Priority - 17th December
  • Bulgaria - Euro Priority - 12th December
  • Greece - Euro Priority - 11th December
  • Slovakia - Euro Priority - 12th December
  • Denmark - Euro Priority - 16th December
  • Sweden - Euro Priority - 12th December
  • Hungary - Euro Priority - 12th December
  • Latvia - Euro Priority - 11th December
  • Lithuania - Euro Priority - 12th December
  • Malta - Euro Priority - 13th December
  • Poland - Euro Priority - 16th December
  • Portugal - Euro Priority - 11th December
  • Romania - Euro Priority - 12th December

Rapid - provided by one of the largest worldwide couriers

UK Deliveries

  • Standard Service - 20th December
  • UPS UK Standard Dropoff (directly to the depot) - 19th December

Deliveries to Europe

  • Express - 20th December
  • Express Saver - 19th December

Deliveries to the Rest of World (Non EU)

  • Express - 18th December
  • Express Saver - 17th December

Rapid - provided by one of the largest worldwide couriers

Priority Services

  • Deliveries to Europe - 19th December
  • Deliveries to the Rest of the World (Non EU) - 17th December

Economy Services

  • Deliveries to Europe - 17th December
  • Deliveries to the Rest of the World (Non EU) - 16th December