Shipping goods from China to the UK is easy with Rapid Shipping. Our dedicated team of shippers understand the different shipping options available, helping you choose the secure service to suit your needs. Whether you are shipping your car or motorbike from China to the UK or you are transporting goods, we offer an excellent service every time.

With Rapid Shipping, our experts can help you with import duties and customs clearance to take the stress out of shipping your goods to the UK from China. Our regular shipments and live tracking give you total control and peace of mind. Contact the Rapid Shipping team today for further information about shipping costs or visit the individual shipping services pages to find out more.

Shipping to the UK from China

Rapid Shipping offers a variety of shipping services to suit your needs. Whether you need to ship freight from China to the UK quickly or you are seeking an option better suited to your budget, we can help. Shipping times will vary depending on the method chosen. Air freight is the fastest option with many shipments taking between 1-5 days airport-to-airport, while sea freight allows for larger shipments and takes between 3-4 weeks port-to-port.

  • Nationwide same-day/next-day collections are available at major Chinese ports and cities, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Guangzhou, Qingdao and more
  • Comprehensive insurance for complete peace of mind
  • Expert advice on British customs duty, regulations, documentation, and import duties
  • Additional services available to suit your needs, such as warehousing in London, Felixstowe, and Southampton, and express shipping

All of the Rapid Shipping China-to-UK options are customisable to suit your needs, giving you a convenient solution designed with you in mind. Call the team on 01604 926201 for more information or find out more about the types of goods you can shop below.

Container shipping

Container shipping by ocean freight is the most convenient and cost-effective way of shipping from China to the United Kingdom. Your goods are loaded directly into a shipping container and taken directly to the departure port for shipping. Our specialist packing teams can load your household goods and personal effects into the container for you. We offer full container load (FCL shipping) and less than a container load (LCL shipping) to give you plenty of options.

Once the shipping container is customs-cleared at its destination, it is taken to the final delivery point for unloading. Our specialist removals team can unload and unpack your household goods and personal effects for you to make the process stress-free and give you complete peace of mind.

Household and furniture shipping

From sending a couple of boxes as excess baggage to a complete door-to-door household removal, our China-to-UK household and furniture shipping services offer you everything you need. We supply free shipping boxes and bubble wrap to store your items, with the complete export packing service for larger shipments to help reduce freight costs.

You get a free in-home assessment, giving you a tailored quotation using the latest freight rates to meet your shipping requirements and budget. With full marine transit insurance to protect your goods in transit and storage available once your items arrive in the UK, you know that your goods are in safe hands. Call 01604 926201 to book your free in-home assessment or to discuss your shipping requirements today.

Commercial freight shipping

At Rapid Shipping, we are experts in commercial freight forwarding from China to the UK. From sending raw materials and sales samples to manufactured e-commerce goods, we offer same-day and next-day collections across China with daily departures to the UK.

We have access to all major global air and shipping lines, offering you a range of services to suit your timescale and budget. This is perfect for sending lower-priority large shipments via sea shipping, while higher-priority shipments can be sent via air freight.

Car and motorcycle shipping

We can ship your car or motorcycle directly from your residence or from our depot. Our roll-on roll-of shipping from China to the UK is ideal for transporting cars, boats, and commercial vehicles from port to port. For any vehicles loaded by shipping container, you can also add your personal effects to make transporting goods easier.

We offer instant no-obligation car and motorcycle shipping quotes, so contact our team on 01604 926201 to discuss your needs and get your free shipping estimate.

Art and antique shipping

Here at Rapid Shipping, we specialise in shipping antiques and fine art from China to the UK. Our expert fine art packers have extensive experience with delicate furniture and artwork, with specialist packing materials to protect every type of work. We have in-house case makers to manufacture specialist, highly protective crates and pallets, and offer comprehensive transit insurance on all items we ship.

Our team can deal directly with your clients overseas and assist with CITES and LAPADA certificates, as well as other vital shipping documents. For a free China-to-UK fine art and antiques and shipping quote, contact the team today.

Shipping from China to the UK with Rapid Shipping

China-to-UK shipping is made easy with Rapid Shipping. Our specialists are experienced in shipping various items, from vehicles to fine art. We can help with import duties and customs clearance to make the process as smooth as possible.

Contact the Rapid Shipping team on 01604 926201 to find out more about our services, the latest shipping rates, and to discuss your needs. We’ll give you a custom shipping price quote depending on your requirements and help you get your goods from China to the UK.

Find out more about the cost of shipping from China to the UK

We offer a variety of shipping routes to suit your needs, from shipping boxes to containers and more. We also work with different shipping companies to give you the best tariff, including DHL and Fedex. Whatever your requirements, we can help. Call 01604 926201 to discuss your China-to-UK shipping needs today.

China-to-UK shipping FAQs

How long does shipping from China to the UK take?

Shipping times from China to the UK vary depending on the shipment method selected. We offer the following shipping methods and times as estimates, but we recommend contacting the Rapid Shipping team on 01604 926201 for more accurate transit times:

  • Sea freight (port to port): 3-4 weeks
  • Sea freight (door to door): 6-8 weeks
  • Air freight (airport to airport): 3-8 days
  • Air freight (door to door): 6-16 days

Is air freight or sea freight better for China-to-UK shipping?

The main differences between these different modes of transport are the costs, the length of time it takes, and the amount of items you can ship. If you are looking for a budget-friendly way to send large shipments, sea freight is the best option. If you need fast delivery on a smaller shipment, air freight may be better suited to your needs.

What is the import duty on China to the UK shipments like?

At Rapid Shipping, we pride ourselves on being experts in all things shipping. This is why our dedicated team of experts can not only help you ship your items safely but also with EORI, import duties and UK customs clearance. Contact the team on 01604 926201 for more information.