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Road Freight Shipping to Spain

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Spain

With years of experience in logistics across Europe with dedicated vehicles, we understand the need for precision when delivering consignments to and from Spain.

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

While there are a few extra customs considerations now, the market is still strong, and Barrington Freight can support your business and cargo consignments wherever they need to go in Spain or whichever Spanish location they need to be collected from. We manage a fleet deploying daily to and from Spain to ensure cargo arrives with plenty of time to spare.

We ensure a seamless service from start to finish and advise on customs requirements and regulations for road freight to Spain from the UK. This is even extended to some of the more difficult or unusual Iberian consignments, which will always be delivered to the deadline, at a price that suits your budget. No matter the size of your consignment, at Barrington Freight we can provide you with a frequent and effective road freight to and from Spain service at any time. Our economy haulage departs every weekday to the Iberian Peninsula and our express services run even more frequently!

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

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Efficiency Is Central to Our Spanish Freight Service

Our knowledgeable Iberian freight advisors are available to assist with all kinds of shipments, including heavy machinery or awkward shapes or size consignments. For regional distribution expertise, we have local Spanish partner depots in Irun, Bilbao, Barcelona, Madrid, Murcia, Malaga, Valencia and Córdoba. From these road freight centres, we can pick up or deliver throughout mainland Spain including Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Basque Country, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y Leon, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, La Rioja and Valencia. We also service the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca, and Gibraltar.

The Spanish motorway network (the fifth largest in the world) has two main types of high capacity road – namely ‘autopistas’ and ’autovias’. When shipping to Spain by road, such motorways cover every corner of the country, helping us reach every city, town and village.

Most of our UK to Spain cargo is sent on 120×100 or 120×80 centimetre base pallets. We are specialists in cheap pallet delivery to Spain and have special discounts for standard UK or Euro export pallets. Stackable loads are particularly welcome. Whether sending a few wooden pallets as groupage or a whole load of printer’s pallets on a dedicated Euroliner, we offer the cheapest international shipping rates to Spain.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Spain

  • 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 Spain.

Shipping Times From UK to Spain

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Spain?


Standard road freight transit times to Spain vary depending on the specific start and end points of the shipment. Typically, for groupage shipments, where your goods are consolidated with others bound for similar destinations in a shared lorry or van, collection occurs in week 1 with delivery in week 2.

This method is efficient and cost-effective, ideal for businesses looking to transport smaller quantities of goods without the need for a dedicated vehicle. Groupage allows for a flexible logistics solution, ensuring your cargo reaches its destination within a reasonable timeframe while sharing the journey with other consignments.

For full-load consignments, where a road freight shipment is arranged exclusively for your company’s goods, a quicker transit time is generally achievable with collection on day 1 and delivery by day 4. This option is suited for larger shipments that require the entire space of a lorry or van, offering a direct and faster delivery service.

It’s important to note that these lead times, whether for groupage or full-load shipments, are subject to customs clearance processes and compliance with relevant regulations. However, the mentioned delivery windows are not only applicable for shipments heading to Spain but also for standard shipping from Spain to the UK.


Express shipping to Spain is achieved within a swift timeframe, collecting on day 1 and delivering by day 3, a testament to our agile and efficient service that extends equally to shipments from Spain to the UK. This efficiency is made possible through our flexible service model and a fleet of vans and trucks designed to meet the demands of express delivery.

Our express service is distinguished by point-to-point deliveries that are precision-timed to meet your specific requirements, ensuring your consignment reaches its destination without unnecessary delays. Furthermore, we guarantee year-round express courier deliveries to Spain, utilizing the most suitable vehicle for your specific consignment needs. This approach minimises handling, thereby protecting your cargo throughout its journey.

Our commitment to excellence is evident in the tracked door-to-door service we provide to all of Spain’s 17 regions, ensuring visibility and security for your shipments. This ensures that your goods are not only delivered within the optimal timeframe but also with the care and attention they deserve. Our no-consolidation policy means your goods are transported directly, further reducing transit times and ensuring that your cargo arrives as swiftly as possible. With Barrington Freight, you can expect a seamless and efficient express shipping experience to and from Spain, tailored to meet the unique needs of your business.

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 :)
Spanish Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items

VAT Spain

In Spain, the general VAT rate is set at 21%, with specific categories of essential goods subject to a reduced rate of 10% or 4%. This distinction is crucial for businesses to consider when preparing customs declarations for import duties and VAT on commercial imports, an area where our expertise can provide support. With exports to Spain accounting for around £19 billion per year, according to the UK government’s statistics, exporters will need to take on board Spanish sales tax regulations to enter the market successfully. 

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Spain
Standard taxable goods and services21%
Reduced rate goods and services (e.g., some foodstuffs)10%
Reduced rate goods and services (e.g., books, basic foodstuffs, social housing, and medicine)4%
Intra-community and international transport0%

Note, too, that some goods are prohibited or controlled by the Spanish government, outlined below.

  • Food and Agricultural Products: Spain, like other EU countries, has strict regulations on the importation of food products, especially meat, dairy and products of animal origin.
  • Protected Species: Spain adheres to CITES regulations, which means the import of certain endangered species and their derivatives is highly regulated or prohibited without appropriate permits.
  • Cultural Goods: Exporting antiques or artworks over a certain age and value may require specific documentation to ensure they are not considered national treasures of cultural importance, subject to protection under Spanish law.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics: Products must comply with EU regulations regarding safety, labelling and testing. Medicinal products require authorisation from the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) before they can be imported.
  • Alcohol and Tobacco: Subject to excise duties and regulations, including limits on quantities and mandatory health warnings on packaging. The import of alcohol and tobacco products for commercial purposes requires a license.
EORI Number Spain

Barrington Freight specialises in freight to and from Spain. This means we can assist with customs considerations to ensure the smooth delivery of your goods. 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 Spain will not be sufficient – on its own – to be able to use Spanish 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 Spain which has the same regulations in place as every other EU state. Therefore, we can assist with multiple consignment deliveries, including those destined for Spain as well as other countries, such as  Italy, France or Belgium, for example.

Shipping Routes to Spain from the UK

Whether you have commercial customers in southern Spain, need a pallet of goods to be sent to the Spanish capital, Madrid, or have an entire lorry load of export goods to reach one of the Spanish islands, such as Mallorca, our operations team is on hand. We have a great deal of experience with all sorts of B2B shipments from the UK to Spain and can help your company to build up its reputation in the country for reliability. In short, we take the hassle out of shipping to Spain from the UK.

We achieve client-pleasing fast transit times to and from Spain and instant proof of delivery on arrival in Madrid, Bilbao and other Spanish destinations. We regularly move valuable, urgent or unusual consignments between the UK and Spanish addresses. Whether we drive just over the Franco-Spanish border to Figueres (Salvador Dali’s birthplace) or to Algeciras, Spain’s largest port, we will get your goods where they are needed on time and in perfect condition.

Regardless of whether your consignments travel south through France, crossing the Pyrenees via the A63 in the west or the A9 in the east, you can expect excellent service throughout the journey. We also manage direct shipments from Plymouth or Portsmouth to northern Spain, of course. As freight forwarders who are members of the British International Freight Association, you can be sure that we will offer a professional service whether you opt for a groupage shipment or a full container load. What’s more, our extensive network of drivers in the UK means that we could have your goods picked up and ready for shipping to Spain sooner than you might have thought.

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Where is Spain Located?

Spain is in South Western Europe, with coasts on the Bay of Biscay, the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies southwest of France and Andorra across the Pyrenees Mountains.

Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Spain

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