Shipping From The USA To Saudi Arabia (GUIDE) ??

Do You Want To Ship To Saudi Arabia From The US?

Shipping to Saudi Arabia from the USA takes between 5 to 30 business days (depending on the shipping method). We ship to KSA using carriers like FedEx, DHL, USPS, and Planet Mail. Prices start at around $10 for small packages and you get package tracking as wellWe also send packages right to your doorstep so it is very convenient for you.

Shipping from the USA to SaudiArabia
Shipping from the USA to Saudi Arabia

In this guide, we are going to explain to you, how much does it cost and how to get the cheapest shipping from the USA to Saudi Arabia, how does it work, how to declare the goods, what are the prohibitions & restrictions, and much more.

Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Saudi Arabia

Prices for the shipping from the US to the SA are very affordable. For smaller packages, the price starts on dozens of dollars. The estimated postage and delivery time can be calculated using our postage calculator below.

How To Get The Cheapest Shipping From The USA To Saudi Arabia?

The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and the delivery method you choose. To get the cheapest shipping from the USA to Saudi Arabia, select slower delivery methods like Planet Mail Express or USPS.

In the following table, you can see the estimated prices of shipping from the USA to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Shipping Method0.5 kg, 25×18×10 cm4.5 kg, 50×25×18 cm20 kg, 90×60×50 cm
Planet Mail: Express$13.59n/an/a
Postal Service: Fully Tracked$17.24n/an/a
USPS: Priorityn/a$61.95n/a
USPS: Express$40.54$65.67n/a
*FedEx: International Economy$34.44$46.75$187.6
*FedEx: International Priority$38.7$51.21$272.01
*DHL: Express Worldwide$45.4$89.46$575.25
The prices were estimated on the 13th of July, 2020.
*Insurance included

We send the packages to Saudi Arabia using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 3–4 days with express methods and 5 to 10 days with cheaper, economy methods. The cheapest shipping from the USA to Saudi Arabia we offer is the Planet Mail: Express method.

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The more expensive methods like DHL Worldwide Express, FedEx Priority, and FedEx Economy, are suitable for those that want to enjoy the content of the package as soon as possible. The cheaper delivery methods are excellent ‘budget’ options if you don’t need your package as quickly.

How Does The Shipping To Saudi Arabia Work?

Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the US to Saudi Arabia. The first is you find some carrier like FedEx, contact them, schedule the pickup and they deliver the package to your delivery address. It works, but it is ridiculously expensive.

The second way is to take advantage of a package forwarding company like Planet Express. You can benefit from several advantages when using the package forwarder. The following table shows the pros and cons of traditional shipping and package forwarding (Planet Express).

Traditional ShippingPlanet Express
Costs of the shippingVery expensiveMuch cheaper
Delivery timeDepending on the delivery methodDepending on the delivery method
Additional servicesVery limitedWide selection*
Delivery methodsLimited, depending on the carrierWide selection (more carriers)
Customer supportVery slowVery responsive and helpful
Package consolidationn/aAvailable

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Shipping From The USA To Saudi Arabia With Planet Express

Whether you wanna shop from the US stores that don’t offer delivery to Saudi Arabia, or you just want to send some personal items, Planet Express is here to help you with that. The shipping process can be described in 3 simple steps.

1. Getting a Free USA Address

At Planet Express we can provide you with a free US address in Gardena, California, and also with a premium sales-tax-free address in Portland, Oregon. You can use these addresses for orders from the US stores, or even for packages containing your personal items, eventually gifts from your friends that live in the US.

2. Using Your USA Address

When you have the Planet Express address, feel free to use it for receiving the orders from the US online stores. Once we receive packages addressed to you, we link them with your account and send you the notification email. Then you can take advantage of one of our additional services. Once you decide to send the package to your home address in Saudi Arabia, proceed to step 3.

3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The USA To Saudi Arabia

Before we can send the package to you, you have to complete the customs declaration. It is an online form where you describe the contents of the package. It is closely tied up with customs and it allows customs officers when checking the imported package.

Once you finish the declaration, you can choose the delivery method that suits your needs. We offer quick delivery methods and even cheap, slower ones. Read more about the methods in the following section.

Duty & TAX

The following part covers Customs Duty and VAT in Saudi Arabia.

Customs Duty

Saudi Arabia has a de minimis value on duty. This means that you have to pay customs duty from every package that is above this value. The value of the package consists of the value of goods, shipping costs, and insurance.

– De minimis for Duty 1000 SAR
– De minimis for Tax 1000 SAR

For more information about import & export check official Saudi Arabia customs page.


All imported packages are subject to a 5% VAT from the total value of the package. Our shipping rates don’t cover this fee. If you will need help with the customs clearance process, let us know to [email protected].

Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how to do this, read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration.

Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To Saudi Arabia

There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the USA to Saudi Arabia? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:

The most important information for you is that you can not import the following items from the US to Saudi Arabia:

WeaponsPornographic materialsSculptures
AlcoholDistillery equipmentPork and pork products
NarcoticsRetreated or used tiresUsed clothing

You need special approval if you want to import the items below:

Agricultural seedsChemicals and harmful materialsNatural asphalt
Live animalsPharmaceutical productsArchaeological artifacts
Periodicals, movies, and tapesWireless equipment
and radio-controlled airplanes
Religious books and tapesProducts containing alcohol (incl. perfume) 

If you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit Saudi Arabia import and export website, review the above terms of each carrier or contact us at [email protected].

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Planet Express is not just about forwarding packages. We also offer our customers additional services such as consolidationfulfillment or Shop For Me service.


Calculate the Postage Price in Advance

You can easily calculate the postage price in advance. Take advantage of our postage calculator. Just fill in some details and you will get an estimate of the price and delivery time.

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Save Up To 80% With Consolidation

f you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation serviceYou can save up to 80%.

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Do You Have Any Other Wish?

Do you need to scan documents, remove invoices from the package, check the status of the goods, fill customs declaration, or something else? Just make a special request.

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Why Choose Planet Express?

✅ We offer one of the best prices on the market.
✅ We provide excellent Arabic and English speaking customer support.
✅ We have great customer reviews.

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Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To The SA

Read our blog, where we regularly publish tips for different kinds of goods. Also, make sure you visit our following page where you can find tutorials on how to order from the most popular US stores.

We deliver to all parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – from Riyadh, Mecca, Abha, Hofuf, Dammam, to Tabuk, Qatif… We cover almost 100 % of the cities in Saudi Arabia. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.

Shipping From The USA To Saudi Arabia FAQ

? How much does it cost to ship from the USA to Saudi Arabia?

The price of the shipping varies depending on the delivery method you choose, the dimensions and the weight of the package. Cheaper methods costs between $10 to $30. The more expensive ones are usually above $50 for the smaller package.
Find out more about the price of shipping from the USA to Saudi Arabia.

? How can I send a package from the USA to Saudi Arabia?

The process of the shipping packages from the USA to Saudi Arabia can be described in 3 simple steps:
#1 STEP: You sign up with Planet Express and get a free US address. Thanks to it you can receive goods from the US stores.
#2 STEP: Once Planet Express receives your package, you will get a notification email.
#3 STEP: After that, you fill in the customs declaration and you can select the delivery method to Saudi Arabia.
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⏱ How long does it take to ship from the US to Saudi Arabia?

Getting a package from the USA to Saudi Arabia takes around 5-10 business days with fast delivery methods, about 10-20 business days with slower delivery methods, and about 20-30 business days with the slowest and cheapest delivery methods.

? Can you bring a Bible to Saudi Arabia?

Every book contrary to Muslim or Saudi Arabian beliefs is prohibited from importing to Saudi Arabia. However, you can bring the Bible for personal use only (1 per person).

✈️ Does the USPS ship to Saudi Arabia?

Yes, USPS delivers to Saudi Arabia. They offer several methods including Postal Service: Fully Tracked, USPS Priority, USPS Express.
With Planet Express, you will get discounted rates on these methods so you can save a lot of money.

✈️ Does FedEx ship to Saudi Arabia?

Yes, FedEx delivers to Saudi Arabia. People especially like FedEx Economy and FedEx Priority delivery methods.
Planet Express offers discounted rates for these methods for its customers.

✈️ Does DHL ship to Saudi Arabia?

Yes, DHL delivers to Saudi Arabia. The most popular method is DHL Worldwide express which takes around 4 business days to deliver.


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