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Shipping to Russia

Express and economy courier delivery to Russia from £19.98

takes the cost and complexity out of shipping to Russia from the UK, saving you money on courier services you can trust. We make it easy to compare prices on fast express and cheap economy parcel delivery to destinations from Moscow to Vladivostok.

Post your parcel to Russia with and, not only will you receive great prices, but also expert UK-based customer support. With savings of up to 60% against booking direct, choosing when sending parcels to Russia is the easy choice.

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  • £50 free cover on every shipment*
  • Business shipping solutions
  • UK-based expert support

Our Russian Shipping Services

  • Door-to-door delivery tracking
  • 2-day express delivery
  • Freight and oversized parcel shipping

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  1. Enter your package details
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Prices for Delivery to Russia

Not only does offer services from the world’s most reliable couriers, we also save you up to 60% on booking with them. Our parcel postage rates include more than just delivery – you also get £50 free cover on every shipment*, door-to-door tracking and expert UK-based support.

Check out our rates for popular destinations:

*excluding Hermes deliveries

Our Courier Services to Russia

The Great Bear has a history of not always playing nicely with the rest of the world, but, as experts in international shipping, makes it simple to send to Russia with love. We offer all the services and support needed to get a parcel to Russia fast.

And if you’re looking to import mail from Moscow, then we can arrange delivery from Russia to the UK just as easily.

Parcel postage from the UK to Russia

Express – 2-4 Day Delivery
Economy – 3-8 Day Delivery

Parcel Postage from Russia to the UK

Express – 2-4 Day Delivery
Economy – 3-8 Day Delivery

Express Delivery

Fast 2-4 day delivery

AM Delivery

Pre 9am, 10:30am and Noon Delivery

Cheap Delivery to Russia

Economy 3-8 day delivery

Clearing Customs in Russia

In recent years’ Russian authorities have increasingly tightened the regulations around shipping to their country. In 2016 a temporary ban on private individuals importing non-document shipments to other private individuals was in effect, with no definite end date given. In less formal terms, this means that if you want to send a Christmas present to your friend in St Petersburg, you either need to have it sent to a business where they can collect it, or have a business ship it to your friend.

Businesses are free to ship to other businesses, or private individuals, in Russia, although the latter may involve extra paperwork. For businesses sending to private individuals, no tax or duties will be applied to shipments up to a value of EUR €1,000, or totaling 31kg per calendar month, anything above this will have duties and taxes applied. For all other shipments there is no import duty for packages below EUR €200 in value.

Learn more about clearing customs
Prohibited and restricted items when shipping to Russia
Official Russian federal customs service website

Collection & Delivery

Shipments being collected and delivered

Courier Collection

Complete your booking in time and we’ll collect on the same day throughout the UK, though if your package is heavier than 50kg we will need at least 24 hours’ notice before we collect.

Although our drivers are happy to come to your door to collect, they are not insured to enter your home and carry your package down from the loft. Please make sure that your parcel is waiting by the front door, carefully packaged (see our guide below), with the shipping labels attached.

Russia Delivery

We deliver between 9am and 7pm on working weekdays in Russia. On public holidays we won’t deliver or collect packages, so bear that in mind when you’re planning a shipment.

Health and safety regulations mean that if you send a parcel over 30 kg in weight the driver will need someone on hand to help him unload it from the van. If you need a pallet truck for this then let us know in advance and we will arrange it.

Tracking your parcel to Russia

When you’re sending to a country as big as Russia it’s reassuring to know where your parcel is on its journey. ’s real-time tracker lets you see every stop your shipment makes, as it happens.

And should your delivery encounter delays, we will email both you and your recipient to let you know. Then our UK-based customer services team will work with you to get it moving again.

Learn more about tracking your Russian parcel delivery

Sending gifts to Russia

Unfortunately shipping to private addresses is not currently allowed, and therefore if you do need to send a gift to a private individual in Russia you will need to send it to a business address.

There is a duty exemption for any shipments under €200 in value, so if you’re sending a gift under this value, you should not be subject to any duty or tax charges.

Useful links:
DHL Russia country guide
FedEx Russia
Exporting to Russia
Russia customs rules

Sending Oversized Shipments to Russia

Sending a mantelpiece to Moscow? Or a pallet to St Petersburg? can deliver you expert large and heavy shipping, with a small price tag. We can ship items up to 1,000kg in weight, or 270cm in length, all you have to do is pack the appropriately and book 24 hours in advance.

Whether you need to ship to Russia by air freight or road freight, door-to-door, or port-to-port, FCL or LTL, we have a freight service to support your needs.

Learn more about exporting freight to Russia

Sending food to Russia

With deliveries from private individuals to private individuals currently prohibited by the Russian authorities, ensure that if you’re sending food to Russia you’re either sending to a business address, or you’re shipping directly from the vendor.

If you know someone who is looking for an alternative to okroshka, or an accompaniment to oladyi, then makes shipping food to Russia simple. Just follow the steps below.

What you can send

Non-perishable foods

  • a. Store bought foods with a best before date over 6 months away.
  • b. Items must be in the original manufacturers packaging and unopened.
  • c. The food lable needs to list all the ingredients.
  • d. The best before date must be displayed on the packaging
  • e. Examples of pershable foods:
    Crisp and savory foods, Chocolates and candy, Canned foods, Herbs and Spices in sealed containers, tea bags, Jams and other preserves

What you cannot send

perishable foods

  • a. Foods with a shelf life of less than 6 months.
  • b. Homemade foods or any foods not in the original manufactures packaging.
  • c. Foods that can spoil in transit.
  • d. Food in packaging that have been opened.
  • e. Food that does not contain a food label listing the ingredients.

Packing Your Parcel

Your parcel’s journey to Russia may not always be as smooth as a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, so it’s a good idea to make sure it’s protected against any bumps, knocks or squeezes it may receive on the way.

Follow our three-step guide to packing to ensure your goods are secure.


If you use a second-hand box you risk it having hidden weaknesses which could cause it to collapse during delivery. Buy a double-corrugated for any contents weighing over 10kg.

Safely packaging a parcel for international shipping


Take each individual item you’re sending and wrap them carefully with packing material, such as bubble wrap. Create a nest of more packing material inside your box for the wrapped items to be firmly suspended in.


Create a Union Flag pattern with parcel tape, passing it three times around your box in each direction. Make sure your shipping label is the only one on the box and that the barcode is easily readable.

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Can I send food to Russia?

Due to current regulations, only businesses can ship to private individuals in Russia, so if you are a business you can send food. You may also ship food from a business to another business in Russia. However, there are regulations around shipping food to any destination; most importantly, it must be in its original packaging, listing all ingredients, and it must not be due to go off within the next six months.

Can I send a gift to Russia?

As it stands, you are unable to send any non-document shipments from a private individual to another private individual in Russia. Russia does however allow the import of goods sold online, sent directly from the retailing company to the private individual. Similarly, if you sell an item on eBay to someone in Russia, but post it from a residential address, it is unlikely to clear Russian Customs.

Can help my business ship to Russia?

Yes. As you may have gathered by now, getting your goods into Russia can be a complicated process. If you join ’s business shipping program, not only do you get even more discounts on courier services, but we share our 30 years’ experience and expertise in international shipping with you, to help you deliver for your customers.

Which couriers does work with?

At we believe in service above all else, that’s why we only work with the world’s most reliable couriers. These include FedEx, UPS, DHL, and TNT.

Does it cost the same to ship to all areas of Russia?

Russia is the biggest country in the world, so it should come as no surprise that it may take a little longer to ship to Vladivostok, on its eastern border, than to Moscow, more than 9,000km away to the west.

And if you want to ship somewhere remote, such as Ust-Nera, or Boronuk, it will not just take us extra time, but extra fuel too, so additional costs may be charged. We will add all these into your shipping quote as soon as you give us the destination address, so you won’t get any unpleasant surprises.