Shipping times and costs from Bulgaria to United States of America

Shipping from
Bulgaria
Shipping to
United States of America
Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
13 - 18 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £10,067 - £11,128
Shipping costs by sea £2,517 - £2,782

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £3,872 - £4,280

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £5,808 - £6,420

The cost of shipping is all dependent upon how much you need to ship, and how far. Read up on all you need to know about international shipping to your chosen country.

Shipping Container Costs to United States of America

Thinking of moving to the US? Here’s some key information:

Population: 327 million

Currency: US Dollar ($)

Major language: English

Capital city: Washington, D.C.

Other major cities: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago

Shipping your belongings to the US is easy – you just need to decide how you are going to do it. Read on to find out more.

Sea freight or air freight?

The two main shipping options are air freight and sea freight:

Air freight:
  • Quick - a cargo plane will get your things to the US from anywhere in the world in just 2-3 days.
  • Expensive - you pay a proper premium for an air freight service, so it’s not great if you’re moving on a budget.
 
Sea freight:
  • Cheap - sea freight typically costs around five times less than air freight, making it a much more affordable option.
  • Slow - container ships usually take several weeks to complete their journey, so be sure to plan your move well in advance.
 

Container shipping to the US

If you do choose sea freight, your items will be shipped in either a 20ft container or a 40ft container. You don’t have to fill the whole container with stuff; if you’re bringing no more than about 15 cubic metres of cargo, you will share the use of a container with other people. This is a process called Less Than Container Load, or LCL.

The majority of our shipping suppliers provide a full door-to-door service, which means they’ll take care of the whole process – all the way from your old front door to your new one.

Major shipping ports

The five largest container terminals in the US are:

Port of Los Angeles

Port of Long Beach

Port of New York

Port of Seattle & Tacoma

Port of Savannah

Your shipment’s port destination ultimately depends on where in the US you are moving to. Once your belongings have reached American soil, they will need to clear customs before travelling by truck and/or train to your new home.

US customs regulations

The US customs process might seem daunting, but our experienced shipping suppliers will guide you through it. Here is some basic advice: 
  • You are required to create an inventory (i.e. a packing list) of the items you are bringing into the US, making sure you declare everything.
 
  • It’s possible to import your personal effects and household goods duty-free into the US, providing you have used them for at least one year prior to your move, and you intend to use them again in your new American home.
 
  • Customs officials may physically open and inspect your container, so make sure you know exactly what isn’t allowed into the country (see below). Check out the official US customs website for more information.

Shipping Container Options

20Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
33 Cubic Meters
5.9m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £3,872 - £4,280

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  • Boxes
    16 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedrooms
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

40Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
67 Cubic Meters
12.03m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £7,357 - £8,132

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  • Boxes
    28 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedroom
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x car, 1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

Car shipped by sea freight

Max Dimensions: 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)

Base Price: £2,517 - £2,782

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £4,872 - £6,780

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Unusual Restricted Items

Narcotics
Narcotics and some medication containing prohibited substances
Absinthe
Absinthe which is not thujone free is prohibited.
Trademarked Goods
Any articles suspected of being counterfeit goods.
Soil, Livestock or Animal Pests
Soil, Livestock or Animal Pests are prohibited.
Weapons
Fully automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons.
Pornographic materials
Pornographic materials are banned.