If you’re planning to ship your belongings out with you to Thailand there’s no need to find the whole process overwhelming. Your belongings will head to Bangkok port, the largest and most common port in Thailand, where they can be met by you.
Whether you’re heading to Bangkok or the wider breadth of the country, MoveHub can help you find the right shipping company to meet your requirements and make shipping to Thailand simple and straightforward.
Given the distance from most countries your main options for shipping belongings to Thailand come in the form of air or sea freight.
While sea freight is the most cost effective, it can take around 4 weeks to reach Thailand, so you’d need to ship well in advance, to ensure it arrives in Thailand at roughly the time as you do.
Having said that, if you need to get things over fast, your best bet is air shipment that takes a matter of days, but obviously this comes with a higher price tag.
Whichever method you choose, you can take advantage of door-to-door delivery that comes as standard with international shipping, thus wherever you’re headed your goods will be delivered direct to your new home.
As with any international move, it’s important to familiarise yourself with custom regulations as certain items may be restricted from entering Thailand. You’ll find a helpful list of general items below, but the Thailand Customs Department website can provide more comprehensive information.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
All goods with the Thai National Flag are forbidden.
All counterfeit and pirated goods are prohibited.
All fake royal or official seals are banned.
All objects, photos and literature considered to be obscene are forbidden.
Narcotics in all forms are prohibited.
Firearms, including replicas, require an appropriate licence from the Ministry of Interior.