Delivery Times

Average Delivery Times - Lonely Planet Shop

Based on delivery times to capital cities - please allow extra time for delivery to regional & remote areas *

** Deliveries over the festive period
- Please note delivery times are an indication and not a guarantee. Please also allow up to two working days for your order to be dispatched from our warehouse.
- UK & EUROPE: Royal Mail currently advises mail by 20/12 for the UK; 13/12 Western Europe, excluding Cyprus, Greece & Eastern Europe (08/12); Poland (09/12); and 05/12 for Africa & Middle East.
- AUSTRALIA & THE PACIFIC: Calculate your delivery times here
- AMERICAS: FedEx advises order are placed before 17/12 for Ground Shipments. USPS advises 15/12 as the key shipping cut-off date for arrival by Christmas.
- If you are travelling and need Lonely Planet content, please consider our eBooks as a guaranteed method of delivery.

Africa & the Middle EastDispatched from London

Destination Carrier Average delivery time
Africa & The Middle East International Standard 15-20 Business Days**
To major delivery centers

The AmericasDispatched from California

Destination Carrier Average delivery time
United States (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, Military such as APO/FPO and PO Boxes) Fed Ex Ground 4-6 Business Days
Deliveries Mon-Fri only
For Post Box, APO and FPO deliveries in the USA, as well as deliveries to Hawaii and Alaska USPS First Class 5-7 Business Days
To major delivery centres
United States (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, Military such as APO/FPO and PO Boxes) Fed Ex 2nd Day 2 Business Days
Deliveries Mon-Fri only
United States (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, Military such as APO/FPO and PO Boxes) Fed Ex Overnight Next Business Day
Deliveries Mon-Fri only
Canada, Central and South America Standard Mail 1-4 Weeks for Deliveries to Canada; 3-6 weeks for Deliveries to Central and South America
Canada, Central and South America Fed Ex International Priority 2-4 Business Days
FedEx may contact you regarding any possible duties or address verification

AustraliaDispatched from Melbourne

Destination Carrier Average delivery time
Australian Capital Cities Australia Post Standard 3 - 4 Business Days
Australian Capital Cities Australia Post Express Next Business Day
Deliveries Mon-Fri only
East Coast Australia Regional Australia Post Standard 4 - 5 Business Days
East Coast Australia Regional Australia Post Express 1 - 2 Business Days
Other Australian Cities & Perth Australia Post Standard 6 - 7 Business Days
Other Australian Cities & Perth Australia Post Express 1 - 3 Business Days
Out Back Australia Australia Post Standard 7 - 10 Business Days
Out Back Australia Australia Post Express 5 - 7 Business Days

Asia & the Pacific regionsDispatched from Melbourne

Destination Carrier Average delivery time
Asia & The Pacific (Capital Cities) Airmail 15 - 25 Business Days
Asia & The Pacific (Capital Cities) Fedex 4 - 5 Business Days

EuropeDispatched from London

Destination Carrier Average delivery time
Within the United Kingdom First Class Post 2-5 Business Days**
Western Europe International Standard 5-15 Business Days**
Eastern Europe and Iceland International Standard 10-20 Business Days**

New ZealandDispatched from Melbourne

Destination Carrier Average delivery time
New Zealand (Capital Cities) Australia Post Standard 10 - 15 Business Days
New Zealand (Capital Cities) Australia Post Express 3 - 4 Business Days

* Due to inconsistent postal standards we are unable to guarantee delivery times on standard mail parcels, but we work closely with all our couriers to make sure all issues are resolved as quickly as possible.