California has long enchanted Brits with its sunny beaches, majestic mountains and laidback lifestyle. This West Coast state continues to rank as one of the top relocation destinations for UK citizens looking to move overseas.
With over two decades of experience assisting Brits move to California, we understand how to simplify the international removals process. Our specialists will manage shipping, customs coordination and insurance to ensure your belongings arrive safely. Whether you're moving to lively Los Angeles, the tech hub of San Francisco or idyllic San Diego, we provide personalised international removals services. Let our expertise guide you through every step, allowing you to embrace the California lifestyle you've always dreamed of stress-free.
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With over 25 years of experience moving households from the UK to California, 1st Move International has perfected the process of overseas relocation.
As long established members of the British Association of Removers (BAR) and the British International Freight Association (BIFA) we are fully accredited and compliant with industry regulations. Our teams are experts at navigating customs formalities, organizing shipping logistics, and ensuring your possessions arrive safely at your new home.
Here's what to expect when you choose 1st Move International for your upcoming move:
With thousands of happy customers and a 4.5-star Trustpilot rating, you can trust us to handle your relocation with care.
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Short Answer: Shipping costs for international removals to California start from £1,328 for small shipments, £9,743 for a three bed house move in a 20ft container and £11,846 for a 4-5 bed house move in a 40ft container. These are shipping costs only as the final price ultimately depends on the total volume of your shipment, collection/delivery, packing costs and insurance.
Due to the variables in estimating removals costs, we are unable to provide estimates that include collection/delivery, insurance, packing etc. without further information about your move. Please request a free quote here on our website to receive a full quote that includes all of these costs, based on the information that you provide.
The average port to port transit time from the UK to California is 30 days, or 4-5 weeks. Sailings are on our weekly consolidated container services from the UK.
Check out our USA container shipping schedule for more detailed information.
Moving overseas can feel complicated, but our California relocation specialists use decades of experience to simplify the process of international removals from the UK.
We provide complete door-to-door service, managing customs, logistics and insurance so you can dive into the California lifestyle faster. Using our unique palletised packing method, your belongings remain undisturbed in secure shrink wrap from your UK home to delivery in California. Weekly shipments mean no long waits.
Whether you're moving a studio apartment or entire house, our experts tailor solutions while reducing stress. Count on us for the safest transportation of your possessions.
Trust our expertise gained from thousands of UK moves to make your relocation hassle-free. Get your free quote so you can start embracing sunny California sooner.
LA is often the first California stop for Brits with its glitz, beaches and endless sun. Neighbourhoods like Santa Monica and Venice offer coastal living while hubs like West Hollywood and Downtown provide urban energy. LA offers entertainment jobs while also being a hotbed for startup innovation.
The cultural hub of San Francisco lures Brits with its iconic beauty and thriving tech scene. The city's vibrant neighborhoods and mild climate make everyday feel like a weekend. Surrounding Silicon Valley provides unparalleled careers in software and biotech, though cost of living is high.
For an appealing beach lifestyle without LA prices, San Diego is a top choice. Brits love the family-friendly vibe of North County coastal towns like Encinitas and Carlsbad. The city itself boasts enviable weather, a laidback ambience and many UK expats.
California has long beckoned Brits with its sunny Mediterranean climate, laidback lifestyle and abundance of natural beauty. But beyond the sandy beaches and striking landscapes, the Golden State provides booming career opportunities in industries like tech, renewable energy and biotech. Major companies are constantly hiring skilled workers.
California also offers access to some of the world's top universities for those looking to advance their education. Outside the expensive cities, relatively affordable homes can be found to provide better value. The state's diversity and inclusion make it easy to find community. With endless sunshine, thriving job prospects and plenty of amenities, it’s easy to understand California’s appeal to Brits looking to relocate overseas.
With over 25 years' experience, faster shipping and safer packing, trust 1st Move International to handle your move to California. Request a free quote today to start your journey.