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Road Freight Shipping to Hungary

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Hungary

As professional freight forwarders, there is no better firm to turn to than Barrington Freight when exporting goods to Hungary. 

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

We deal with deliveries throughout the country. Therefore, it does not matter whether you have customers in Budapest, clients in Pécs or trade with firms in Debrecen – we can deal with logistics in each corner of the EU member state. Whether you are interested in shipping from Hungary to the UK or shipping from the UK to Hungary, our services are often much faster and more efficient than you might be able to achieve with your firm’s in-house logistics operation.

We have become specialists in shipping to Hungary and have developed many valuable partnerships with logistical companies based there. This allows us to provide a full range of delivery services from express deliveries to groupage at cost-effective prices.

Along with our standard shipping services, we can also arrange door-to-door express shipping to Hungary. A range of express options is also available depending on the size of the load. Delivery options include single pallets, groupage and full loads

As respected Hungary freight forwarders, our service includes collections which can be made across the UK with pickups usually arranged within a couple of hours of the order being placed. Call our operations team whether you need a swift courier to Hungary or have a heavy load that needs to be planned in advance.

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  • Full load and groupage shipping.
  • Dedicated van courier to Hungary 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 Hungary.
  • We can help shipping to Hungary from UK and shipping to UK from Hungary.
  • You will need an EORI number when shipping to Hungary.

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Shipping to Hungary from the UK

So far as many British exportation firms are concerned, our range of vehicle sizes, shipment types and competitive pricing mean that we are the number one choice for many who rely on professionally managed B2B logistical services. However, our Hungarian freight forwarding expertise is just one part of what we offer when organising road freight to Hungary from the UK. This is because we also have an in-house team of customs clearance agents who work within our operations team. This means you can avail of both services and keep your entire Hungarian shipping operation under one roof.

We tend to find that SMEs won’t necessarily have the expertise they need to complete export declarations correctly. Nor will they often have the know-how to ensure consignment paperwork meets all of the EU’s regulations when shipping to Hungary. That’s why we can take this work on and provide you with a complete solution for your business. Of course, if you already manage this sort of work yourself, then you can continue to do so and still benefit from our freight forwarding experience. This extra service is simply there to make shipping to Hungary as hassle-free as possible for those who need additional help.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Hungary

  • 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 Hungary.

Shipping Times From UK to Hungary

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Hungary?


Thanks to our expertise in shipping in Hungary and neighbouring countries, we collect on day 1 and deliver by day 5. Therefore, shipping to the UK from Hungary with a full load is a viable option even if you are used to air freighting goods because the lead times for standard loads are so short. We deal with shipping in Hungary’s many regions, too, not just the big cities like Budapest.

If you are looking for an economical option, then consider our groupage rates. Your consignment will be added to others when shipping to Hungary so the overheads are shared. With this option, we will collect in week 1 and deliver by week 3 to your Hungarian customers. Note that our standard service is available when shipping to the UK from Hungary as well as for deliveries bound for this part of Central Europe.


Our express road freight service is ideal for smaller consignments where you don’t need a fully laden lorry to be sent from the British Isles to Hungary but do need a pallet or two of goods to be delivered on time. We’ll despatch a Sprinter van or similar vehicle to you and collect your goods before immediately sending them across the English Channel to make their way to all corners of the country. Any van-sized Hungary delivery can be organised with our express shipping service for a complete door-to-door solution that will be collected on day 1 and delivered by day 4 at the latest.

As members of the British International Freight Association, we have a proven track record of excellence with logistics throughout Europe and beyond. Furthermore, our experience and local know-how in Hungary are unparalleled in the industry. If you would like to find out more about how we can improve your delivery service when shipping goods to Hungary, please contact us today.

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, VAT and Regulations


When shipping from Hungary to the UK, handling customs declarations is essential. These declarations encompass VAT notices, commodity codes and possibly excise duty, too. Businesses registered for VAT in Hungary might have the option to apply a zero rate to goods exported to the UK, provided certain criteria are met. 

Note that, in Hungary, VAT is referred to as “Általános forgalmi adó” (ÁFA). Hungarian VAT rules are designed to be in harmony with EU regulations, though specific applications may vary for different types of goods. The standard VAT rate in Hungary is 27%, which is one of the highest rates among EU member states, but other rates of 5% and 18% apply to certain goods.

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Hungary
Standard taxable goods and services27%
Reduced rate goods and services (e.g., certain foodstuffs)18%
Reduced rate goods and services (e.g., pharmaceuticals, medical devices)5%
Intra-community and international transport0%

When shipping to Hungary or importing goods from there, certain classes of goods may need additional declarations, licenses or paperwork. At Barrington Freight, we can help you fulfil your Hungary delivery by completing the necessary customs clearances. Restricted goods include:

  • Protected Wildlife and Plants: Controls under CITES as well as domestic Hungarian law cover the export or import of endangered species, including those unique to the Carpathian Basin.
  • Firearms and Ammunition: Severe restrictions and licensing requirements for the import and export of firearms in line with EU standards and Hungarian laws.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Drugs: Strict regulation on the import and export of pharmaceutical products is in place in Hungary, requiring special permissions.
  • Tobacco and Alcohol Products: High excise duties and strict regulations apply to the export and import of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, particularly traditional Hungarian spirits like Pálinka.
  • Agricultural Products: Specific regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and stringent quality control measures cover agricultural imports and exports, including products like Hungarian paprika and wine.
EORI Number Hungary

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 Hungary will not be sufficient – on its own – to be able to use Hungarian 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 Hungary 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 Hungary and some in other countries, such as those in France, Spain or Belgium, for instance.

Shipping Routes to Hungary from the UK

Road freight shipping from the UK to Hungary can follow various routes across Europe, for example:

  1. Dover – Calais – Belgium – Germany – Austria – Hungary
    • Ferry from Dover to Calais, France.
    • Travel through Belgium on E40/A3.
    • Enter Germany and use the A3/E35 and A8/E52 motorways towards Munich.
    • In Austria, follow the A1/E60 and A4/E60 and then cross into Hungary.
  2. Folkestone – Calais via Eurotunnel – France – Germany – Austria – Hungary
    • Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais.
    • Drive through France on A26/E15 and A4/E50 towards Strasbourg.
    • In Germany, pick up the A5/E35 and A8/E52 towards Munich.
    • Cross Austria via A1/E60 and A4/E60, entering Hungary thereafter on the M1.
  3. Hull – Rotterdam (Ferry) – Netherlands – Germany – Austria – Hungary
    • Ferry from Hull to Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    • Head east on the A20 through the Netherlands into Germany.
    • In Germany, follow A2 toward Hanover and then Dresden via the A14.
    • Pick up the E50 through Czechia passing through Slovakia on the E65.
    • Final leg on E60 motorway via Győr.
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Where is Hungary Located?

Hungary is located in Eastern Europe approximately 1,400 miles from the UK. The country is landlocked and borders Slovakia and Ukraine to the north, Romania to the East, Austria, Slovenia and the Czech Republic to the West. The country is easily accessed by road and offers excellent rail and air links for all your freight to Hungary needs.

Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Hungary

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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