EMS Price List in Nigeria

ListEMS Price List in Nigeria

Courier services are very important for the sending and delivery of both personal and business documents and items. These services make it easy for us to send items to our loved ones, business partners, and customers. There are several courier services in Nigeria today and one of them is EMS.

EMS is the courier services offshoot of the Nigerian Postal Service. This arm was established in 1986 and has grown to become the largest in the whole of Nigeria. In this post, we will discuss how much it costs to send items via EMS, its services, and its international destinations. Without further ado, let’s dive straight in.

EMS Price List in Nigeria

EMS provides several services with the most prominent being Speed Post and Regular EMS post. Regardless of the service, EMS ensures that all items that are sent via its company are delivered as speedily as possible. To this end, the standard delivery time for domestic transactions is between 24 hours to 48 hours. On the other hand, the delivery time for international transactions is between 48 hours to 72 hours.

By now, you must be wondering how much it costs to send an item via EMS. As much as we tried getting the cost of the company’s different services, we weren’t able to. The reason is that EMS didn’t publish any specific prices for its services. However, it has made provision for potential customers to calculate the cost of their transaction using the “online calculator” on its website. All you need to do is click “Quick tools” on the official EMS website and select “Online Calculator.” Here, you should provide the following details:

  • Region
  • Service type
  • Destination
  • Item type
  • Weight (kg)

After doing this, click on “Calculate” and you will get how much you should pay for the service. From this, we can deduce that several factors affect the cost of sending an item via EMS. These factors include:

  • Size and weight of the item.
  • Sender’s location.
  • Receiver’s destination.
  • Type of item (document or merchandise).
  • Selected service (either air post express, speed post, or speed post economy).

Other things you should know before sending your items via EMS include:

  • The maximum weight for Speed Post Services is 50kg.
  • The maximum weight for International items is 30kg.

EMS Services that you should know

Of all the courier services in Nigeria, EMS has the widest reach domestically. Today, EMS boasts of a presence in all the 774 local government areas in the country. Also, the company has at least 400 offices scattered all over Nigeria and representation in about 129 countries worldwide. This brings us to the question, what kind of services does EMS offer? Check some of them out below:

Expedited mail services

This service ensures that documents and merchandise (along with dutiable goods) get delivered very quickly. It is an express service that also ensures that dutiable goods enjoy express custom clearance. The expedited mail services are international services that the EMS extends to several international destinations.

Speed post

The speed post service is the domestic version of the “expedited mail service.” It allows customers to send documents and merchandise items all over the country through an express delivery service.


+3In this case, the sender enjoys a paid return service at the point of posting an item. This service is restricted to just speed post transactions.

EMS Pack

The EMS pack is a branded pack or carton container that customers can purchase over the counter. It is mostly needed by customers who want to send merchandise items via regular EMS or speed post services.

Speed post economy

The speed post economy service is a domestic service that has a maximum delivery time of 48 hours. It was designed for social customers that want to send non-time critical items. One of the benefits of using this service is that it doesn’t cost as much as speed post.

Intracity service

Just as the name implies, it involves the sending of documents and merchandise items within a city. It is designed mostly for big cities and it offers very competitive rates. Note that the weight of the items must not be more than 50kg and they can’t be larger than 1.5 meters.

Airpost express service

This service is designed for sending items to cities that have airports and it promises a maximum delivery time of 6 hours. The cities that enjoy this service currently include:

  • Lagos
  • Benin
  • Calabar
  • Abuja
  • Port Harcourt
  • Enugu

International Destinations

As we mentioned earlier, EMS has representation in about 129 countries. In this section, we will show you the countries and their zones according to the EMS zoning system. Check the table below to find out:


S/NCOUNTRYZONE1AlgeriaB2AngolaB3ArgentinaM4AustraliaN5AustriaF6Antigua && BarbudaM7BeninA8Burkina FasoA9BotswanaB10BurundiB11BelgiumF12BulgariaG13BahamasM14BarbadosM15BrazilM16BruneiN17Cote D’IvoireA18CamerounB19Cape VergeB20Central African Rep.B21ChadB22Congo BrazzarileB23CyprusF24ChileM25ChinaN26CubaM27CroatiaF28Czech RepublicG29CanadaL30Cayman IslandM31Costa RicaM32ColumbiaM33Democratic Rep. CongoB34DenmarkF35DominicaM36DjiboutiA37EgyptB38Equatorial GuineaB39EthiopiaB40EstoniaG41EcuadorM42FinlandF43Guinea BissauA44GabonB45Great BritainE46GermanyF47GuineaA48GambiaA49GhanaA50GreeceG51HungaryG52Hong KongN53IrelandE54ItalyF55IndiaI56IndonesiaN57IranH58IsrealH59JapanN60JordanH61JamaicaM62KenyaB63KuwaitH64Korea SouthN65LesothoB66LondonD67LuxembourgF68LiberiaA69LibyaA70LatviaG71MaliA72MalawiB73MoroccoB74MozambiqueB75MauritaniaA76MacauN77MalaysiaN78MexicoK79MaltaF80NigerA81NorwayF82NamibiaB83NethelandF84New YorkJ85OmanH86PortugalFS/NCOUNTRYZONE87PolandG88PakistanI89PhilippinesN90PanamaM91PeruM92QatarH93RwandaB94RomaniaG95RussiaG96SenegalA97SeychellesA98SudanB99SwazilandB100ScotlandE101Sierra LeoneA102SpainF103SwedenF104SrilankaI105SwitzerlandF106Sao Tome & PrincipeB107Saidi ArabiaH108SyriaH109South AfricaC110SomaliaB111SingaporeN112TanzaniaB113TogoA114TunisiaB115TurkeyH116Trinidad & TobagoM117TaiwanN118ThailandN119UgandaB120UkraineG121United States of AmericaK122UruguayM123United Arab EmiratesH124VenezuelaM125WalesE126Western SaharaB127YugoslaviaG128ZambiaB129ZimbabweB