International bike shipping | Immediate quotes and packaging tips

Send your bike by courier when going on active holidays or selling bikes and accessories online. Profit from our knowledge and experience in logistics and find the cheapest way to ship a bike in Europe or internationally with Eurosender. Let us help you organise the safest bike or biking accessories shipping overseas. Check our tips on how to properly pack a bicycle for shipping.

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What to know before shipping a bike internationally?

  • Pack your bike, measure its dimensions and find out what is the right shipping service for it. The cheapest way to ship a bike is by dismounting it as many bicycles can fit the dimensions for the Standard Service.
  • Verify if you need to print and attach the shipping label to your parcel. Such information will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • Book your shipment in advance to avoid any inconvenience. Use our online tool to estimate the time of delivery and make sure someone is present at delivery and pick-up locations.


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How to pack a bike in a package

Shipping a bike in Europe or internationally can be very easy if you just follow these simple steps:

  1. Disassemble the bike by taking apart the wheels, handlebars, pedals and saddle.
  2. Pack each part separately by wrapping them with bubble wrap and securing them with tape. The bolts should be put into plastic pouches, so they do not get lost during transit.
  3. Carefully place the parts into a cardboard box previously lined with cushioning materials. Use a string to tie the items together and add more cushioning materials to make sure everything is immovable.
  4. Use tape to seal the box and reinforce the corners and edges.


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Each shipment booked through Eurosender is covered by basic insurance, included in the price. For the best protection for your items, we have great low-prices for additional insurance – available to purchase during booking.


What services can you use for sending multiple bikes?

Depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment, Eurosender recommends:
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How to pack multiple bikes for shipping on a pallet

When you need to transport multiple bikes, packing them in their original box for shipping on a pallet is the best option. Follow these simple instructions to pack multiple bikes for shipping on pallets.

  1. Choose a pallet in good condition. Place paper liners or cardboard on top of the pallet.
  2. Prepare the bike in its original box, and lay horizontally for the most stability.
  3. Place cardboard liners between each bike for protection.
  4. Stack evenly, do not exceed the pallet dimensions.
  5. Use pallet cables and plastic wrap to secure the load and tie at the base.

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Transport your bikes and more across Europe with a dedicated van. Perfect if you need fast and affordable way to move multiple bikes and other belongings directly, with no stop-overs. Get an instant price for van delivery to transport your bikes in Europe on our booking tool.

Important: While packing is not always required for van shipments, we do recommend to pack your bikes well, and consider using bicycle racks and clips for additional protection during transit.


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Shipping a bike internationally – Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to ship a bike without disassembling it?
It is not advisable to ship a bike by courier or mail without disassembling it. The main reason for that is because a bicycle is a delicate item with a lot of spare parts and, during transport, there is a higher risk of damage if the bike is carried altogether. Hence, all couriers strongly advise the clients to disassemble their bikes before shipping – which is even cheaper as the final package is more compact.
What if, even dismounted, my bicycle is too big for the Standard Service?
A bicycle frame may be too big for the standard shipment. If this is your case, all you have to do is ask for an individual offer. One of our logistics experts will get the details of your item and prepare a personalised offer that suits your needs.
Do I have to ship a bike in a box, or can it be transported in a bike bag?
A box provides the safest protection when sending your bike abroad. Another good alternative is to transport your bicycle in a specialised shipping case which is hard and has the right dimensions to fit all the bike parts. Bike bags are soft and do not offer the same protection against bumps and collisions. Please note that the courier has the right to refuse to transport your bike if it is not in the recommended package.
Please have in mind that the courier companies may not accept to transport your bike if it is not properly packed in a parcel or pallet, according to the service booked.
Where can I find a proper box to ship a bike?
When packing your bicycle, you should use a box with the correct size to assure bigger protection and cheapest transport. The best place to find a box with the right dimensions is in a sports store. When shipping your bike with the standard delivery service, please make sure that the box is within the dimensions limit.
How to transport a bicycle on a plane?
Most of the airline companies have similar packaging requirements when it comes to bicycles. Even though some companies allow clients to ship their equipment in bike bags, they strongly advise the use of cardboard boxes or protective cases. To avoid the excess charges associated with carrying your bike in the plane with you, book your courier service with us and ship it directly to your hotel.
How does bike shipping to the UK work after Brexit?
Some cycling shops still offer deliveries to the UK; however, the cost may be higher due to import taxes. The delivery time is also longer now, as the package will pass through customs. If you have found a bike in a UK shop that does not ship to the EU, you can book your delivery with Eurosender.
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