USPS Hours & Delivery Times

US Post Office Hours – USPS Hours & Delivery Times

United States Postal Service, USPS in short, is an independent agency of the U.S federal government which is providing the postal service in the United States. This postal service is serving the people of the U.S for a very long time. And now it is delivering mail & packages to almost every household in the U.S. For different kind of needs; it has different kinds of services and offers. If you want your mail to be delivered very fast then for this, it offers Priority Mail Express Service, and if you want your mail just to be delivered without any hurry or time limit, then you may use the Standard post.

USPS has all types of services for different kind of needs. If you want to place an order or want USPS to deliver your any mail or package, then you may visit the nearest post office. But, before visiting any post office, you should find out the USPS working hours. The U.S Postal Service hours are based on the services.

In other words, we can say that the working hours may vary by the services. Usually, it happens to customers that they reach the post office before or after the working hours, and thus they visit the post office again for the same reason. So, it’s better to know the working hours before visiting any post office.


You should know the opening and the closing time of the post offices so that you could manage your time or visit the post office according to the post office hours. There is a specific period for any specific work in the post office. For example; The retail hours in a post office are 9:00 am – 7:00 pm while the Passport Appointment Hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

So, now the question is how you may find out the post office hours. The post office hours may vary. The most common retail hours of any post office are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. But, as said before, hours may vary. So, to find out the exact USPS hours you may use one of the methods offered by the postal service itself.

Following are the ways through which you can find the working hours of different post offices. Let’s have a look:



The U.S Postal Service provides the most useful tool to find out the location or working hour of any post office, and that tool is called USPS Locator or PO Locator. With the help of this tool, you may get detailed information about the working hours of any post office. You may also get the address of all the nearby post offices. It will help you in case you don’t know the location of any post office.

Let’s find out how you can use this tool to find locations and working hours. Follow the steps:

Step 1: Visit the Official site of USPS ( and select the “Find USPS Locations” under Mail & Ship category.

You may also visit the main page of the tool by clicking HERE.

Step 2: Select the Location Type. “Post Offices™ and Approved Postal Providers™” location type will be selected by default. You may change it by clicking the down arrow on the right side.

You may select any of the following location types:

  • Post Offices™ and Approved Postal Providers™
  • Post Offices™
  • Approved Postal Providers™
  • Self-Service Kiosks
  • Collection Boxes
  • Passports
  • Business Services
  • Pickup Services
  • Philatelic Services
  • Greeting Card Services

Step 3: Enter City and State, or ZIP Code.

Step 4: Select the distance of the post office or any other location type from the City and State, or ZIP Code you entered. You may select the distance from 1 mile to 100 miles.

Step 5: Click on “Search” button.

After clicking on the Search button, you will see the results below.

You will be able to see the distance, location, and hours of the location type. If you want to know more about any location, then click on the Name of that location and you will see the detailed information. On the right side of the result, you may see the post offices in the map view.

For more accurate or custom result, you may use the “Refine search” option. The following options are available in the Refine search:

  • Post Offices™
  • Contract Postal Units
  • Village Post Offices™
  • National Retailers
  • Alternate Locations to Buy Stamps


Google Maps is always helpful in finding the locations but do you know that you can use Google Maps in finding the USPS office hours?

Yes, Google Maps can help you to find the office hours or working hours of any post office. For this, you just need to visit the Google Maps page and there, in the search bar, search for the post offices in your area.

Suppose you are living in Boston, then search for “Post Offices in Boston” and hit enter. All the list of the post offices in your area will be on your screen. Select any of the post offices to see the working hours.

In this map, we selected a post office in Boston. When you click on the location, you will see the hours like the image below.


As you may know, there is a USPS app named as “USPS Mobile.” Through this app, you may get the U.S Postal Service hours. This app works as a shortcut only which means when you click on any task you will be redirected to the official site of USPS.

You can download this app from Google Play Store or App Store based on your Operating System. It is supported in both types of OS. With this mobile app, you can also hold your mail, track package, change your address, calculate postage, ship online, schedule a pickup, and much more. These are most used services by the USPS customers.

These are the three ways to find out the USPS hours. As said before, service hours may vary. Hours of some post offices are given below to get an idea.

USPS Hours of Operation

    • Address: 1 HANOVER ST FL 1
      NEW YORK, NY 10005-9992
    • Retail Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • Last Collection Hours: Mon-Fri 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • Lobby Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • PO Box Access Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • Global Express Guaranteed Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • Self-Service Kiosk Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • Address: 114 JOHN ST
      NEW YORK, NY 10038-9991
    • Retail Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sun Closed
    • Last Collection Hours: Mon-Fri 5:00pm, Sat 4:00pm, Sun Closed
    • Lobby Hours: Mon,Wed-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm, Tue,Sun Closed, Sat 7:00am – 4:00pm
    • PO Box Access Hours: Mon,Wed-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm, Tue,Sun Closed, Sat 7:00am – 4:00pm
    • Global Express Guaranteed Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sun Closed
    • Self-Service Kiosk Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 7:00am – 4:00pm, Sun Closed
    • Address: 800 K ST NW
      WASHINGTON, DC 20001-9996
    • Retail Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • Last Collection Hours: Mon-Fri 5:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • Lobby Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • PO Box Access Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • Global Express Guaranteed Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
    • Address: 3585 GRIST MILL RD
      ALPINE, AL 35014-5706
    • Retail Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Sat 8:00am – 10:00am, Sun Closed
    • Last Collection Hours: Mon-Fri 4:00pm, Sat 10:00am, Sun Closed
    • Lobby Hours: Mon-Sun 12:01am – 11:59pm
    • PO Box Access Hours: Mon-Sun 12:01am – 11:59pm
    • Carrier Facility Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Sat 8:00am – 10:00am, Sun Closed
    • PO Box Delivery Time: Mon-Fri, Sun Closed, Sat 10:00 am

You can see that the hours for different services are different in most of the post offices. Also, not all the services are available at all post offices.



Firstly, we’ll talk about the USPS delivery hours and later about the delivery times of different services. You should know that the delivery hours may vary by route or mail volume. The regular letter carrier delivers all the mail and packages to you. PO Box mail delivery usually starts around 8:30 am.

  • Priority Mail Express items should be delivered by 10:30 am
  • All domestic express mail should be delivered before 12 pm.
  • All international mail should be delivered before 3 pm.
  • All the mail, parcels or packages should be delivered before 5 pm.

PO Box Delivery Time of some of the post offices is given below:

  • Alpine: Sat 10:00 am, Mon-Fri & Sun Closed
  • Vincent: Mon-Sat 10:00 am, Sun Closed
  • Westover: Mon-Sat 9:00 am, Sun Closed
  • Sterrett: Mon-Sat 10:00 am, Sun Closed
  • Harpersville: Mon-Sat 9:30 am, Sun Closed


Domestic Mail & Shipping Services:

  • Priority Mail Express items are shipped overnight or within 1-2 days.
  • Priority Mail items are shipped within 1-3 business days.
  • First-Class Mail items are shipped only within 1-3 business Days (Estimated).
  • USPS Retail Ground items take 2-8 business Days (Estimated) to be shipped.
  • Media Mail items take somewhere between 2-8 business Days (Estimated) to be shipped.

You can also see the shipping times in the table format below:

Domestic Services Ship Time
Priority Mail Express® 1-2 Days or Overnight
Priority Mail® 1-3 Days
First-Class Mail® Estimated 1-3 Days
USPS Retail Ground™ Estimated 2-8 Days
Media Mail® Estimated 2-8 Days

International Mail Services:

  • Global Express Guaranteed service takes up to 1-3 days.
  • Priority Mail Express International service takes up to 3-5 days.
  • Items sent via Priority Mail International service are shipped within 6-10 business days.
  • Shipping time of First-Class Mail International, Airmail M-Bags, and First-Class Package International Service vary.
International Services Ship Time
Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®) 1-3 days
Priority Mail Express International® 3-5 days
Priority Mail International® 6-10 days
First-Class Mail International® Varies
First-Class Package International Service® Varies
Airmail M-Bags™ Varies


Pickup timings vary by location. Pickup times of some of the post offices are given below along with the name of the post offices:

Pickup Services Hours:

  • Alpine: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Sat 8:00am – 10:00am, Sun Closed
  • Peck Slip: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sun Closed
  • Techworld: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sat-Sun Closed
  • Vincent: Mon-Tue,Thu-Fri 8:30am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Wed 8:30am – 12:00pm, Sat-Sun Closed
  • Cropwell: Mon-Fri 8:00am – 11:30am, 12:30pm – 4:30pm, Sat 9:30am – 11:30am, Sun Closed
  • Midtown: Mon-Fri 7:00am – 6:00pm, Sat 7:00am – 3:00pm, Sun Closed
  • Spenard: Mon-Fri 6:30am – 10:00am, Sat 9:30am – 3:00pm, Sun Closed
  • Madison Square: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 7:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sun Closed
  • Greeley Square: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:30pm, Sat-Sun Closed
  • Murray Hill: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 5:00pm, Sat 7:30am – 3:00pm, Sun Closed


USPS Open hours or USPS business hours of few post offices are as follows:

  • Astor:
    • Location: 207 MASSACHUSETTS AVE
      BOSTON, MA 02115-3043
    • Open Time: Mon – Sat 8:00 am
    • Business Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sun Closed
  • Medical Center:
    • Location: 7205 ALMEDA RD
      HOUSTON, TX 77054-9998
    • Open Time: Mon-Fri 9:00 am
    • Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
  • Astrodome:
    • Location: 8205 BRAESMAIN DR
      HOUSTON, TX 77025-9998
    • Open Time: Mon-Fri 7:30 am, Sat 9:00 am
    • Business Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Sun Closed
  • Colma:
    • Location: 7373 MISSION ST
      DALY CITY, CA 94014-9991
    • Open Time: Mon-Fri 10:30 am
    • Business Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm, Sat-Sun Closed
  • Daly City:
    • Location: 1100 SULLIVAN AVE
      DALY CITY, CA 94015-9998
    • Open Time: Mon-Fri 9:30 am, Sat 9:00 am
    • Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Sun Closed


Is there mail delivery today?

It’s one of the most common questions asked by people. The customer of the U.S Postal Service want to know “Is USPS delivering today?” It depends on the day that which day it is. Let us clear it for you:

  • If today is one of the Week Days (Mon-Fri), then today USPS will deliver mail & packages to you just like normal days.
  • If today is Saturday, then your mail will be delivered, but in some areas, the letter carrier won’t be able to pick up the mail or packages because some post offices are closed on Saturdays.
    • For more Information about Saturday Delivery CLICK HERE.
  • If today is Sunday, then only Priority Mail Express items will be delivered. No other mail class is delivered on Sundays.
    • For more Information about Sunday Delivery CLICK HERE.
  • If today is one of the Postal Holidays, then no mail item will be delivered to you except Priority Mail Express items.

We can say that the United States Postal Service delivers only the Priority Mail Express items 365 days a year. All the rest mail items are delivered from Monday to Saturday (except on Postal Holidays).

USPS delivers mail & packages even on the following days: Black Friday, Mardi Gras, Valentines Day, Cinco de Mayo Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter Monday, Good Friday, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Tax Day.

Is today a postal holiday?

There are ten postal holidays in the year 2019. You can see the list of postal holidays below:

  1. Tuesday, January 1 (New Years Day)
  2. Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  3. Monday, February 18 (President’s Day)
  4. Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
  5. Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)
  6. Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)
  7. Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day)
  8. Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
  9. Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Day)
  10. Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day)

See the Post Office Holidays in the table format:

Sr. No. Date Week Day Holiday
1. January – 1 Tuesday New Year’s Day *
2. January – 21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
3. February – 18 Monday Washington’s Birthday
4. May – 27 Monday Memorial Day
5. July – 4 Thursday Independence Day
6. September – 2 Monday Labor Day
7. October – 14 Monday Columbus Day
8. November – 11 Monday Veterans’ Day *
9. November – 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
10. December – 25 Wednesday Christmas Day

Final Words

This is all about the USPS customer service hours or Post Office Hours.

To find the post office hours, you can pick any of the methods given above. If you choose the USPS Locator tool method then you just need to enter the ZIP code of your area, and the list of all the post offices near that area will come out, and for the detailed information about any post office, you may click on the name of the post office in the search result.

If you choose the Google Maps method, then you will need to open the Google Maps, and there, simply search for the post office and in the result click on the post office name, and you will find the hours of that post office. And if you choose the USPS Mobile method, then you will need to download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

This app only redirects you to the official site of USPS for any particular task. So, it’s completely up to you which method you choose to find the USPS store hours.

*If you have any Question or Suggestion, then feel free to leave a comment below*

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