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Road Freight Shipping to Germany

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Germany

Are you searching for secure transport services and road freight to Germany? Barrington Freight is a leading British business and cargo freight forwarder with decades of experience in shipping to Germany from the UK.

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

We are the best choice for shipping from England to Germany, as well as Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. We offer fast and affordable road freight services to Germany and back so shipping from Germany to the UK is also covered.

We cover all German postcodes and can provide next-day delivery, express, and standard delivery of palletised, groupage, part and full loads as per your requirements.

We have vans on standby through an extended network of depots to pick up your shipments quickly and get your goods on their way. Our road freight services to Germany are exceptionally safe. By merging best industry practices with safe drivers on both sides of the road, you can have peace of mind that your shipment is safe.

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 Germany 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 Germany.
  • We can help shipping to Germany from UK and shipping to UK from Germany.
  • You will need an EORI number when shipping to Germany.

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Shipping from the UK to Germany

As specialists in B2B shipping from the UK to all locations in Germany – and to other global destinations, too – we can collect your goods from any location. For instance, if you have a production site in Falkirk, we can dispatch a suitably sized vehicle there, ready for delivery to cities like Munich, Berlin, or Hamburg. Similarly, for shipments to Germany from Northern Ireland, we organise transit across the Irish Sea, ready for your shipment to be driven to Germany, entering through cities like Bremerhaven or Hamburg.

This service suits commercial wholesalers and manufacturers, enabling swift collection and shipping from a Midlands warehouse to places like Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, or Stuttgart. Our network of professional HGV drivers makes shipping to Germany faster, simpler, and more dependable. We manage small business shipments too, so even for a single pallet to Germany, consult our operations team.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Germany

  • 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 Germany.

Shipping Times From UK to Germany

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Germany?


Our Standard Road Freight to Germany service is an ideal solution for less urgent consignments, offering an economical alternative through our groupage rates. This service allows you to share shipment space with other UK exporters to Germany, enabling significant cost savings. With this option, the groupage shipments are collected in week 1 and delivered in week 2.

For those with more urgent needs, our full-load service provides a much faster option, collecting shipments on day 1 and delivering by day 3 from any location in Germany to the UK, and vice versa. This faster service ensures both efficiency and reliability for your pressing transport requirements, making it a versatile choice for a range of shipping needs.


With years of experience in logistics across Europe with dedicated vehicles, we understand the urgent nature of delivering consignments to and from Germany. We typically achieve this with dedicated smaller vans. Of course, larger dedicated vehicles including Euroliners are also available if needed. Either way, you can expect consignments to be picked up on day 1 and arrive by day 2 when using express shipping to Germany.

Using road vehicles for your express delivery to Germany, our door-to-door freight forwarders avoid airline formalities and red tape. Instead, they keep things simple so your urgent haulage to or from Germany arrives on time, with minimum fuss and maximum peace of mind.

Forget preconceptions about a ‘man in a van’. Ours is the ultimate ‘white glove delivery service’ for cargo to and from Germany. Dedicated vehicles also avoid time-consuming consolidation, unloading and reloading en route. It is faster and the risk of loss, damage or theft is reduced. What’s more, our crews can even help with unloading and placement of goods at your destination. Just say what you need; it is part of the bespoke service you can expect from our customer-focused family business.

Contact our experienced team today to discuss our dedicated courier service to Germany from the UK or for shipping from Germany to the UK


We excel in providing 24-hour delivery services for urgent express shipments, catering to sectors such as aviation, military, film, TV, and sports, with collections on day 1 and deliveries by day 2.  Our array of dedicated vehicles, including sprinter and Luton vans, 7.5-tonne trucks, and tail-lift trucks, is specially designed for rapid and efficient road freight from the UK to Germany. Their smaller size makes them perfectly suited for navigating through some of Germany’s most congested autobahns, ensuring timely deliveries.

The next-day delivery option to Germany is particularly valuable for transporting fragile and secure cargo, as well as time-sensitive loads, underscoring our commitment to meeting your urgent shipping needs with precision and reliability.

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

Customer Reviews

Joe Archer
Joe Archer
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Excellent service all round!
David Smith
David Smith
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Needed Help getting an odd piece of machinery from the EU and got all the help I needed.
Kay Sherry
Kay Sherry
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
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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 :)
German Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items

VAT Germany

The standard rate of VAT in Germany is 19% although certain classes of so-called convenience goods are charged at 7%. This will necessarily affect any customs declarations you need to make for import duty and sales tax for any commercial shipments, something we can help with. Also, bear in mind that packaging is important in Germany and something for which exporters need to be prepared. See the German Packaging Act for further guidance.

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Germany
Standard taxable goods and services19%
Reduced rate goods and services (e.g., some foodstuffs, printed books)7%
Intra-community and international transport0%

Exporting goods from the UK to Germany, as is the case with any EU country, is regulated. Make further checks if you are considering shipping to Germany any of the following items:

  • Certain firearms and ammunition: Strictly regulated under EU law, they require appropriate licenses and documentation.
  • Endangered species of flora and fauna: Protected under CITES, this includes products made from such species.
  • Counterfeit products: Including goods infringing on intellectual property rights such as fake designer clothes, accessories and electronics.
  • Hazardous chemicals: Restricted under the EU’s REACH regulation, Germany has other chemical safety laws to take into consideration.
  • Cultural goods: Items of significant cultural value may require export licenses to prevent illegal trade.
  • Ivory: This trade is highly regulated to protect endangered species even for antique items.
  • Food items and agricultural products: Subject to health and safety regulations, including bans on certain GMOs and products not meeting EU standards.
EORI Number Germany

More customs documents and authorisations are needed now since Brexit to send goods to Europe. For starters, an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) is needed for both the UK and Germany alongside other documents and customs demands. Our blog, What is an EORI Number, is a great starting point to understand this.

Remember, too, that simply registering with HMRC as an importer of goods from Germany will not be sufficient – on its own – to be able to use German 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 Germany 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 Germany and some further afield, such as those in ItalySpain or Belgium, for instance.

Shipping Routes to Germany from the UK

We have vans on standby through an extended network of depots to pick up your shipments quickly and get your goods on their way. Our road freight services to Germany are exceptionally safe. By merging best industry practices with safe drivers on both sides of the road, you can have peace of mind that your shipment is safe.

Shipping to Deutschland

Whatever drivers and vehicles we use, our courier service to Germany from the UK does not just cover London to Hamburg or Munich. From across Great Britain, we transport road freight to all of Germany in both directions.

Navigating Germany’s extensive network of roadways and autobahns, which stretches an impressive 8,046 miles, presents a unique set of challenges. Germany is home to one of the densest and longest road systems in the world, requiring expert knowledge and the right equipment for efficient navigation and timely deliveries.

We even reach remote German freight locations such as Bad Reichenhall (Bavaria) or Görlitz near the border with Poland. Efficient shipping to Germany could even mean Salzwedel in Saxony-Anhalt (probably via Dortmund and Hanover). Apparently, it is the German place furthest from an autobahn. The nearest is 59 kilometres away at Wolfsburg, Volkswagen’s Heimstadt.

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Where is Germany Located?

Germany is in Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea: it lies south of Denmark, to the west of Poland and the Czech Republic, north-west of Austria, north of Switzerland, north-east of France, and east of Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Germany

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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Barrington Freight Ltd,
Bowden House,
Luckyn Lane, Basildon,
Essex SS14 3AX