Excess Baggage from the UK to the UK
Are you looking to go to the UK for a long trip but you have too much luggage? Are you worried about excess baggage fees at airports? Well with Movecorp, there’s no need to fret. All you need to think about is enjoying your time in the UK, because we will handle the rest.
When sending excess luggage to the UK, we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge of the country and the most appropriate method of shipping for each customer. So if you want the best service for sending baggage to the UK, Movecorp will not lead you wrong.
Living in UK
The United Kingdom comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is situated to the north-west of mainland Europe. The country has a monarchy, of which Queen Elizabeth II is the current Head of State. The country is currently estimated to have a population of 66,020,229; around 20% of these reside in London and its suburbs. The United Kingdom has a long and varied history, with various different rulers in different areas as well as conflict. More recently, the nation was involved in both World Wars, and has an arsenal of nuclear weapons. Politically, the most notable event of recent times is the 2016 referendum which decided that the United Kingdom would leave the European Union. The United Kingdom’s geography is rather varied; from flat plains in the east to a generally hilly landscape in much of centre, and rugged fells and mountains in the north. the UK’s economy is highly centred on its service sector; much of its past manufacturing strength has been diminished by global competitors. However, the automotive industry remains significant, as does aerospace production. Culturally, the United Kingdom is unique and has been globally influential; various sports such as football originated in the country, while literary figures such as William Shakespeare have had immeasurable impacts on what is now a global language.
Useful UK Travel Info
|Flight Time From UK
||Main Shipping Ports
||Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stanstead, Luton, Edinburgh, Birmingham
||Grimsby, London, Tees/Hartlepool, Liverpool, Felixstowe, Forth Ports, Belfast
How Much Does It Cost to Send Luggage to the UK?
If you are sending excess baggage to the UK from the UK, then we have a variety of options for you to choose from. Movecorp has a shared container method or a sole-use container option, to suit all budgets and needs. Plus, you can choose to send a suitcase to the UK via sea freight or air freight.
Shipping excess baggage to the UK via shared container, where you only pay for the portion you use, is the most cost-effective service we offer when accompanied by sea freight transport.
Air freight baggage shipping is faster but also more costly. If you needed to use a whole shipping container, then this is a price factor, too, as you’ll be paying for the use of more space.
What’s included in your excess baggage shipping rates:
- A move coordinator to help you along the shipping process
- Insurance for your goods
- UK collection and packaging of goods
- Door-to-door baggage to the UK
What are the shipping methods for sending items to the UK?
Air Road Sea
Baggage-shipping to the UK via Air Freight
If you need your belongings in the UK in a hurry, airfreight is the quickest transit method to move your possessions internationally. Baggage-shipping via air freight are highly convenient, but this does come with a higher price tag. Your quote for the UK Baggage-shipping is calculated based on the weight of your consignment, meaning it is not so economical for larger loads such as an entire home.
If you are only sending a one bedroom flat, some boxes of clothes or a few items of furniture to the UK but you require them urgently, air freight is a convenient transport method. Many Movecorp customers will make use of our air freight to the UK service cooperatively with another method of transportation. Such as sending a small number of items they need as a priority via air freight and everything else they can send via sea freight to cut costs.
Another factor that might influence the cost of your Baggage-shipping to the UK via air freight is what happens with your goods upon their arrival in the UK. You can choose to collect your goods at the airport yourself, or you can request that diligent moving teams deliver your goods to the kerbside of your new home.
Baggage-shipping to the UK via Road Freight
Road freight is one of our most popular transit methods, in particular for Baggage-shipping to the UK. Road freight is a faster option than sea freight, far more economical than air freight and it can be used for consignments of all sizes. Whether you need to send a few boxes, bulky furniture pieces or your whole home to the UK - road freight is suitable.
There are two road freight options for Baggage-shipping to the UK, a shared service or dedicated service to suit your needs. Our shared service provides flexibility to choose a collection window to suit you. However, because you will be sharing a moving van, your Baggage-shipping to the UK will not begin its journey until the van is full. This is a cost-effective option as you will only pay for the space your goods consume.
Our dedicated service gives you total freedom to choose your exact move date and time and you will pay for and receive a sole use removals truck to fill how you wish. This is a common road freight method for those moving larger homes, furniture items, vehicles and office spaces.
Our hard work and dedication means we are now proud partners of a number of worldwide shipping and removals organisations. Therefore, when you choose road freight for Baggage-shipping to the UK, you will receive the same attentive and superior service as you would in the UK.
Baggage-shipping to the UK via Sea Freight
For Baggage-shipping to the UK, sea freight is one of the most favoured transport methods due to its cost-effectiveness and ease for our clients. Baggage-shipping to the UK via sea freight can sometimes be a slow process, therefore we advise that you allow ample time for your delivery.
Shared container load is the ideal Baggage-shipping to the UK choice if you have a small consignment such as a one bedroom flat, a studio apartment or a small office space. All of your goods and furnishings will be wrapped, packed and loaded onto a shared shipping container to the UK and you will only pay for the space this baggage occupies.
Dedicated container load is the recommended the UK Baggage-shipping method if you are sending an entire home load or a large commercial office space. You will pay to receive the sole use of a 20ft or 40ft shipping container. A 20ft container will fit a three-bedroom home comfortably and 40ft is sufficient space if you want to send a vehicle amongst other goods.
Owing to our partnership with a number of global removals organisations, your goods will be delivered to the destination of your choice in the UK, by a team of movers that are committed to delivering a premium service.
How Do I Send Luggage to the UK?
When shipping luggage to the UK, Movecorp will take the reins for you. We will ensure that your goods are expertly packed, shipped and unpacked during the baggage shipping to the UK process. You don’t have to worry about a thing, just let the professionals do it for you!
You can find comfort in knowing that you will be assigned your own move coordinator to help with the shipping procedure. Your move coordinator will give you all the information you need before sending luggage to the UK.
A surveying service will be used, if necessary, to determine how best to ship your baggage to the UK. This can be using our shared containers, or our sole-use containers, as stated before. We will package everything for you, using only the best materials and making sure you’re happy every step of the way.
What Excess Baggage Can I Ship to the UK?
If you are planning an epic trip to the UK, and you need to ship a lot more stuff than you can carry, then worry not. This happens to a lot of people and airlines profit from excess baggage fees – but with Movecorp, no matter the item, we can ship it for you as a leading baggage shipping company.
Whether it’s your surfboard, guitar or camping equipment, for example, Movecorp will package and ship your unaccompanied baggage to the UK with ease – whatever it may be.
Here is a list of common prohibited items:
- Perishable items
- Liquids, liquefiable substances and powders
- Intoxicating beverages
Why Choose Movecorp for Shipping Baggage to the UK?
We will ensure that sending bags to the UK is as painless for you as possible. We are so confident in our services that we offer a price match option if you do happen to find a cheaper quote for excess baggage UK to the UK shipping.
Our professional knowledge of customs and travel documents should provide you with some comfort, along with insurance on your luggage shipping to the UK. We are proud of our accreditation from organisations such as the British Association of Removers (BAR) and the International Association of Movers (IAM), amongst many others.
Make the best decision for your budget, don’t settle for inflated airline fees. Instead, let Movecorp handle your excess baggage shipping UK to the UK the right way.