Road Freight Shipping to SWEDEN

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Sweden

Here at Barrington Freight, we have decades of experience in road freight to Sweden from the UK – offering fast transport for all kinds of commercial cargo

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

As Sweden freight forwarders based in the UK, we can offer a range of options for delivery to Sweden. We also offer shipping from Sweden to the UK by road. Barrington Freight is your ideal partner for commercial deliveries to all locations throughout Sweden. Whether you want to get orders to your clients in Stockholm, Åre, Gothenburg, Kristianstad or anywhere else, you can rely on our services to ensure a reliable Sweden delivery.

We can ship a pallet, a groupage shipment, full trailer loads or part loads. When shipping from the UK to Sweden we have dedicated express vans and lorries which means we can adhere to all time constraints. We work closely with our shipping partners across Europe to ensure that all freight is handled with the same care and urgency. With unrivalled expertise in freight shipping to Sweden, we are the freight forwarder of choice in the UK for any B2B delivery to Sweden.

As leading UK-based Sweden freight forwarders, you can rest assured that your freight shipment to Sweden will arrive at its designated destination in good time. Whether you need oversized shipping from the UK to Sweden or just have a few pallets that need an express delivery to Sweden, we can help.

To get started simply give us a call 01268 525 444 or request an online shipping quote.

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WHY SHIP TO SWEDEN FROM THE UK WITH BARRINGTON?
  • Full load and groupage shipping.
  • Dedicated van courier to Sweden 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 Sweden.
  • We can help shipping to Sweden from UK and shipping to UK from Sweden.
  • You will need an EORI number when shipping to Sweden.

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Shipping to Sweden from the UK

We take care of the logistical side of shipping to Sweden for many UK exporters. As a B2B firm of freight forwarders, we are also frequently asked about customs clearance declarations and the technicalities that many British firms face when shipping goods to an EU member state like Sweden by road. The good news is that we differ from many British freight forwarding companies because we offer customs clearance agency work in-house. This means you can turn to us to provide a complete solution, not just shipping to Sweden affordably by road but ensuring your goods won’t get held up as they enter the EU’s customs union either.

As a courier to Sweden, Barrington Freight can manage all sizes of commercial cargo, from a few cartons of automotive spares to much larger consignments of machinery. We offer low for every delivery betweem Sweden and the UK. You can apply for a free personalised quote for your freight shipment to Sweden on our website. We think you’ll be impressed at just how cost-effective it can be to arrange road haulage shipping from England to Sweden.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Sweden

  • 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 Sweden.

Shipping Times From UK to Sweden

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Sweden?

STANDARD ROAD FREIGHT TO SWEDEN 4 DAYS

When shipping freight from the UK to Sweden with Barrington Freight, our standard service for full load shipments takes four days following a collection in the UK. Our extensive network ensures we cover every corner of the country, so whether your delivery destination is in the bustling urban centres or the remote far north of Sweden, you can rest assured that we have the capability and experience to handle your logistics needs seamlessly.

For a more cost-effective option, we can also arrange groupage shipping from the UK to Sweden. This means your consignment will be combined with others for the main part of the journey, ensuring a more economical transport solution. With a groupage Sweden delivery, which involves collection in week 1 and delivery by week 2, you still benefit from a door-to-door service but at a considerably lower cost.

EXPRESS SHIPPING TO SWEDEN 3 DAYS

It takes as little as three days to have your consignment unloaded with your Swedish customer once it has been collected. This is very competitive when you compare it to air freight which although may be slightly quicker, frequently is not. Given that our express freight service is much more cost-effective than airborne services, this is one of the best options you have for keeping your Swedish clientele happy with a professional door-to-door service that both you and they can trust.

To make our service for express shipping from the UK to Sweden even more effective, we monitor the roads in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark to make sure we are on top of any potential delays. We can contact our drivers and tell them that they need to reroute at any time to avoid hold ups. Equally, this means we can track their progress and offer you updates which is helpful if you want to keep your Swedish customer informed as to when they can expect their delivery to arrive.

Customer Reviews

Sophie Benge
Sophie Benge
2024-02-06
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Alex Burton
Alex Burton
2024-02-04
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.
Mat Wilkinson
Mat Wilkinson
2024-01-22
these guys are excellent. Incredibly helpful, flexible and friendly- i cant recommend them highly enough- genuinely a brilliant team.
Top Tips
Top Tips
2023-11-14
The guys at Barrington are brilliant! I've used them for my shipments for around 12 years now and they never let you down. Always happy to help with anything!
David Darrock
David Darrock
2023-11-10
Barrington Freight are extremely helpful and professional, promptly answering any questions or queries. Communication from them has been great and they have taken the difficulty out of importing freight.
Scott Glazebrook
Scott Glazebrook
2023-11-01
Our business is the supply of high end luxury furniture and as such we rely on Barrington Freight to provide a 5* delivery service which they have done time and time again. Reliable, friendly and efficient sums up this great approachable freight forwarding business.
Krishan Dhillon
Krishan Dhillon
2023-11-01
10/10, dealt with everything start to finish. Customer service was friendly and helpful
Sharmane Barrett
Sharmane Barrett
2023-10-20
We had a last minute request and Lee was fantastic in helping us to arrange transportation and facilitate delivery from Europe, very quickly with no hiccups. I would highly recommend.
Simon Edgecombe
Simon Edgecombe
2023-10-16
HAVING USED MANY SHIPPERS TO IMPORT OUR GOODS FROM THE USA (NONE OUTSTANDING) I DECIDED THIS TIME TO HAVE A SEARCH AROUND TO SEE IF I COULD FIND A BETTER OPTION. I FOUND BARRINGTON FREIGHT AFTER EMAILING MANY OTHERS, SOME OF THEM (UPS,DHL,FEDEX) SIMPLY TOOK SO LONG TO CONTACT ME, THAT IT BECAME STUPID, SIMON AT BARRINGTON CAME BACK TO ME VIRTUALLY STRAIGHT AWAY WITH A VERY GOOD PRICE, ALSO GOOD SHIPPING TIMES. NOW A SERVICE IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE RESULTS, AND THEY WERE AS GOOD AS THEIR WORD. HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THEM AND SIMON AT BARRINGTON FREIGHT WILL BE THE FIRST PERSON WE GO TO NEXT TIME, WELL DONE!!
Swedish Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items

VAT SWEDEN

When arranging shipping from Sweden to the UK, importation firms should be aware of HMRC’s requirements for VAT declarations to be made. We can help with this if you are not well-versed in the technicalities involved. Swedish VAT is known as “Moms” (Mervärdesomsättningsskatt). As Sweden is an EU member state its VAT rules align with the rest of the trading bloc. However, there might be distinct differences in the Swedish government’s application of VAT to different types of goods. The standard VAT rate in Sweden is 25%, which is slightly higher than the rates in many EU countries.

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Sweden
Standard taxable goods and services25%
First Reduced rate goods and services (e.g. importation of certain artworks and antiques)12%
Second Reduced Rated products (e.g. certain printed media and braille products)6%
Zero Rated goods and services (e.g. exported goods)0%
Restrictions

Some classes of goods face tighter controls than others. In Sweden, you may need special permissions to trade in any of the following goods: 

  • Alcoholic Beverages: Specific limitations and excise duties on the export and import of Swedish alcoholic beverages, such as Aquavit and other traditional spirits, are in place.
  • Fish and Seafood Products: Due to Sweden’s extensive coastlines and fishing industry, there are particular regulations on the export and import of fish and seafood, especially for species under conservation.
  • Wood and Timber Products: Given Sweden’s large forestry sector, restrictions exist to control the export of wood and timber products to ensure sustainable forestry practices.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Controlled Substances: Tight regulations on the import and export of certain medications, particularly controlled narcotics, necessitate proper authorisation.
  • Cultural and Historical Objects: Strict rules cover the export of Swedish artefacts, including Viking relics, Sami handicrafts and antique furniture.
EORI Number Sweden

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

Shipping Routes to Sweden from the UK

Although it is possible to send goods onto roll-on/roll-off ferry services to Sweden across the North Sea from eastern England, it is sometimes quicker to use a cross-channel route instead. Given that it takes about 13 hours to drive from the port of Dunkirk to get to the southern city of Malmö via Hamburg and Copenhagen on the E47 and E20, this option may be better. This is especially the case if your warehouse or production facility is in the South of England, of course. Regardless of which route is chosen for your consignment, as your courier to Sweden we will work hard to ensure the optimal one has been taken with every delivery to Sweden we arrange.

Whether your shipment is sent to Sweden directly by a roll-on-roll-off ferry via the North Sea or enters the country from the road network, typically through Denmark, our customs clearance agents can be relied upon to cover all of the necessary paperwork. We’ll help export newcomers to register for an EORI status, for example. When shipping from the UK to Sweden, you will also need to ensure all consignments are declared online with matching dockets that will be attached to the goods. Combine the logistical side of shipping to Sweden with the administrative side with Barrington Freight which will help to simplify and lower exporting costs in one fell swoop.

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Where is Sweden Located?

Sweden is in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea/Gulf of Bothnia/Kattegat and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway, just northeast of Denmark.

Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Sweden

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.