TNT Express

General Information

TNT Express is one of the world’s largest and longest established courier companies. Based in the Netherlands, TNT Express delivers to over 200 countries and territories worldwide, and owns operations in 63 countries. We are proud to offer two TNT Express services: TNT Express and TNT Economy Express.

Please see the table below for an at-a-glance comparison of the TNT Express Export services we offer:

ServiceSuitable for:InformationUKEuropeRest of
  • Documents
  • Parcels
  • Pallets
Next day delivery to most of Europe,
and fastest possible services to the
rest of the world.
  • Documents
  • Parcels
  • Pallets
Day-definite scheduled delivery to
Europe and the rest of the world.
  • Documents
  • Parcels
  • Pallets
For next day deliveries throughout
the UK.

*Please check TNT’s ‘Worldwide Transit Times’ tool for country-specific transit times and to check this service is available for your shipment’s place of origin and destination.

Size and Weight Restrictions

Restrictions may vary depending on the destination of your shipment. The following information is provided as a general guide:

UKEuropeRest of
Maximum dims240 x 120 x 150 cm100 x 60 x 70 cm
Maximum weight (loose items)70 kg30 kg
Maximum weight (palletised)500 kg
UKEuropeRest of
Maximum dims240 x 120 x 180 cm180 x 120 x 150 cm
Maximum weight (loose items)70 kg70 kg
Maximum weight (palletised)1000 kg500 kg
UKEuropeRest of
Maximum dims360 x 180 x 210 cm
Maximum weight (loose items)70 kg
Maximum weight (palletised)1000 kg

Volumetric Weight

Your shipment will be charged by either actual weight or volumetric weight – whichever is greater.
Volumetric weight is a value derived from the size rather than the weight of your parcel and may apply if your parcel is particularly large and contains relatively light items.
TNT Express calculates volumetric weight on import services from countries outside of the EU, by multiplying the three dimensions of your parcel together and dividing by 5000.
For example:

ServiceParcel WeightActual WeightDimensionsDivisorVolumetric WeightChargeable Weight
10kg10kg50 x 30 x 20cm50005kg10kg
10kg10kg50 x 60 x 40cm500024kg24kg

The above calculations apply to TNT Economy Express, and TNT Next Day however the ‘divisor’ in the calculation would be 4000.


Remote Area
Applied when the delivery location is defined as remote. Please check the TNT Remote Area database to see if your delivery address will be affected.£15 per shipment or 30p per kg, whichever is greater. This will be added at time of booking.
Duty ReversalAdmin charge administered for billing customs duties and taxes to the shipper rather than the receiver.£15 per consignment
Piece with any dimension exceeding 160cmApplied to any piece on a UK-UK TNT service which has a dimension exceeding 160cm.£4.95+VAT per parcel

Please note that any surcharges on deliveries to EU countries are subject to VAT.

Prohibited Items

  • Our list of hazardous, prohibited and owner’s risk items is available here.
  • For up-to-date information specific to TNT Express, please check their prohibited items page Please note that prohibited items are subject to vary depending on your delivery destination.
  • If you’d like advice on whether or not your items are prohibited, please contact us via email or telephone +44 (0) 333 0144 055, Mon – Fri: 9:00 – 17:00 Sat : 10:00 – 15:00 .

Service Restrictions

  • TNT services are restricted to ‘business to business’ shipments only. Businesses operating from private addresses are usually accepted.
  • TNT is unable to collect from Northern Ireland, and quotes for the UK do not include Northern Ireland, the Isles or Scottish Highlands.
  • TNT does not deliver to exhibitions. If you require delivery to an exhibition, please get in touch and we can offer an alternative service.
  • TNT no longer offers cover for damage to goods in transit. Basic cover against loss of goods still applies in accordance with TNT’s terms and conditions.

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