Shipping times and costs from Ecuador to United Kingdom

Shipping from
Ecuador
Shipping to
United Kingdom
Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
16 - 21 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £11,482 - £12,688
Shipping costs by sea £2,870 - £3,172

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £4,416 - £4,880

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £6,624 - £7,320

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 Kingdom

It may be small in size, but the United Kingdom has a big personality. Situated in northwestern Europe between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the UK is a family of four, comprising England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We’re not just talking about any old family; this is the fifth largest economy in the world. 67 million people live in the UK and its capital is London, an exciting and mega-multicultural city on the River Thames.

Different shipping options

If you’re planning on moving to the UK then you’ll probably want to take a few belongings with you. Shipping things over there is easy - you just need to choose between air freight and sea freight. Air freight is the faster option; sending your stuff by plane to the UK will most likely take about two to three days. However, air freight is also rather expensive, so it’s not advisable unless you’re having to move in a rush. Sea freight is significantly cheaper, generally costing about five times less than air freight, which makes it ideal for people who are moving on a budget. Container ships are slow and will usually take several weeks to reach their destination, so it’s important that you plan any international move well in advance. In the case of sea freight, your belongings will be shipped in either a 20ft or a 40ft container. If the total volume of your cargo is no more than around 15 cubic metres, you will share the use of a container with other people (in a process known as Less Than Container Load, or LCL). Most of our shipping suppliers offer a full door-to-door service, which means they’ll take care of everything all the way from your old home to your new one. For loads more information on international container shipping costs, check out our detailed guide here.

Major shipping routes

There are loads of big shipping ports in the UK, so it’s pretty easy to find one that’s at least fairly near your new residence. The Port of Felixstowe (southeast) and the Port of Southampton (south) are handy if you’re moving to London or anywhere in the south of the country. Meanwhile, the Port of Immingham (northeast) is the largest container terminal in the UK. Belfast Harbour has got you covered if you’re moving to Northern Ireland, and the biggest port in Scotland is Grangemouth. Once your container reaches UK soil, it will pass through customs before going by truck and/or train to your new home.

Clearing customs in the UK

Customs can seem a bit daunting, but our experienced shipping suppliers will help you through it. Fortunately, the UK’s customs process is fairly straightforward. You need to create an inventory (i.e. a detailed list) of all the items you’re bringing into the country. Customs officials are likely to open your container and physically inspect it, so make sure everything matches up with what’s written in your inventory. See below for an idea of all the things that are restricted or prohibited by UK customs.If you’re coming from within the EU, you’re allowed to bring your household goods and personal effects into the UK duty-free. If you’re coming from outside the EU, duty-free shipments are still possible, but you must have owned and used your household goods for at least six months prior to your move date. Plus, you must intend to use the items again in your new UK residence. Check out the UK Customs (HMRC) official 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: £4,416 - £4,880

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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: £8,390 - £9,272

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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: £2,870 - £3,172

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £5,416 - £7,380

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Unusual Restricted Items

Illegal Drugs
All illegal drugs are banned.
Offensive Weapons
All offensive weapons e.g. flick knives are banned.
Self-defence Sprays
Self-defence sprays e.g. pepper spray and CS gas are banned.
Products from Protected Species
Endangered animal and plant species are prohibited.
Rough Diamonds
Rough diamonds are banned.
Indecent and Obscene Material
All indecent and obscene materials are banned.