Send a Parcel From Germany to UK

Send a Parcel from Germany 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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When it comes to sending a parcel from Germany to the UK, it's no surprise that these two countries have a close relationship. The UK and Germany are each other's biggest European trading partners, with over 12% of all UK imports coming from Germany. Additionally, the massive financial hubs of London and Frankfurt are amongst the most important in the world, making shipping a parcel from Germany to the UK an important part of international trade.

Because of the huge importance both of these nations to each other’s economies, thousands of parcels are shipped between them each day. With superfast delivery times from Berlin to Bristol or Munich to Manchester. Shipping from Germany to the UK couldn’t be easier with ParcelBroker.


Take advantage of our low prices today and use ParcelBroker’s delivery service to import parcels to the UK from Germany. Compare delivery rates today from a wide range of available couriers.

*£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 Germany: Price Comparison by Parcel Weight

ParcelBroker helps you save money on every kilo of your delivery. You can save up to 70% on shipping costs from a courier’s standard tariff when you book with us, thanks to our partnerships with top international couriers. 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 a UK Import Service

Follow these simple steps to place an import order from Germany with ParcelBroker:

  1. Add the weight and dimensions in the form above to get a quick quote.
  2. View our available import services, and select the one most suitable for you.
  3. Enter your collection and delivery addresses.
  4. Find your preferred collection date.
  5. You can track your parcel's progress with our dedicated tracking service.

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

DHL offers the cheapest import deal for parcels from Germany. Whilst this is our cheapest import option, your parcel will be reliably delivered to the chosen UK address in as little as 2 business days with full tracking.  Just drop it off at your local collection point, or arrange a collection from your home address, or any other place that suits you.

Service Name: "DHL: Standard Import"

From £28.00 including £25 transit cover*

Why Import with ParcelBroker?

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Save up to 70% on Imports from Germany

Send a parcel from Germany to the UK with us, and you’ll get the best shipping rates.

We consolidate all our deliveries, allowing us to negotiate excellent prices that major carriers don’t offer when you go direct.

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Exceptional Customer Service

We make sure that no matter how many parcels you are shipping from Germany to the UK, you’re completely satisfied with our service. There are no automated lines or call centres here at ParcelBroker. Contact us today.

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Fast, Hassle-Free Parcel Delivery

Register with ParcelBroker for a streamlined delivery process. Importing your parcel has never been easier.

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Guidance Every Step of the Way

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 shipping a parcel to the UK from Germany.

Important Information About UK Customs

When shipping a parcel from Germany to the UK, it's important to be aware of the customs regulations and laws that govern international imports. HM Revenue & Customs outlines these regulations. As the recipient of the imported goods, you may be required to pay VAT, customs duty, or excise duty fees based on the contents of the parcel. Fortunately, ParcelBroker can handle most of the work for you, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free shipping experience.

Prohibited items - commonly include those that are illegal internationally, as well as items that are specifically controlled by the UK's border forces. Specific couriers may have their own individual lists of prohibited items, so it's important to check and confirm these before shipping to avoid any issues.

Restricted items - will only be admitted into the UK when legal restrictions are followed correctly. If these restrictions are not, or the accompanying paperwork contains errors or is missing any documents, your package may be seized.

The following is a list of items that are prohibited and restricted from entering the UK from Germany. The Universal Postal Union’s full list of prohibited and restricted items can be found  here.

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.

Post-Brexit Shipping from Germany to the UK

Since January 1st, 2021, new customs and duty regulations have come into effect for parcels shipped from Germany to the United Kingdom. As a result of this, all goods shipped between Germany and the UK, including Northern Ireland, are subject to customs clearance procedures, which include providing a commercial invoice and other necessary export documentation. Additionally, revised VAT rules must also be followed. These changes apply to all shipments between EU countries and the UK, and it is important for importers to be aware of the new regulations in order to avoid any potential delays or issues with their shipments.

Germany to UK Import Checklist

To ensure your shipment from Germany to the UK complies with all relevant rules and regulations, follow this import checklist:

  • Check the amount of import duty owed and arrange for payment within 14 days of arrival to avoid any issues with delivery. Failure to pay these fees may result in your parcels being returned to the sender or even destroyed.

  • Determine the value of your gift to determine if it is eligible for duty and VAT exclusion. Generally, parcels valued at £39 (€45) or less are excluded from duty and VAT rules, and there are no additional charges associated with such shipments.

  • Check to see if your goods qualify for Inward Processing Relief (IPR) or Duty relief, which may allow you to avoid paying any charges. The HMRC website provides more information on IPR, VAT, and Duty regulations.

How Much Does UK Import Duty Cost From Germany?

When importing goods from Germany to the UK, import duty typically falls under VAT, Customs Duty or Excise Duty regulations. The amount of duty you pay will depend on various factors, including the value and type of goods being imported. For goods worth more than £39 (€45), VAT charges are generally applicable before delivery. Additionally, parcels valued at more than £135 (€154) may be liable for Customs Duty charges. Excise Duty may also apply to certain goods, such as alcohol, tobacco, or gambling products.

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FAQs About Importing to the UK

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

Due to excellent postal links, parcels can be sent from Germany to the UK quickly and easily. Most shipping companies can deliver from Germany to the UK in around 1 to 2 days, with delivery unlikely to take longer than 5 days with any service.

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

When shipping a parcel from Germany to the UK, you will need to complete a customs declaration.

How should I address my parcel from Germany to the UK?

When you send your parcel from Germany to the UK, you need to follow the standard UK address format. Parcels should be addressed to the UK 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 import restrictions when shipping from Germany to the UK?

Since the UK left the European Union, there are now specific import restrictions when importing goods from Germany to the UK. Some of the key import restrictions that may apply to your parcels include custom declarations, tariffs, and VAT.

What items are prohibited from shipping to the UK?

The UK has prohibited several items from being imported. Many of these items are in line with the list of prohibited items maintained by the EU. Some of the items not allowed for import are:

  • 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.

Remote Location Fees

Is your parcel’s destination in a remote location in Germany? You may need to pay an additional charge to help get your parcel there safely. Find more information, here.

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 Germany

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