International Removals

Covering over 180 countries we offer International Removals, Container Shipping, Airfreight and Relocation Support services to make international moving easy.

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Simply tell us where you are moving to.


We know that moving internationally is more than relocating your belongings - that's just a small part of what you need to organise. A friendly team to guide you through the International Removals process, every step of the way, really helps to take away some of the stress as moving day approaches.

That’s why our team focuses on providing a great customer experience from the moment you pick up the phone to the moment your removals crew wave goodbye.

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International Removals from the UK

A range of flexible services to suit your individual requirements, removals budget and schedule. 

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Container Shipping

Door to door full container and shared container shipping services to and from any worldwide location. 

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Shared Containers

If you aren't moving the volume of belongings to fill a whole shipping container we offer shared shipping containers so you only need to pay for the space you need. 

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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.

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International Removals Services

Choose the services that suit your move or ask us to recommend the ones 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 International 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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International Packing Services

Packing for an international removal is key to ensuring everything arrives safely. 

Our team are professionally trained in the art of Export Packing, using the best methods and packing materials for the chosen mode of transport

Packing Services

Why trust Bournes with your International Move?


Award winning customer service

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


Dedicated move manager

To 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 International 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.


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, enjoyable move with Bournes. 

Call us on 01797 228000 or click below to enquire online.

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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 international move easy.

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

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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, specifically designed for overseas moves, gives you peace of mind that you’re financially protected if the unexpected happens.

International 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.

European removals

European removals

If you're moving within mainland Europe we offer road removal services with exclusive use, dedicated dates or shared load options. We can recommend the best solutions for you. 

European Removals

International Removals Accreditations


We move families to and from over 180 different countries and as part of the Harmony Relocation Network have services centres across the world, so wherever you need to be, we’re already there.

Our UK service centres based across the South East mean we are ideally placed to provide coverage throughout London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Northamptonshire.

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Our Most Popular Destinations

We can move you from or to the UK from any worldwide destination. Our most frequently served countries are:


How much does an International Removal Company cost?

Your cost for overseas removals and storage will vary depending on your individual move circumstances including:

  • How much you have to move (volume)
  • Where you are moving from and to (including access)
  • Mode of transport (shared or exclusive containers and speed required)
  • Your move dates and flexibility
  • Services you need (including special care items or dismantling)
  • Import fees (including any Customs charges applied by the government of your destination country)

The best way to get a fixed quote for your move is to get in touch with us so we can understand more about your personal requirements and provide a tailored quote.

You can find out more about how the costs of international shipping are calculated here.

Why should I use a FIDI Removal Company or a BAR Member for International Removals?

Accreditations and certifications are a good way to determine the professionalism and credibility of a company. With a little money and a web expert any moving company can get a good position in your search engine listings, but how do you know they are reputable?

Organisations like FIDI (who certify international removal companies to the FAIM standard) and the BAR (British Association of Removers) pre-vet moving companies for you, and only let those who meet their standards become a member and display the badge. BAR companies also offer an advance payment guarantee so if anything happens to the removal company whilst your move is in progress you are financially protected. So, if you want to be sure you’ve chosen a reputable Removal Company, look for the badges. Find out more about International Shipping company accreditations here.

How will my move work?

Every move is different so when we’ve talked through your personal move situation and requirements, we will suggest our recommended services and move plan. Typically, this includes:

  • Free Home survey and quote
  • Booking and payment
  • Move planning including documentation preparation
  • International packing and loading
  • Transport
  • Customs clearance
  • Delivery and unpacking

If something we suggest doesn’t quite work the way you’d like it to or if you want to explore alternative solutions that’s no problem, just let us know and we’ll be happy to customise the plan so that you’re most comfortable. Our services are completely flexible, it’s your move and we’re here to make it as easy as possible for you.

How do I get a quote for Overseas Removals services?

Fill in the quote form to submit a web enquiry and we’ll get in touch to find out more about your move, alternatively, you can call us on 01797 228000

For larger overseas shipping moves we usually like to arrange a Move Consultation (sometimes known as a ‘survey’). This allows us to talk through your personal requirements further, explain your options and how your move might work, highlight anything you might find useful to know (like what you can and can’t take to specific countries based on their customs regulations) and to assess the technical aspects like the volume of items you’d like to move, the access to your property, any special packing or handling requirements that might be involved. We will send your quote over as soon as possible afterwards.

Typically we will visit you at home for the move consultation, but if you don’t have time, need an out of hours appointment or would just prefer us not to visit we can offer a range of other options like a Live Video Survey (available 24/7) using your smartphone, a telephone survey or our online self survey form.

Can I share a shipping container?

Yes. Sharing a container is a great way to reduce the cost of international removals if you have more than a few boxes don't have enough volume to fill a container. 

Find out more about our Shared Shipping Containers. 


We recognise that a major priority in selecting a company to provide Removals or International Shipping services will be how much to budget. Whilst it’s impossible to give a figure without knowing your specific requirements here are a few things to consider when researching International Moving Costs.

If you'd like a ballpark figure OR a detailed quote for your move please call us on 01797 228000.

What determines International Removals Costs?



Quantity of belongings you would like to move.


Transport Method

Whether your shipment will travel in an exclusive container, shared container or by airfreight. 


Items moving

Types of items you are moving and any special requirements (e.g. items that require dismantling or extra people to lift).



International Packing services selected including any items to be crated or given extra protection.



Your origin and destination address including any access issues at both properties including stairs, parking and distance to your front door.



The dates you are moving and your required schedule for delivery.

Ultimate Guide to Moving your Belongings Overseas

From understanding your transport options and shortlisting movers to getting quotes and booking your move this guide is full of tips and tricks to help you choose a reputable overseas mover and get the best out of your shipping budget.

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Visit our Advice Centre for lots more guides, tools, checklists and more to help you plan for your move abroad, arrange international removals and prepare for shipping.

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International Removals

Everything you need to know to plan your International Removal.


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