2019 USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Mark your calendars with this comprehensive list of 2019 USPS holiday shipping deadlines
2019 USPS holiday shipping deadlines

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year again! Each year when the holidays hit, the US Postal Service has different shipping deadlines for its different services. Whether you plan to ship packages domestically or internationally with USPS this winter, the the 2019 holiday shipping schedule is bound to be a tight one. So, we’ve listed all the 2019 USPS holiday shipping deadlines you’ll need to ship by below. These dates represent the cut-off you need to ship by with the Postal Service if you want your package to arrive on or before December 24th.

USPS 2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Domestic Packages

Continental U.S.

  • First-Class Mail: December 20
  • Retail Ground: December 14
  • Priority Mail: December 21
  • Priority Mail Express: December 23*

*Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed Dec 22-25

Alaska

  • First-Class Mail: December 18
  • Retail Ground: December 2
  • Priority Mail: December 19
  • Priority Mail Express: December 21

Hawaii

  • First-Class Mail: December 19
  • Priority Mail: December 19
  • Priority Mail Express: December 21

From Hawaii To:

  • Hawaii
    • First-Class Mail: December 20
    • Priority Mail: December 20
    • Priority Mail Express: December 21
  • Guam & Saipan
    • First-Class Mail: December 13
    • Priority Mail: December 13
    • Priority Mail Express: December 19
  • Samoa
    • First-Class Mail: December 6
    • Priority Mail: December 6
    • Priority Mail Express: December 14
  • Military APOs & FPOs
    • First-Class Mail: December 6
    • Priority Mail: December 6
    • Priority Mail Express: December 13
  • International Destinations
    • First-Class Mail: December 6
    • Priority Mail: December 6
    • Priority Mail Express: December 13

International Packages

Africa

  • First-Class Package International: November 30
  • Priority Mail International: November 30
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 7
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 19

Asia/Pacific Rim

  • First-Class Package International: December 7
  • Priority Mail International: December 7
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 19

Australia/New Zealand/Canada/Caribbean/Europe/Middle East

  • First-Class Package International: December 7
  • Priority Mail International: December 7
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 19

Central and South America

  • First-Class Package International: November 30
  • Priority Mail International: November 30
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 7
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 18

Mexico

  • First-Class Package International: December 7
  • Priority Mail International: December 7
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 18

Military Mail Addressed To/From (APO/FPO/DPO)

AE ZIPs 090-092

  • Retail Ground: November 6
  • Space Available Mail: November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail: December 4
  • Priority Mail: December 11
  • First-Class Mail: December 11
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 18

AE ZIP 093

  • Retail Ground: November 6
  • Space Available Mail: November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail: December 4
  • Priority Mail: December 9
  • First-Class Mail: December 9

AE ZIPs 094-098

  • Retail Ground: November 6
  • Space Available Mail: November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail: December 4
  • Priority Mail: December 11
  • First-Class Mail: December 11
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 18

AA ZIP 340

  • Retail Ground: November 6
  • Space Available Mail: November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail: December 4
  • Priority Mail: December 11
  • First-Class Mail: December 11
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 18

AP ZIPs 962-966

  • Retail Ground: November 6
  • Space Available Mail: November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail: December 4
  • Priority Mail: December 11
  • First-Class Mail: December 11
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 18

Learn more about shipping to military addresses.

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