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Weekly Shipping

Avoid the delays and get to America faster

We offer guaranteed weekly shipping and moving services from the UK to the USA.

Our custom made pallets are designed for the safe and secure transportation of household goods, furniture and boxes when loading into containers.

This means we can avoid delays by sharing containers with the UK's top exporting companies.

We do not wait for other private customers to fill our containers.

This allows us to ship out weekly direct from the UK to all USA states and cities. No delays, period!

Guaranteed weekly moving on scheduled container services with the worlds premier shipping lines.

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COVID Safe Packing. Zero Touch Delivery

Custom Made Pallets for a Safer Move Abroad

On each and every move to the USA your personal effects will be packed, wrapped, boxed and then secured to your own individual pallets.

Your pallets are then further bubble wrapped and the whole pallet shrinkwrapped for the ultimate safe move to the USA.

Minimise handling of individual items and delivered to your door untouched since leaving the UK.

Just like the pros, for a safer move stateside.

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Custom Made Pallets for Smarter Billing

Smarter Billing, No Guestimates!

Moving and shipping costs are based on the final volume of your house move.

All our custom made pallets are individually measured so that you are charged for the exact size of your move.

So you pay for exactly what you ship. No more, no less, no guessing!

We offer guaranteed weekly shipping and moving services direct from the UK to all USA states and cities including New York in 12 days, Miami in 14 days, Houston in 19 days, Los Angeles in 30 days, San Francisco in 32 days, Boston in 22 days, Chicago in 21 days and Denver in 39 days.

These times are from the UK port to the USA port or regional depot, please allow 5 to 7 days in the UK for collect and pack services and 7 to 10 days Stateside for customs clearance and delivery.

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International Removals Costs from the UK to USA

How Much Does it Cost to Move to The USA?

Are you moving to the USA and trying to figure out just how much it will cost to ship your stuff? Below are our very simple guide prices to ship your personal effects and household goods to America.

Short Answer: The cost of international removals from the UK to the USA starts from £1,159 for a shared container service, £3,900 for a 3 bed house and £5,232 for a 4 or 5 bed house. The UK to USA port-to-port shipping charge will ultimately depend on your move size and final location in the USA.

Important information about these moving costs

The container prices below should be used as a guide only. They do not include UK collection charges from your residence (we don't know where you live) nor do they include onward delivery from the US port to your home in America, (we don't know where you are going to live) and they do not include packing and loading costs (we don't know how much you are shipping.)

The moving costs below are for an average 3 bed house in a 20ft container, or a 4-5 bed house in a 40ft container. These are shipping costs from Southampton/London to the corresponding US port. As mentioned, we have not included UK collection or packing costs, customs fees, insurance, or the costs for onward delivery to your US address via the port of arrival.

Please feel free to ask for a free quote on this page and we will be happy to provide a tailored estimate with all costs included. Just as a rough estimate, for a 3 bed house from Oxford to upstate New York you should budget another £1800.00 to £2000.00 for the transport, packing and unpacking costs.

Shipping and Moving Costs from the UK to USA

Destination Port Shared Container Cost (GBP) 3 bed house / 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 4 bed house / 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Charleston From £1,197 £4,605 £5,232
Chicago From £1,184 £4,950 £7,150
Houston From £1,254 £4,643 £5,232
Los Angeles From £1,234 £5,468 £6,420
Miami From £1,209 £3,900 £5,850
New York From £1,159 £4,758 £5,309
Norfolk From £1,247 £4,605 £5,232
San Francisco From £1,309 £5,818 £6,770

Shared Container Moving Costs From the UK to USA

Our palletised moving services provide the ideal solution for those smaller moves. Safely packed to your own pallets and measured exactly, your costs will be based on the final sizes of your own custom made pallets.

Looking for a quote for a shared container service? Please complete our online form with details of your move and we will send you a personalised moving cost for our shared container services. Just like our full container services, we offer weekly sailings direct from the UK to the USA.

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Real customer reviews

Simply the best! Highly recommend 1st Move International, outstanding service. I had a large shipment of all my worldly goods to SA of which many items were very fragile. The packaging was so amazing not a single item was broken. And the communication was excellent all the way. Thank you to all at the company.

We have used 1st Move International over the past five years and never had a concern. The service we have received has encouraged us to give 1st Move International's details to all our friends

From start to finish the process to move our goods from the UK to the USA was seamless. Wonderful communication from everyone involved, and our belongings arrived in flawless condition. Highly recommend!

Everything about 1st Move itself was excellent - they were efficient, courteous, very responsive to all my concerns and very straightforward to deal with.

These guys are the best, superb service and amazing packing skills, everything arrived safely and not a scratch or broken glass in sight.

In the midst of life's challenges, they made an international move an easy process.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move.

I would give more stars if I could! 1st Move shipped 4 large pallets from the UK to the US for me and what seemed like such a daunting task to me, they handled awesomely!

Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. Highly recommend and would definitely use again. Super helpful friendly team with brilliant communication who helped us every step of the way guiding us through all paperwork rules and regs. Thanks so much.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move. It is amazing that there was no damage taking into consideration that there was an Atlantic crossing, countless warehouse moves, train shipments, and truck deliveries. The only moving company I recommend!

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COVID Safe Packing and Zero Touch Delivery Label

We are the only UK international removals company who offer COVID safe packing solutions when shipping household goods from the UK.

Once packed, your pallets are photographed and pictures of your shipment will be posted immediately to our Facebook page.

You can see a gallery of our latest customer shipments here.