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Road Freight Shipping to POLAND

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Poland

At Barrington Freight, we are committed to bringing you the most reliable and low-cost road freight services for your shipments to Poland. As Poland freight forwarders based in the UK, we make road haulage shipping to Poland easy. 

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

We aim to make getting freight to Poland a process that is both quick and straightforward for exporters. The same goes for UK importers who have suppliers in Poland, of course. Thanks to our extensive range of vehicles, it means that we are able to facilitate freight services to and from Poland for businesses of any size. Please note that our largest vehicles offer a whopping 100 cubic metre capacity. This means that there is plenty of room for commercial cargo deliveries to mainland Poland of all types. Of course, we are also well-equipped to handle smaller shipments to this part of Eastern Europe. We also offer a range of compact vehicles that can carry full, part, or groupage loads options to provide the best freight solutions to Poland you will find in the UK. 

The Barrington Freight team are specialist in road freight to Poland, and the thousand miles between the UK and the country are merely a part of the logistical challenge we navigate to ensure timely delivery of your cargo. Alongside our express turnaround service, we also provide a variety of express consignment options designed to meet your specific needs.

Getting your cargo from A to B is just one part of our service. In addition to providing secure, reliable and efficient commercial transport services to Poland, we can assist with other areas of the shipping process. These might include things like customs requirements – something that needs to be considered because Poland lies within the European Union’s customs union while the UK is outside of it. 

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

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Shipping to Poland from the UK

Because we only handle commercial consignments with our road freight services, we are the ideal firm to turn to when shipping to Poland. Given the wide range of options we provide – including express courier services and groupage rates – we are ideally placed to help smaller enterprises as well as much larger ones. Whether you are sending a pallet of design samples to a would-be new customer in Warsaw or have an order of finished products you need to get to Kielce in a hurry, we will be able to offer you a suitable service at a cost-effective rate.

Why not speak to our operations team if you have any questions about the best way of shipping from the UK to Poland? We are on hand to provide expert guidance and we will even produce a no-obligation quotation for you upon request. What could be simpler if you are starting to export to Eastern Europe? Even among more experienced companies that have traded with Polish businesses for years, our dependable logistical services are often more affordable than their current arrangements. When shipping to Poland next, call us for a competitive pricing option and see how much we might save your business.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Poland

  • 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 Poland.

Shipping Times From UK to Poland

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Poland?


A Poland delivery from the UK takes four days from collection when you opt for a standard service. Typically, this will involve the use of a full load shipment, either a van for a few pallets or cartons of goods or a lorry for heavier cargo. As experienced Poland freight forwarders, we’ll choose the most straightforward route to get your goods with your Polish clients as soon as is practical.

For a more economical option, ask us about our Groupage service, which offers collection in week 1 and delivery by week 2, for shipping from Poland to the UK or vice versa. With this service, your goods will be combined with other consignments headed to similar destinations and transported together. This approach ensures companies still receive a reliable service to the intended delivery address while benefiting from shared fuel and labour costs.



At Barrington Freight, we can provide exporting firms with a cost-effective service for shipping freight to Poland within three days of collection. Often more reliable and certainly cheaper than air freight services to the country, our door-to-door service is the very thing when you need to meet your client’s expectations with a prompt delivery service. 

Boost your export efficiency to Poland and impress your clients with Barrington Freight’s swift, cost-effective, and reliable door-to-door shipping. Achieve delivery within three days of collection, outpacing air freight for speed and cost. Ready for a service that meets your needs and exceeds expectations? Contact Barrington Freight 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.
Polish Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items

VAT Poland

When shipping from Poland to UK depots and warehouses, you will need to take VAT into account for most classes of goods. In Poland, businesses registered for VAT, known as “Podatek od towarów i usług“, may be eligible to apply a zero VAT rate to goods exported to the UK, contingent on meeting specific requirements. Polish VAT rules are in line with EU norms, as Poland is an EU member state. However, there can be specific differences for various types of goods. The standard VAT rate in Poland is 23%.

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Poland
Standard taxable goods and services23%
First Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. certain agricultural products and medical devices)8%
Second Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. books and food items like meat and dairy)5%
International transport of goods and passengers0%

As a courier to Poland and a firm well-versed in shipping from Poland to the UK, we can help with many classes of goods. Note that some additional restrictions may apply on the following commodities:

  • Agricultural Products: Due to Poland’s substantial agricultural sector, there are specific EU-aligned regulations on the import and export of food products, particularly meat and dairy, to ensure compliance with health and safety standards.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Specific rules and excise duties on the export and import of traditional Polish alcoholic beverages, such as vodka and mead, are in place to maintain quality standards and authenticity.
  • Amber Products: Given the abundance of amber in the Baltic region, there are special regulations on the export of raw and processed amber to protect this natural resource.
  • Protected Species: Controls in line with CITES and Polish law on the export and import of endangered species, focus on native species to Poland’s diverse ecosystems.
  • Firearms and Military Equipment: Stringent licensing and control measures for the import and export of firearms and military equipment reflect Poland’s national security and public safety laws.
EORI Number Poland

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

Shipping Routes to Poland from the UK

When shipping road freight to Poland, we can help you to make sure your paperwork is in good order before the goods arrive within the EU’s domain. We have the necessary licenses in place to assist with customs clearance work around the world, including within the EU. Therefore, if you were to use a road freight route from the UK to Poland that included a cross-channel ferry to Calais, for example, we would be able to assist you with all of the paperwork requirements to ensure your consignment doesn’t get held up clearing customs before making its onward journey eastward to the Polish border. In short, we have everything covered acting either as your nimble courier to Poland or providing your company with heavier cargo road shipping from the UK to Poland.

As freight forwarders, we deal with delivery services to every corner of Poland, not just the big cities like Łódź, Kraków, Warsaw or Poznań. So, if you have customers in more rural locations, such as Radom, Ostroda, Legnica or Stargard, our service will ensure your shipments arrive on time. We keep in close contact with our drivers to help guide them around potential bottlenecks whether they are in Poland or en route on the German road network. If it is preferable to enter Poland via Leipzig or Dresden to the south, for example, we will do so. Equally, we will monitor the traffic on Bundesautobahn 11 and 12 so that we know which will be the best one to choose when sending drivers to Poland via Berlin. In short, everything is done to keep your goods moving to their final destination.

Shipping from the UK to Poland will often mean driving to the country via Germany. Here are some of the routes we might employ for your next Poland delivery depending on where it needs to get to.

Where is Poland Located?

Poland is located in Eastern Europe neighbouring countries such as Belarus, Czechia, Germany, Lithuania and Russia.


Newcastle to Gdańsk via the Netherlands

    1. From Newcastle, take a ferry to IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
    2. Upon arrival, drive through the Netherlands on the A1/E30, entering Germany.
    3. Continue through Germany on the A1 and A2, heading east towards Berlin and then further to Szczecin in Poland.
    4. In Poland, use the A6 and then the E28 to reach Gdańsk.

Birmingham to Kraków via Dunkirk and Czechia

    1. Begin in Birmingham and travel to Dover, taking a ferry to Dunkirk, France.
    2. Drive across France using motorways like the A26, then enter Germany.
    3. Travel through Germany using the A4, crossing into the Czech Republic.
    4. In Czechia, follow the D1/E50 through Prague, then head into Poland.
    5. Once in Poland, use the A4 motorway directly to Kraków.

London to Warsaw via Eurotunnel and Berlin

    1. Drive through Kent to access the Eurotunnel to Calais, France.
    2. Drive across France and Belgium, entering Germany.
    3. Proceed eastward in Germany on the A2, passing through Berlin.
    4. Continue east into Poland, using the A2 motorway all the way to Warsaw.
Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Poland

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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