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Road Freight Shipping to PORTUGAL

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Portugal

Barrington Freight provides UK-based exporting firms with a reliable and cost-effective means of shipping their goods to Portugal. We make shipping to Portugal with road freight easy all over the country.

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

When shipping from the UK to Portugal, our experienced team will design a solution for you, with our reliable economy delivery service, your groupage to Portugal is in safe hands! For urgent shipments, we operate an express door-to-door freight service. Our dedicated express road freight vans are cost-effective solutions. Fragile, secure and time-sensitive cargo from the UK to Portugal can benefit from timed collections and drop-offs. As such, we can act as your courier to Portugal wherever in the UK your business might be located.

Whether you want us to help with shipping from Portugal to the UK or would like to benefit from our road freight shipping to Portugal, we will create bespoke delivery solutions. Portuguese import and export is a core business for us, so our knowledgeable team will create a seamless shipment for you.

As long-established Portugal freight forwarders based in Essex, Barrington Freight welcomes haulage of awkward shapes and sizes, heavy items, palletised or non-palletised, stackable or non-stackable, shrink or stretch-wrapped machinery or manufactured goods and any other haulage! Whether Euro or UK export pallets, printer pallets, wooden pallets, plastic pallets, our cost-effective pallet delivery service is unbeatable for business-to-business exports and imports between Portugal and the UK.

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

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Shipping to Portugal from the UK

Our operations team is dedicated to providing B2B services to our commercial clients in the UK. Because we don’t get bogged down in personal shipments but focus on providing true business services instead, we make shipping to Portugal straightforward for all British exporters. In short, we are entirely centred on providing the sort of road freight services that suit commercial operators. Whether you ask us to handle your shipment’s export declarations or not, you will find that our logistical service is reliable and cost-effective at the same time. Just ask us for a no-obligation quotation to find out how affordable our rates can be.

Please note that, at Barrington Freight, we maintain contact with our drivers at each stage of their journey when shipping to Portugal. This could mean we are able to advise them to change their route to avoid hold ups at the Pyrenees, for example, so they reach their final destination without any undesirable delays. Given that we don’t just organise shipments of commercial goods to the major Portuguese cities but to more rural locations in the country, as well, there is no finer freight forwarding firm you could turn to when shipping to Portugal today.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Portugal

  • 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 Portugal.

Shipping Times From UK to Portugal

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Portugal?


We do not believe in impersonal service for shipping from the UK to Portugal. Instead, you will work with the same knowledgeable specialist, which sets us apart from other European transport and haulage companies. Our standard Portugal delivery service takes four days following a collection making for a timely arrival for any standard, full load shipment in either direction.

For groupage shipping to Portugal, our rates are exceptionally competitive. Leveraging our extensive experience as Portugal freight forwarders, we ensure that groupage consignments are delivered efficiently, with collections occurring in week 1 and deliveries following in week 2. This streamlined process allows us to move your goods to their final destination swiftly, within a precise one-week timeframe after collection



Our express freight service to Portugal involves sending shipments to the Iberian peninsula in the fastest way possible so that any customers in the country that place orders with British firms can expect them to arrive within a three-day time frame following collection. This is remarkably rapid for a service that does not rely on air freight. Indeed, by sending your goods to Portugal with our express road freight service, they could even end up at their intended destination sooner than with airborne cargo given all of the onward arrangements that would need to be made.

In short, our door-to-door service for express freight from the UK to Portugal means that your delivery will be in our hands for its entire journey. A driver will be sent to your business premises to collect the order, this is only possible thanks to our large fleet of vans, lorries and drivers who are located throughout the British Isles. As such, we can help you with the rapid transit of goods to Portugal whether you are located in Newcastle, Aberdeen, Wrexham, Exeter or anywhere else. Please note that express services can also be arranged when shipping from Portugal to the UK – just ask our operations team.

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 :)
Portugese Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items


To organise a Portugal delivery to the UK, it’s necessary to oversee customs declarations, including VAT notices. In Portugal, businesses registered for VAT, known as “IVA” (Imposto sobre o Valor Acrescentado), might be able to apply a zero rate to goods they export to the UK, subject to fulfilling certain criteria. Portuguese VAT regulations are in line with EU standards. The standard VAT rate in Portugal is 23%, which is comparable to or slightly lower than the rates in some other EU countries. Barrington Freight can help when shipping from Portugal to the UK thanks to our in-house customs clearance service.

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Portugal
Standard taxable goods and services23%
Intermediate rate goods and services (e.g. musical instruments, agricultural tools)13%
Reduced rate goods and services (e.g. books, medicinal products)6%
Zero Rated products (e.g. goods exported out the country)0%

As British-based Portugal freight forwarders, we can advise on any restrictions that may apply to imports including those imposed on the following examples:

  • Cork Products: Due to Portugal’s status as the world’s largest cork producer, there are specific regulations on the export of cork to maintain quality standards and sustainability.
  • Port Wine and Madeira Wine: Specific rules and excise duties on the export and import of certain iconic Portuguese wines may apply.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Narcotics: Strict controls cover the import and export of drugs and certain pharmaceutical products, requiring appropriate authorisation in line with EU directives.
  • Olive Oil: Regulations on the export of olive oil and some traditional Portuguese food products to ensure authenticity are maintained.
  • Traditional Ceramics and Handicrafts: Restrictions on the export of traditional Portuguese ceramics, including hand-painted pottery and items from renowned regions like Caldas da Rainha, may apply.
EORI Number Portugal

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

Shipping Routes to Portugal from the UK

For many in the UK, Portugal is probably best known as a tourist destination. The Algarve, historic Lisbon, medieval villages like Obidos and Monsaraz, or charming fishing villages such as Nazare, Tavira or Ericeira are all great places to stay. The Portuguese Republic is named after the (historically) largest city, Porto and is split into eighteen separate districts: Aveiro, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Evora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisbon, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real and Viseu. Traditionally known for textiles, shoes, clothes, and the world’s largest cork producer, Portugal is now active in high-tech exports, snowmobiles and golf carts.

Our local UK depots and European partner depots provide total coverage for road haulage to and from all Portuguese towns and cities such as Sintra, Vila Nova de Gaia, Armadora, Almada, Agualva-Cacem, Queluz, Guimaraes, Rio Tinto and Odivelas. Our reliable Portugal delivery service also covers Matosinhos, Amora, Barreiro, da Rainha, Caldas, Abrantes, Albufeira, Ermesinde and the district capitals, too. As such, we can arrange rapid shipping to Portugal in places like Aveiro, Beja, Braga, Bragança, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Évora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisbon, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real and Viseu.

Shipping from the UK to Portugal by road often involves one of the following routes. However, as an express courier to Portugal, we may use alternatives if they are quicker.

Where is Portugal Located?

Portugal is situated in South Western Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain.


Newcastle to the Algarve Coast

    1. Begin with a ferry from Newcastle to IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
    2. Head south on Dutch motorways such as the A9 and A2, crossing into Belgium.
    3. In Belgium, follow the A1/E19 towards Antwerp, and then the A14/E17 through Ghent, continuing to Lille in France.
    4. From Lille, take the A1/E17 towards Paris and then the A10 towards Bordeaux.
    5. Drive through France, enter Spain near Irún and follow the A-63 and A-62 through Spain towards the Portuguese border.
    6. Once in Portugal, continue on the A6 towards Lisbon and then head south on the A2 and A22 to reach destinations along the Algarve Coast.

Cardiff to Lisbon

    1. Head on the M4 and M25 to drive towards the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais.
    2. Drive south across France via the A26/E15 and A10
    3. Enter Spain, continuing on the A63/E5 and A-62, and cross into Portugal near Badajoz.
    4. Follow the A6 and A2 motorways directly into Lisbon.

London to Porto

    1. Drive to a major UK port, such as Dover, and take a ferry to Calais, France.
    2. Travel through France using motorways like the A26/E15, heading towards Paris, and then the A10 towards Bordeaux.
    3. Continue through Spain on the A63/E5 and A-62, crossing into Portugal near Bragança.
    4. In Portugal, use the A4 towards Porto.
Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Portugal

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