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Road Freight Shipping to Croatia

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Croatia

When it comes to shipping to Croatia professionally, Barrington Freight is ideally placed to improve delivery times and customer satisfaction. If your current logistical operation cannot cope with arranging an express or oversized delivery to Croatia or your current method means your clients face delays, then ask our operations team to provide you with our superior service

  • Standard and Express Deliveries to Croatia
  • Bespoke Size Solutions
  • Customs Clearance Support
  • Professional Experienced Team
  • Business-to-Business Deliveries
  • Shipping Services To & From Croatia
  • Large & Small Consignments Delivered
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International Freight to Croatia

British exporters who have clients in Croatia will often want their goods to be sent to the country as quickly as possible but also in a cost-effective manner. As members of the British International Freight Association, you can expect a professional job to be conducted every time whether you opt for a standard, groupage or express service.

Barrington Freight offers a wide array of shipping options, including standard and express services to guarantee your freight arrives in Croatia as quickly as possible and is cared for every step of the way.

We have a fleet of tail lift lorries which enable us to offer a premium door-to-door service, making the freight process as stress-free as possible for you. You should never wait for more than about two hours for us to pick up your goods.

We use a mixture of vehicles from Luton vans to 17-tonne lorries and even cranes and Euroliners, selecting the best tools for each and every job. Whether you have a full load or just a few pallets, we promise to deliver them in perfect condition.

To get started simply give us a call 01268 525 444 or request an online shipping quote.

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  • Full load and groupage shipping.
  • Dedicated van courier to Croatia option.
  • We maintain 24/7 contact with every vehicle, so you can always track your shipment and get regular updates.
  • BIFA membership and full liability insurance ensure safe and professional transport.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service, supported by glowing testimonials.
  • Help with custom clearance from the UK into Croatia.
  • We can help shipping to Croatia from UK and shipping to UK from Croatia.
  • You will need an EORI number when shipping to Croatia.

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Shipping to Croatia from the UK

At Barrington Freight, we don’t just provide expertise with business-to-business road freight services to Croatia from the UK but we can also help with your other logistical requirements, as well. For many smaller businesses – and some larger ones, too – dealing with the paperwork that is required when trading with companies in EU member states is a real administrative hassle. That’s why we also provide customs clearances for any British exporters who use our freight forwarding service. Our customs clearance agents, who are well-versed in everything required by EU customs officials, will ensure your Croatia-bound goods comply with all regulations once they make landfall within the trading bloc

We will take care of EORI registration with you if your firm has never exported before. We can also prepare your online declaration with HMRC so your goods will be allowed to leave the UK, typically via a port on the South Coast but from other locations around the country, too. 

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Croatia

  • Euroliner lorry
  • HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle)
  • Roll-on/roll-off vans
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Double-crewed vans
  • 7.5 tonners
  • Sprinter vans
  • Luton vans
  • Tail lift vehicles
  • 18-tonne vans

We can source vehicles of any size that you need for your shipment to Croatia.

Shipping Times From UK to Croatia

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Croatia?


With our full-load standard service, it takes until day 5 for a delivery to Croatia to reach its final destination, starting from collection on day 1. This lead time covers the entire country, not just the major cities such as Zagreb, Split, or Rijeka. No matter the size of the pallet or product you need to ship, we have a wide range of vehicle and container options and tailor each delivery to meet our customers’ specific needs.

Our groupage service is great for smaller cargo deliveries which are less than a full or half load. Expect groupage shipping from Croatia to the UK or UK to Croatia to take from the start of week 1 to the delivery by week 3. We are Croatia freight experts and ship spare parts for ships and yachts, machinery, textiles and a whole host of other cargo to Croatia’s ports every single day. 


When time counts, you need to ensure that your deliveries to Croatia get there when you say they will. That is why our operations team is in constant contact with our driving teams to ensure we can keep you fully updated on progress. Whether you need several lorries to convey a large order to Zagreb or simply need a couple of palletised items to make their way along the Adriatic Coast to places like Split or Dubrovnik, we can help. 

We deal with all pallet sizes and can supply you with a Sprinter van or a container truck depending on your requirements. For express shipping to Croatia, we collect on day 1 and ensure delivery by day 4.

Get in touch with our team of professionals today to discuss our delivery options for freight and palletised deliveries to Croatia.

Customer Reviews

Kay Sherry
Kay Sherry
Simon Pool from Barrington freight was very helpful and door to door service to S.Korea was excellent, pick up and delivery services on time. I highly recommend Barrington Freight for air cargo services. Thank you Simon and the team! Kay
Daniel Gardner
Daniel Gardner
The team at Barrington where incredible at delivering our goods on-time despite the new Brexit regulations on goods being imported. We even didn't pay tax on the returning shipment coming back to German.
Drewit Studio
Drewit Studio
Brilliant service. Extremely helpful, and they supported us all the way through the process of transporting goods to mainland Europe, which for anyone who hasn't done that before can seem quite daunting. Would definitely recommend using this company.
Jason Scott
Jason Scott
Working with Barrington was brilliant. They really looked out for us, tackling our tough shipping/freight requirements keeping us informed at every stage of the process. Thank you
James Ayre
James Ayre
kept up to date with all progress, i know they had a particularly troubling time with import customs messing up paperwork but sorted all that out for me. highly reccomend will use again
Peter Seal
Peter Seal
Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
We are very satisfied, we would like to thank the team for this with an awesome rating! They handled the delivery of a very sensitive, valuable, gigantic pallet for us at a fair price and without any problems. I mean, out of 4 companies, only they were able to undertake it. Nothing is damaged! We recommend the company to everyone :)
Sophie Benge
Sophie Benge
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Alex Burton
Alex Burton
Fantastic service from Barrington Freight. It was our first time exporting goods from the UK and it was very reassuring to have them manage the shipment. The process was made easy and hassle free and Simon was always quick to respond to any queries. I would highly recommend.

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items

VAT Croatia

To arrange a delivery from Croatia to the UK, you will need to handle customs declarations, which include VAT notices, commodity codes and possibly excise duty, too. VAT-registered businesses might be able to zero-rate goods they export to the UK, provided certain conditions are met. In Croatia, VAT is referred to as “Porez na dodanu vrijednost” (PDV). Croatian VAT rules are in line with EU regulations, but there may be variations in their application to different types of goods. The standard VAT rate in Croatia is 25%, which is slightly higher than the standard rate in many other EU countries.

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Croatia
Standard taxable goods and services25%
First reduced rate goods and services (e.g., certain newspapers and magazines)13%
Second reduced rate goods and services (e.g., certain food products, pharmaceutical products)5%
Intra-community and international transport0%

Certain goods are restricted in Croatia. Many of the rules on shipping to Croatia are the same as other EU countries but you should check with Croatian customs for anything non-standard. Typically, the following items are considered to be of most interest to customs officials.

  • Pharmaceutical Products: Certain medications, especially those that are narcotics or psychotropic substances, are subject to stringent export controls.
  • Tobacco and Alcohol: There are specific restrictions and high excise duties on the export of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.
  • Olive Oil and Wine: As key agricultural products, the export of Croatian olive oil and wine is subject to quality control regulations and geographic origin rules.
  • Drones: Croatia imposes specific regulations on the export of drones, especially those with advanced capabilities or for professional use, due to privacy and security concerns.
  • Traditional Handicrafts: Regulations may apply to the export of traditional Croatian handicrafts to ensure the authenticity and preservation of cultural craftsmanship.
EORI Number Croatia

You will need an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) for the UK and any EU country you ship to and from alongside a range of other customs requirements. See our blog on what is an EORI Number? for more information.

Remember, too, that simply registering with HMRC as an importer of goods from Croatia will not be sufficient – on its own – to be able to use Croatian suppliers. 

Barrington Freight operates as a customs clearance agency as well as a team of expert freight forwarders, so we can help you with all of these matters if you need us to, whether you’re importing or exporting. We have the necessary licensing arrangements in place to oversee exported goods from the UK to Croatia which has the same regulations in place as every other EU state. Therefore, we can help with multiple consignment deliveries that might include some in Croatia and some in other countries, such as those in France, Spain or Germany, for instance.

Shipping Routes to Croatia from the UK

Road freight shipping from the UK to Croatia can take several routes, each traversing different countries and landscapes. Here are four potential routes we might use for your delivery to Croatia.

  • Dover – Dunkirk – Belgium – Germany – Austria – Slovenia – Croatia
      • Ferry from Dover to Dunkirk.
      • Through Belgium, entering Germany.
      • Proceeding to Austria via major highways, like the A10.
      • Crossing into Slovenia and then into Croatia.

Where is Croatia Located?

Croatia is in South-Eastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Slovenia. It borders Hungary and Serbia.

Dover – Calais – France – Italy – Slovenia – Croatia

  1. Ferry from Dover to Calais.
  2. Driving across France towards the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy.
  3. Entering Slovenia from Italy.
  4. Final leg into Croatia.

Folkestone – Calais (via Eurotunnel) – France – Switzerland – Italy – Slovenia – Croatia

  1. Using the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais.
  2. Through France, heading towards Switzerland.
  3. Driving through Northern Italy.
  4. Entering Croatia via Slovenia.

Hull – Rotterdam – Germany – Austria – Slovenia – Croatia

  1. Ferry from Hull to Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  2. Crossing Germany via Frankfurt.
  3. Through Austria, entering Slovenia.
  4. Final stretch into Croatia.
Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Croatia

Our transport options can accommodate even the most unique requests, whether they be UK and EU pallets and cargo or larger and strangely shaped products. Big or small, light or heavy, Barrington Freight is on hand to cater to all your freight needs at a competitive price.

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