Luggage Shipping to Germany from USA
Travelling to or from Germany? My Baggage offers super fast, convenient, affordable luggage shipping services, allowing you to travel luggage-free.
My Baggage provides convenient door to door luggage delivery services, with fantastic low-cost rates, as well as full online luggage tracking and SMS and email notifications.
Whether you’re studying abroad, relocating for business, emigrating with family, or simply travelling; we can help you to effortlessly transport your luggage to Germany.
Germany is a popular European destination for many reasons; it’s fascinating cities, rich in history and culture, make for the perfect city break. It’s also an ideal location if you hope to relocate for work, due to its job opportunities aplenty. Not to mention the country’s high standard of education – it’s easy to see why so many people choose Germany.
5 most popular destinations in Germany:
If you’re thinking about permanently emigrating to Germany, it truly has so much to offer. Munich was ranked as the world’s “most liveable city”by Monocle Magazine in 2013. As well, the cost of living in Berlin is lower than any other large western European city. Not to mention the fact that there are opportunities aplenty to be found all across the country.
If you’re hoping to further your academic horizons somewhere new, Germany truly is the ideal study abroad choice. Boasting a number of world-renowned institutions, it’s easy to see why Germany is one of the most popular countries for international students.
Why Ship To Germany?
Reasons My Baggage customers ship to Germany:
- To send personal belongings to study abroad.
- Move your family abroad easily.
- To send a care-package to a loved one in Germany.
- Ship your bags to relocate for business.
- Send your luggage ahead of enjoying a relaxing holiday.
Whether you’re a student travelling to Germany to study abroad, or perhaps you’re emigrating to Germany with your family; My Baggage’s generous weight allowance and the ability to send as many items as you like can come in useful. It allows you to bring more possessions with you than if you were relying on a few checked pieces of luggage.
My Baggage allows you to ship a massive 66lbs per suitcase or box at fantastic low rates. You also have the option to pay extra for even heavier items, if you need to.
Shipping your excess baggage to Germany 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 Germany:
- Do your research on German 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 Germany
Whether you’re planning to study in Germany 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 the Free University of Berlin, or perhaps the Munich University of Technology; wherever it may be, My Baggage can transport your belongings quickly and safely.
5 most popular German universities for international students:
- Free University of Berlin
- Ludwig Maximilian University
- The Munich University of Technology
- RWTH Aachen University
- Technical University of Berlin
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 Germany.
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 66lbs weight allowance per box or suitcase.
The My Baggage 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 Germany 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? Read our reviews.
Shipping Oversized Items To Germany
Due to its rich countryside and fascinating cities, Germany is the ideal destination for cycling enthusiasts. Thankfully, My Baggage can help you to easily transport your oversized items such as bicycles to Germany, without having to worry about renting equipment when you get there, or having to pay oversized baggage fees on your flight.
Shipping your oversized item to Germany 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.
Most common oversized items sent to Germany:
Note: if you are shipping your bicycle to Germany with My Baggage, it will need to be dismantled and packaged up in a box so that we can transport it easily and safely. Your local bicycle shop should be more than happy to do this for you for a small fee.
Other Ways To Ship Luggage To Germany
Shipping your luggage via My Baggage isn’t the only way to transport all of your worldly belongings to Germany. There are other options available that may better suit your needs, depending on the reasons for your travels. Here are just a few alternative options:
Thinking of relocating to Germany permanently? You might consider transporting all of your essential belongings with an international removals company. This method of shipping allows you to transport all of your luggage – including larger, bulkier items such as furniture – in one single go, and they can be there to meet you at your destination!
If you need to send a number of large items to Germany that may be otherwise difficult to transport – perhaps a sofa, a fridge or even your car – you might consider sea freight as a shipping option. Although a relatively inexpensive option, it 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 items to arrive. You will also need to consider the transportation of your items to and from ports, both departing and upon arrival in Germany – which can be rather costly.
Similar to sea freight, air freight allows you to easily transport exceptionally large, bulky items to Germany. Although a much faster option of transportation; air freight tends to be the more expensive option of the two, as it is charged by weight and volume. Again, you will also need to consider the transportation of your items to and from airports.
Send A Parcel To Germany
Do you have a loved one living in Germany? Perhaps you live in Germany with family residing overseas? Why not send a thoughtful care-package via My Baggage? At My Baggage, we don’t just ship personal effects and suitcases to Germany – we can send parcels and gifts, too. Before you place your booking, be sure to do some research into German customs; particularly when it comes to sending gifts. Make sure you invest in a new sturdy, double-walled (or even triple-walled) cardboard box and cushion items with plenty of internal packaging, so as to avoid any damage occurring whilst in transit.
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:
- Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
- Perishable Foods
- Animal Products
- Dangerous Goods
- Hazardous Goods
- 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 Germany.
What type of packaging can be used?
When sending your belongings to Germany 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.
German Customs Information
If you’re sending boxes to Germany 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. When shipping to Germany from anywhere in the EU goods do not pass through customs clearance and therefore are not subject to import or tax duty.
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 Germany 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 German customs regulations and quarantine before booking your shipment to Germany from outside of the EU. Please make yourself aware of potential customs duties in Germany and 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 Germany With My Baggage
My Baggage makes transporting your luggage to Germany stress-free. 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 66lbs box or suitcase from the USA to Germany for as little as $121 And we have dozens more routes available across the world.
Reasons to use My Baggage:
- Cheap luggage shipping services to and from Germany.
- Convenient door to door collection and delivery.
- Full online luggage tracking with SMS and email notifications.
- Fast transit times – express services available on many routes.
- International luggage shipping to 200+ countries worldwide.
- Dedicated customer support via phone, email and live chat.
When you choose to transport your luggage to Germany 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?