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Shipping to Ireland

Whether you’re sending to Dublin, Cork or Kilkenny, Fastlane® International has been delivering a quality courier service to Ireland at cheap prices for over 30 years. Our prices are up to 60% cheaper than booking direct, and we offer a range of fast next day delivery and cheap economy delivery options to Ireland.


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Our Courier to Ireland Services

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Thanks to the three decades we’ve spent building relationships with the best couriers in the world, we can offer the cheapest Ireland delivery rates without having to compromise on great service.

  1. Get an instant online quote for postage to Ireland.
  2. Compare low prices from the best couriers.
  3. Select either a fast express service or a cheap economy delivery.

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Delivery Prices around Ireland

At Fastlane® we specialise in quality international shipping at bargain prices. So not only will you find great courier prices, but you know you will be getting a service you can rely on. If you’re looking to save money on your shipping then our economy options can often be cheaper than postage, and still get there faster.

Check out Fastlane’s prices for these popular destinations:

Shipping to Ireland from the UK

Express – 1 Day Delivery
Economy – 2/3 Day Delivery

Shipping from Ireland to UK

Express – 1 Day Delivery
Economy – 2 Day Delivery

Express Delivery

Next day delivery

AM Delivery

Pre 9, 10:30 AM and Noon Delivery

Economy Delivery

Cheap 2 – 3 Day Delivery

Customs in Ireland

Sending a parcel to Ireland is a quick and simple process. As both the UK and Ireland are members of the European Union, sending a package to Ireland requires no customs invoice, import duty or VAT payment. You will, however, need to abide by Ireland’s restricted and prohibited items list.

If you are shipping from outside of the EU, then your package will be subject to a customs check and will require clearance. This means you will need to declare every item included in your package by completing an invoice for customs, which is automatically provided by Fastlane®. You may also be required to pay import duty and tax on your shipment.

Useful links:

Importing into Ireland
Duty relief for gifts and low value items
Importing into the EU
Items restricted from importation into Ireland

Collection & Delivery

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Collection

We pick-up from your door, so no need to wait in tiresome Post Office queues. For items under 50kg in weight, we also offer a same-day collection service.

If you want to send heavy items to Ireland, please book 24 hours in advance of your desired pick-up date. If your package is over 50kg in weight, then you will need to provide assistance to the driver when loading and unloading the item.

If you require a tail-lift collection, then please contact our customer services.

Delivery

Most of our partner carriers make three delivery attempts as standard and deliver between 9am and 7pm on working weekdays only. Some however, will only make one delivery attempt before returning the package to the sender, so do your best to be available to take delivery.

Please see our timed delivery services if you are sending a time-sensitive package. If you’re shipping a bulky item, you may need to provide the delivering courier with assistant unloading.

Parcel Tracking to Ireland

Want to watch your package get closer and closer to its destination in Ireland? Our real-time parcel tracking software is available for free with every booking, and allows you to track your parcel as it closes in on its destination. We will even send you a confirmation email or text to let you know it has safely landed.

And if something goes wrong and your parcel is delayed, we’ll get in touch with both you and your recipient to make sure that everyone is in the loop, and you know that we know about the problem and are solving it.

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Shipping gifts to Ireland

From outside the European Union, there is a gift exemption for shipments worth less than €45, though normal duties and taxes will be levied for gifts that are worth more. Make sure that wherever you’re sending to Ireland from, you make sure to properly declare the nature and contents of your package.

It’s also important to remember that you shouldn’t wrap up any gifts that you are sending, as customs officers will simply unwrap them if they are inspected. Fastlane® suggests using a gift bag if you would like to your goods to arrive looking festive.

Useful links:

Duty relief for gifts and low value items
Guide to EU prohibited items

Express Delivery

Express 2-4 delivery

AM Delivery

Guaranteed pre 9am,10:30am and Noon Delivery



Cheap economy shipping

Economy 5-7 day Delivery

Large Parcel and Air Freight

Sending something bigger than average to Ireland? Book with Fastlane® and your parcel will be in expert hands. We can ship packages up to 270cm in length, or 1,000kg in weight, including pallets.

Just be sure to book in good time – 24 hours in advance – and make sure that you are available to offer your courier assistance in loading or unloading your shipment. We ship by air, as well as road, so you can get your parcel to Ireland as quickly as you need.

Learn more about sending bulky shipments to Ireland

Sending food to Ireland

Fastlane® makes it simple to ship food to Ireland, since there are few things more pleasant than receiving your favourite foods from home. But pleasure can turn to pain if you send them without considering a few things first. As long as it is not perishable, you can send food to Ireland with Fastlane®. Couriers won’t carry perishable food, and it will not be allowed into Ireland.


Packaging your Parcel

Sending parcels to Ireland means a lengthy journey, and, by the time it arrives, your package will have been handled multiple times. In order to ensure that the contents of your parcel arrive in one piece, it’s important to properly package them before they are shipped.

There are three key things you need to be aware of when packing your parcel:

A parcel throughout the packaging process

1. GET A NEW BOX

Used boxes can hide weaknesses that could lead to your parcel crushed in transit, so Fastlane® suggests picking up a brand new box for every shipment. If you’re sending something which weighs more than 10kg then a double-lined box is recommended.

A parcel throughout the packaging process

2. PACK IT TIGHTLY

Wrap each item separately before placing it in the box, then fill the gaps with packaging material, such as foam peanuts. There should be at least 6cm between the contents and the edge of the box and nothing should rattle if you shake it.

A parcel throughout the packaging process

3. SEAL IT CAREFULLY

Stick parcel tape three times around your package in every direction, to form a Union Jack flag pattern. Peel off any old shipping labels and stick your new ones on firmly, so that all information is clearly visible.


A parcel throughout the packaging process

FAQ's

Can I send food to Ireland?

Yes, with Fastlane® you can ship food to Ireland. However, keep in mind that whatever you send must be store bought and its original packaging. Remember that no courier will carry perishable goods, which means that you cannot send anything homemade.

Who applies customs charges?

Although duties and customs are not applied to shipments from outside of the EU, they are still applied to packages from elsewhere. If this is the case, the duties and customs are added by the Irish customs agency, not charged by Fastlane®.

Is there anything that I can’t ship to Ireland?

When sending internationally, there are several restrictions about what you are allowed to send by courier – for example, most couriers will not carry perfume or cologne, as they are considered hazardous substances. To see what is and isn’t allowed, you can check out Fastlane’s list of prohibited items. Ireland also has their own list of prohibited items, so make sure you look through that before booking your shipment.

If I want to send a gift, will I have to pay any extra charges?

Like a normal shipment, there will be no charges applied to your parcel if you are sending from within the European Union. If you are sending from outside the EU, duties and taxes will only be levied on shipments worth more than €45, as there is a gift exemption for gifts worth less.

Why should I ship with Fastlane®?

Fastlane® has been working with the best couriers in the world for more than 30 years, so we can offer great prices, free door-to-door tracking and great service, all for more than 60% cheaper than booking directly. We also offer expert business shipping, with dedicated UK-based support and even more savings.

Can I ship very big items with Fastlane®?

With Fastlane®, you can send shipments of up to 1,000kg to Ireland thanks to our air freight and pallet services. If your package is especially large or heavy, but not on a pallet, we can still cater for parcels as heavy as 70kg or up 270cm in length.

Why can’t I find certain courier firms on Fastlane®?

At Fastlane® we pride ourselves not only on delivering great prices, but also great, reliable service. That’s why we only work with the world’s best, most trusted couriers, including DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS.

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Do delivery times to Ireland change for remote locations?

Whether you’re sending to the coast of Antrim, the Blackstairs Mountains in Co Carlow, or the lakes of Co Cavan, some areas of Ireland are remote and take slightly longer to deliver to. However so long as you provide accurate information, we’ll always provide an accurate delivery time for each service we quote you for.