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Send a Parcel To Portugal Fast - DHL Courier Delivery

Portugal is currently funding changes to their transport infrastructure which will only have a good impact on delivery as well as trade. As Portugal has the same time zone as the UK, English is both widely spoken and accepted as a business language, and the fact it is an early adopter of new technologies means that trading with Portugal is an increasingly popular choice for UK businesses.

If you need to send a parcel to a friend or family member in Lisbon, our express delivery service offers secure international delivery. With over 10 million people living in Portugal, the need to be able to ship parcels from the UK to Portugal and other countries in Europe is increasing.

Prices to send a parcel to Portugal

Parcel prices for delivering to Europe can be checked on our quote tool. The cheapest way to send a parcel to Portugal is through our DHL Service Points, which offer a simple box size pricing. Choose one of our 7 sizes of FREE boxes to package your items in and your price will be based on the size of that box and where your parcel is being delivered to.

How long does it take for a parcel to get to Portugal?

Although transit times are provided as a guide only and can vary depending on the size and destination, a parcel to Portugal will take around 1-2 working days. Our express delivery service offers secure door-to-door delivery which can be tracked through our FREE online tracking tool online, by text or by phone.

How to send a parcel to Portugal

Arranging a courier to collect and send a parcel to Portugal is simple with our online DHLitNow booking service. Simply fill out our booking form to request a courier collection and delivery service. Alternatively, you can send packages to Portugal from our 1,200 DHL Service Points nationwide.

UK to Portugal customs Advice

When sending a parcel to Portugal, it is important that you check the prohibited items list to ensure that you can send your parcel’s contents. This will help your parcel to arrive at its destination on time and not be delayed at customs.


National Holidays 2024*
  • 1 January, Monday - New Year's Day
  • 29 March, Friday - Good Friday
  • 31 March, Sunday - Easter Sunday
  • 25 April, Thursday - Liberation Day
  • 1 May, Wednesday - Labour Day
  • 30 May, Thursday - Corpus Christi
  • 10 June, Monday - National Day
  • 15 August, Thursday - Assumption Day
  • 5 October, Saturday - Republic Day
  • 1 November, Friday - All Saints' Day
  • 1 December, Sunday - Independence Restoration Day
  • 8 December, Sunday - Immaculate Conception
  • 25 December, Wednesday - Christmas Day
* Public holidays in Portugal may affect our estimated transit times.

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Country facts
  • Lisbon is the capital and the largest city in Portugal
  • Portugal is the oldest country in Europe as it has had the same borders defined since 1249
  • Portugal is leading the way with renewable energy
  • Portugal exports over $84 billion of goods including agricultural products, food products and oil and chemical products. Portugal’s main export partners are Spain with 25%, France with 13% and Germany with 12% of the total
  • Portugal imports $80 billion of goods including agricultural products, chemical and oil products, plastics and rubber. Its main import partners are Spain with 31%, Germany with 14% and France with 7.5% of the total

We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call us on

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Our opening hours are 07:30 - 20:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 - 14:00 on Saturday.

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