Calculating size and weight

When the shipment is too large?

Large, lightweight packages are charged at their volumetric weight for the space they occupy rather than their weight.
 

To calculate the volume in meters, multiply length by width by height. Then multiply this figure by the relevant conversion factor.
 

For example, to calculate the volumetric weight of a shipment sent within the UK please use the example to the left.

Calculating volumetric weight

Large, lightweight packages are charged at their volumetric weight for the space they occupy, rather than their actual physical weight. To determine volumetric weight, first calculate the volume of your package and then multiply this figure by the relevant conversion factor.

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

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

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 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

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 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