Prices vary widely depending the size of the box or case in which you are shipping your bike. When you search for international shipping rates, you may be surprised by how much it costs. Rates for any given box or case are significantly more for international shipping than for shipping within the U.S. The box or case you typically use to ship within the U.S. may cost much more to ship internationally.
For example, popular cases like the Evoc Bike Travel Bag, the Thule Roundtrip Transition and the Biknd Helium Bike Case exceed the international size and weight restriction, and while BikeFlights.com can still ship your bike in them, it will be at the more expensive International Express Freight rate.
To avoid expensive International Express Freight rates, we suggest using a bike box such as one of our BikeFlights.com bike boxes. Along with cases like the Serfas SBT, Thule Roundtrip Sport, Trico Ironcase and Pika EEP, it does not exceed the international size and weight restrictions.
In general, to get the lowest rates, the size of bike cases and boxes must be no greater than 130 inches (330 cm) where Size = L+(2xW) + (2xH). Note: L=Length, W=Width and H=Height.
We always guarantee the best international shipping rates per our Best Way Guarantee, and our international bicycle shipping service offers great convenience relative to taking your bike on the plane. However, for international travel, it often costs more to ship your bike than to fly with it. Rates vary widely by country.
While domestically the maximum container size is 165 Girth Inches many countries restrict container size to 157 GI (400cm). So be mindful as you plan your shipment that your bike box or bag must fall under this threshold.
All shipments are subject to duties, taxes and other customs fees. In almost all circumstances, BikeFlights.com’s shipping rates include duties, taxes or other customs fees. For some countries, the clearance fees may not calculate and our website will notify you of this. The consignee is responsible for their payment prior to delivery.
You can find shipping rates 24 hours per day. If you have any questions about the rates you obtain, please contact Support.