Calculating Package Weight and Package Size

How big is too big?

Here at TNT, we want to ensure our customers are fully informed with everything they need to know about our services. So if you’re unsure about anything from parcel weight restrictions to calculating package weight, here’s what you need to know:

Calculating Volumetric Weight

For larger yet lightweight parcels and packages, we charge you for the space that they take up rather than their actual weight. This means you need to work out its volumetric weight. When calculating the volumetric weight, you need to initially work out the volume of your package and then multiply this by the relevant conversion factor. For more detail see below:

Service
Conversion factor
National Express (UK)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 250
EXPRESS SERVICES (Int)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
Special Express (Int)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
9:00 Express (Int)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
10:00 Express (Int)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
12:00 Express (Int)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
Express (Int)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
ECONOMY SERVICES (Int)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 250
12:00 Economy Express (Int)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 250
Economy Express (Int)
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 250

Calculating Volumetric Weight

For larger yet lightweight parcels and packages, we charge you for the space that they take up rather than their actual weight. This means you need to work out its volumetric weight. When calculating the volumetric weight, you need to initially work out the volume of your package and then multiply this by the relevant conversion factor. For more detail see below:

Service
National Express (UK)
EXPRESS SERVICES (Int)
Special Express (Int)
9:00 Express (Int)
10:00 Express (Int)
12:00 Express (Int)
Express (Int)
ECONOMY SERVICES (Int)
12:00 Economy Express (Int)
Economy Express (Int)
Conversion factor
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 250
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 200
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 250
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 250
Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) x 250


Package Size and Weight Restrictions

Other packages will be charged based on their size and weight and will be subject to restrictions. Be aware though that the TNT parcel size and weight restrictions can vary depending on origin and destination.

You can of course contact customer services on 0800 100 600 should you have any queries regarding your shipment and our restrictions, and we’ll be happy to assist you. Alternatively, you can find out more about calculating package size and the TNT parcel weight restrictions in our guide below:

 

UK Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our UK services

09:00 EXPRESS
10:00 Express
12:00 Express
Express
MAX. DIMENSIONS: L x W x H (metres)
3.6 X 1.8 X 2.1
3.6 X 1.8 X 2.1
3.6 X 1.8 X 2.1
3.6 X 1.8 X 2.1
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
70kg
70kg
70kg
70kg
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
1,000kg
1,000kg
1,000kg
1,000kg
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
2,000kg
2,000kg
2,000kg
2,000kg

UK Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our UK services

MAX. DIMENSIONS: L x W x H (metres)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
09:00 EXPRESS
3.6 X 1.8 X 2.1
70kg
1,000kg
2,000kg
10:00 Express
3.6 X 1.8 X 2.1
70kg
1,000kg
2,000kg
12:00 Express
3.6 X 1.8 X 2.1
70kg
1,000kg
2,000kg
Express
3.6 X 1.8 X 2.1
70kg
1,000kg
2,000kg

Within Europe Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our Express services within Europe

09:00 Express
10:00 Express
12:00 Express
Express
MAX. DIMENSIONS: L x W x H (metres)
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
30kg
30kg
70kg
70kg
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
N/A
N/A
500kg
500kg
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
210kg
210kg
500kg
500kg

Within Europe Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our Express services within Europe

MAX. DIMENSIONS: L x W x H (metres)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
09:00 Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
30kg
N/A
210kg
10:00 Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
30kg
N/A
210kg
12:00 Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
70kg
500kg
500kg
Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
70kg
500kg
500kg

Within Europe Economy Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our Economy Express services within Europe

12:00 Economy Express
Economy Express
MAX. DIMENSIONS : L x W x H (metres)
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.8
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
70kg
70kg
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
500kg
1000kg
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
500kg
7000kg

Within Europe Economy Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our Economy Express services within Europe

MAX. DIMENSIONS : L x W x H (metres)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
12:00 Economy Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
70kg
500kg
500kg
Economy Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.8
70kg
1000kg
7000kg

Intercontinental Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our Intercontinental Express services

09:00 Express
10:00 Express
12:00 Express
Express
MAX. DIMENSIONS : L x W x H (metres)
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
30kg
30kg
70kg
70kg
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
N/A
N/A
500kg
500kg
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
210kg
210kg
500kg
500kg

Intercontinental Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our Intercontinental Express services

MAX. DIMENSIONS : L x W x H (metres)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
09:00 Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
30kg
N/A
210kg
10:00 Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
30kg
N/A
210kg
12:00 Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
70kg
500kg
500kg
Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
70kg
500kg
500kg

Intercontinental Economy Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our Intercontinental Economy Express services

12:00 Economy Express
Economy Express
MAX. DIMENSIONS : L x W x H (metres)
N/A
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
N/A
70kg
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
N/A
1000kg
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
N/A
1500kg

Intercontinental Economy Express Services

See below the size and weight restrictions for our Intercontinental Economy Express services

MAX. DIMENSIONS : L x W x H (metres)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (not palletised)
MAXIMUM PIECE WEIGHT (palletised)
MAXIMUM CONSIGNMENT WEIGHT
12:00 Economy Express
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Economy Express
2.4 x 1.2 x 1.5
70kg
1000kg
1500kg

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