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Shipping costs to Malaysia

Shipping to Malaysia From Thailand

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

2 - 4 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Malaysia

1 bed flat

£551 - £609
£2,205 - £2,436

3 bed house

£848 - £937

5 bed house

£1,272 - £1,406

Shipping Container Costs to Malaysia

With a move to Malaysia, you need to make sure you find the best route of getting your belongings shipped over.

There are several shipping routes to Malaysia’s main port in Kuala Lumpur, with good transportation routes to other parts of the country from there. Whether you’re heading to the capital on Peninsular Malaysia or over to East Malaysia, MoveHub can find a shipping company to suit your requirements.

Different shipping options to Malaysia

Given the distance from most countries, transporting your stuff overland is likely to be long, expensive and complicated. However, as a major shipping route sending your stuff to Malaysia by sea or air is a much more viable option.

Depending on how quickly and how much stuff you’re sending to Malaysia, it’s recommended to ship belongings as soon as possible, as it can take nearly a month to arrive. But retaining essential items to take on your arrival in Malaysia will mean you have everything you need in the interim period. However, if you need to move fast, the option of air freight is always there, but bear in mind it is expensive.

With all international shipping, buyers receive door-to-door delivery, so wherever you’re moving to in Malaysia your stuff will be taken direct to your new home.

Bringing items into Malaysia

With all international travel you need to be aware of any restrictions there may be on items. While you’ll find a list of general items you can’t take into Malaysia below, it’s worth checking out the Malaysian Customs Department website for a comprehensive 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: £1,611 - £1,780

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image of shipping container

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: £848 - £937

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Car Shipping Costs from Thailand to Malaysia

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: £848 - £937

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £1,848 - £3,437

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Unusual Restricted Items

Pens and Pencils

Home & Garden

Pens, pencils and any other items resembling syringes are banned.

Indecent Media


Any form of media considered to be indecent is prohibited.

Tutle Eggs

Plant & Animal Products

Turtle eggs are prohibited.


Plant & Animal Products

Live fish and all genuses of piranha are prohibited.


Weapons & Firearms

Daggers and flick knives are prohibited.

Replica or toy guns and grenades

Weapons & Firearms

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