Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide
Purpose-built shipping boxes and materials provided
Enjoy 2 weeks FREE storage before and after shipping
Pick your own dates for shipment delivery and collection
Trusted with your shipments for over 25 years
We handle the quarantine and customs clearance process
How to ship baggage overseas with zero-stress
Whether you're returning from a backpacking adventure, family getaway or business trip, the worry of getting your belongings back home can dampen the excitement of your travels. Luckily, our convenient luggage shipping service removes the stress and expense of dragging heavy rucksacks and suitcases overseas.
Sending luggage internationally has never been easier! Thanks to our extensive network of depots, you have the freedom to ship bags, boxes and more to many countries worldwide, from New Zealand to the UK. Simply book online at your convenience, and we'll collect and deliver your stuff door-to-door. We handle the logistics, so you can focus on enjoying a hassle-free journey and making lifelong memories.
Trusted suitcase and bags shipping services for over 25 years
If you've travelled by plane recently, you'll know airline excess baggage is costly. But that doesn't mean you should leave your most precious items behind when going abroad, as we provide an affordable and convenient alternative.
Following a few simple steps, you can book our international luggage shipping service in minutes and arrange for us to collect and ship your bags wherever you need them. We can even ship larger items, like sports equipment and musical instruments.
Here are a few more reasons why we're one of the world's favourite luggage shipping companies:
- Support at every step: as we control our global network, there's only one point of communication — our friendly team! Providing 24/7 customer support, they're always on hand to help and advise.
- 100% transparent costs: for us, hidden fees are a no-no. Instead, when you use our free online quote tool, you'll get a clear breakdown of all costs before booking. Plus, we don't expect you to pay upfront. We charge in affordable instalments so that you can enjoy your trip.
- Track your luggage online: our handy online tracking tool lets you keep an eye on your shipment's location for extra peace of mind.
- We handle customs clearance: we've been sending suitcases overseas for over 25 years, making us experts in customs processes. All you need to do is pack your luggage, complete the step-by-step documentation, and our team will deal with the rest.
Shipping luggage internationally in 5 simple steps
Free online quick quote
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.
Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.
Securely pack your items
We collect your stuff or deliver empty shipping boxes for you to fill.
We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll ship your luggage to its destination.
Delivered to your address
Our team will clear your luggage through customs and deliver them safely to your new home.
Preparing your suitcases for international shipping
Once you've used our free instant quote tool to get a tailored cost, choose a convenient date for us to collect your luggage, then book. Before our driver arrives at your address, please pack your suitcases and luggage securely so we can transport them to our nearest depot. For safety, we can't accept any containers over 30kg/66lbs. So, weigh each luggage item on bathroom scales and split the contents of any exceeding this limit.
We place each suitcase and bag into a larger box at our depot to protect your belongings when we ship them overseas. However, to avoid unwanted charges, you must provide us with accurate measurements and be sure to account for things that protrude, like wheels and handles.
To measure your suitcases, follow these three simple steps:
- Place your suitcase's smallest end on the floor.
- Measure the case's height, length and width. Remember to include anything that sticks out, such as side handles, buckles or wheels. Note that the maximum accepted suitcase size is 89cm height, 59cm length, and 49cm wide.
- We'll place your luggage in a larger box at our depot, so double-check your measurements for accuracy.
Before our driver arrives at your address, please pack your suitcases and luggage securely so we can transport them to our nearest depot.
Why send luggage instead of paying for excess baggage?
Holidays are for making memories, not worrying about soaring airline fees and the stress of dragging heavy bags from A to B. Instead, use our shipping service to travel with your belongings without breaking the bank or a sweat!
Ideal for sending your luggage home at the end of a trip when you don't need them in a hurry, we primarily ship by sea rather than air, saving you money and hassle. Plus, this transportation method produces fewer CO2 emissions, making it better for the planet.
All you need to do is book online, pack your bags and complete the documentation. Our expert team will then collect your luggage from your door, ship it overseas, handle customs clearance and deliver it to the destination address. And the best thing is we control the process end to end, so we'll be with you every step.
Ship luggage and more with our high-quality boxes
To protect your luggage on its overseas journey, we place each bag and suitcase into a larger, purpose-built box at our depot before shipping. These containers are made from double-walled cardboard and chemically strengthened for maximum security. We even have specially-shaped boxes for bulky items like golf clubs and guitars.
Also, using our Boxes and Bags Worldwide service, we can provide Large and Standard boxes (see below for dimensions) for you to fill with household items that might not fit into your luggage, like duvets or kitchen appliances. Do note, though, to keep yourselves and our drivers safe, we can't take containers heavier than 30kg/66lbs. Instead, weigh each one on bathroom scales before collection and split the contents of any exceeding this limit.
61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches
- Sports equipment
51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches
- Files and papers
- Children's toys
FAQs about international luggage shipping
The cost of overseas luggage shipping depends on the number of suitcases and bags you want to ship and the origin and destination addresses. For a clear cost breakdown with no hidden fees, enter a few quick details into our free online quote tool.
While sending luggage by sea has far fewer restrictions than air, all countries have items they ban from importation to protect their citizens and environment. To avoid delays and fines at customs, please check our Prohibited Goods page before packing.
After booking our international luggage shipping service, log into your account and complete the online forms.
Documents and information you'll need to provide include:
- A detailed inventory listing the items within your luggage.
- Scans of the picture and signature pages in the shipment owner's passport and, if applicable, visa.
- The shipment owner's destination address, email, and phone number.
- Optional insurance forms for extra peace of mind.
Our multilingual support team are available 24/7 to answer questions and advise.
Yes! We typically offer two weeks of free storage in both the origin and destination countries to give you greater travel flexibility. Our storage facilities are clean, dry and secure, and we can also provide longer storage periods for an affordable cost.
Fantastic service, very patient with my endless queries. Pick-up of luggage was a breeze. I could track progress and was kept up to date. Luggage arrived very safely yesterday! Thank you, will definitely recommend and use again.Diane
How to pack luggage, bags and boxes efficiently
Trying to squeeze everything you need for a long-distance trip into a suitcase or rucksack can be a headache. But, with our expert tips and a little patience, you, too, can maximise space, prevent breakages and become a luggage packing wizard. Don't forget to read our in-depth packing guides for more valuable advice!
Narrow down your must-haves:
If you're overseas for a long time, stuffing your bags with home comforts can be tempting. But the less you pack, the cheaper your luggage will be to ship!
Start by laying out everything you think you'll need, then remove any items that fall into the 'just in case I need it' category. Also, opting for a travel-sized microfiber towel and fold-away raincoat are great space savers.
Try rolling, not folding:
Maximise space and minimise wrinkles by rolling clothes instead of folding them. This trusted technique works exceptionally well when packing duffle bags and backpacks, as it enables you to use every inch of space.
And remember to utilise those forgotten corners, too! For example, shoes are brilliant for filling with socks, scarves, sunglasses and more.
Cushion fragile items:
Wrap thick jumpers or towels around fragile items to ensure they arrive in one piece. Then, rather than placing them against the sides of the case, put them in the centre so your other goods act as a buffer.
A good test of your skills is to give each luggage item a gentle shake after packing. If you hear movement, add more soft items until your belongings are secure.
Avoid packing under pressure:
Throwing items into your luggage in a last-minute rush causes unnecessary stress. Instead, give yourself plenty of time!
To ensure a smooth shipping experience check our Prohibited Goods page before packing, complete the Inventory Packing List as you fill your bags and move your luggage to the address's entrance before our driver arrives to collect them.
Our top 4 luggage shipping destinations
An excellent way to immerse yourself in new cultures and create unforgettable memories, travelling to another country is an adventure everyone should tick off their bucket list! From world-famous cities to hidden gems off the beaten track, our top four international destinations will surely ignite your wanderlust, whether you're off on a gap year, planning the holiday of a lifetime or emigrating for work.
Thanks to its year-round sunshine, lively nightlife and affordability, the Land of Smiles has long been a go-to for travellers. The perfect place to kick off a Southeast Asia adventure, prepare yourself for thrills, fun and photo snapping!
Take a Tuk Tuk in Bangkok: lose yourself in Thailand's capital and largest city. With over 400 Buddhist temples to see, you'll be spoilt for choice. Just ensure you visit Wat Pho and say "sawasdee" to its 46-metre reclining Buddha statue.
Wash an elephant in Chiang Mai: famous for its floating lantern festival and rescued elephant sanctuaries, Chiang Mai is the perfect place to escape the heat and noise of Thailand's bigger cities.
Party all night in Phuket: after joining the throngs of partygoers dancing until dawn on the beaches, take a day trip to the Similan Islands. One of the most beautiful national parks in Southeast Asia, here you can scuba dive with whale sharks.
Spot wildlife in Koh Lanta: enjoy more of Thailand's spectacular scenery with a visit to this tropical paradise. Take a dip under sparkling waterfalls, catch a sunset atop a mountain and look out for leopards.
As the third-largest country in the world, picking the best destinations to visit in the States is no easy task. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and sharing borders with Canada and Mexico, America is home to an astonishing number of sites, cities and experiences.
Feel like a star in New York: the City that Never Sleeps is the beating heart of the US and a marvel to behold. The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Broadway and Central Park are just a few of the places you should add to your NYC itinerary.
Hop on a streetcar in San Francisco: this boho city by the Bay has something for everyone, from chatting to the sealions lounging around Fisherman's Wharf to learning about the infamous residents of Alcatraz prison.
Binge on BBQ in Austin: loved by live music enthusiasts, the Texas state capital thrums with the twang of country music played in its many lively honky-tonks.
Top up your tan in Miami: slap on the sunscreen and explore Little Havana for a taste of Cuban culture, transport yourself to the 1930s in the Art Deco District, and admire the flashy cars cruising down Ocean Drive.
There's more to Oz than beaches, barbies and beer — although those things alone are all great reasons to make the Land Down Under your next far-flung getaway. From the red rock remoteness of the Bush to glistening big city skylines, there's excitement around every corner in Australia.
Snap a selfie in Sydney: postcard-perfect beaches. Tick. World-famous landmarks. Tick. High-adrenaline adventure experiences. Tick. Yes, Sydney truly does have it all.
Gaze for street art in Melbourne: Australia's cultural capital is known for its chilled vibe and hipster coffee scene. Covered in gallery-worthy graffiti and dotted with bars, Hosier Lane is one of the city's most popular hangouts.
Hang ten in the Gold Coast: buzzing with bronze-skinned surfers, world-class nightclubs and five-star eateries, this glitzy strip of sand and skyscrapers is a must-visit.
Snorkel the reefs in Cairns: head to this tropical town for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with the fishes in the Great Barrier Reef. Then, brave the bugs under the Daintree Rainforest's emerald canopy!
The Lion City is a fascinating clash of contrasts. Futuristic architecture looms over incense-scented temples, and full-throttle amusement parks sit beside lush greenspaces. What this tiny island-state lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in innovation.
Breathe deeply in the Gardens by the Bay: a fantasyland of winding treetop walks, misty biodomes and high-tech Supertree structures — this city park is like no other. Visit in the evening to witness the dazzling light show.
Meet Singapore's mascot: overlooking Marina Bay is the city's iconic 28-foot merlion statue. Many believe this water-shooting half-lion, half-fish stone statue guards Singapore's prosperity.
Scream to go faster on Sentosa Island: a purpose-built island off Singapore's southern tip, thrill seekers flock to Sentosa's many theme parks while sun-worshippers love catching rays on its sandy beaches.
Get lost in Chinatown: immerse yourself in Chinese culture while gorging on mouthwatering street food in this characterful district packed with ancient shrines, twisting alleyways and traditional wet markets.