Christmas Last Posting Dates 2019

Discover our last posting dates and make sure everything arrives in time for Christmas.

When sending your Christmas parcels be sure to check our Last Posting Dates for the UK and overseas. And as usual, when organising your Christmas post, you can book online and opt to drop off at a Post Office®branch or Parcelforce depot, or we can collect directly from you.

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When are the UK last posting dates for Christmas 2019?

  • Monday 23rd December 2019 for all next day services, to have the parcel delivered by 24th December
  • Friday 20th December 2019 for all two-day services.

Full country list

Download the complete list of all our UK and international last posting dates by country

UK Last Posting Dates

Service Delivery by Tuesday 24th December
Timed Services
express9, express10, expressAM, expressPM
Send by Monday 23rd December

Next Day Services
express24, express24large

Send by Monday 23rd December
Two Day Services
express48, express48large
Send by Friday 20th December

Extended delivery times apply to outlying areas. Click here for more information.

Depot Opening Hours

Date Opening hours
23 December 2019 Normal
24 December 2019 Normal, drop off only (no collections)
25 December 2019 Closed
26 December 2019 Closed
27 December 2019 Normal
28 December 2019 Normal
29 December 2019 Normal
30 December 2019 Normal
31 December 2019 Normal, drop off only (no collections)
01 January 2020 Closed
02 January 2020 Normal (except Scotland)
03 January 2020 Normal

For more information and to find your nearest depot, visit our depot finder here.

Convenient sending options

When you book a parcel online, you can choose from three ways to dispatch your parcel:

  • Book a collection from your home or work address - great for when you’re too busy to drop it off at one of our depots.

  • Drop your parcel off at a Post Office® branch. Perfect if you can’t wait in for a collection. You’ll save a couple of quid too.

  • Drop your parcel off at a Parcelforce Worldwide depot. If you’ve left it late to send your parcel, you’ll be pleased to know that our depots will be accepting next-day deliveries in time for Christmas right up until 7pm on December 23rd. Choose this option and you’ll also benefit from savings up to £2.50.

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Last posting dates for international destinations

Need to send presents to friends or family overseas? We’ve got you covered, with our range of services offering the perfect balance of speed and price. Last posting dates for our most popular destinations are shown in the table below.

Western Europe
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Tuesday 17th December
globalpriority Friday 13th December - Monday 16th December
globalvalue Tuesday 10th December - Friday 13th December
USA & Canada
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Tuesday 17th December
globalpriority Monday 16th December
globalvalue Monday 9th December
globaleconomy Tuesday 15th October
Eastern Europe & rest of the world
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Monday 9th December  - Tuesday 17th December
globalpriority Tuesday 26th November - Monday 16th December
globalvalue Friday 29th November - Tuesday 10th December
Ireland (Republic Of)
Service Last Send by Dates
irelandexpress Thursday 19th December
Rest of the world
Service Last Send by Dates

Monday 30th September - Tuesday 5th November

*excludes globalvalue and globaleconomy

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