Moving To EuropeWhether you're shipping to France, Spain, Germany or anywhere else in Europe, our years of experience moving & shipping to Europe from the US allows you to learn all of the tips, general advice and important details that will help make your international move to Europe go smoothly.
About EuropeIf you are thinking about moving to Europe you are in for a real treat. Europe has everything from the snowy mountains of the Alps to the sunny sandy beaches of Southern Spain. Grand historic buildings, quaint villages and large meandering rivers passing through many large European cities.
With its great free and sometimes fast toll road system as well as high speed rail and cheap air travel makes it easy to get around and visit all over Europe for long weekends and vacations.
Living In EuropeWith its great free and sometimes fast toll road system as well as high speed rail and cheap air travel makes it easy to get around and visit all over Europe for long weekends and vacations.
Under the European Union, Europe has invested very well in its infrastructure and has accomplished, remarkable projects, including the Euro Channel Tunnel, between the UK and France, Scandinavia's Øresund crossing, the Main-Danube canal, the new Swiss rail tunnels through the Alps, and the Strait of Messina bridge, which Italy is determined to finally build to Sicily.
Prior to moving or re-locating to Europe you might well be considering travelling to Europe, perhaps on vacation or to check out areas before your move. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
PlanningAdvance planning will save time and money; make a short list of places you want to see and activities you hope to undertake. It might sound obvious but do a little research about the country you are planning to travel to. There are many useful websites of individual countries. Some cities are very quiet out of the holiday season when the tourists are not there and also become nightmares to navigate during the busy holiday weekends!
The first thing to do is apply for a passport if you don't have one. The process is not difficult. Details are readily available.
Determine how much-or how little-you want to spend. Many Americans are surprised how affordable Europe is today. Spain and Portugal lead the way here but other counties like Croatia are becoming more popular. France has some great deals on old properties if you buy away from the main cities and inland from the coast.
Don't worry about language. English is widely spoken far beyond Britain and Ireland. On much of the Continent it is the most widely spoken second language; most people working in tourism will speak English.
Some Information About Moving With UPaKWeShipUPakWeShip are not your usual moving company! We realize there is no shortage of companies that can move you overseas. Let us explain how we are different. UPakWeShip has a variety of self-pack services to meet every need and budget. We offer everything from a small pallet load to a 40 foot long self-load shipping container. As the name suggests you do the packing and then we do the rest.
Moving companies make money from packing large shipments. Because of this most moving companies have no interest in small shipments and do not offer discounts if you pack your boxes yourself.
Some moving companies will even tell you that your shipment will be seized by customs overseas if it is not professionally packed but this obviously is not true otherwise we wouldn’t be in business from 1994 and have offices now in the USA, Canada, Europe and the UK.
We specialize in small shipments and we welcome your self-packed boxes. The truth is that customs DOES NOT require that boxes be professionally packed, as long a detailed list of the contents of the box is provided. We also believe that YOU will do a more careful and thorough job packing your items than will the employee of a moving company.
We are also different because we publish our all-inclusive rates on our Website; we do not like surprises any more than you do. If you do not find the rate you need just ask; we are usually able to answer your request the same day. We pride ourselves on our prompt responses to your questions and our ability to find the SHIPPING solution that works best for you.
Moving Your Household Goods To Europe
Shipping Transit Options
Better for smaller shipments, air freight can be costly depending on how much you plan to move, but will take less time in transit to get to Europe. Great for a small box or two.
Perfect for larger shipments. Plan ahead though as you should expect a longer transit for your goods to make it over the sea & through customs. Most popular choice for moving to Europe.
Moving Company Packs
Gives you more time to attend to other moving tasks. Better insurance and more experienced packing, but comes at a high cost.
Self Packing (DIY)
Take your time packing your valuables. Know that your household goods are packed safely as you do it yourself. A huge money saver for many moving to Europe.
Shipment Size Options (For Self Packing)
50 - 80 Cubic Feet
PALLET SERVICES50 - 80 Cubic Foot Per Pallet
Perfect if you have several small boxes or small furniture. You may provide your own pallet or have us send you one. Discounts on multiple pallet bookings.
50 Cubic Feet
U-CRATE 5050 Cubic Foot Shipping Crate
Perfect if you have several small boxes or small furniture. Comes with a durable cardboard cover for added protection. Discounts on multiple U-CRATE bookings.
100 Cubic Feet
U-CRATE 100100 Cubic Foot Shipping Crate
Perfect if you have several small-medium sized boxes or small-medium sized furniture. Comes with a durable cardboard cover for added protection. Discounts on multiple U-CRATE bookings.
200 Cubic Feet
U-CRATE 200200 Cubic Foot Shipping Crate
Excellent choice for several medium-large size boxes and taller furniture. Comes with a durable cardboard cover for added protection. Terminal to door service.
1,000 - 2,000 Cubic Feet
SHIPPING CONTAINERS1,000 Cubic Feet (20FT Container)
2,000 Cubic Feet (40FT Container)
A must for large moves, self-load shipping containers offer the most space for your household goods..