At Compare My Move, we can help you to save up to 70% on your removal costs to Slovenia.
Formerly part of Yugoslavia, Slovenia boasts an array of landscapes including the European Alps, the Karstic Dinaric Alps, the Pannonian and the Danubian lowlands and hills and the Mediterranean coast.
The population of Slovenia is currently around 2.1 million, with over 83% of the population being Slovenians. According to Statista, there were just 604 Brits living in Slovenia, the fewest of any country in the EU. However, the country is host to numerous forests, vineyards, castles and mountains, making it a stunning place to call home.
We can connect you with up to 6 partners offering removals to Slovenia, allowing you to find the right moving firm for you. Compare quotes from trusted and verified removal companies on our network by filling out our international moving form.
If you’re looking to make the move to Slovenia, you will need to review the shipping options available for your belongings. Shipping furniture overseas can be costly so you need to work out what method is the most cost-effective. However, if you need your items quickly, this could outweigh the additional cost of faster shipping.
Items can be shipped via sea, air and road from the UK to Slovenia. With this in mind, the main opinions for shipping to the area are known as:
The main port in Slovenia is the Port of Koper, which has a specialised terminal for container cargo. The port is situated on the southwestern coast of Slovenia on the Adriatic Sea, near the border with Italy.
The Port of Koper is the main point of entry into Slovenia. This is the most likely option when shipping items to Slovenia via sea as it is the only major commercial port in the country.
Other ports in Slovenia include:
Sea freight takes longer than air freight, but it is cheaper. You also will not have the same weight restrictions. Additionally, vehicles can be shipped this way should you choose to take a car or motorbike with you.
Road freight is the cheapest option when it comes to transporting your belongings to Slovenia. Not only is this a reliable option, but it is also far cheaper than air freight. It will take longer for your items to arrive, however.
It will depend on the circumstances, but on average it will take 3-5 days for your items to arrive via road. Some firms may offer an express service of 48 hour door to door.
Keep in mind that post-Brexit, delays are more common and you may be waiting longer to receive your goods.
As standard, all international removal companies must be covered by Goods in Transit and Public Liability. This is to ensure your goods are protected during transit. At Compare My Move, we ensure every one of our partners has the correct insurance in place before joining our network.
If you’re shipping a smaller number of items, you can opt for part-load. This is where a shipping container (or even a removals vehicle) is shared with others. As a result, you only pay for the space you use, with the rest of the area taken up by other people’s belongings.
This is a cheaper option, so perfect if you’re on a budget. But be aware, it is the method that takes the longest. Additionally, the more people using the container, the longer it will take for your items to reach you.
Air freight is the quickest way to ship items. It is also the most expensive method and will have restrictions. Weight restrictions will be in place for some items. Additionally, you must have the items professionally packed.
In terms of transport to Slovenia via the UK, the biggest airports in the country are Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport and Maribor Airport.
The cost of air freight to Slovenia will depend on the company you opt for, but on average, it can cost between £149 - £843 based on on the volume and weight of your goods. Depending on delays and the amount of goods, delivery of your items via air freight can take 2-5 days on average.
The cost of shipping furniture to Slovenia is around £1,629 for a 20ft container. Your overall removals cost will depend on how much you are shipping and the weight of your items. It will also depend on which method you opt for, with air freight being the most expensive, whilst sea and road are slower but cheaper.
Keep in mind that if you opt for packing, this will add around £250 to the cost. If you are shipping items via air, professional packing will be a requirement.
*Data taken from DFS Worldwide and BRLogistics
For more information, read How Much Do International Removals Cost?
Following Britain’s exit from the EU, there will be additional paperwork and visas to apply for if you want to move to an EU country like Slovenia.
You will need the following documentation when entering Slovenia:
Slovenia is a member country of the Schengen Area as a result, you can stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period without applying for a visa or a permit.
For those looking to live in Slovenia full-time, you will need to apply for the appropriate visa. For students, this is the long-stay student visa.
If you are moving to work, a long-term visa you will need one of the following:
If you are moving for family reunification, in the event you have family residing in the country, you can apply for a Slovenia family visa.
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