Best Moving & Shipping Company

6214 Beverly Hill St

Houston, TX 77057

How Much Does It Cost to Ship Internationally?

international shipping via plane, freight, and truck

If you are new to international shipping, you might be a little nervous or preparing yourself for sticker shock when it comes to shipping costs. The truth is, there are a lot of factors that go into the price of shipping internationally! In this post we break down some of those factors so you can have a better idea of how much your shipment will cost before you go to send it.

What Determines International Shipping Costs?

Size of the Package: 

International shipping can be completed for just about any size package or freight. If you are shipping a small package overseas, chances are you would choose air shipment because it is much quicker. It is, however, more expensive than ocean shipping. But ocean shipping can allow for a much larger shipment. Items can be crated or palletized, packed into a shipping container, and then sent overseas via the ocean.

Weight of the Package: 

Similar to the discussion about size, weight is also a determining factor. Ocean shipping can take on more weight than air shipping generally. For example, cars, heavy equipment, and medical equipment are better to ship via ocean.

Timeline of the Shipment: 

If you need something delivered quickly, air shipping is the way to go! However, as noted before, it is going to be more expensive. If you can plan ahead, you can save money with sea shipping. For example, if your business exports goods to foreign countries, your shipments that come via sea might take weeks to arrive to their final destination.


As you would probably expect, it is generally more expensive to ship to countries that are farther away and that have limited access. Shipping companies like Pack n Send can provide you with a customized quote for your package. And make sure to look into any shipping restrictions for the country you are sending too as well.

Contact Pack n Send With Your International Shipping Needs!

If you need help shipping internationally, we would love to help you here at Pack n Send! Contact us today for a free, customized quote.