European Removals Services

Bournes are a leading European Removal Company providing cost-effective door to door road removals services to make arranging removals from the UK to Europe easy. 

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Bournes is one of South East England's leading European Removal Companies with over 145 years of experience providing a range of services to take the headache out of moving to Europe.


We know that when you move your home from the UK to Europe there's a lot to organise. That’s why our team focuses on providing a great customer experience by guiding your through the process every step of the way - from the moment you pick up the phone to the moment your removals crew wave goodbye.

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Removals to Europe from the UK

When moving house to Europe from the UK your furniture and household belongings are typically moved by road.

We offer tailored options with 3 different service levels to suit a range of schedule and budget requirements.

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Economy (Part Load)

If you can be completely flexible

  • Collection and delivery date determined by Bournes
  • Share the empty space on your vehicle for other securely separated consignments that fit in with your schedule
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Dedicated Dates

Our most popular service

  • You select your collection and delivery date
  • Share the empty space on your vehicle for other securely separated consignments that fit in with your schedule
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Dedicated Vehicle

Perfect for larger moves

  • You select your collection and delivery date
  • Your own truck for your exclusive use
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European Removals Services

Choose the services that suit your individual move or ask us to recommend those we think will help you. If you need help with something you don't see below, just ask, we'll be happy to add in any extras you need if we can. 

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Door to door furniture removals

We collect your items, wrap and load them and transport all your furniture and household items door to door, with delivery and unloading at destination.

+ Includes documentation assistance and customs clearance.

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European Packing Services

Professional European Standard packing with full and fragile options available.

Packing Services

Why choose Bournes as your European Mover?

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Award winning customer service

A reputation built on award-winning personal service, quality and outstanding customer feedback.

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Dedicated move manager

Your personal move manager will guide you through your move, assist with documentation and customs processes and to keep you up to date with progress.

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Fixed quote with no hidden surprises

With a choice of in home, phone or video survey to ensure we have all the information we need to give you an accurate quote up front.

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A range of moving services

Flexible European moving services to provide what’s most important to you, whether that’s low cost, extra help with packing or a schedule that works best for your family.

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Independently certified

Pre-vetted and approved by the British Association of Removers and FIDI FAIM.

Insurance certificates

Fully insured

Offering comprehensive protection for your belongings whilst they are in our care.

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Professional Staff

Uniformed, pre-vetted, experienced and professionally trained removals crews.

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Financial Protection

An advanced payment guarantee provided by the British Association of Removers.

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Our  quotes are free and there is no obligation so why not get in touch with us right away to find out how little it could cost you to enjoy an easy, simple, professional move with Bournes.

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As well as our core moving and packing services we can also provide a range of other services to help make your move to Europe easy.

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Custom crates, built to protect your most fragile or valuable items during transportation. 

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Moving Vehicles

Cost-effective and convenient transport with your household goods plus support with documentation and import procedures.

storage warehouse


Secure, short or long term storage in the UK or at destination.

Storage Services
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Destination Services

A little extra help with your move, from finding a home and school to setting up bank accounts and finding a doctor.

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Comprehensive insurance gives you peace of mind that you’re financially protected if the unexpected happens.

European Insurance
pet transportation

Pet Relocation

Working with IPATA approved pet transportation experts to help your pets safely join your family in your new home.

Pet Relocation
airfreight services


Airfreight is ideal for small shipments that you need urgently, or for an advance shipment of just a few items to help you settle in quickly.

handyman tools


From dismantling swing sets and taking down light fittings on the move out to hanging pictures and curtains or putting together your new furniture our handymen make moving out and settling in quick and easy.

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Currency Exchange

We've partnered with Moneycorp to help you to achieve the best rates of exchange and make the most of your money, from one-off sums to monthly transfers.

For information from the Moneycorp team click here to request a contact.

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Car rentals

Free of charge assistance with car rentals including preferred rates, Comprehensive insurance included for you and your spouse if needed, and flexible billing.

Container Shipping

Container Shipping

If you're moving outside of mainland Europe, or to a destination where sea shipping might be more cost effective or a better option for you we also offer a container shipping services. We can recommend your best options.

European Removals Accreditations

Areas we cover

As a specialist European removal company we move hundreds of people between the UK and Europe every year.

From our UK service centres based across the South East we are ideally placed to help with moves to or from London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.


European Removals Locations

We serve the following locations.

All transport options

We offer regular trips through our Economy (Part load service) as well as exclusive or dedicated dates services for:

Dedicated Dates and Exclusive Vehicles

In addition to the above locations, we also offer dedicated and exclusive load services for:

  • Removals to Germany
  • Removals to Spain
  • Removals to Austria

For all other locations or transport via sea shipment please contact us to find out if we can help. 



Which countries can Bournes move me to?

We provide road removals services throughout Mainland Europe. 

We move thousands of people every year to and from the UK and popular European locations like France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain as well as trips to destinations further afield like Sweden and Norway - wherever you're moving from and to we can help. 

Are Bournes qualified for European Removals?

Yes! And that's something important to check when choosing a European Removal company. Bournes Operators License includes operating removals vehicles in mainland Europe and in addition we are members of the British Association of Removers Overseas moving group AND certified by FIDI, the leading professional association for international removals, to their FAIM quality standard offering you peace of mind that you've chosen a reputable mover. 

Find out more about our professional removals accreditations.  

Not only are we qualified but we've got lots of experience too. We've been moving people in the UK since 1875 and undertook our first moves to mainland Europe in the 1950's!

How much do European Removals cost?

To get an accurate quote for Moving to Europe from the UK you’ll need to book a Move Consultation.

These are a few things that make up your moving costs:  

  • Quantity of items you’d like to move (Volume)
  • Method of transport - economy, dedicated dates or dedicated vehicle service. 
  • Speed of delivery required 
  • Flexibility of move dates
  • Types of items being moved and special requirements
  • Packing services
  • Origin and destination locations
  • Access to your origin and destination home addresses
  • Your move dates
  • Insurance

What changes did Brexit make to moving household goods to Europe?

Since Brexit there have been changes to the Customs Clearance process for moves into EU countries. Your move manager will guide you through the process to help you prepare. 

It is more important than ever to use a qualified and professional European Removals Company when moving from the UK to Europe.

The documentation, processes and customs requirements are no longer straightforward, so your removal company needs to have implemented the correct procedures to ensure everything runs smoothly and you are not faced with additional charges if these have not been followed. 

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Moving to Germany after Brexit

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What type of European removals service is best?

This depends on your individual requirements - we have dedicated

Economy European Removals Services

If you are completely flexible on move dates and want to keep costs down then our economy service offers all our same high standard of packing and removals services whilst you share the transport with other customers, allowing us to split the costs of transport to offer you our most competitive prices.

Dedicated European Removals Services

If your dates are fixed or you have a large volume of belongings to move then our dedicated dates or dedicated vehicles are perfect for you. If there is space left on your vehicle and you’re willing to share it then we will combine this with other customers heading to the same location to share the costs of transport.

Shared load / part load Removals Services

If you only need a small amount of space then our economy service can help with part load options available. We have regular trips to some of the most popular cities in Europe so if your dates can be flexible this is the most cost effective way of moving smaller moves.

How long do removals from the UK to Europe take?

This depends on the method of transport. Dedicated vehicle services will pack up at your origin property and then travel directly to your destination home as soon as they receive the green light from customs to travel. Depending on where you are headed this can be as little as a couple of days.

For shared services this can take a little longer as we need to collect and load all the shipments at our warehouse, but we will let you know what to expect up front.

Who are the best European Removals companies?

Anyone can make a fancy website and pay to get it ranking highly in your search engine, but how do you know you’ve found a reputable company? Quality accreditations and membership of professional associations are a great way to assess the standard of service you can expect from professional moving companies. Typically an expert external assessor will pre-vet the company for you with strict, regular external audits. Bournes are proud to be members of the top professional industry bodies to demonstrate our commitment to quality.

  • BAR Overseas
  • Which? Trusted Trader

Check out our other quality accreditations and memberships


Visit our Advice Centre for lots more guides, tools, checklists and more to help you plan for your move to Europe, arrange European removals and prepare for move day.

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