Shipping times and costs from Netherlands to France

Shipping from
Netherlands
Shipping to
France
Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
1 - 4 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £1,555 - £1,719
Shipping costs by sea £389 - £430

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £598 - £661

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £897 - £992

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 France

With a move to France, the process of transporting your worldly possessions doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are two key ports in Nantes in the West and the capital Paris, so you can have the convenience of choosing the one closest to your new home. With MoveHub you can easily find a shipping company that will get your goods from A to B, whether you’re moving to Paris, Bordeaux on the west coast, or to the French Riviera in the south.

Different shipping options to France

Naturally sending items by air is the fastest method, but this convenience comes with a premium price. Whereas overland and sea shipping is considerably cheaper. If you have plenty of time before you move, sea transport is ideal as it’s cost effective and by packing your essentials to take with you, waiting a few days for bigger items won’t be a problem. With international shipping, there is also the convenience of standard door-to-door delivery, so even if you’re living far from your nearest port, your stuff can be brought straight to your door.  

Bringing items into France

One thing to bear in mind when moving to France is that despite there being an agreement for freedom of movement of goods between EU countries for personal belongings there are still restrictions on certain items. You’ll find a list of general items below, but it’s advisable to check the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for an up to date list.

Shipping Container Options

20Ft Shipping Container

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

Price: £598 - £661

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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: £1,136 - £1,256

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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: £389 - £430

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £1,598 - £3,161

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Unusual Restricted Items

Asbestos
Asbestos and any product containing Asbestos.
Counterfeit Items
Counterfeit goods are prohibited absolutely by French Customs.
Animal products
Animal products originating from outside an EU member state.
Live Trees or Plants
Live trees are subject to restrictions.
Ornamental Foliage
Foliage is subject to restrictions.
Animals
Pets need to be identifiable, vaccinated against rabies and have a health certificate.