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Compare International Delivery Speeds & Prices

USPS has an international delivery service to fit your needs. Choose based on:

  • Delivery speed and postage price
  • Features like Flat Rate shipping or included tracking and insurance
  • Some extra services are available online; others are only available at a Post Office location.

USPS® tools can also help you with customs forms (including new requirements for more-detailed descriptions of contents in packages sent to countries that follow European Union (EU) customs rules).

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ALERT: USPS can no longer accept or deliver international mail to several countries due to service impacts. See all countries with temporary service and guaranteed-delivery suspensions. ReadMore

Compare International Mail Services

Compare USPS mail services by starting retail prices, shipping time, and more. Most services automatically include USPS Tracking®, and you can add insurance and extra services.

Service

Price

Delivery Speed

Max Weight (Country limits may be lower)

Tracking

Insurance

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Fast delivery for your most important mail and packages.

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Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®)

You're sending urgent items that must arrive in a few days. You need date-certain delivery with a money-back guarantee.1

From $74.95

1-3 business days2 (1 business day to many destinations in Canada)

70 lbs

Included to all destinations

Up to $100 insurance included3. Purchase additional up to $2,499.

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Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)

Priority Mail Express International®

You're sending important items that need to arrive in under a week. You can get money-back guaranteed date-certain delivery for some locations.4

From $59.50

3-5 business days5

Flat Rate Envelope: 4 lbs
Mailing Box (Priced by Weight): 70 lbs

USPS Tracking6

Up to $100 (nonnegotiable documents).
Up to $200 (merchandise depending on contents).
Purchase additional up to $5,000.7

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Priority Mail Express International

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Affordable Options

Value-priced shipping with options for Flat Rate pricing or pricing by weight.

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Priority Mail International®

You have a package that weighs over 4 lbs.

From $30.90

6–10 business days5

Flat Rate Envelope: 4 lbs
Flat Rate Box: 20 lbs
Priced by Weight: 70 lbs

USPS Tracking8

Up to $100 (nonnegotiable documents).
Up to $200 (merchandise depending on contents).
Purchase additional up to $5,000.9

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Priority Mail International

First-Class Package International Service®

You have a package (or large envelope over 1 lb) that contains items worth less than $400 and that weighs less than 4 lbs.

From $17.00

Varies by destination

Up to 4 lbs (64 oz)

E-USPS DELCON INTL® service to select destinations only

Not available

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First-Class Package International Service

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Best for Documents or Printed Materials Only

Large envelopes (flats) of only documents or a large sack (up to 66 lbs) of books or other printed material.

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First-Class Mail International®

You have an envelope of documents that weighs under 1 lb. (15.994 oz).

From $3.00

Varies by destination

Up to 1 lb (15.994 oz), documents only

Not available

Not available

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First-Class Mail International

Airmail M-Bags®

You're an international student in the U.S. and need to send lots of books home.

From $57.97

Varies by destination

Up to 66 lbs (printed material only)

USPS Tracking6

Not available

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Airmail M-Bags

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Global Express Guaranteed

1–3 Business Days2

Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service delivers international shipments in 1 to 3 business days2, including next-day delivery to many locations in Canada. GXG offers competitive shipping prices and date-certain delivery with a money-back guarantee1 to about 180 countries. International transportation and delivery provided by FedEx Express. Prices start at $74.95.11

Ship Online with GXG.Learn More about GXG

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Priority Mail Express International

3–5 Business Days5

Priority Mail Express International provides fast, reliable, and affordable international delivery to about 180 countries. An optional date-certain service delivery with a money-back guarantee is available to a few destinations. See International Mail Manual section 221.2 for additional details. Get free shipping supplies, including Flat Rate Envelopes for sending items up to 4 lbs. Postage prices start at $59.50.10

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Priority Mail International

6–10 Business Days5

USPS provides reliable and affordable international delivery to about 180 countries through Priority Mail International. Most Priority Mail International shipments include tracking and insurance: up to $100 for nonnegotiable documents and up to $200 for merchandise. You can send up to 4 lbs using Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Boxes, and up to 20 lbs. using Medium and Large Flat Rate Boxes. (See all Priority Mail International Flat Rate Products.) Postage prices start at $30.90.12

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First-Class Package International Service

Affordable Lightweight Shipping

First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS) is an economical way to send lightweight packages to about 180 countries. Packages can weigh up to 4 lbs (64 oz) and contain goods up to $400 in value. Other restrictions may apply based on the destination country. First-Class Package International Service includes Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation® International (E-USPS DELCON INTL®) when you ship online to select countries, although certain limitations may apply. Prices start at $17.00.

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First-Class Mail International

Affordable International Mailing

First-Class Mail International is our most affordable option for sending postcards, letters, and flats (large envelopes) to about 180 countries.

  • Send 1 oz. letters or postcards around the world with one Global Forever® stamp, which currently costs $1.55 and never expires, even if the postage price goes up.
  • For large envelopes (flats) up to 15.994 oz., postage prices vary based on weight and destination, starting from $3.00.

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Airmail M-Bags

Send Large Amounts of Printed Material

Using Airmail M-Bags is an affordable way to send large amounts of printed material to a single recipient internationally. You can send newspapers, magazines, journals, books, sheet music, catalogs, directories, commercial advertising, and promotional matter. Delivery varies by destination. Postage prices start at $57.97 at a Post Office.

Weight, Size, & Shape Requirements

  • No minimum weight, but any M-Bag under 11 lbs will be charged at the 11 lb price.
  • Maximum weight is 66 lbs.
  • Some countries have specific prohibitions and restrictions.

Individual Country Requirements
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Customs Forms

Airmail M-Bags must include a customs form.

Create a Customs Form Online

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Military Mail

Unless noted otherwise on International Service Alerts, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

Priority Mail Express International Notice

Shipping to Europe, China, & Hong Kong

As of March 23, 2020, USPS has temporarily suspended the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International service items destined for the following European countries:

Also, since Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, we temporarily suspended the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International items destined for China and Hong Kong. These suspensions will be in effect until further notice. We are taking all reasonable measures to minimize the impact to your shipping needs.

1. Exceptions apply. See Publication 141 for more information. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 1
2. For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary. See Publication 141: Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide for more detailed information. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 2
3. Some countries have lower limits. See Publication 141 for more information on insurance. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 3
4. You can receive date-certain service with a money-back guarantee to select locations. You must pay postage and mail your letter or package at a Post Office™ location. Browse Individual Country List. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 4
5. For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary based on origin, destination, and customs delays. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 5
6. Limitations may apply for certain destinations. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 6
7. Visit the International Mail Manual for Priority Mail Express International insurance details. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 7
8. Not available for Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Boxes. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 8
9. Visit the International Mail Manual for Priority Mail International insurance details. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 9
10. Priority Mail Express International pricing varies by country price group, either in packages charged by weight (Max. Weight 70 lbs) or Flat Rate Envelopes (Max. weight 4 lbs.) Back ^ to legal disclaimer 10
11. Prices for items mailed in USPS-produced GXG envelopes based on weight and country price group. For all other GXG items, prices based on dimensional weight or actual weight, whichever is greater, and country price group. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 11
12. Priority Mail International pricing varies by country price group, either in packages charged by weight (Max. Weight 70 lbs), Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Boxes (Max. weight 4 lbs.), or Medium and Large Flat Rate Boxes (Max. Weight 20 lbs.) Back ^ to legal disclaimer 12

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FAQs

What is the cheapest way to send mail internationally? ›

First-Class Mail International is our most affordable option for sending postcards, letters, and flats (large envelopes) to about 180 countries.
  1. Send 1 oz. ...
  2. For large envelopes (flats) up to 15.994 oz., postage prices vary based on weight and destination, starting from $3.00.

How much does USPS charge to ship internationally? ›

International Prices
ServicePrices
First-Class Mail International®Letters and postcards from $1.55 for all countries Large Envelopes (flats) from $3.00 for all countries
First-Class Package International Service®From $17.00 at the Post Office From $16.35 for Commercial Base From $16.35 for Commercial Plus
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Which mail service is best for international shipping? ›

10 Best International Shipping Companies
  • DHL. DHL is a top international shipping company that strikes a delicate balance between fast and cheap international shipping services. ...
  • FedEx. FedEx is among the largest and most competitive international shipping companies. ...
  • DB Schenker. ...
  • R+L Carriers. ...
  • UPS. ...
  • YRC Freight. ...
  • DTDC. ...
  • Blue Dart.

Which carrier has best international shipping rates? ›

To conclude, the cheapest international shipping services are: Typically, it's Flat Export or USPS because they offer international shipping rates far cheaper than UPS or DHL. If you want to learn more about international options and get your shipping label AWB, we suggest you start here.

Is it cheaper to ship internationally with UPS or post office? ›

UPS vs USPS: which is cheaper for international shipping? For smaller packages, USPS offer cheaper solutions for international shipping than UPS, but delivery times are considerably longer. If urgency is not an issue, then USPS may be a better option for you.

Which shipping company is cheapest for international shipping? ›

USPS is the answer to the question of which international shipping carrier is the cheapest; FedEx provides the fastest shipping time, and UPS has the broadest coverage.

What is the difference between Priority mail International and Express mail International? ›

Priority Mail International is an affordable, economical service that delivers in 6-10 business days. Priority Mail Express International is a fast express service that delivers in 3-5 business days. The international courier services differ in lead times, pricing, insurance, package pickup, and weekend delivery.

Is DHL or USPS cheaper for international shipping? ›

As we can see, when looking at international shipping services, DHL is the cheapest shipping option as compared to USPS. However, as mentioned above, you can expect to find USPS to have cheaper shipping rates for packages shipped domestically.

What is the most popular international shipping method? ›

Here are some commonly used methods:
  • Express air freight. Express air freight is one of the fastest methods of shipping internationally. ...
  • Standard air freight. ...
  • Ocean freight. ...
  • Courier services. ...
  • Rail freight. ...
  • Multimodal transport. ...
  • DHL Parcel International Direct. ...
  • FedEx International Economy.
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What is the most reliable international shipping company? ›

11 best international shipping services in 2024
  • FedEx. Chances are, you've heard of FedEx. ...
  • DHL. Founded in the United States but now headquartered in Germany, DHL has grown to become a global powerhouse in the shipping industry. ...
  • UPS. ...
  • Blue Dart. ...
  • PostNL. ...
  • DB Schenker. ...
  • R + L Carriers. ...
  • DTDC.
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What is the average cost of international shipping? ›

What are USPS International Shipping Rates?
ServiceSpeedCost
Global Express Guaranteed®1–3 business daysFrom $71.10
Priority Mail Express International®3-5 business daysFrom $54.75
Priority Mail International®6-10 business daysFrom $30.35
First-Class Mail International®Varies by destinationFrom $15.75
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Is UPS or FedEx cheaper for international shipping? ›

Is FedEx or UPS cheaper for international shipping? The international shipping rates for FedEx and UPS will vary depending on the size of your package, the destination and the speed of service required, but in general, FedEx tends to be a bit cheaper than UPS for shipping overseas.

What is the cost to mail a letter internationally? ›

When you send a letter from the U.S. to another country, the address may be a little different, but it's still easy and affordable: it only costs $1.55 to send a 1 oz letter (or postcard) using a USPS® Global Forever® stamp.

Is DHL international shipping cheaper than USPS? ›

Is DHL or USPS cheaper for international shipping? If you are shipping internationally, DHL is usually cheaper. You can use our Free Shipping Rates Calculator to compare rates from various couriers.

Can I use USPS to mail internationally? ›

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