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Shipping costs to Columbus, United States of America

Shipping to Columbus, United States of America From Salem, United States of America

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

6 - 9 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Columbus, United States of America

1 bed flat

£961 - £1,062
£3,843 - £4,248

3 bed house

£1,478 - £1,634

5 bed house

£2,217 - £2,451

Shipping Container Costs to Columbus, United States of America

The vibrant, diverse city of Columbus is prominent in technology, retail, insurance, education, hospitality, aviation and many other fields. Named after the famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, this city is one of the top locations in the United States for business and careers. However, that is far from all that Columbus has to offer. Culture is rich in the city, with several famous performing arts institutes, such as the BalletMet, Opera Columbus and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. The city offers an array of fascinating museums, such as the Columbus Museum of Art and COSI Columbus, which specialises in science. Expats can take in the city's natural beauty with a stroll through Goodale Park or meet Siberian tigers, polar bears and countless other animals in Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. As with many American cities, sports are extremely popular and Columbus houses two major league professional sports teams ñ the Columbus Blue Jackets (National Hockey League) and the Columbus Crew (Major League Soccer). With the city's strong economy and countless opportunities, it's easy to see why many people find themselves relocating to Columbus, Ohio.

Moving your belongings to Columbus is sure to be easy and straightforward. For those who need help deciding what size shipping container to use, here's a simple guide to follow: For the contents of a 3-bedroom house, you should use a 20-foot container. For the belongings from inside a 4 or 5-bedroom house or a 3-bedroom house plus a vehicle, you should use a 40-foot container.

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: £2,808 - £3,105

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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: £1,478 - £1,634

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Car Shipping Costs to Columbus, United States of America

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: £1478 - £1634

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £2,478 - £4,134

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Unusual Restricted Items



Automobiles which do not meet the latest fuel-emission requirements.



Absinthe which is not thujone free.

Trademarked Goods

Home & Garden

Any articles suspected of being counterfeit goods.

Straw & Wicker Items

Home & Garden

Including handicraft items made from straw.


Plant & Animal Products

Soil is anything considered loose material in which trees and plants may grow.

Plants & Seeds

Plant & Animal Products

Plants, Cuttings or Seeds which are capable of propagation.

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