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Sharing borders with no fewer than seven other nations, including Slovakia and Croatia, and situated in the heart of Europe, Hungary has in recent years become a vital hub for pan-continental transport and, since 2004, a gateway to the European Union.
The convenient location, and membership of the EU, has seen Hungary’s economy boom in recent years, especially as multi-national manufacturing companies take advantage of lower wages and prices in the region. Hungary is now ranked amongst the 50 most wealthy countries in the world.
Hungary is also home to a burgeoning tourism sector, with as many as ten million visitors each year to a country which has only that many people who call the nation their home. As well as the sights and sounds of Budapest, the dramatic countryside of Lake Balaton and other rural areas are an increasingly popular draw for holidaymakers.
All of these factors have combined to ensure that there has been massive growth in the number of people and businesses who want to send a parcel to Hungary in recent years. This has included commercial deliveries to remote manufacturing facilities located on the outskirts of major cities such as Budapest and Debrecen, for example clothing companies who want to send a parcel to Hungary containing labels and tags for their garments being made there.
There is also a growing Hungarian expatriate community who often look to arrange cheap delivery to Hungary, with gifts for loved ones or important letters.
Parcel delivery to Hungary is a quick and efficient process, with our comparison service at Parcel Delivery enabling you to compare prices across a wide variety of high quality yet cheap courier services to Hungary, wherever you need your parcel to go.
With its central European location, most couriers who offer cheap courier to Hungary can, if necessary, ensure the delivery is completed within 48 hours, ensuring that your parcel arrives as soon as possible.
All of the major couriers operate their own reliable and robust delivery networks within Europe. Shipments to Hungary usually take place by air for smaller items, with multiple flights per day leaving the UK for the continent carrying a wide variety of parcels and packages along with regular mail.
Larger, or more heavyweight deliveries – including palletised deliveries – are possible utilising the country’s excellent road links across Europe, with regular pallet shipments taking place across the European road network. This means that no matter what you’re looking to ship, you can be sure that our specialists’ cheap shipping to Hungary can accommodate your requirements.
For extremely large consignments where you require items to be transported in bulk, rail shipment from the UK to Hungary is now possible using the Channel Tunnel rail link, offering highly reliable, extremely cost-effective delivery for large consignments. The experts at Parcel Delivery can help to arrange cheap parcel delivery to Hungary, no matter the size of your parcel or pallet.
Sending a small parcel to Hungary using a standard cheap delivery to Hungary from UK service should cost no more than a few pounds, with prices for larger shipments increasing with the size and weight of the items you wish to send.
Premium services are available with many carriers, and while these are not the cheapest parcel delivery to Hungary options available, they are exceptionally good for time-sensitive deliveries. These include special delivery options, often enabling even palletised shipments to be delivered in as little as 48 hours. Carriers are also able to offer full tracking and delivery confirmation services, as well as delivery and pickup within specific time slots, and other additional services, all as part of the cheap parcel delivery to Hungary service they offer.
For larger shipments, such as palletised or container borne goods, arranging your delivery a few days or a week in advance can sometimes enable better prices to be negotiated with a delivery company, as they may better be able to offer cheap shipping to Hungary because they could incorporate your delivery into their existing logistics chain.
If you are looking to send valuable or fragile items, then many delivery companies will offer bespoke services – including hand courier services – for an extra fee. Be sure to discuss any particular requirements of this nature which you have with your chosen cheap courier to Hungary, make sure within plenty of time that you are obtaining the right service at the right price.
When you are arranging cheap parcel delivery to Hungary, as with any international destination, it is well worth taking a little extra time to make sure that you have everything in order.
Hungary voted to join the EU in 2003 and acceded to the Union the following year. This means that, at present, Hungary and the UK are both members of the Single Market, and the European Customs Union, making cheap courier services to Hungary from UK easier than ever. For the moment, this means that any parcels sent via a Hungary parcel delivery service from the UK will not be subject to taxes, tariffs, duties, or charges; nor will they be inspected by customs officers as they cross borders within the EU.
Following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, however, there is much uncertainty over the future of customs and border arrangements. Any arrangement which involves the UK leaving the single market and/or the customs union is likely to incur significant extra cost – and paperwork – when arranging parcel delivery to Hungary from UK or any other EU countries. Please ensure that, going forward, you check with your chosen delivery company or companies on a regular basis to ensure that you are up to date with current legal requirements before you send a parcel to Hungary.
As is the case with many countries formerly ‘behind the iron curtain’, addresses in Hungary include a mandatory four digit code which you must ensure you include on your parcel. Local couriers often refuse to deliver parcels where this code is missing, or where the postal region and routing area are missing. If you are in any doubt, check with the intended recipient to ensure that you have the correct address before you hand over your parcel to the delivery company.
You should also always ensure that your own address is included on the parcel as the sender, and that contact telephone numbers both in Hungary and the UK are clearly visible on the outside of the package, in case of any difficulties with delivery. With all of this in mind when arranging parcel delivery UK to Hungary, the entire process should be simple.
Whilst there are no customs checks on parcels travelling within the European Union, most parcel delivery to Hungary travels from the UK by air and, as such, is subject to stringent security checks and limitations on what you can include in your parcel.
As well as the general rules about what you should and should not include in your parcel, there are a couple of extra things to bear in mind where items are not permitted by the Hungarian authorities. These include: national monetary instruments (including, but not limited to, stocks and shares, treasury bills, bank drafts and similar items) and copied CD’s or DVD’s (originals are okay).
If you are sending printed materials, such as books or particularly newspapers, you should ensure that you do not include any items which might be judged by the Hungarian authorities to incite hatred towards a particular demographic. This is a criminal offence in Hungary, and even the cheapest parcel delivery to Hungary service will ensure that your parcel is put through rigorous checks to ensure this is no attempt to enter this kind of material into the country.
Should you be in any doubt about the legality of an item you wish to send in a parcel from the UK to Hungary, you should check with the Hungarian Post Office.
Here at Parcel Delivery, we can provide you with the cheapest parcel delivery to Hungary options on the market, while still being able to provide a reliable and high quality service, at all times. Hungary parcel delivery has never been easier, and our comparison tool can ensure that the process is as streamlined as possible. Get a quote for Hungary parcel delivery online here!