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 *

Africa & the Middle EastDispatched from London

Destination Carrier Average delivery time
Africa & The Middle East First Class Post 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 First Class Post 5-15 Business Days**
Eastern Europe and Iceland First Class Post 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.

** Deliveries over the festive period
- Please note delivery times are an indication and not a guarantee. Royal Mail currently advises 06/12 for Africa & Middle East; 09/12 for Cyprus & Eastern Europe; 10/12 for France, Greece & Poland; 13/12 for rest of Western Europe; 18/12 for the UK.
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