International Removals to San Francisco

If the allure of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge, rolling hills and tech scene is calling your name, our decades of overseas expertise can get you there smoothly. Having assisted many Brits in moving to the Bay Area, we simplify the journey so you can dive into SF life.

From packing to delivery at your Haight or Marina doorstep, our specialists manage shipping, customs logistics and insurance. Our global partners facilitate secure transportation for any size shipment.

Whether you're seeking a new tech career or just more sunny days, we provide personalized service and customs know-how to reduce stress. Let us handle the details so you can explore SF's vibrant neighborhoods and culture sooner.

Bring your California dream within reach. Get your free quote and let our experience guide your move to the City by the Bay.

How Much Does it Cost to Move to San Francisco, California?

International Removals & Shipping Costs UK to San Francisco

Short Answer: Shipping costs for international removals to San Francisco start from £1,418 for small shipments, £10,553 for a three bed house move in a 20ft container and £13,196 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 Francisco?

Shipping Times from the UK to San Francisco, California

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

Moving overseas can be complicated. But our San Francisco international removals experts utilise decades of experience to simplify the journey from the UK.

We provide complete door-to-door service, managing customs, logistics and insurance so you can dive into San Francisco's world-famous food and culture faster.

Using our unique palletised packing method, your belongings remain undisturbed in secure shrink wrap from your UK doorstep right to delivery in the Bay Area. Weekly shipments mean no long waits.

Whether you're moving a studio apartment or an entire household, our specialists tailor solutions while reducing stress. Trust our expertise to make your UK to San Francisco, California move easy.

Get your free quote today and let us smoothly guide your relocation, so you can embrace your California dreams sooner.

Top Reasons Brits are Moving to San Francisco, California

Thriving Tech Industry

The Bay Area offers unparalleled career opportunities for tech professionals. With major companies like Google, Facebook and startups hiring, software engineers and other roles see high demand.

More Affordable Housing

Outside prime neighborhoods, SF and East Bay suburbs provide relatively affordable single-family homes starting under £750k - a steal compared to the millions required for a London terrace house.

Outdoor Lifestyle

SF's moderate climate means more weekend trips enjoying California's incredible natural beauty, from Lake Tahoe to Point Reyes. Say goodbye to being stuck inside.

Higher Salaries

Major tech firms pay engineers and other roles significantly higher salaries than the UK. Take home bigger paychecks even after California’s high taxes.

Business Friendly Scene

Silicon Valley's startup ecosystem provides resources for British entrepreneurs like mentorship and funding to launch their ventures. Tap into a thriving scene.

Gateway to California

SF puts Napa vineyards, Big Sur’s coast and Lake Tahoe within driving distance. California's national parks and stunning landscapes are at your fingertips.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Bay Area prides itself as a welcome place for people of all backgrounds. Find community in SF’s open-minded, laidback culture.

Helpful Resources for Moving to San Francisco

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.