Sending mail from China to America

Q: How many days does it take to send a letter from Beijing back to the U.S.? What about a parcel? What would be the fastest way to do this and how much does it cost?

Generally it takes about five days for mail to get from China to the United States.

If you want to have your mail delivered fast, you can go by FEDEX, UPS, DHL, TNT or EMS. If you send a parcel from China to the U.S. by EMS (Express Mail Service, run by China Post), the first 500 g (1.1 pound) costs 180 Chinese dollars. Each additional 500 g costs 75 Chinese dollars. It takes about three days for your stuff to go from Beijing to your destination in the United States. It will probably cost more to go by UPS or Fedex.