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Estimated delivery times

Estimated delivery times

Estimated delivery is the number of working days* that it will take for the buyer to receive the item based on the seller's dispatch time, the transit time for the delivery service(s) offered, the type of payment used, and the buyer's location.

Estimated delivery times are shown on the listing page. Once they've paid for an item, the buyer will see an estimated delivery date.

*Working days are normal weekdays. Dispatch times don't include Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays. Transit times don't include major holidays and Sundays, but may include Saturdays, depending on the delivery service provider. For example, transit times for Royal Mail services include Monday to Saturday (exception: RM Special Delivery services include Monday to Friday).

Estimated delivery times within Europe

The tables below show the European transit times for the international postage services you can offer when listing on eBay.co.uk.

This transit time is added to your stated dispatch time to provide European buyers with an estimated delivery time for items posted from the UK.

For example: You select 'Royal Mail Airsure' and enter a P&P cost for postage to Europe. Your dispatch time is 2 working days. A buyer located in Denmark will see an estimated delivery time of 5-9 days (= transit time of 3-7 days + 2 days dispatch time).


Royal Mail services

Buyer's locationRoyal Mail Airmail (Small Packets)Royal Mail AirsureRoyal Mail Surface MailRoyal Mail Int'l Signed-for
Austria1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Belgium1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Bulgaria1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Cyprus1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Czech Republic1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Denmark1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Estonia1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Finland1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
France1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Germany1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Greece1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Hungary1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Ireland1-3 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Italy1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Latvia1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Lithuania1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Luxembourg1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Malta1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Netherlands1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Poland1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Portugal1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Romania1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Slovakia1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Slovenia1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Spain1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days
Sweden1-5 days3-7 days1-25 days1-3 days
Switzerland1-5 days3-7 days1-10 days1-3 days

Note: Delivery service times aren't available for Royal Mail HM Forces Mail.


Parcelforce services

Buyer's locationParcelforce Global ExpressParcelforce Global PriorityParcelforce Global Value
Austria1 day4 days8-12 days
Belgium1 day3 days3-5 days
Bulgaria3 days5-6 days7-9 days
Cyprus2 days5 days5-7 days
Czech Republic1 day4 days6-8 days
Denmark1 day3-4 days4-6 days
Estonia3 days6-7 days7-10 days
Finland1 day5-7 days7-9 days
France1 day3 days4-6 days
Germany1 day3 days3-5 days
Greece2 days5-7 days7-8 days
Hungary2 days5-6 days7-9 days
Ireland1 day3 days3-5 days
Italy1 day4-6 days6-7 days
Latvia3 days6-7 days6-8 days
Lithuania3 days5-6 days6-9 days
Luxembourg2 days3 days4-6 days
Malta2 days5 days5-6 days
Netherlands1 day3 days3-5 days
Poland1 day4 days5-7 days
Portugal1 day4-7 days5-6 days
Romania3 days5-6 days6-7 days
Slovakia3 days5-6 days6-8 days
Slovenia3 days5 daysn/a
Spain1 day4-5 days4-6 days
Sweden1 day4-6 days5-6 days
Switzerland1 day4 days4-6 days

Standard/Economy/Express international postage services

Buyer's locationStandard Int'l postageEconomy Int'l postageExpress Int'l postage
Austria2-4 days3-12 days1-2 days
Belgium2-3 days2-7 days1-2 days
Bulgaria3-5 days2-11 days2 days
Cyprus2-4 days2-11 days1-2 days
Czech Republic2-4 days2-12 days1-2 days
Denmark2-4 days2-7 days1-2 days
Estonia3-5 days2-12 days1-3 days
Finland2-4 days2-11 days1-2 days
France3-6 days2-7 days1-2 days
Germany2-3 days2-7 days1-2 days
Greece3-5 days2-12 days1-2 days
Hungary3-5 days2-12 days1-2 days
Ireland2-3 days2-6 days1 day
Italy3-7 days2-7 days1-2 days
Latvia3-5 days2-12 days1-3 days
Lithuania3-5 days2-12 days1-3 days
Luxembourg2-3 days2-7 days1-2 days
Malta2-4 days2-12 days1-2 days
Netherlands2-3 days2-7 days1-2 days
Poland2-4 days2-12 days1-2 days
Portugal2-4 days2-7 days1-2 days
Romania3-6 days2-11 days1-3 days
Slovakia2-4 days2-12 days1-2 days
Slovenia3-6 days2-12 days1-3 days
Spain2-5 days2-7 days1-2 days
Sweden2-4 days2-11 days1-2 days
Switzerland2-4 days2-7 days1-2 days
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