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Check post collection and delivery times

This advice applies to England

Royal Mail will deliver and collect your post every working day, and on Saturdays.

You won’t get post on bank holidays. 

When you'll get your post

Your post should be delivered by 3pm if you live in a town or city, or 4pm if you live in a rural area.

You can check if post will be delayed in your local area on the Royal Mail website.

If you have to collect post from a customer service point

Check the opening hours on the Royal Mail website before you collect your post.

When your post will be collected 

Your local post box collection time depends on where you live.

The latest collection from a post office is usually when it closes.

You can check when your post will be collected from a post box or post office on the Royal Mail website.

You can also call Royal Mail to find out the collection times near you. Saturday collection times are 7am to 1.30pm for all locations.

Royal Mail
Telephone: 03457 740 740
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Saturday, 8am to 1pm
Sunday, 9am to 2pm

Calls to this number cost up to 9p a minute from a landline, and between 3p and 45p a minute from a mobile.

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