International Removals to San Diego

If the laidback Southern California lifestyle is calling your name, let our removals specialists simplify your move from the UK to San Diego.

With decades of experience managing overseas relocations, we take the hassle out of international shipping and customs requirements. Our trusted partners safely transport your belongings door-to-door, while we handle logistics like insurance, storage and documentation.

Our personalized services reduce the stress so you can embrace carefree days in America's Finest City sooner. Ditch the London commute for seaside strolls and start enjoying fish tacos on sunny patios.

Whether you're moving a studio flat or entire family, we tailor moving solutions with your needs in mind. Trust our expertise to make your San Diego relocation easy.

Ready to trade British shores for California beaches? Get your free quote today so we can help your San Diego dreams come true.

How Much Does it Cost to Move to San Diego?

International Removals & Shipping Costs UK to San Diego

Short Answer: Shipping costs for international removals to San Diego 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.

How Long Does it Take to Ship to San Diego?

Shipping Times from the UK to San Diego

The average port to port transit time from London to San Diego 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.

Why Choose 1st Move?

Container ship sailing fast

Faster Weekly Shipping Service

No waiting to fill our containers. We have pre-booked container slots sharing space with commercial exporters so we can ship weekly with the world's premier shipping lines.

Packed pallets lined up

Better Protection For Your Move

Palletised international removals for a safer move overseas. Our shrink-wrap packing stops the handling of individual items. This reduces the risks of damage, mix-ups and improves the security & protection of your goods.

Pallets being measured

Measured Exactly for Accurate Billing

When it comes to shipping, size matters. Moving costs are determined by the total volume of your shipment. After packing, our pallets can be measured exactly to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

Relocating abroad poses challenges, but with our international removals specialists, it's a smooth transition from the UK to sunny San Diego. Our SD relocation team tailors hassle-free, door-to-door moves - whether you're shipping a studio or a whole house.

With over 25 years' experience, we handle everything to reduce your stress. Customs clearance, logistics, packing and shipping - we've got you covered.

Our personal touch guides your move, so you can quickly embrace carefree living in America's Finest City. Let us handle the details while you explore stunning beaches, craft breweries, and that laidback California vibe.

Ready to make the San Diego move? Get your free quote today. We can't wait to help your California dreams come true!

Top Reasons Brits are Moving to San Diego

Thriving Biotech Sector

San Diego's prestigious research institutes and universities have given rise to a robust biotech and life sciences industry. Major health players like Illumina and Vertex Pharmaceuticals are based here, offering careers for those with niche expertise.

Outdoor Lifestyle

San Diego's famously temperate climate translates to year-round golf, surfing, sailing and al fresco dining. The region boasts 70 miles of pristine coastline and a lively marina scene. Nature abounds from Torrey Pines to Anza-Borrego Desert.

Lower Cost of Living

While still pricey for California, San Diego offers relative affordability especially in neighborhoods like Clairemont and inland North County. Away from the coast, starter homes under $700k are attainable compared to the UK.

Friendly Vibe

San Diegans embody stereotypical laidback California optimism and openness. The area attracts outdoorsy types who value experiences over flash. Locals are welcoming of newcomers looking to enjoy the beach life.

Proximity to Mexico

Just a short drive from Tijuana, San Diego provides easy access south of the border for weekend Baja getaways. The region's prominent Latino culture also offers close connections to Latin America.

Helpful Resources for Moving to San Diego

Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are one of the only international movers in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

This is our craft - lives packed with care and attention for their journey overseas. Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.

We're proud to post these images, showcasing our removals team's passion and skill. Your personal effects are in the very best hands and are now destined for new adventures abroad.

Come and have a look.