How to Safely Ship a Piano Internationally

How to ship an upright, digital, or grand piano overseas

Pianos are delicate instruments, but with the right logistics partner, you can have yours shipped safely overseas. Check our guide on how to ship a piano internationally, which includes step-by-step packing instructions. Get an instant quote for transporting your piano with one of our trusted courier partners.

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How to ship a digital or upright piano

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How to pack a digital or electric piano for shipping

Learn how to safely pack and ship an electric piano following the steps below:

  1. Remove any detachable parts. Unscrew and detach any removable parts of the piano. Wrap and package these parts separately in bubble wrap.
  2. Secure the keyboard cover. If your electric piano has a keyboard cover, make sure it is securely closed and locked.
  3. Wrap the piano in bubble wrap. Cover the entire piano in bubble wrap. Pay special attention to protecting the corners and edges.
  4. Add additional padding. Place foam padding or additional bubble wrap around the piano to provide extra protection.
  5. Prepare the box. Choose an appropriately sized box that can accommodate the piano and provide some extra room for packing materials.
  6. Place the piano inside the box. Carefully place the wrapped piano into the box.
  7. Fill empty spaces. Fill any remaining gaps in the box with packing peanuts, crumpled newspaper, or additional bubble wrap.
  8. Close and seal the box. Use adhesive tape to close the box securely. Attach the shipping label if required.

How to pack an upright piano for the transport

Follow these tips to prepare your upright piano for shipping via courier:

  • Secure or remove the piano lid and protect it by wrapping it with bubble wrap or moving blankets.
  • Protect the piano. Cover the entire piano with moving blankets or furniture pads, ensuring all surfaces are well padded.
  • For added protection, wrap the piano with bubble wrap or foam sheeting.
  • You can consider building a crate around the piano, to provide extra protection.


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FAQ on how to safely ship a piano internationally

How much does it cost to ship a digital piano internationally?
The cost of shipping a digital piano internationally can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the shipment, the specific route, and any additional services you may require.
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What is the best way to ship a piano?
When it comes to shipping a piano overseasthe best method will depend on several factors such as the type of piano, the distance of the move, and your budget. Here are some common options:
  • Hire a professional piano moving company: these companies can provide full-service moves, including disassembly, packing, and reassembly.
  • Use a shipping service: If you are looking for an inexpensive option, you can opt for our piano moving service. This option is usually cheaper than hiring a professional company – but just as safe if you prepare your musical instrument with care!
Can an upright or grand piano be transported on its back?
Although possible, it is generally not recommended to ship an upright or grand piano on its back unless you add plenty of padding to protect the instrument from damage.
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Do I need to use a special box when shipping a digital piano overseas?
Any cardboard box can be used to pack your electric piano for transport, as long as it is sturdy and in good condition – no cracks, tears, or dents. However, we always advise you to use the original packaging of your instrument, if available.
This not only ensures a safer and easier packing process but also helps validate the insurance coverage.
How does insurance work for my international piano shipment?
At Eurosender, we provide a range of insurance plans with varying coverage levels depending on the service you choose. Some of our services already include basic insurance in the price.
If you want to ensure extra protection for shipping a digital piano overseas, you can purchase additional insurance at low rates during the booking process.

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