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Road Freight Shipping to SLOVAKIA

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Slovakia

Barrington Freight is the preferred freight forwarder to Slovakia for many large importers and exporters, so why look anywhere else when shipping road freight to the Slovak Republic? We have the know-how to handle a wide variety of shipping from the UK to Slovakia as well as shipping from Slovakia to UK towns and cities all over the country.

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

Arranging a delivery from Slovakia to the UK is just as straightforward as setting up a Slovakia delivery. Our operations teams have years of experience shipping to Slovakia by road with options to suit all budgets. Please note, however, that as a professional courier to Slovakia, we only handle commercial freight on a B2B basis.

After all, road freight to “Slovensko” is our speciality, and we are pleased to handle difficult shipments – including big/tall/long/high/cubic/heavy manufactured goods or machinery, awkward shapes and sizes, timed collections and deliveries, restricted access and even consignments which other cheap delivery companies may have declined. We have the correct vehicles for all types of haulage to Slovakia and we work with experienced local partner depots to overcome any specific problems with remote destinations or loading and unloading facilities.

We offer the most convenient economy groupage services, with groupage to Slovakia leaving daily; as a family-run independent forwarder for haulage to “Slovenska Republika”, we use a number of reliable European haulage and transport companies, to ensure the prompt departure of your cargo from the UK to Slovakia. Slovak-bound freight on standard 120×100 or 120×80-centimetre base pallets benefits from the cheapest international shipping costs, especially if stackable.

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

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Shipping to Slovakia from the UK

The automobile industry is one of the key areas in which we deliver cargo to and from Slovakia. There are a great number of vehicle assembly plants based in Slovakia, with the likes of Volkswagen, Peugeot Citroen, and Kia all operating in cities such as Bratislava, Trnava and Silvia. The electronics sector is also highly popular in Slovakia with Nitra and Galanta acting as hubs for some of the products offered by Sony and Samsung.

British-based exportation firms with orders to fulfil in Slovakia need to have their customs paperwork in good order long before their goods arrive at the Slovak border. This is where our operations team can be of such great service. Not only do we provide high-quality freight forwarding operations but we also frequently act as customs clearance agents for our clients as well.

Some of our customers in the UK already have the in-house know-how to deal with EORI registrations and declarations of shipments to the EU. However, smaller firms tend to outsource this work to brokers or agents who deal with customs paperwork routinely. At Barrington Freight, we offer a business-to-business service that includes customs clearance work alongside our freight forwarding service. If you need help, we are on standby to offer it. Taking advantage of this additional service will mean your goods pass through border controls unhindered and without the potential for delays caused by incorrectly made declarations.

Please bear in mind that businesses can also avail of our customs clearance work when shipping from Slovakia to the UK. This means we offer a true business solution for shipping to Slovakia by road.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Slovakia

  • 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 Slovakia.

Shipping Times From UK to Slovakia

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Slovakia?


Our standard road shipping service includes full loads of Euro and UK export pallets; whether printers/plastic/wooden pallets or boxes, export-packed cargo, cages or skids. In fact, we handle all your palletised or non-palletised freight to Slovakia.

At Barrington Freight, our standard services for shipping to Slovakia are in high demand due to our quick turnarounds of just five days following a collection.

Alternatively, why not opt for a groupage delivery to Slovakia from the UK? This cost-effective option, with collection in week 1 and delivery anywhere within the country by week 3, is brisk enough for non-urgent shipments.

Our drivers have an in-depth knowledge of a huge number of locations in Slovakia and are well-versed in navigating the country’s terrain in order to ensure that your cargo arrives at its destination on time and in one piece. 


Because we are able to get goods from the UK to their intended destinations in Slovakia in just four days following a pick-up, many British exporting firms use our services frequently. In fact, with such a fast turnaround time, our express freight service to Slovakia is often just as rapid as paying for an air freight consignment when you factor in transit to and from airports and ground handling. Of course, our service is often much, much cheaper than air freighting goods ever could be, especially when you might have heavier items to send.

Our close contact with our drivers is good for more than keeping clients happy and up-to-date with progress whenever you need express shipping from the UK to Slovakia. We monitor the road situation in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic so we can guide them on the best routes to take to save time. This back-up from the UK can be invaluable and help drivers to steer clear of avoidable hold ups. 

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 :)
Slovakia Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items


When importing goods from Slovakian suppliers, overseeing customs declarations is a key task. You’ll have to be aware of HMRC VAT notices, not to mention commodity codes and the potential for excise duty. In Slovakia, VAT is known as “DPH” (Daň z pridanej hodnoty). Note that there can be distinct variations in the application of this sales tax to different types of goods. The standard VAT rate in Slovakia is 20% but this may rise. Ask Barrington Freight to help you with VAT declarations when shipping from Slovakia to the UK.

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Slovakia
Standard taxable goods and services20%
First Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. essential food items and medical equipment)10%
Second Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. renovation and reconstruction work)5%
Zero Rated products (e.g. goods exported to other EU countries)0%

Any Slovakia delivery bound for the UK may be subject to additional paperwork requirements if the goods are subject to Slovakian or EU controls, such as:

  • Traditional Alcoholic Beverages: Specific rules and excise duties on the export and import of Slovak alcoholic beverages, such as Slivovica and Borovička, are in place to ensure authenticity and quality.
  • Wood and Timber Products: Due to Slovakia’s extensive forests, there are special regulations on the export of wood and timber products to promote sustainable forestry and prevent illegal logging practices.
  • Firearms and Military Equipment: Stringent regulations and licensing requirements for the import and export of firearms, ammunition and military technology are in place.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Controlled Drugs: Tight restrictions on the import and export of specific medications, especially controlled psychotropic substances, are in line with EU and national health regulations.
  • Electronic Surveillance Equipment: Strict regulations and licensing controls cover the import and export of certain surveillance devices and advanced electronic equipment.
EORI Number Slovakia

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

Shipping Routes to Slovakia from the UK

With any Slovakia delivery, express or standard – we can also get your goods to any part of the country. We have extensive experience with Slovakian roads and deal with routes to less-visited locations in the country, such as Snina in the east or Jesenské in the far south, for example. Of course, we are very well-versed with all of the country’s major cities, too, including Bratislava, Banská Bystrica and Košice, to name but three.

When UK exporters ship goods to their commercial clients in Slovakia by road, their consignments will necessarily enter the European Union’s trading bloc. Typically, this will happen at Calais, Dunkirk or at a Dutch port. Whichever route is taken, the same rules apply at every entry point to the EU.  When shipping to Slovakia, we will route your consignment in the best way possible depending on the final destination. As a landlocked country, road freight to Slovakia can take a significant amount of time, as our drivers must navigate through the likes of Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Ukraine, depending on the route taken. Below are some of the most common routes taken.

Where is Slovakia Located?

Slovakia is landlocked in Central Europe, south of Poland and east of the Czech Republic and Austria. To the south lies Hungary, with Ukraine to the east.


1. London via Eurotunnel

    • Enter France from the Eurotunnel via Folkestone
    • Travel through France via the A26/E15, then continue on the A4/E50 towards Strasbourg.
    • Proceed into Germany using the A5/E35, passing through Frankfurt, and then the A3/E42 towards Nuremberg.
    • Continue on the A6/E50 into the Czech Republic, passing through Prague.
    • Enter Slovakia via the D2/E65, heading towards Bratislava.

2. Northern England and Scotland via Rotterdam

    • Take a ferry from Hull to Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    • Drive through the Netherlands on the A15/E31, entering Germany via the A3/E35.
    • Proceed on the A3/E42 through Germany, passing cities like Frankfurt and Nuremberg.
    • Continue into the Czech Republic on the A6/E50, and enter Slovakia on the D2/E65.

3. The West Country and Wales via Dunkirk through Austria

    • Ferry from Dover to Dunkirk, northern France.
    • Travel through France on the A26/E15 and A4/E50, heading towards Strasbourg.
    • Enter Germany, then proceed on the A8/E52 towards Munich, Germany.
    • Continue through Austria on the A1/E60, passing through Vienna.
    • Enter Slovakia via the E58/D2, approaching Bratislava.
Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Slovakia

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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