Use Compare My Move to save as much as 70% on moving costs to Lithuania. The Republic of Lithuania is an Eastern European coastal nation bordering Poland, Latvia and Belarus. The country has a population of around 2,862,000 people, including as many as 3,300 UK expats.
Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, is host to an estimated 581,500 residents, roughly 20% of the country’s population. Besides the capital, top Lithuanian cities include the former capital Kaunas and the Baltic Sea port of Klaipeda.
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Selecting the right form of transport is critical to getting the best quality, and most cost-effective, move possible. Thanks to its coastal location, Lithuania is suited to all forms of transport.
Shipping furniture overseas requires careful consideration. You’ll need to think about how long you’re willing to wait and how much you’re willing to spend on moving before committing to a removal method.
Due to the UK leaving the European Union, you’ll need to complete extra paperwork before shipping can be arranged. We advise planning your move ahead of time to make time for this process.
Lithuania can be reached by:
For an overview of each option’s pros and cons, look over our article on international removal costs.
Although it sits on the Baltic coast, Lithuania is host to only one international port - Klaipeda. Thankfully, it is one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea and accommodates much container cargo from the UK and EU. Shipping freight transit time is 3-7 days from the UK.
Shipping freight tends to offer the most effective method for large-scale moves, as containers allow for greater quantities compared to other modes of transport. The downside is you may need to wait slightly longer than alternative methods.
You can pick either a 20ft or a 40ft container to match the size of your inventory. That way, you won’t waste unnecessary space or spend excess cash. Containers are very sturdy, making them the best option for heavy loads and furniture.
Lithuania boasts one of the best road networks in Eastern Europe. There are four-lane highways between five major Lithuanian cities, meaning driving is quick and easy.
Road freight from the UK reaches Lithuania in roughly 2-3 days, making it almost as fast and far cheaper than air freight. Many international movers will offer a budget and express road route to get goods delivered on a timeline and budget that suits you.
Road freight has the added advantage of going door-to-door, making it ideal for more isolated addresses in Lithuania. You’ll also still only pay per pallet used, making it cheaper than shipping freight where you purchase for a full container.
Part-load provides an excellent alternative for smaller-scale moves, as you’ll only be allocated part of a container or vehicle. Whether you choose to part-load via shipping or road freight, your goods will be stored alongside those of other movers.
Because each storage unit shares multiple people's property, part-load will take longer to reach its destination. When journeying to Lithuania, part-load can take 4-8 days via road to arrive, though this will be charged at a cheaper rate.
Choosing to part-load a shipping container will extend your wait time to possibly weeks. Remember that part-load has a lower capacity than either shipping or road freight, so part-load is only suited to smaller inventories.
Air Freight is often the preferred option for international removals due to its speed. The country hosts a total of three international airports, with Vilnius International being the most popular option.
Flying freight to Lithuania takes between 2-3 days. Air transport is best suited to lighter loads without bulky or heavy items. This is because the cost of air freight is dictated by weight and has a limited capacity.
Since road freight transit times to Lithuania are similar, air freight is ill-advised unless you’re relocating close to an airport. This is especially true as air freight is the most expensive and least eco-friendly transport option.
Shipping a 20ft container to Lithuania averages at £564 whilst a 40ft container works out at roughly £757. The price will be subject to how much you end up moving and the container size you choose. Packing services can help relieve stress and concentrate on other elements of your move, though this will increase the price.
These are the average shipping costs from the UK to Lithuania:
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Average cost taken from DFS (commercial rates), MoverDB, ThreeMovers
Since Brexit, extra steps are required to live in any EU country long-term. If you’re looking to make Lithuania your home, you’ll need to ensure you have the following documents:
Those looking to visit Lithuania for less than 90 days only require a Schengen Visa, which allows 3 months in any EU Schengen country during a 6-month period.
If you’re looking to move to Lithuania long-term, you must obtain the correct Work Permit and Residence Permit. Your employer handles Work Permit applications through the Labor Services Exchanges in Lithuania. Residence Permit applications are made at via the Lithuanian Migration Information System (MIGRIS).
Once an application is successful, you’ll be invited to a personal consultation. This will occur at either the Migration Department or the Lithuanian Embassy, both located in London. Here, you will submit your documents and record your biometric data, after which you’ll be issued your Residence Permit.
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