LBC Lead Times – USA

LBC USA Lead Times – How many days does it take?

As a Balikbayan living in the US, it is important to know how many days it can take for your package to reach your loved ones in the Philippines, especially if you are sending a Balikbayan Box during the holidays.

To help Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs) and the larger Filippino diaspora in the United States plan ahead, we have created a useful tool to find how many days it can take for LBC Express to deliver your packages in the Philippines.

LBC USA Lead Time Finder

To use the tool, select the region nearest to you and click on ‘find lead times’. You will see a table showing results for the destination of the package and the time in days for either shipping by sea or air.

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Note: All LBC branches in the United States offer air and sea cargo service, with the exceptions being the branches in Jacksonville, Florida, and Maui, Hawai’i, which don’t offer air cargo services.

Air Cargo Delivery Days from US Branches

Suppose you are sending a package from Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Oregon, Reno, San Francisco, Seattle, Texas, Virginia (Alexandria), or Virginia Beach to the Metro Manila/ NCR region. In that case, it will take only 4 days for your package to reach the intended recipient.

This is by far the fastest route for Balikbayans in the US to send packages to the Philippines.

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On the other hand, the slowest route at the moment is packages going to the Batanes region, with lead times of 33 days, given how relatively remote the region is and given a relatively small number of users who would be using this route.

Excluding Batanes, the average time for a package to be sent from the United States to any other region in the Philippines by LBC Air Cargo is 7.5 days.

Sea Cargo Delivery Days from US Branches

If you send a package from any US branch to the Philippines by sea, the number of days can vary drastically depending on the location.

Customers sending sea cargo from Honolulu or Maui take 50 days to reach recipients in NCR/ Metro Manila. This is the fastest sea cargo route for LBC Express between the two countries.

Interestingly, packages only take 55 days (or 5 more days than Hawai’i) to be sent from Los Angeles, California, and Reno, Nevada, to Manila.

Surprisingly, it takes the same time for sea cargo sent from Chicago and San Francisco, at 60 days to reach Manila.

If it took 33 days for packages to reach Batanes by air cargo, it takes an even longer 135 days from certain locations like Virginia Beach and Texas.

Pro Tip 💡 : It might be useful to calculate whether it is worth it to pay less and wait longer for a package to be delivered by sea, or to pay more to get it delivered faster depending on the lead times.

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