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Road Freight Shipping to IRELAND

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Ireland

Barrington Freight helps with road freight to Ireland. Our road freight shipping to Ireland services cover all of the Republic from the mainland UK. Whether you have an urgent or a fragile Ireland delivery that needs to be taken care of by professionals, our operations team is on hand to help. We also deal with road freight shipping from Ireland to the UK for a complete business solution.

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

We make the entire process of shipping from the UK to Ireland straightforward for you, even with the added complications of shipping to the Republic of Ireland in the post-Brexit landscape. We ensure compliance with Brexit customs requirements while delivering a great shipping service from the UK to Ireland.

Both start-ups and large enterprises come to us with their short-term and long-term freight needs between the UK and Ireland. Whichever direction you need to relocate goods, Barrington Freight offers convenient and wallet-friendly solutions for shipping in Ireland with fast and effective road freight.

We are able to make such quick journeys to Ireland with pallets, cargo and boxes because we disperse our modern fleet of vans around England, Wales and Scotland. These vans are ready for your business order and can be at your location in no time at all with virtually any type of delivery to Ireland from UK depots and warehouses.

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

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Shipping to Ireland from the UK

We make shipping from the UK to Ireland and customs declarations a one-stop shop thanks to our in-house customs clearance agents who work alongside our Ireland freight forwarders. Few freight forwarding companies in Ireland can offer this level of experience and know-how when shipping from Ireland to England, Wales or Scotland and certainly not when arranging a delivery to Ireland from the UK.

Whether your firm is located in South Wales, which would mean shipping from Fishguard could be a preferred option, or you have a stock shipment to arrange from East Anglia, which would mean all options are on the table, we can help. Not only will we make the right calls given your location and that of your customer in the Republic but we can take on all of the required declarations for you, too. Crucially, this will be the case whether you end up shipping to Ireland directly or through Northern Ireland. Please also note that we offer expert assistance when shipping to Ireland from parts of the British Isles that are outside of the UK, such as Jersey or Guernsey, for example.

Once your assets have been loaded onto our vans in a safe and secure way, our Ireland freight forwarders will arrange the onward transit of your goods. By having vehicles on standby around the country, controlled from our base in Essex, we provide businesses with an on-hand option for getting road freight to Ireland no matter where they are based.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Ireland

  • 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 Ireland.

Shipping Times From UK to Ireland

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Ireland?


Whether shipping from Ireland to the UK by road or shipping to the Republic of Ireland from the mainland UK, a full load standard shipment will typically arrive in two days depending on the exact pick-up and delivery address locations. Shipping from the UK to Ireland with customs considerations means planning ahead and, with our standard service, you can expect this with every Ireland delivery we arrange, to locations throughout the whole of the South.

For even more cost-effective shipping to Ireland, consider our groupage consignments. We’ll arrange B2B shipping to Republic of Ireland customers within a week of collection with a groupage delivery. Of course, we also offer affordable groupage rates when shipping from Ireland to the UK.


Our expertise with international shipments is second to none so UK exporting firms can turn to us with confidence wherever their goods need to go within the EU, including Southern Ireland, of course. This means we can deal with cargo and freight from Northern Ireland to the Republic as well as any goods that are being sent from the mainland UK to Ireland directly.

Offering a turnaround for goods bound from the UK to the Republic of Ireland the day after they’ve been collected is extremely competitive compared to air freight in terms of the time required to ship goods. It is also a great deal more cost-effective, especially when you have larger goods to send to customers in Ireland. We can handle skids, pallets of all sizes and much more besides when shipping to Ireland directly or via Belfast.


Barrington Freight is a leader in next-day delivery from the UK to Ireland, and vice-versa, ensuring that your cargo is transported quickly and efficiently. We focus on using a fleet of smaller, agile vehicles that provide excellent access and mobility across Ireland, enabling swift collection and delivery. Leveraging our extensive experience in road freight forwarding, we make Ireland a priority destination for our services. Goods are collected on day 1 and delivered by day 2, emphasising our commitment to fast and dependable delivery.

Our fleet includes dedicated sprinter vans, Luton vans with tail lifts, as well as 7.5-tonne and 18-tonne trucks, all specifically chosen for express deliveries not only to Ireland but across Europe. This strategy allows us to offer the quickest road transport solutions from Great Britain to Ireland, avoiding the extra costs and complexities associated with air freight. By bypassing airline formalities and bureaucratic delays, we ensure that your urgent shipments are delivered on time and hassle-free, providing a seamless door-to-door freight forwarding experience.

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 :)
Irish Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items

VAT Ireland

When shipping from Ireland to England, Scotland or Wales, it’s crucial to handle VAT notices properly. VAT-registered businesses in Ireland may be able to zero-rate goods they export to the UK, provided they meet certain conditions. In the Republic of Ireland, VAT is also known as “CBL” or “Cáin Bhreisluacha“. The standard VAT rate in Ireland is 23%. At Barrington Freight, we can help with VAT and customs declarations for UK-bound goods being shipped from the Republic.

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Ireland
Standard taxable goods and services23%
First Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. utilities and livestock feed)13.5%
Second Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. magazines, newspapers)9%
Third Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. certain domestic animals)4.8%
Intra-community and international transport0%

Shipping to Ireland may involve understanding some of the rules surrounding certain classes of restricted goods, such as:

  • Agricultural Products: Due to Ireland’s significant agricultural sector, there are specific regulations on the import and export of livestock and dairy products, including stringent health and quality checks often made away from the border between the North and South.
  • Peat and Peat Products: Given the ecological importance of peat bogs in Ireland, there are restrictions on the export of peat and products derived from peatlands.
  • Protected Flora and Fauna: Controls under CITES and Irish law limit the export or import of endangered species, focusing on native species to Ireland like certain bird species and unique bog flora.
  • Fish and Seafood Products: Strict regulations cover the export and import of fish and seafood, especially those from Ireland’s exclusive economic zone, to ensure sustainable fishing practices and maintain marine ecosystem health.
EORI Number Ireland

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

Shipping Routes to Ireland from the UK

Here at Barrington Freight, we understand that many commercial suppliers would like to build up their customer base in the Republic of Ireland but are wary of the current regulations. Given that shipping to Ireland can be conducted from the mainland directly or via Northern Ireland, it is sometimes confusing for logistics managers to know what is the best option for them. That’s why turning to professionals in international logistics – we are members of the British International Freight Association, after all which can be so useful.

Once your assets have been loaded onto our vans in a safe and secure way, our Ireland freight forwarders will arrange the onward transit of your goods. By having vehicles on standby around the country, controlled from our base in Essex, we provide businesses with an on-hand option for getting road freight to Ireland no matter where they are based.

It might take the help of a ferry to get there, but we know Ireland like the back of our hands – and can deal with traffic incidents and unforeseen circumstances promptly. In short, we make international shipping in Ireland straightforward for British businesses.

Ask us about the quickest possible Ireland delivery times on offer today. Many of our drivers will enter the Republic of Ireland via Dublin. Both Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey and the Port of Liverpool serve as embarkation points for our drivers whether they are driving lorries or vans to get your goods into the Republic. Of course, we will send your shipment to Rosslare in County Wexford if it is quicker to do so. Usually, this will be the case if we are collecting your goods from places like Bristol, Swansea or Cardiff and your Irish customers are in the southern part of the Republic.

Shipping from the UK to Ireland can be achieved with numerous options. Here are some of the more usual ones we may utilise:

Where is Ireland Located?

Ireland is in Western Europe, an island in the North Atlantic Ocean, just west of Great Britain.

Mainland UK to Belfast

    1. Start from a major UK city like Liverpool or Manchester, heading towards Cairnryan in Scotland.
    2. Use the M6 and then the A77 to reach Cairnryan.
    3. Take the ferry from Cairnryan directly to Belfast.

Mainland UK to Dublin

    1. Begin at a UK city such as Liverpool, and travel to Holyhead in Wales.
    2. Use the M56 and A55 to reach Holyhead.
    3. Take a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin.

Mainland UK to Cork via Fishguard

    1. Start from a city in the southeast of the UK, such as London, and head to Fishguard in Wales.
    2. Travel via the M4 and then the A40 to reach Fishguard.
    3. Take the ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare in Southern Ireland.
    4. From Rosslare, use the N25 and then the N28 to reach Cork.
Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Ireland

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