If you need to ship freight UK to France, we have the solution for you. Rapid Shipping are a UK leader in freight forwarding to France. With a comprehensive range of carriers and routes we offer both road freight and air freight services. From a single pallet to a full 40 foot road trailer or more – we can handle all types of freight including dangerous goods, personal effects and cars.
Whether you are a regular shipper or first time exporter looking to expand your market overseas we can offer guidance and support for all types of commercial freight to France. Working closely with your buyer, we will ensure that everything is handled smoothly with minimum hassle for buyer or seller. Our network of delivery depots throughout France mean we can quickly handle local storage requests or other additional work upon delivery.
For more information about freight shipping to France, call us on 01604 926201 or complete the quote request form on this page.
Air Freight to France
Our airfreight to France is a daily service from all major UK airports. Nationwide next-day collection, or even same day when delivery to France is extremely time critical.
We offer both door-to-airport and door-to-door airfreight and handle all types of air cargo including dangerous goods and household or personal effects. With our door-to-door air freight service we will handle customs clearance in France and deliver your freight directly to the recipient.
All air freight is subject to security screening. Our network of customs approved screening depots at major airports mean we can get your air cargo on board an aircraft quickly – meaning quicker delivery.
We provide comprehensive transit insurance to protect your goods during air freight and can arrange freight storage in the UK or France.
For air freight shipments consisting of more than one or two boxes we recommend goods are sent on a pallet to France. This ensures that all items travel together and keeps customs clearance time to a minimum when your freight arrives in France. If you are not able to air freight your goods on a pallet then our expert packing team can do this for you when goods are received at our depot.
For more information about our air freight service please contact one of our freight team on 01604 926201 or complete the quote request form.
Road Freight to France
Our road freight to France service offers daily departures and a choice of either part-load or full-load options.
For part load road freight we can collect your freight directly from your premises with our nationwide next-day collection service. Alternatively, deliver your freight directly to one of our receiving depots throughout the UK. For part load road freight, goods should be packed onto wooden pallets or into plywood shipping cases. For loose shipments we offer a full palletising service, either at your depot or at our receiving warehouse prior to shipment.
For full load road freight to France, we will generally deliver an empty truck to your premises for you to pack and load. If this is not possible then we can receive goods at our warehouse and load into a vehicle on your behalf.
Regardless of whether goods are sent as a part-load or full-load shipment, delivery to France will be direct to the recipient’s premises. We can arrange delivery using tail-lift vehicles where goods are heavy and there is no lifting equipment.
We can arrange comprehensive marine transit insurance to protect against all risks during transit and offer storage both in UK and in France.
To discuss your requirements for road freight shipping please call one of our team on 01604 926201 or complete the get a quote box and we will contact you directly.
Freight Cost from UK to France
Freight costs to France will depend on the size and weight of the consignment and the choice between airfreight and road freight. For small shipments which do not fill a whole pallet airfreight will often work out cheaper – particularly if sending freight on a door-to-door basis. For larger shipments, road freight is better value at the expense of a longer transit time. For very large shipments a dedicated vehicle may prove best value.
To enable us to accurately calculate your freight cost to France, we will need to know the length, width, height and weight of each item being shipped. If goods are being sent on pallets or in cases then the measurements of these should be supplied.
If you do not have exact dimensions and weights then we can provide an estimated freight cost to France which we will adjust when exact specifications are known.
To get a quote for freight costs to France please complete the quote request form on this page or call our team on 01604 926201.
Freight Time from UK to France
The freight time to France depends on whether goods are being sent by air freight or road freight.
Goods sent air freight to France will take around 1 day with daily departures from major UK airports.
Road freight to France takes around 1 day for goods sent in a dedicated vehicle. Part load freight to France takes around 1 week depending upon exact road freight timetable. Part load transit times are not guaranteed in advance so we recommend you check our freight schedule when booking – particularly if delivery time in France is critical to your freight.
France is an EU member country, so there is no requirement for customs clearance for freight being shipped from the UK to France. The transit times indicated above are door-to-door times and are not subject to customs clearance delays.
To discuss your exact requirements for freight UK to France please call our freight team on 01604 926201.