International Shipping to Cyprus
Everything you need to know for shipping to Cyprus from the UK including how to get an instant shipping cost quote online.
If you are planning to ship personal effects or household goods to Cyprus you’re in the right place.
No matter whether you’re a UK migrant shipping your whole house contents or a Cypriot expat returning home with a few boxes, we at PSS can take care of the whole process for you.
We can ship your goods to all the major cities in south Cyprus, including Paphos, Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaka, and more.
PSS has been shipping to Cyprus from the UK for over 40 years. After all this time of coordinating international shipments, our priorities remain the same: to provide you with exceptional service and affordable shipping costs from the UK to Cyprus.
Our overseas shipping to Cyprus service is intended to make your transition to life in Cyprus as stress-free as possible. No matter whether you are just shipping a few boxes or your whole household contents and car, our expert teams fully organise your UK to Cyprus shipment, including customs clearance and assistance with documentation.
Shipping your belongings to Cyprus is easy with PSS
Home Survey or Quote
Get an online quote in 60 seconds or book a FREE home survey.
Help and Advice
Your dedicated Account Manager can help answer your questions and tailor your shipping requirements.
Quick and easy collection and shipping
Whether you are shipping boxes or furniture, choose either our self-packing or professional packing service.
Customs clearance & delivery to your new home
On arrival our agents will take care of customs clearance and deliver to your door.
“Why choose PSS International in 2023?”
- Free home or video survey
- Independent, family run business with 40 years of experience
- We only handle overseas removals & international shipping
- Members of BAR Overseas Group
- Protection by the BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme
- FIDI Global Alliance (Worldwide Moving Association)
- FAIM Accredited (Removal Quality Assurance Standard)
Shipping to Cyprus from the UK
From the second you alert us to your interest, you are assigned a move coordinator to manage your UK to Cyprus shipping from pre-home survey through to unloading of your moving boxes.
Our experience as the UK’s leading personal shipping service means we know what it takes to move the belongings of families, expats, travellers and students to Cyprus and can make the whole process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
We serve every area, so no matter where you’re heading in Cyprus, we’ll ensure your belongings arrive safely.
What does our international shipping service to Cyprus include?
- Door to door shipping service
- Free home/video survey
- Part or full load container service
- Dedicated Move Manager
- Help with documentation
- Export quality packing materials
- Choice of self-pack or professional packing service
- Advice on customs requirements
- Use of recognised accredited shipping lines
- Customs clearance
- Storage in UK or Cyprus if required
Shipping to Cyprus Reviews
Shipping to Cyprus cost calculator
Want to know how it will cost to move house to Cyprus? Our free online shipping to Cyprus cost calculator will help you calculate the volume of household goods you want to ship and provide you with an estimate of the cost.
The Ultimate Guide to Shipping to Cyprus
Below are answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about shipping to Cyprus.
What size Shipping Container do I need for Cyprus?
Whether your load requires full or shared container shipping to Cyprus depends on the quantity or combined dimensions of your items.
Shared Shipping Containers to Cyprus (Groupage)
For small moves, we load items into a shared shipping container from the UK to Cyprus alongside the boxes of other PSS customers, this is also known as our groupage service. Sometimes this can be referred to as part-load container shipping (Or LCL – Less than Container Load)
“Our groupage service is a quick and easy way to send a single box of clothing or personal goods and sports equipment, smaller items of furniture, or household contents from a single room up to a small flat. You only need to pay for the space you use.
Full-Load Container Shipping from the UK to Cyprus
If you have a larger load to send to Cyprus, our Full Container Load (FCL) shipping option is advantageous, also known as sole-use container shipping to Cyprus.
If you are sending a large family home of furniture and personal items, PSS can provide a 20ft or 40ft shipping container intended for your sole use.
The cost of container shipping to Cyprus from the UK depends on the chosen size of the shipping container. Our 20ft and 40ft shipping containers have plenty of space, and it is up to you how you fill that container.
A standard 20ft shipping container is large enough for the contents of the average three-bedroom house.
A 40ft shipping container is usually big enough to fit the contents of a 4-bedroom house and car.
The quoted cost includes a full, professional packing service for shipping to Cyprus.
Another advantage of having your own sole use shipping container is that it leave immediately on the next available ship bound for Cyprus. No waiting around for other customers to fill the container.
How Much Does Shipping to Cyprus Cost from the UK in 2023?
PSS’ shipping estimates to Cyprus from the UK are based upon the best shipping method for sending goods to Cyprus.
As we have large numbers of customers shipping belongings to Cyprus every year, we are able to offer very competitive shipping rates.
Although the cheapest way to ship to Cyprus is using part-load container shipping, you should consider that many items are more expensive in Cyprus. Also when you add up the cost of replacing all your smaller items it is often cheaper to ship a higher volume of goods.
We calculate part-load shipping rates from the UK to Cyprus using the combined dimensions of your consignment and the area they take up within the container.
For larger moves using sole-use container shipping, your freight costs to Cyprus are determined by which size shipping container you use – 20ft or 40ft.
|Move Type||Container Size||Cost(GBP)|
|1 Bed House/Flat||Shared Container||£1220|
|3 Bed House||20 ft Container||£3900|
|4 Bed House||40 ft Container||£5600|
Cost of air freight shipping to Cyprus
When customers need their items sent to Cyprus urgently, we can provide air freight services. Air freight is our fastest shipping option and for smaller quantities, it can be surprisingly cost effective. We base air freight quotes on the weight and volume of your goods, so for consignments of more than a couple of boxes, our sea freight shipping options may be cheaper.
However, sometimes the cheapest way to ship your belongings to Cyprus is actually by air freight – especially for inland and remoter regions. This is because sea shipments may need to be off loaded and transported to your final destination by road freight
PSS’s trained Move Managers will therefore find you the cheapest, most economical and fastest way to ship your goods.
Cheapest shipping quotes to Cyprus
We always aim to provide you with the cheapest shipping cost to Cyprus. We are able to offer cheap shipping due to the volume we ship and the number of customers we help move to Cyprus.
If you receive a much cheaper quote, check carefully that they include a full door to door service and if any costs are excluded. Beware that some cheap quotes only include the cost of shipping to the nearest container port which can be a long way from your destination!
Also ensure that they are a fully accredited shipping company with FIDI or BAR Overseas in order to get the best price and service.
Get an accurate price for shipping to Cyprus from UK
The surest way to receive an accurate shipping quote is through a free home survey. Our home surveys are intended to provide customers with a clear-cut and detailed shipping quote from the UK to Cyprus before they agree to anything.
How Long Does Shipping From UK to Cyprus Take?
|Sea Freight Full Container||Sea Freight Shared Container||Air Freight|
|Average Shipping Times||5-8 weeks||6-10 weeks||5-10 days|
When shipping your personal belongings to Cyprus the transit time between shipping in the UK and arrival at your new destination will be approximately 5-8 weeks for full container shipments and 6-10 weeks for part load / shared shipments.
NB: These are approximate sea freight shipping times to ports in Cyprus only. You will need to allow additional time for customs clearance and final delivery to your destination.
Shipping times to Cyprus can vary. Shipping groupage in a shared container takes longer than shipping a full container load as different customers shipments need to be consolidated to fill one container.
How Long Does Air Freight Shipping to Cyprus take from the UK?
For sending excess baggage or boxes to Cyprus by air freight allow approximately 5-10 days.
Do I Need Maritime Shipping Insurance or Shipment Protection Cover to Cyprus?
It is highly advisable to take out maritime shipping insurance or shipment protection cover before you ship your personal effects or household goods to Cyprus.
Although it is doubtful to experience problems when shipping items from the UK to Cyprus, it is still wise to have shipment protection cover when sending goods overseas, especially for items of significant financial value.
PSS International offers very flexible Shipment Protection Plans. You can cover your whole shipment or choose the individual items you wish to cover.
Your PSS Move Manager can explain the different options available and guide you through completing the Shipment Protection Valuation form.
Customs Guide for shipping personal effects to Cyprus
Our dedicated team will handle all the customs clearance formalities to ensure that your goods are declared and cleared correctly. All goods are subject to a customs clearance which may involve a physical inspection depending on the types of goods you are shipping to Cyprus.
- Once your shipment arrives in Cyprus your goods will start the clearance process and all personal and household effects will be presented to customs for approval. To obtain clearance and release of goods can take up to 7 days to receive. However, please be aware that this only a guide and can take longer depending on the time of year and the nature of your shipment. Rest assured we will keep you updated every step of the way.
- Please note that wedding gifts, new furniture, wine & food will attract duty which will need to be paid prior to customs releasing your shipment.
- We will contact you as soon as we have received confirmation that your goods have been cleared to arrange a suitable date for delivery. If you would like to store your goods for a period of time before delivery this can be arranged easily and just let your move manager know.
Free entry of Duty will apply if you meet the following:
- Free entry for household goods that have been owned and used for more than 6 months, this applies to first time immigrants or returning Cyprus residents that have lived outside Cyprus for minimum of 12 months.
- Duty free entry only applies to First time immigrants or Cyprus Residents that have lived outside Cyprus for 12 months or more. However this only allows one duty free sea freight shipment and one Airfreight shipment to Cyprus.
- To qualify for free entry you must not import your goods any earlier than 1 month prior to your arrival and no later than 6 months after your arrival in Cyprus.
- Duty Free entry applies to Cyprus residents that have lived outside Cyprus for more than 12 months.
- Duty free entry applies only to you importing one electrical appliance per category. For example 1 x toaster or 1 x kettle.
For more details visit the Cyprus Customs Department website or visit our customs guide for shipping items to Cyprus
What Can/Can't I Ship to Cyprus?
Restricted Exports to Cyprus where approval maybe required:
- Wine & Spirits
Prohibited Exports to Cyprus:
- Pornography Material
For more information on prohibited and restricted items for shipping to Cyprus visit our Customs Guide for Cyprus
Delivery to your address in Cyprus?
- Once your goods have been released by Cyprus customs we will contact you to arrange a suitable delivery day.
- Once we have received clearance of your goods we will either deliver your sea freight container directly to your new home or it will be delivered in a separate vehicle. This all depends on the type of shipment you are sending. Our unloading crew will place your items in the rooms of your choice and unwrap and remove the packing material from your furniture.
What type of shipping company should I use?
When exporting sentimental items or expensive furniture overseas, you need to have full confidence in the international shipping company you choose. There are a few pointers to look for that can help determine the best global shipping companies to Cyprus.
Accreditations and associations are the best indicators of how trusted a company is within the industry and how safe their services are. PSS’ continued efforts and dedication to shipping to Cyprus from the UK is echoed in our memberships and achievements:
- FAIM Accredited – the only globally recognised independent quality assurance standard for the international moving industry.
- FIDI Global Alliance Members – providing customers with the same superior standards in Cyprus as in the UK.
- British Association of Removers Members – the leading British quality standard and ensures customers financial protection with the BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme.
- Movers Traders Club (MTC) – Members of this organisation join together to negotiate the best service and shipping rates with leading international shipping companies. Members are therefore able to offer lower shipping rates to customers.
PSS International Shipping Services to Cyprus
We offer a full menu of shipping options to Cyprus, whether you are sending personal items, furniture, extra boxes, pets or vehicles, our Cyprus movers have a solution ready and waiting for you:
Shipping Personal Effects to Cyprus from the UK
Shipping personal effects from the UK to Cyprus is simple with PSS. We send personal items to Cyprus for countless customers each year, from clothing and shoes, makeup and toiletries, to sports equipment, tech, musical instruments and more, your shipping options are limitless.
Shipping Furniture and Household Goods to Cyprus
Shipping household goods to Cyprus is a PSS speciality. Using our freight services and industry expertise, PSS can ship furniture of any weight, dimensions and any quantities from the UK to destinations across Cyprus.
Our team of experienced international packers will ensure your items are carefully export wrapped and packed for their journey.
The best way to get started for our international furniture shipping service is to book a free home or video survey so we can give you an accurate quote.
Shipping Excess Baggage & Unaccompanied Luggage from the UK to Cyprus
Using PSS to ship boxes, luggage, suitcases and excess baggage to Cyprus cuts out the extortionate charges issued by airline carriers and makes your journey to Cyprus more manageable by reducing the amount of luggage you have to carry.
We can supply you with a variety of box sizes or you can use your own bags/suitcases.
Whether you have one box, two suitcases or ten loads of excess baggage, our baggage shipping to Cyprus is an ideal service!
Shipping Boxes to Cyprus from UK
If you only have small items to ship to Cyprus, we recommend our box shipping service. Your boxes will be shipped along with those from other customers in a shared container (Groupage) so you only pay for the space you use.
We can supply a variety of box and carton sizes including packing and wrapping materials such as bubble wrap. We also have custom cartons for bicycles and can provide custom crates for items such as TVs.
Shipping Cars and Vehicles to Cyprus
PSS provides a range of shipping options to make car shipping to Cyprus feasible – regardless of your vehicle. Whether you want to send a car to Cyprus in a container of its own or alongside personal and household items, our Cyprus vehicle shipping options make it possible.
In addition to shipping cars we can assist with shipping all kinds of other vehicles to Cyprus including motorcycles, bikes, caravans, motorhomes and boats.
For more details or get a quote visit our vehicle shipping page.
Shipping Pets, Dogs and Cats to Cyprus
Pet shipping to Cyprus can be daunting for any pet owners and pet relocation is a very specialised service. We, therefore, work with trusted partners for transporting animals from UK to Cyprus. Whether you want to take your cat or dog to Cyprus, you can entrust PSS and our partners to relocate them safely.
Shipping Parcels and Small Packages to Cyprus
For small parcels and packages, it is probably best to use Royal Mail, especially for less than 2kg. For larger or multiple boxes you can save by using a personal shipping service like that from PSS.
Shipping Goods and Freight to Cyprus
At PSS International we specialise in personal shipping services and household shipping for people moving or relocating to Cyprus.
If you wish to ship commercial or non-personal items to Cyprus then it is best to contact a freight-forwarder.
Express Air Freight and Fast shipping from UK to Cyprus
If you need to ship items to Cyprus quickly then we recommend our priority Express Air Freight Service.
This takes about 5 – 10 days and is ideal if you wish to send some boxes or bags of personal belongings to arrive ahead of your household container.
Packing your Items for Shipping to Cyprus
PSS provides two packing options, the first being a full professional packing service or, if you prefer, you can self-pack with our “You Pack, We Ship” service.
Professional Packing Service
When you opt for our professional overseas packing service, a specialist team will arrive at your home on the day of your move to pack the required items in sturdy packing materials and moving boxes ready for sending to Cyprus. For furniture we offer a full export wrapping service so that they are well protected.
We can also provide custom made wooden crates and antique wrapping for delicate items.
Our packing teams create an inventory to ensure customs is aware of what you are shipping to Cyprus.
If you are only sending a small number of items in boxes or suitcases, you can opt to self-pack your belongings in the comfort of your own home. This “You Pack, We Ship” is an increasingly popular option.
We understand the importance of the safe handling and delivery of your goods to Cyprus, so we can still provide all moving boxes, tea cartons and packing materials such as bubble wrap when you self-pack.
Once you are ready, we’ll pick up your boxes and deliver them to your new home.
Where in Cyprus do you ship to?
We do door to door shipping to all cities and regions in southern Cyprus including:
We also provide cheap shipping to Cyprus from the UK and have years of experience with international shipping.
Currently we do not ship to Northern Cyprus.