Products and rates, international letter mail

Are you looking for reliable and straightforward shipping options for your international letter mail?

At Österreichische Post, we have just the shipping option you need.

Choose from different shipping options and save time or money.
 

Priority
Priority is our fastest shipping option. The average delivery time in Europe is 2 to 4 days. Use our priority stickers on the address side of your items. These stickers are available free of charge at all Österreichische Post locations.

Economy
Our economy option is the most inexpensive shipping solution and offers great value. It is the perfect choice for all your letter mail items that are not time sensitive.
 

To benefit from our cheapest rates for S and M letters, your items must be machine-processable and addresses must be machine-readable. To learn about our criteria for machine-processable items, please read our brochure "Special requirements for machine-processability".
If S or M letters do not meet machine-processability requirements, the rate of the next higher product will be charged. This rule does not apply to hand-written letters as long as the total volume does not exceed 300 items and the letters meet the other criteria.

 

This is our classic product for your international letter mail. There is nothing like international letter mail to stay in touch with friends and family around the world.
Additional services available: registered mail, advice of delivery, deliver to addressee in person, insured letter
 
Product
Max. format
Weight
EU and rest of Europe
 
 World
Priority Eco. Priority Eco.
S

L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm

20 g or less 1.00 - 1.80 -
M

L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm

> 20 to 75 g
2.10 1.75 2.75 2.55
L

L 353 ×
W 250 ×
H 30 mm

2 kg or less
7.00 5.60 12.35 10.25
XL
 L × W × H
= 900 mm
maximum dimension 500 mm
 
2 kg or less
12.90 9.90 24.20 21.80

International Letter Mail Plus is an inexpensive shipping option available if the following requirements are met:

  • A minimum of 20 letters per batch (additional charge for missing items possible)
  • EUR 15 minimum per batch (including all additional services)
  • Pre-printed and completed posting list based on our Österreichische Post template
  • Postage paid for with the Österreichische Post franking impression

Additional services available: registered mail, advice of delivery, deliver to addressee in person

 
Product
Max. format
Weight
EU and rest of Europe1)
Priority
Eco.
Item Kilo Item Kilo
P75 L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm
75 g or less 0.60 10.00 0.57 8.00
P100 L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm
> 75 to 100 g 0.63 10.00 0.60 8.00
B L 353 ×
W 250 ×
H 30 mm
2 kg or less 1.70 2.60 1.60 2.20
N L × W × H
= 900 mm
maximum dimension 500 mm
 
2 kg or less 2.90 4.95 2.60 3.60

1) These rates are exempt from VAT as part of universal services.  All indicated rates exclude statu-tory taxes and duties, especially VAT.

Product
Max. format
Weight
World1)
Priority
Economy
Item Kilo Item Kilo
P75 L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm
75 g or less 0.85 12.50 0.82 11.00
P100 L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm
> 75 to 100 g 0.88 12.50 0.85 11.00
B L 335 ×
W 250 ×
H 30 mm
2 kg or less 2.30 5.40 2.20 4.30
N L × W × H
= 900 mm
maximum dimension 500 mm
 
2 kg or less 3.90 9.00 3.00 8.30

1) These rates are exempt from VAT as part of universal services.  All indicated rates exclude statu-tory taxes and duties, especially VAT.
Total price = (number of units x rate per unit) + (total weight in kg x rate per kilo)

Priority means that we will ship your letter mail items by air or by whichever means of transporta-tion is fastest. Priority items are given preferential treatment both in the country of posting and the county of destination. The average delivery time within Europe is 2 to 4 days and 3 to 7 days for other countries. Use our priority stickers to label your items on the address side. These stickers are available free of charge at any Österreichische Post service location. 

Economy is our inexpensive shipping option for international mail items that are not time-sensitive. Delivery times vary depending on the country.

 

International letter mail rates for the priority shipping option in the "rest of Europe" zone also apply to letters and newspapers sent to and from military post offices abroad.

Currently, three military post offices are in operation:

  • 1502 AUTCON EUFOR (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 1503 AUTCON KFOR (Kosovo)
  • 1504 AUTCON UNIFIL (Lebanon)

Additional service available: registered

The following items qualify as literature for the blind:

  • Braille publications
  • Sound recordings, special papers or any other accessory designed to master difficulties related to blindness intended solely for the use of blind people, provided that they are sent by or addressed to an officially recognised institute for the blind or a blind person.

 

Shipping requirements:

  • Items must be sent unsealed
  • Items must be identified as "Cécogramme  – Envois  pour  les aveugles" in the postage area
  • Items must include the information “do not postmark” if no additional services are required.
  • Items must not include any personal documents
  • They may not include cancelled stamps, stamps in mint condition or special-value items. 

Literature for the blind is free of postage with the exception of additional services.
Available additional services: registered mail, advice of receipt, deliver to addressee only

 

Zones

Zone 1 European Union:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus (excluding Turkish Northern Cyprus), Czech Republic, Denmark (excluding Greenland and Faroe Islands), Estonia, Finland (excluding Aland Islands), France (incl. Monaco, excluding French overseas territories), Germany (excluding Helgoland and Büsingen), Great Britain and Northern Ireland (excluding Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey), Greece (excluding Mount Athos), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (excluding Livigno, Campione d’Italia, Lake Lugano), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding Netherlands Antilles), Poland, Portugal (including Azores, Madeira), Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (excluding Canary Islands, Melilla, Ceuta). Also applicable for future member states of the European Union once they join the European Union.


Zone 2 Rest of Europe:

Aland Islands (Finland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Büsingen (Germany), Campione d’Italia (Italy), Canary Islands (Spain), Ceuta (Spain), Cyprus (Turkish Northern Cyprus), Faroe Islands (Denmark), Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland (Denmark), Guernsey (Great Britain), Helgoland (Germany), Iceland, Isle of Man (Great Britain), Jersey (Great Britain), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Livigno (Italy), Lake Lugano (Italy), Melilla (Spain), Montenegro, Moldova, Mount Athos (Greece), Northmacedonia, Norway, Russian Federation,
San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City.


Zone 3 World:

All countries and regions not listed in zone 1 (European Union) and zone 2 (Rest of Europe).

 
 

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