Part Load Removals to Europe

Save money on smaller European moves by only paying for the space you need.

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Part Load Removals to Europe

We have two options for part load removals to mainland Europe. Choose from the below or ask us what's the best option is for you

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Economy Part Load Removals Service

Perfect if you can be flexible with dates.

Your items are packed and labelled before loading on a shared vehicle with our other customers moving to the same destination. Just pay for the space you need. 

Regular Part Load Services to France, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland. Collection and Delivery dates are determined by Bournes.


Moving to Switzerland

Dedicated Dates Service

Perfect if you need fixed collection and/or delivery dates and are happy to share a vehicle to minimise your moving costs.

Your items are packed and labelled before loading. We'll then fill any empty space on your vehicle with other moves that fit your schedule to help pay for the transport costs.

Available to France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Spain.

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Services for your Part Load Move

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 Removals to Europe

We'll look after your move door to door. We collect your items, wrap and load them and transport all your furniture and household items to your new country, with delivery and unloading at destination.

+ Includes documentation assistance and customs clearance.

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European Standard Packing Services

Packing for a move to Europe is the key to ensuring everything arrives safely so we offer optional packing services for all or just your fragile belongings. 

Our team are professionally trained in the art of Packing for European moves by road, using the best methods and packing materials for the journey.

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Get a Quote for Part Load Removals to Europe

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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Why choose Bournes for your Part Load move?

We know you have lots of choices when finding a European Removals Company to help you with your part load move. Here are a few things we have found help provide our customers with a great service. 


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 European Removals Services 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, Which? Trusted Traders and FIDI FAIM.

Insurance certificates

Fully insured

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


Security vetted staff

Uniformed, DBS checked, experienced and professionally trained removals crews.

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Financial Protection

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

European Removals ACCREDITATIONS


What is a part load move?

A part load move is where multiple customers belongings are sent in a single vehicle (sometimes with a trailer). This is a cost effective way of moving household goods when you don't have enough volume to fill an entire truck, or where a bigger truck could be taken to share some of the travel costs. 

As the cost of road transport is largely determined by the size of the vehicle it is moved in and not the volume within it, sharing a vehicle means you don't have to pay for the empty space as other customers will fill it. 



How long do part load removals take?

The amount of time your part load move will take depends on 3 elements.

  1. How long it takes us to fill a vehicle with other customers goods who are moving along the same route. If you are the last customer to have goods collected then the truck can leave soon after collection, but if you're the first you may have a short wait. We'll advise you of the projected door-to-door transit time when we give you a quote so this is clear upfront. 
  2. Travelling time - how long it takes the truck to drive to the destination. 
    Since the UK left the EU we need to stop en route to clear your belongings through customs, this doesn't usually take too long but will add a little onto the direct driving time. 
  3. Where you are on the route - with part load moves we'll plan the most efficient route, making each delivery one after the other, taking into account any committed dates of 'dedicated dates' customers. So, if yours is the first stop delivery won't be much more than the direct driving time - but if you're the last you'll need to account for the time it takes to make the other deliveries along the way. As soon as we know our route and before we depart we will give you a delivery date so you can plan for your belongings to arrive. 

Will my items get lost in a part-load vehicle?

Once we've packed and wrapped all your items we will make sure they are all clearly labelled with your details.

We then produce a numbered inventory of the items that have been collected. This inventory is then used at your destination to ensure all the items are carefully checked off and delivered to the right customer. 

I'm only moving a few boxes, will a part load work for me?

If you're just moving a few boxes a courier service will most likely be more cost-effective for you as these companies specialise in a high volume of box shipments allowing them to provide the most cost-effective rates where traditional removals services and support are not required. 

How do I work out if I need an exclusive vehicle or part load move?

You can book a pre-move survey and one of our expert move consultants will assess your volume of goods for you so they can advise on the best method of transport based on volume and schedule requirements. 

Or, if you just want to have a rough idea of volume you can try our volume calculator

Why should I use a FIDI Removal Company or a BAR Member for European 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 European Removal 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
  • 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.

Can I choose my collection and delivery date?

Yes, if you choose our 'Dedicated Dates' service. Any other shipments sharing the transport costs with you will be coordinated around your dates to make sure that we can collect and/or deliver when you need us to. 

Get a quote for Dedicated Date Service.