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Shipping costs to Sri Lanka

Shipping to Sri Lanka From Thailand

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

4 - 6 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Sri Lanka

1 bed flat

£1,154 - £1,275
£4,618 - £5,101

3 bed house

£1,776 - £1,962

5 bed house

£2,664 - £2,943

Shipping Container Costs to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka boasts stunning landscapes, a beautiful coastline and a tropical climate. Expats are drawn to its friendly people, wonderful sights and low cost of living. Other perks you can look forward to are the many festivals and celebrations, the majestic beaches and the wonderful Sri Lankan food. You can engage in many different sports activities, including diving and mountaineering.

Before you ship your belongings to Sri Lanka, you should determine first which container size to go for. Remember that a 20-foot container can accommodate the contents of an average 3-bedroom house. If you're taking a car with you, or your belongings fit into a 4- or 5-bedroom house, you should opt for a 40-foot container instead.

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: £3,374 - £3,728

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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: £1,776 - £1,962

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Car Shipping Costs from Thailand to Sri Lanka

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: £1776 - £1962

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £2,776 - £4,462

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Unusual Restricted Items

Telecommunications Equipment


All telecommunications equipment must be declared and are subject to inspection.



Cigarettes or unfinished tobacco products are prohibited.

Gold, Silver and Gems

Home & Garden

All gold, silver, gems and jewellery need to be declared and are subject to inspection.

Printed Matter and Other Media


Media containing pornography, seditious material or ridiculing any religious belief are banned.



Pakistani and Indian currencies are prohibited.

Plants and Live Animals

Plant & Animal Products

Plants, fruits, birds, fish and other live animals as well as their products need special import permits.

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