Send a Parcel From France to UK

Send a Parcel from France to the UK from only £28.00

  • Safe and secure delivery from £28.00
  • Door to Door Delivery Options
  • Enhanced liability options*
  • Up to 50kg in weight per parcel
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Separated by the narrow strip of water known as the English Channel, France, and the UK have a long and fascinating history. The two nations have been trading for hundreds of years through periods of war and peace, but these days they are close allies and two of the most powerful economies in Europe. France export over £40 billion worth of goods and services to the UK each year - in all of Europe, Britain only imports more from Germany and the Netherlands.

With France and the UK such close neighbours and trading partners, postage links between the two are strong. Sending a parcel from France to the UK is easy with ParcelBroker, and our consolidated deliveries mean we make big savings which we pass onto our customers.


Take advantage of ParcelBroker’s delivery service to import parcels to the UK from France, and enjoy 70% off from a courier’s standard tariff, when you deliver via Parcel Broker. Compare live rates on shipping today. Compare live rates on shipping today.

*£25 Extended liability cover is included on all services with the option to purchase instant additional cover up to £1000.  Business users will also be invited to receive goods in transit insurance quotes for consignments exceeding £1000 in value prior to their goods being collected.

Import Parcels from France: Price Comparison by Parcel Weight

Our service helps save cash on every kilo. ParcelBroker allows you to save up to 70% on shipping costs compared to the courier’s standard tariffs thanks to our partnerships with top international couriers.

FedEx DHL TNT
0.5kg £65.30 £28.00 £33.93
1kg £71.20 £28.00 £33.93
5kg £105.94 £33.87 £33.93
10kg £115.65 £33.87 £33.93
15kg £126.45 £37.60 £36.46
20kg £137.23 £41.34 £36.58
25kg £145.09 £47.81 £39.34

Prices as of May 21, 2024

How to Book an Import Service From France to the UK

Booking an import service with ParcelBroker for shipping goods from France to the UK is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Fill in the weight and dimensions of your package in the form provided to receive a fast quote.
  2. Browse through the available services and select the one that best meets your needs.
  3. Provide the collection and delivery addresses for your shipment.
  4. If applicable, choose a preferred collection date.
  5. Stay informed of your parcel's progress by utilising our dedicated tracking service.

What’s the cheapest option for imports to the UK?

For a cost-effective way to send a parcel from France to the UK, DHL is an excellent choice. Despite its affordability, DHL offers speedy, reliable delivery with tracking included, typically taking 1-2 business days to reach the UK.  You have the option to drop your parcel off at a nearby collection point or arrange for a pickup from your home or another location that works for you.

Service Name: "DHL: Standard Import"

From £28.00 including £25 transit cover*

Why Import From France to the UK With ParcelBroker?

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Save up to 70% on Imports from France to the UK

We can help you save up to 70% in comparison to standard tariffs offered when you go direct.

Book through our trusted courier comparison service and enjoy £25 liability cover with every delivery.

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Service you can Trust and Depend on

ParcelBroker are the highest rated courier comparison service on Trustpilot. Check out our great customer reviews to find out for yourself!

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Fast, Hassle-Free Parcel Delivery From France to the UK

Register with ParcelBroker for a streamlined delivery process. Importing your parcel to the UK from France has never been easier.

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Guidance Through Every Step of the Sending Process

Our trusted team are available to all our customers for help and guidance as a first time sender, and are on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding sending a parcel from France to the UK.

Important Information About UK Customs

If you're planning to send a parcel from France to the UK, it's important to keep in mind that the delivery process is subject to international import regulations and UK-specific laws set by HM Revenue & Customs. As the recipient of the imported goods, you may be responsible for paying VAT, customs duty, or excise duty fees based on the contents of the parcel. Fortunately, with ParcelBroker, you can rely on us to handle most of the process for you.

Prohibited items - refer to items that are illegal internationally, in addition to the items that are specifically controlled by the UK border force. There are also individual lists of prohibited and restricted items specific to different courier services. Make sure to confirm these before shipping.

Restricted items - can only be brought into the UK if they are accompanied by the correct paperwork and all legal restrictions are followed. Failure to comply with these restrictions or provide accurate documentation may result in the seizure of your package.

The following is a list of items that are prohibited and restricted from entering the UK from France. Here you can view the Universal Postal Union’s full list of prohibited and restricted items.

Commonly Restricted items

  • Aerosols
  • Alcoholic beverages below 70% ABV
  • Batteries
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Electronic items
  • Food items
  • Lighters
  • Paints
  • Perfumes
  • Seeds and plants

Commonly Prohibited items

  • Alcoholic Beverages above 70%
  • Combustible Gases
  • Explosive materials
  • Firearms
  • Flammable materials
  • Meat products from a prohibition area
  • Narcotics
  • Food or plants grown outside the EU

Find more information on prohibited items here.

Shipping From France to the UK Post-Brexit

Following the UK's departure from the European Union, there have been changes to the shipping regulations for goods imported from France. These changes affect the customs procedures, duty and tax rates, and documentation requirements for businesses and individuals shipping goods from France to the UK.

Currently, all goods shipped from France to the UK are subject to customs procedures. This includes submitting a customs declaration and potentially paying customs duties and VAT on the value of the goods being shipped. Additionally, certain goods may require specific licences or certificates for customs clearance.

France to UK Import Checklist

If you're importing goods from France to the UK, it's important to follow all the relevant rules and regulations to avoid any complications during the process. To help you out, we've created a France to UK import checklist that covers all the essentials.

  • Firstly, check if your goods are prohibited or restricted (as noted above). Before sending your parcel, make sure the contents are not on the list of prohibited or restricted items in the UK. This includes items like firearms, narcotics, and food or plants grown outside the EU.

  • You must declare the correct value when filling out the customs declaration form to ensure that you declare the correct value of the goods. This will determine the amount of customs duty and VAT you'll need to pay. (This must be paid within 14 days of arrival).

  • Check to see if your goods automatically qualify for Inward Processing Relief (IPR) or Duty relief. In these circumstances you may be able to avoid paying any charges at all. You can find more information on IPR, VAT, and Duty on the HMRC website.

How Much Does UK Import Duty Cost From France?

If you're importing goods from France to the UK, it's important to consider the potential costs of import duty. The type and amount of duty payable will depend on the value and nature of the goods being imported. For example, if the value of the goods being imported is over £39 (€45), you may be required to pay VAT charges before the parcel is delivered. If the value exceeds £135 (€154), you may also be liable for Customs Duty charges. In addition, certain goods such as alcohol, tobacco, and gambling activities may be subject to Excise Duty charges. The rates of duty payable for these goods vary depending on the type and quantity of items being imported.

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FAQs About Importing From France to the UK

How long does parcel delivery from France to the UK take?

Parcels sent from France to the UK can vary depending on the courier service you choose, but generally, we offer a range of delivery options to suit your needs, including express services that can typically be delivered within 1-2 business days.

Do I need to deal with customs when sending from France to the UK?

You will need to deal with customs when sending a parcel from France to the UK. The parcel will be subject to customs clearance procedures, which involve checks on the goods being imported and the payment of any applicable import taxes or duties.

How should I address my parcel to the UK when sending from France?

When sending a parcel from France to the UK, it will need be addressed in the standard UK format. This format is as follows:

Name of recipient

Company name (if applicable)

Building name (if applicable)

Number and name of street (in this order)

Name of locality (if needed for differentiation)

Name of town or city (preferably in all capital letters)

Postcode (preferably in all capital letters)

It is advisable to include a return address on the rear of the parcel if necessary and, if you are writing the address by hand, to ensure all lines are written in capital letters for clarity.

What are the France to UK import restrictions?

There are import restrictions that apply to goods being shipped from France to the UK. Examples of these restrictions include customs clearance procedures, VAT charges, customs duty charges and excise duty charges. You should also be aware of prohibited and restricted items.

What items are prohibited from shipping to the UK?

There are a number of items banned from import into the UK. Most of these are consistent with the EU’s own banned list. Items banned for import include:

  • Endangered plants and animals
  • Rough diamonds
  • Food or plants that are diseased or were grown outside the EU.
  • Pirated media

Remember to check what you are planning to ship to the UK will definitely be allowed into the country before you send. The UK government’s page on banned items may be useful for this.

You should also be aware of ParcelBroker’s prohibited items, to ensure that you’re not sending any materials that aren’t permitted by our shipping policy.

Are there any other considerations for sending a parcel from France to the UK?

If you're sending a parcel to the UK, it's important to find a courier that can handle your specific delivery needs. You can use the tool located at the top of this page to search for courier companies that offer delivery services from France to the UK.

You will also need to accurately measure the weight and dimensions of your parcel, as this is crucial to ensure that you are charged the correct postage fees. Providing inaccurate values may result in additional costs, so it's essential to take precise measurements before shipping your parcel.

Another factor to bear in mind is that your parcel must be packaged as safely as possible. Goods travel quickly, so make sure they are tightly wrapped and secure for their journey from France to the UK.

Save Money Sending, with ParcelBroker

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At ParcelBroker, we pride ourselves on providing trustworthy international shipping at affordable prices. We ship to over 220 countries, working with the best couriers to help our customers send parcels safely. Whether it's a personal package for a friend or family member, or a business managing multiple shipments – Find out how ParcelBroker can help you.

Ratings and Reviews for Imports from France

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