Shipping times and costs from Larnaka, Cyprus to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
10 - 15 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £3,869 - £4,274
Shipping costs by sea £967 - £1,069

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £1,488 - £1,644

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £2,232 - £2,466

Shipping Container Costs to Sri Lanka

Colombo is not only Sri Lanka’s biggest city, but it is also the country’s commercial capital, as well as being a popular tourist destination. Expats are sure to have an easy time settling into Colombo, as the city is very multicultural, with expats from a diverse array of countries living here. Colombo Harbour is one of Sri Lanka’s busiest ports and one of Asia’s most important terminals, due to its location. The National Museum is not only a stunning landmark to look at, but also a brilliant place to visit to learn about Sri Lanka’s colourful history. Revel in Colombo’s natural beauty by visiting one of the city’s most prominent features, Viharamahadevi Park, which has a mini zoo, several water fountains and a large statue of Buddah. Many vibrant celebrations and festivals are held here throughout the year, for example, the beautiful Vesak festival, which is a festival observed by Buddhists every year to celebrate the life of Buddah. Cricket is Colombo’s most popular sport and expats will be able to catch a game or two at one of the city’s sports venues, such as the Colombo Cricket Club Ground and the Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium. The shipping of your personal and household items is sure to be as easy as settling into this diverse city. If you’re not sure which size shipping container to choose, here’s a simple gauge to help you decide: A 20-foot container can hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house, with a little room left over, whereas a 40-foot container can hold the contents of a 4 or 5-bedroom house. The same 40-foot container can also be used to accommodate the contents of a 3-bedroom house along with a medium sized vehicle.

Shipping Container Options

20Ft Shipping Container

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

Price: £1,488 - £1,644

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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: £2,827 - £3,124

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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: £967 - £1,069

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £2,488 - £4,144

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Unusual Restricted Items

Goods for Commercial Use
Goods for commercial or trade purposes, except trade samples
Narcotics
Dangerous drugs or narcotic substances.
Weapons and Ammunition
Weaponry and ammunition - with permission only.
Printed Matter and Other Media
Media containing pornography, seditious material or ridiculing any religious belief are banned.
Currency
Pakistani and Indian currencies are prohibited.
Cultural Assets
Cultural artefacts