Shipping to Germany
If you have a parcel to send to Germany from the US, Parcel Monkey can help you find the cheapest way to ship to Germany in seconds.
Ship to Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne and more, using our shipping calculator, and we’ll find you discounted rates from multiple international shipping companies, so you can compare prices and book a fully tracked courier to Germany at an affordable rate.
How much is shipping to Germany?
Shipping costs to Germany vary depending on the size and weight of your package and how quickly you need it to arrive.
However, due to the high volume of packages we ship to Europe, we’re able to offer discounted rates with top international couriers like DHL, USPS and TrakPak, making our postage rates to Germany some of the cheapest available.
The cheapest way to ship to Germany
Courier services that offer the greatest savings for shipping to Germany include economy shipping services with longer transit times and package drop-off services, where you drop off your package at your local Post Office or FedEx drop-off shop.
Here are some examples of our discounted US to Germany courier services:
Economy shipping to Germany
- Light Packet offers the cheapest shipping to Germany and is ideal for sending small and light items (up to 4lbs) that don’t require a fast transit time. A courier will collect from your home or work address and deliver to Germany in 10-16 business days. Full tracking to delivery.
- TrakPak Drop Off also offers cost-effective delivery to Germany, with a greater weight limit than the light packet service (up to 100lbs). Delivery to Germany in 4-14 business days, including tracking.
Express shipping to Germany
- DHL Express is the fastest way to ship to Germany from the US, with a transit time of 1-2 business days. This is a premium service including full tracking to delivery and a courier collection from your home or work address.
- International Priority Drop Off is our own-brand service operated by FedEx, providing shipping to Germany in 1-3 business days. Fully tracked and available as a courier collection for a small extra cost, this service offers great value for express shipping to Germany from the USA.
USPS shipping to Germany
If you’d prefer to use USPS to ship a package to Germany, you can book discounted USPS services via our shipping calculator.
For lightweight packages (up to 2lbs) we offer a choice of USPS First Class Package International, USPS Priority Mail International and USPS Priority Mail Express International. Simply print and attach your shipping labels at home, then drop off your package at your local Post Office.
Our USPS rates to Germany are cheaper than the Post Office and you’ll receive exactly the same level of service, complete with full USPS tracking.
German customs – shipping advice
When you send a package to Germany from the USA you will be required to provide a customs declaration form outlining the contents of your package and the value of the items you’re sending. However, this will be taken care of during the Parcel Monkey booking process, so all you need to do is print the completed customs form and attach it to your package.
German customs will check packages to ensure items have been declared correctly, so please ensure you provide an accurate description and value for your items. See our customs advice for more information on getting your package safely through customs.
Will I pay customs duty on packages to Germany from the USA?
Depending on the value of the item you’re sending, your package may incur customs duties, which will need to be paid by the recipient when the package arrives in Germany, so please make sure they are aware of this.
Gifts sent to Germany may be admitted free of duties if the value is under 45 Euros and additional criteria are met. Find out more about duties and taxes for sending a gift to Germany.