FedEx Express Saver vs. FedEx Ground

FedEx Express Saver and FedEx Ground are two different sets of shipping solutions that FedEx offers.

What is FedEx Express Saver?

FedEx Express Saver is a service offered by FedEx that prioritizes speedy delivery. Key features of the FedEx Express Saver service include the following:

  • 24-48 hour delivery to 210 countries
  • Options to set a specific delivery time
  • Maximum package weight: 150 lbs.
  • Real-time tracking

What is FedEx Ground?

FedEx Ground is a service offered by FedEx that prioritizes cost-effective delivery. Key features of the FedEx Ground service include the following:

  • 1-5 day delivery within the continental United States
  • 3-7 day delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • Maximum package weight: 150 lbs.
  • Real-time tracking
  • Low-cost delivery options

What's the Difference Between FedEx Express Saver and FedEx Ground?

While FedEx Ground and FedEx Express Saver are both services offered by FedEx, they do have significant differences. Some of the major differences and similarities between FedEx Ground and FedEx Express Saver are listed below:

FedEx GroundFedEx Express Saver
Delivery Speed1-5 days (Contiguous U.S.) 3-7 days (Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico)24-48 hour delivery guaranteed no matter the destination
CostLow costHigh cost
Delivery LocationsUS, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii Puerto Rico210 countries
Designated Delivery TimeNot IncludedIncluded
Maximum Package Weight150 lbs.150 lbs.
Real-Time TrackingIncludedIncluded
Package InsuranceIncluded up to $100Included up to $100

FedEx Ground vs. FedEx Express Saver Cost Comparison

Because FedEx Express Saver guarantees fast delivery, it is a much more expensive service than FedEx Ground.

These cost comparisons illustrate the difference between FedEx Ground and FedEx Express Saver:

*The tables below show cost estimates from the FedEx Shipping Rate Calculator for 7 lb. packages with varying departure locations and destinations.

Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, California
ServiceDepartureDestinationCost
FedEx Express SaverWashington, D.C.San Francisco, California$75.18
FedEx GroundWashington, D.C.San Francisco, California$24.23
Phoenix, Arizona, to Seattle, Washington
ServiceDepartureDestinationCost
FedEx Express SaverPhoenix, ArizonaSeattle, Washington$59.29
FedEx GroundPhoenix, ArizonaSeattle, Washington$19.88
Houston, Texas, to Jacksonville, Florida
ServiceDepartureDestinationCost
FedEx Express SaverHouston, TexasJacksonville, Florida$49.76
FedEx GroundHouston, TexasJacksonville, Florida$17.89
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