Portugal is a country many British people will be very familiar with. With the country a popular destination for UK holidaymakers, as well as British expats, the link between the two countries is extremely strong. In fact, around 2 million British citizens holiday in Portugal every year. From the culture of cities like Lisbon and Porto to the resorts of the Algarve, Portugal offers a brilliant range of experiences for British tourists.
Britain also considers Portugal a key trading partner, with Portuguese imports to the UK totalling around £5.9billion per year. As such, the parcel and mail infrastructure between the UK and Portugal is extremely strong with delivery times typically only a few days. Through ParcelBroker, you can take advantage of this by shipping to all corners of Portugal quickly and at a low cost.
Looking to send a parcel to Portugal? Send with us and you’ll get the best rates - we consolidate all our deliveries, allowing us to negotiate excellent prices that major carriers don’t offer when you go direct. We use fast, reliable and trusted delivery services for all our parcels to Portugal, so why pay more?
Fed up with other carriers? We’re a breath of fresh air - every customer is important to us, and we make sure that whether you’re sending one parcel to Portugal or a thousand, you’re completely satisfied with our service. There are no automated lines or call centres here; we know how important good communication is to the transport industry, so you’ll speak directly with our team.
Our booking process is straightforward and to the point, so you can get the services you need, when you need them. Simply choose the best rate for the service you need, fill in your details, and schedule your delivery to Portugal - spend less time sending, and more time selling.
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Parcels can usually reach Portugal in 1-2 days from the UK, although some couriers quote longer times so be sure to check before you ship.
There is no need to deal with customs when shipping from the UK to Portugal as both countries are member states of the EU. However, the UK is scheduled to leave the EU soon and it is unclear how this will affect freedom of trade with countries such as Portugal. ParcelBroker is working hard to understand how this will affect our customers. We’re not afraid to get hands-on when necessary, so no matter what happens we’ll be ready to get your parcel where it needs to go.
The Portuguese address system is slightly different to what you may be familiar with in the UK. As in the UK, the first line of the label should be the name of the recipient and the second should be the street name, although it is the custom to write the house number after the name of the street and not before.
The next line should include the postcode which will typically be seven digits long and hyphenated (e.g. 1234-567) followed by the territorial subdivision (e.g. Colares). Make sure to look up the correct subdivision. It is advisable to write as clearly as possible to avoid confusion, block capitals are best.
Portugal has very few import restrictions on parcels. However, you should always check with HMRC before sending goods overseas. Visit the HMRC website to see what restrictions there are on shipping things such as tea, coffee, yarn, cosmetics and other products to Portugal.
Like most countries in the EU, Portugal has few specific restrictions on what can be sent into the country (beyond the normal EU rules). However, you should ensure that what you want to ship to Portugal isn’t prohibited before you attempt to send it.ParcelBroker stipulates that certain goods cannot be carried by our services. This includes items such as weapons, money, tobacco and works of art. Please read our list of prohibited items before scheduling a delivery with ParcelBroker.