How to find the best International Removals company?
VanHelper can help you get multiple quotes for international removal services. With a network of trusted partners, you can be sure that your overseas removal company is at the best price for you.
Tell VanHelper more about your overseas move, and we will endeavour to get your quotes as soon as possible. Fill up one simple form to get multiple quotes from international removal companies so you can compare the prices for your move abroad.
Why choose VanHelper for your move abroad?
- We will instantly connect you with international removal companies so they can contact you for a quote.
- We will send you details for the international removal companies that can cover your route.
- All the international removal companies are vetted and have recommendations from previous customers.
- Competitive prices and a choice of different companies to compare your international removal quote.
Average International Removal cost from the UK
The best way to get an estimate is to speak with the quote providers from VanHelper directly. This way, you will get the most accurate cost estimates from the professionals. We have compiled a rough estimation for costs of international removals from the UK to other popular destinations below for a typical 2 bedroom house move.
|Route||Transport||Time required||Price range|
|UK to Europe||Road||2-4 days||£2,000 to £4,000|
|UK to America||Air||8-12 days||£5,000 to £8,000|
|UK to Australia||Air||8-12 days||£8,000 to £11,000|
|UK to New Zealand||Sea||6-10 weeks||£4,000 to £6,000|
|UK to South Africa||Air||8-12 days||£6,000 to £9,000|
As you can see, going by sea is always the cheapest way to move your goods long-distance. However, consider the time it may take to reach your destination. As a rule of thumb, shipping by sea is around half price of using air transport.
A 20 feet container is the standard freight shipping size, and companies can use it to move an average 3 bedroom home. For reference, a 2 bedroom house move will require around 70% of the 20 feet container.
Do I have to pay upfront for international removal service?
It is a standard practice to pay an international removal company upfront to cover the cost of the international removals.
Additional costs for International Removals
Professional packing service starts at £200 for a 20ft container; this is only the cost for professionally wrapping your items in the freight container so that it does not get damaged during transport.
You should expect to pay around £80 per month to store your belongings during an international move.
When you are moving abroad, the timing of your move may not completely line up with your home move date; therefore, your items may need to be stored at a facility in the destination country before they are shipped to the final location.
As a rule of thumb, you should expect to pay around £4 per kilo for air freight. Your international removal company will be able to provide you with an accurate total weight before the move.
Once the haulage exceeds 500kg, it becomes costly for air freight, and you should consider Sea freight instead.
Additionally, there are limitations to Airfreight, such as restrictions to items containing flammable gasses, chemicals and batteries.
Generally speaking, the Sea freight cost depends on the route travelled and destination. You should expect to pay around £2 per kilo for sea freight.
Please note that Sea freight takes significantly longer and can sometimes take up to 8 weeks for your items to be delivered.
Other transport cost
For international moves, there are many other associated costs, such as:
- Customs security surcharges.
- Container consolidation charges.
- Port Authority Terminal charges.
- Customs brokerage.
- Pick up and delivery at destination.
- Fuel charges.
- Routing charges.
As the customer, you should clarify with the international shipping company whether your quote includes all the associated fees.