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FedEx Dangerous Goods

By Last updated on: January 4, 2022

Many companies ship items that require special attention or packaging. FedEx can ship dangerous goods with a variety of services.

To begin with, you cannot ship dangerous goods of any kind via FedEx International Next Flight service. Dry ice is the only category of hazardous goods shipped via FedEx International First. Only dangerous goods charges are assessed if a shipment contains both dry ice and dangerous goods (accessible or inaccessible). The dry-ice surcharge is not levied.

What FedEx services can ship accessible, inaccessible dangerous goods or dry ice?

FedEx First OvernightFedEx Priority OvernightFedEx First Overnight FreightFedEx 1Day Freight
FedEx International First (U.S. inbound)FedEx International Priority ExpressFedEx International PriorityFedEx International Economy (except to Puerto Rico)
FedEx International Priority FreightFedEx International Economy Freight (except to Puerto Rico)FedEx International PremiumFedEx International Express Freight

Accessible Dangerous Goods Classifications

Certain dangerous goods must be accessible during transit. You can ship these accessible dangerous goods using.

Class 1.4Explosives
Class 2.1Flammable gas
Class 2.2Non-flammable gas with a “cargo aircraft only” label
Class 3Flammable liquid
Class 4Flammable solids, spontaneously combustible, dangerous when wet
Class 5Oxidizer and organic peroxide
Class 8Corrosive material

Inaccessible Dangerous Goods Classification

You can ship the following dangerous goods classifications via most FedEx Express services.

Class 2.2Non-flammable gas without a “cargo aircraft only” label
Class 6.1Toxic
Class 6.2Infectious substances
Class 7Radioactive materials
Class 9Miscellaneous dangerous goods

What FedEx services can ship inaccessible or dry ice?

FedEx First OvernightFedEx Priority OvernightFedEx First Overnight® FreightFedEx 1Day Freight
FedEx International First (U.S. inbound)FedEx International Priority ExpressFedEx International PriorityFedEx International Economy (except to Puerto Rico)
FedEx International Priority FreightFedEx International Economy Freight (except to Puerto Rico)FedEx International PremiumFedEx International Express Freight
FedEx Standard OvernightFedEx 2Day A.MFedEx 2Day A.MFedEx Express Saver


You cannot ship dangerous goods of any kind in the FedEx 10kg Box or FedEx 25kg Box except for permitted IATA Section II lithium batteries. Additionally, shipments from the U.S. to Puerto Rico that contain dangerous goods or dry ice are assessed the same fees that apply to shipments within the U.S.

FedEx is not required to add dry ice to packages or provide re-icing services. Dangerous goods may not be rerouted to an address other than the original recipient’s address provided by the shipper unless dry ice is the only type of dangerous goods contained in the shipment. All dangerous goods shipments may be made available for pickup at permissible locations or returned to the sender. For more information, contact FedEx directly.

FedEx Dangerous Goods

What does it cost to ship these packages?

ServiceAccessibleInaccessibleDry Ice Only
First Overnight, Priority Overnight$130$61.50$6.55
Standard Overnight, 2Day A.M., 2Day, Express Savern/a$61.50$6.55
International First, International Priority Express, International Priority, International EconomyGreater of $195 per shipment or
$1.06 per lb.
Greater of $96.50 per shipment or
$0.53 per lb
$6.55 per shipment, or $6.55 per
package (to or from
Puerto Rico)
Overnight Freight, 1Day FreightGreater of $130 per shipment or
$1.04 per lb.
Greater of $60.50 per shipment or
$0.39 per lb.
n/a
2Day Freight, 3Day Freightn/aGreater of $60.50 per shipment or
$0.39 per lb
n/a
International Express Freight ServicesGreater of $195 per shipment or
$1.06 per lb.
Greater of $96.50 per shipment or
$0.53 per lb

Money-back guarantee policy for dangerous goods

FedEx will not be obligated to refund or credit your transportation charges if the shipment contains dangerous goods or dry ice. Our refund technology will automatically remove these FedEx dangerous goods packages from late delivery disputes. In summary, let our reporting reveal shipping intelligence that can lower your yearly shipping costs.

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