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Shipping costs to France

Shipping to France From Portugal

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

2 - 5 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to France

1 bed flat

£885 - £978
£3,539 - £3,910

3 bed house

£1,361 - £1,504

5 bed house

£2,042 - £2,256

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.

40ft Shipping Container

67 Cubic Meters | 12.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 40ft Container

Price: £2,586 - £2,858

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20ft Shipping Container

33 Cubic Meters | 6.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 20ft Container

Price: £1,361 - £1,504

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Car Shipping Costs from Portugal to France

In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.

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Car Shipped by Sea Freight

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

Base Price: £1361 - £1504

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £2,361 - £4,004

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Unusual Restricted Items


Hazardous Materials

Asbestos and any product containing Asbestos.

Counterfeit Items

Home & Garden

Counterfeit goods are prohibited absolutely by French Customs. Products will be seized and a fine levied.

Animal products

Plant & Animal Products

Animal products orignating from outside an EU member state.

Industrial or Medicinal Plants

Plant & Animal Products

Medicinal plants are subject to restrictions.

Live Trees or Plants

Plant & Animal Products

Live trees are subject to restrictions.

Ornamental Foliage

Plant & Animal Products

Foliage is subject to restrictions.

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