Luggage Shipping to France
Travelling to or from France? My Baggage offers super fast, convenient, affordable luggage shipping services, allowing you to travel luggage free.
Whether you’re off to study abroad, to relocate for business, to travel or even to start a new life with your family; My Baggage can deliver your luggage to France for you.
My Baggage offers convenient door to door services, as well as full online luggage tracking. Find out more information about shipping your excess baggage to France.
As one of the biggest European countries, France has an abundance of things to offer; from romantic city breaks, to skiing holidays over the winter months, to relaxing beach holidays during the summer. It’s also an ideal location for study abroad and relocation.
5 most popular destinations in France:
- French Riviera
France is an ideal European location if you’re hoping to further your academic horizons, boasting a number of great institutions. A popular destination among international students all across the globe; the standard of university education in France is excellent.
If you’re considering relocating to France with family or for business, it truly has so much to offer. Living in France offers expats a life that is rich in culture and entertainment, making the pace of life across the country enjoyable. Not to mention that there are opportunities aplenty to be found, particularly within its capital city, Paris, as well as an education system that is considered to be one of the very best to be found in the world.
Check out our ultimate guide on moving to France
Why Ship To France?
Reasons why My Baggage customers ship to France:
- To send personal belongings to study abroad.
- Move your family abroad easily.
- To send a care-package to a loved one in France.
- Ship your bags to relocate for business.
- Send your luggage ahead of enjoying a relaxing holiday.
When travelling anywhere in the world, there’s nothing better than having one less thing to worry about. My Baggage’s convenient and affordable luggage shipping services allow you to avoid the nightmare of hauling your suitcase or heavy bags on your journey, even long-haul. As such, our services make for the perfect alternative to airline baggage.
When you book a bag on your flight, you have to keep in mind your airline’s restrictive, less-than-generous baggage weight allowances when packing up all of your personal belongings. It means you may have to make the sacrifice that no one wants to make; leaving many of your beloved personal belongings behind. Even then, you might still be faced with a nasty surprise at the check-in desk, meaning you’ll have to cough up extortionate excess baggage fees. Particularly when travelling long-haul, it’s not ideal.
Thankfully, My Baggage allows you to ship a massive 30kg/66lbs per suitcase at fantastic low rates. You also have the option to pay extra for even heavier bags, if you need to. That means you’ll never have to leave any of your beloved possessions behind again.
Whether you’re a student travelling to France to study abroad, or perhaps you’re emigrating to France with your family; our generous baggage weight allowance and the ability to send as many items as you like with us can come in particularly useful. It allows you to bring more possessions with you than if you were relying on a few checked pieces of luggage.
Shipping your excess baggage to France with My Baggage also makes that dreaded, tedious wait for the appearance of your suitcase at the luggage carousel in the airport a thing of the past. (Not to mention the possibility of your suitcase not appearing at all, which is every traveller’s worst nightmare!) My Baggage ships your luggage quickly and safely.
5 Tips For Shipping To France:
- Do your research on French quarantine and customs.
- Find a reputable international removals/shipping service.
- Don’t stop there, either – obtain more than one quote and compare!
- Choose a service with transit times that best suit your needs.
- Package all items securely with plenty of internal cushioning.
Student Shipping To France
Whether you’re planning to study in France for a single semester, for an entire academic year, or even for the duration of your degree course; you can send everything you need straight to your new home on campus with My Baggage. Whether you’re off to study at Université Francois Rabelais – an institution regarded highly among international students across the world – or perhaps University of Strasbourg; wherever it may be, My Baggage can help you get all of your personal belongings there quickly and safely.
5 most popular French universities for international students:
- Université Francois Rabelais
- University of Burgundy
- University of Strasbourg
- École Polytechnique
- Centrale Supélec
Our online booking system and door to door collection and delivery makes our service easy and convenient for busy students. And with My Baggage, you won’t need to worry about waiting weeks for your important study materials to arrive. We offer super fast transit times, with Express services available to and from all universities in France.
My Baggage prices are student-budget friendly. And we’re not just affordable – our student shipping service offers value for money. You can send as many items as you like with us, and we offer a huge 30kg/66lbs weight allowance per box or suitcase.
Our team is made up of former students and recent graduates, so we understand how stressful the prospect of moving to university can be – not to mention moving to university overseas! Therefore, we make it our top priority to make your experience as stress-free as possible. Our convenient student shipping services to France allows you to relax and enjoy what should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Want to know what other students think about My Baggage? Please read our reviews.
Shipping To France
With My Baggage, you can ship goods to France quickly and at a fantastic low cost. Although we specialise in luggage shipping, we can help you to transport all kinds of goods.
Send A Parcel To France
If you have a loved one living in France, why not send them a thoughtful care-package to show them you’re thinking about them? At My Baggage, we don’t just ship personal effects and suitcases to France – we can send parcels and gifts, too.
Shipping Ski Equipment To France
Throughout the winter months, France is a haven for skiing and winter sports with a number of world-renowned resorts tucked away in the Alps. My Baggage can help you to easily transport your oversized items to France, without having to worry about renting equipment when you get there, or having to pay oversized baggage fees on your flight.
Shipping Musical Instruments To France
Similarly, you may wish to bring your musical instrument with you to France. Musical instruments can be particularly difficult to carry with you on your flight, in most cases requiring an additional seat booked on your flight. With My Baggage, you can avoid these costs with your airline by transporting your instrument with us.
Shipping your oversized item to France with My Baggage is the easiest way to avoid extortionate/overweight baggage fees from your airline. We help you to avoid having to haul your bulky items from home and through train stations, taxis and airports. Sending oversized items with My Baggage is an efficient and cost-effective way of getting your items to their overseas destination quickly, safely and at fantastic low costs.
Other Ways Of Shipping To France
Of course, shipping your belongings via My Baggage isn’t the only way to get all of your excess baggage to France. If you need to transport your things to France, you should make yourself aware of the numerous options available; after all, some options will suit your personal needs better than others. Here are just a few alternative options:
If you are relocating to France permanently, or if you are considering accepting a lengthy business contract there, you might consider transporting everything with an international removals company. This means you can transport all of your worldly belongings – including bulkier items such as furniture – in one single go, and they can meet you there!
If you specifically need to send a number of larger items to France – perhaps a sofa, a fridge or even your car – you might want to consider sea freight, in which your items are shipped via cargo ships in shipping containers. Although a relatively inexpensive option, it is important to note that shipping your possessions by sea freight can be an exceptionally slow voyage, meaning you could be without your belongings for quite some time. Depending on the route of the shipment, you could be waiting for up to two months for your things to arrive with you in France. You also need to consider the transportation of your items to and from ports, both departing and on arrival in France.
Air freight also allows you to send exceptionally large, bulky items to France that may be otherwise difficult to transport to such a destination. Although a fast option of transporting your belongings; air freight tends to be a more expensive option, as it is charged by weight and volume. You also need to consider the transportation to and from airports.
Prohibited and Non-Compensation Items
My Baggage gives you the freedom to ship your personal belongings all over the world, meaning you can send almost everything you would typically find in a standard holiday suitcase. However, for security and customs reasons, there are certain items which are prohibited and cannot be carried; as is standard with most shipping companies.
As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:
- Animal Products
- Perishable Foods
- Dangerous Goods
- Hazardous Goods
- Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation
It is important to note that there are also a number of items that can be carried on our services, however, they would be sent at your own risk as they are not covered under compensation cover. If you choose to send any non-compensation items, please ensure that they are packaged appropriately, with plenty of internal packaging for fragile items.
Find out more about My Baggage’s prohibited and non-compensation items.
As import allowances, security and customs processes differ all around the world; we recommend that you do your own personal research into what may be prohibited in your destination country before booking your My Baggage shipment to France.
What type of packaging can be used?
When sending your belongings to France with My Baggage, we recommend using either suitcases or strong cardboard boxes to package your items so as they are suitable for transit.
We advise against using fragile or expensive suitcases, as packaging is not covered under our compensation cover. With regards to boxes, it’s always best to invest in a new, sturdy, double-walled cardboard box as they are most durable and suitable for transit.
If you are sending any fragile or delicate items, we recommend using internal packaging to protect them during transit. You can use materials such as bubble wrap or newspapers.
You can read through our complete packaging guide to find out more.
French Customs Information
When shipping to France from the UK or anywhere else in the Eu, goods do not pass through customs clearance and therefore are not subject to import tax or duty. If, however, you’re sending to France from a country outside of the EU, such as Canada or the USA, you are then legally required to complete and send a customs invoice with your shipment.
Whether you are simply sending personal effects or a gift to a loved one; if your shipment does not have a customs invoice attached, it will not make it past your local country border, and you may have to pay return charges to get it back. My Baggage will automatically provide you with the appropriate customs documents for you to print, sign and attach to your shipment when you send luggage to France from outside the EU.
Generally, My Baggage shipments clear customs in a timely manner, free from duties and taxes, as most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects. However, as customs processes and allowances are different around the world, and because My Baggage has no direct association with any customs authority; we do advise doing your own personal research into French customs regulations and quarantine before booking your shipment to France from outside of the EU. Please make yourself aware of potential customs duties in France and be sure to follow any advice provided by customs.
When completing your customs documents, it is important to do so properly and clearly. In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to accurately describe each item included in the package. For example, you would declare: “4 x t-shirts, 2 x pairs of jeans, 3 x dresses” etc, as opposed to “10 x clothing”.
How To Ship Luggage To France With My Baggage
My Baggage makes transporting your luggage to France effortless. Our easy to use online booking system is available 24/7 and takes just a few short moments to complete. Simply start by obtaining an instant quote straight from our website. Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you some shipping labels to print and attach to your items. After that, you can sit back and relax. We’ll take care of everything else for you. It really is that easy!
With My Baggage, you can ship a huge 30kg/66lbs box or suitcase from the UK to France for as little as £28! And we have dozens more routes available across the world.
Reasons to use My Baggage:
- Cheap luggage shipping services to and from France.
- International luggage shipping to 200+ countries worldwide.
- Fast delivery estimates – express services available on many routes.
- Convenient door to door collection and delivery.
- Full online luggage tracking with SMS and email notifications.
- Dedicated customer support via phone, email and live chat.
When you choose to transport your luggage to France with My Baggage, we make sure that you’re always kept in the know. You will be given access to full online luggage tracking information, which will allow you to monitor the progress of your shipment every single step of the way. You’ll even be notified when your item is out for delivery.
If you happen to have any pressing questions along the way, our dedicated customer support team will be more than happy to help. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled customer support; thanks to many years of experience, our team are experts in shipping luggage all over the world. Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, email and live chat.
Are You A Business Or Personal User?
My Baggage offers convenient and affordable luggage delivery services for everyone; whether you’re a business user, a holiday maker, an expat or simply moving house. No matter your reason, absolutely anyone can take advantage of our competitive prices and excellent services. In fact, many savvy business users regularly avail of our low cost and convenient shipping services in order to relocate their employees all over the world.
So, what are you waiting for?