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Shipping costs to Thailand

Shipping to Thailand From United States of America

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

24 - 29 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Thailand

1 bed flat

£1,457 - £1,611
£5,829 - £6,443

3 bed house

£2,242 - £2,478

5 bed house

£3,363 - £3,717

Shipping Container Costs to Thailand

If you’re planning to ship your belongings out with you to Thailand there’s no need to find the whole process overwhelming. Your belongings will head to Bangkok port, the largest and most common port in Thailand, where they can be met by you.

Whether you’re heading to Bangkok or the wider breadth of the country, MoveHub can help you find the right shipping company to meet your requirements and make shipping to Thailand simple and straightforward.

Different shipping options to Thailand

Given the distance from most countries your main options for shipping belongings to Thailand come in the form of air or sea freight.

While sea freight is the most cost effective, it can take around 4 weeks to reach Thailand, so you’d need to ship well in advance, to ensure it arrives in Thailand at roughly the time as you do.

Having said that, if you need to get things over fast, your best bet is air shipment that takes a matter of days, but obviously this comes with a higher price tag.

Whichever method you choose, you can take advantage of door-to-door delivery that comes as standard with international shipping, thus wherever you’re headed your goods will be delivered direct to your new home.

Bringing items into Thailand

As with any international move, it’s important to familiarise yourself with custom regulations as certain items may be restricted from entering Thailand. You’ll find a helpful list of general items below, but the Thailand Customs Department website can provide more comprehensive information.

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: £4,260 - £4,708

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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: £2,242 - £2,478

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Car Shipping Costs from United States of America to Thailand

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: £2242 - £2478

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £3,242 - £4,978

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Unusual Restricted Items

Thai National Flag

Home & Garden

All goods with the Thai National Flag are forbidden.

Counterfeit Items

Home & Garden

All counterfeit and pirated goods are prohibited.

Fake Royal Seals and official seals


All fake royal or official seals are banned.

Obscene Objects and Media


All objects, photos and literature considered to be obscene are forbidden.



Narcotics in all forms are prohibited.

Real and Replica Firearms

Weapons & Firearms

Firearms, including replicas, require an appropriate licence from the Ministry of Interior.

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