Shipping times and costs from Belarus to Austria

Shipping from
Belarus
Shipping to
Austria
Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
2 - 5 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £5,871 - £6,487
Shipping costs by sea £1,468 - £1,622

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £2,258 - £2,495

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £3,387 - £3,743

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 Austria

Thinking of a new life in the mountains? The landlocked European nation of Austria is a real magnet for expats, combining quaint villages and uplifting Alpine scenery with trendy cities like Vienna and Graz. Plus, it’s home to around 8.8 million people, which makes it fairly quiet by European standards. There’s skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and delicious food all year round – think hot wiener schnitzels and crispy apple strudel. Here’s what you need to know about shipping your belongings to Austria.

Sea freight or air freight?

There are two main shipping options to choose between: air freight or sea freight.

Air freight offers a fast service. Cargo planes are able to reach Austria from anywhere in the world in just two or three days. However, air freight is expensive – it’s handy if you need to move abroad quickly, but not great for keeping costs low.

Sea freight is the slower option but it’s also much more affordable, being around five times cheaper than air freight. If you’re moving on a budget, sea freight is ideal, but you also need to allow several weeks for your cargo to arrive.

If you choose sea freight, your belongings will go in either a 20ft container or a 40ft container, depending on the amount of stuff you’re bringing. If the total volume of your cargo is less than around 15 cubic metres, you will share a container with other people (in a process known as Less Than Container Load, or LCL).

Most of our shipping suppliers provide a full door-to-door service, which means they’ll take your belongings all the way from your old home to your new one in Austria. Easy!

Major shipping ports

Since Austria is a landlocked country, most containers must be shipped to other European countries and then transported onwards to Austria, either by freight train or along the River Danube to the Port of Vienna. Popular destination ports include Genoa (Italy), Antwerp (Belgium), and Hamburg (Germany). Once your shipment reaches Austria, it will need to clear customs before it can travel to your new home.

Clearing customs in Austria

The customs process is not as complicated as it seems, and our professional shipping suppliers will help you through every stage. You’ll need to create an inventory (i.e. a packing list) of all the items you’re bringing into Austria, making sure you declare everything. It’s wise to know about this requirement before you start loading a container.

If you’re coming from within the EU, your shipment can enter Austria duty free. However, if you’re moving from a non-EU country, your household goods must meet certain conditions in order to qualify for duty exemption. They must be a) used, b) owned for at least six months, and c) intended for continued use in Austria (i.e. not for resale).

See below for an idea of the items that are restricted or prohibited by Austrian customs, and be aware that some shipments are physically inspected. For more information, take a look at the Austrian customs official website.

Shipping Container Options

20Ft Shipping Container

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

Price: £2,258 - £2,495

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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: £4,290 - £4,741

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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: £1,468 - £1,622

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £3,258 - £4,995

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Unusual Restricted Items

Pets
Cats, dogs and ferrets from EU countries must carry pet passports.
Medicine
Medicine of all kinds are restricted in Austria.
Plants
Live orchids, citrus plants, vines and bonsai are forbidden.
Animal products
Meat and milk products as well as pet food containing animal products
Products from Protected Species
Parts of and products from protected plants and animals are highly restricted.
Weapons and Ammunition
Pump-action shotguns and knuckledusters are banned.