Sea, Air & Railway Shipping from China to Czech RepublicThe Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The Czech Republic’s main trading partner is Germany. China ranks second for Czech Republic imports. If you happen to be importing from China, this guide is definitely helpful to your business.
Explore a full guide into cargo shipping from China to the Czech Republic with a top China freight forwarder. We are going to share facts and opinions about shipping method, transit time, cost, the best way to ship your goods, what an experienced freight forwarder can help with your China-Czech Republic shipments.
Sea, air and railway freight are the 3 main modes of transportations between China and the Czech Republic.
Sea Freight from China to the Czech RepublicDespite the fact of being a landlocked country, sea freight remains the most popular way of shipping from China to the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic is one of the most important markets in Central Europe for the port of Hamburg. Thanks to the short distance to the Czech Republic, the port of Hamburg offers truck and railway transport services connecting The Czech Republic with the rest of the world’s major ports.
Sea freight provides the largest shipping capacity at the lowest price, and it’s capable of handling almost all kinds of goods, even those classified as dangerous goods. The most regular sea shipments from China to the Czech Republic are FCL and LCL.
FCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client from China to the Czech Republic. Shipping FCL is more cost efficient.
LCL (Less than container load): Sharing a container with other clients who have cargo to the same destination, at the same time. Naturally, due to extra work (consolidation, de-consolidation, warehousing, paperwork, etc.), the final cost on each unit is higher than FCL, and shipping takes longer. LCL is a good choice for small business to start with.
Additionally, we are offering other sea freight solutions for China-Czech Republic shipments.
Flat rack, and open top containers: for OOG (out-of-gauge) cargo, oversized & heavy cargo shipping.
Reefer containers: for shipping temperature-sensitive products
Breakbulk: for large and bulk shipment
RO-RO: to transport vehicles and wheeled cargo
Whatever you need from us, we have comprehensive sea freight forwarding service to the Czech Republic, and we cover all China main sea ports including Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc.
If you are interested in sea shipping from China to the Czech Republic, contact us and get a shipping solution and freight quote from us.
Seaport for the Czech RepublicPort of Hamburg
Shipping from China to Germany
Air Freight from China to the Czech RepublicIf you have sufficient shipping budget and require a fast delivery from China to the Czech Republic, air freight is the solution.
Generally air freight is not so often used by clients unless they are coordinating time-sensitive shipments. Maybe they have a delayed project, using air freight shortens the transit time and make up for the time loss. Maybe they are facing a pressing deadline, shipping by sea takes too long. Or maybe the cargo to be shipped from China to the Czech Republic is perishable cargo, air shipping is the only way.
When it comes to shipping high-value equipment or luxurious items, obviously, people are more concerned about security rather than cost. Higher security level is another advantage of air shipping. The benefits are more than these, shorter transit time also means less chance of getting damaged, faster cash flow, more turnover.
However, due to limited space of a cargo plane, some large machines can’t be air shipped, and some cargo classified as dangerous goods is not accepted by airlines. Contact us for more information, and get a shipping plan and freight cost for your China-Czech Republic air shipment.
Airports in Czech RepublicPrague airport (IATA CODE: PRG)
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, excellent location in the heart of Europe
The biggest airport in the Czech Republic
3 terminals with total capacity of 235,000 tonnes of cargo annually
Brno airport (IATA CODE: BRQ)
Rail freight from China to the Czech RepublicChina-Europe Railway Express provides a new way of shipping goods from China to the Czech Republic, faster than sea freight, and way cheaper than air shipping. Transcontinental rail freight from China to Europe is seeing a stable rise in traffic, as well as in popularity.
Shipping containers by sea from China to the Czech Republic usually take 35-45 days, however, with freight train, the journey is shortened to 16-18 days. Rail freight is the perfect substitute for sea, air freight - faster than sea but is substantially cheaper than air freight.
The first China-Czech freight train was launched in 2017, between Yiwu and Prague, the Czech Republic.
The first China Railway Express cargo train leaving for Prague from Yiwu
On Jan 1, 2020, the China-Europe freight train Chang’an (Xi’an-Prague) departed from Xi’an International Trade and Logistics (ITL) Park, making the first departure of the first China Railway Express public train, laying a more solid foundation for the high-quality development of the train service between China and Europe. (Public trains, like "public buses", have fixed departure times, stable running times throughout the journey, and low cost.)
On Apr 13, a new freight train route linking Xi’an and Germany’s Mannheim was launched, and added a new railway route between China and the Czech Republic. The 11300-kilimeter railway journey passes through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and ends in Mannheim of Germany.
Freight train from Xi'an to Mannheim passing Czech Republic
If you wish to ship containers faster from China to the Czech Republic, contact us for a railway shipping solution and cost.
How long does it take to ship from China to the Czech Republic?Shipping from China to the Czech Republic takes 35-45 days by sea, 3-5 days by air, and 16-18 days by railway. The actual transit time could be slightly different due to departure/arrival terminal, service and route chosen, weather, congestion, etc.
Different shipping solution comes at different cost, consult our team and choose the best for your situation.
China- Czech Republic sea freight transit timeContainer shipping transit time by sea from China to Prague, the Czech Republic
Sea freight shipping route from China to Prague: Chinese ports – Hamburg - Prague
|POL (port of loading)
|POD (port of destination)
The transit time by sea, port to port, depends on the specific origin and destination ports chosen, service route, sailing schedule and choice on carrier.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port only, for LCL shipping time estimate, pls add 7-10 days.
China- Czech Republic air shipping transit timeNormally, an air shipment from China to the Czech Republic takes 3-5 days.
Direct flight routes are available between a few Chinese cities and Prague, making the air cargo transit time less than 1 day.
Direct flight routes:
Beijing – Prague, Shanghai – Prague, Chengdu – Prague, and Xi’an – Prague
Flight routes and space are subject to change, contact an air freight forwarder for the latest information.
Get a shipping quote from us.
China- Czech Republic freight train transit timeShipping by freight train from China to the Czech Republic usually takes 16-18 days (station to station or hub to hub). The transit time varies, depending on the terminal, service and route chosen. Anyway, railway freight reduces the transit time substantially compared to traditional sea freight.
Best way to ship from China to the Czech RepublicLooking for the best way to have your goods shipped from China to the Czech Republic? Why not rely on an experienced and reputable freight forwarder? Generally, we’ll have to take the below factors into consideration to decide the best shipping solution under given circumstance.
1. The type of goods and its value
2. How quickly you need your goods
3. The load of your goods (size, weight, quantity) or simply share the packing list
4. Supplier address (origin seaport/airport), delivery address(destination seaport/airport)
5. Your budget
6. Goods ready time
The best solution must meet these criteria.
1. Speed: fast delivery (as fast as possible, before a pressing deadline if there’s one)
2. Cost: within the planned budget, at the minimum cost
3. Safety: to have your goods arrive in good condition
4. Other customized requirements
Submit the details to us, and we’ll work out the best shipping solution tailored to your needs.
Get in touch with us, request a shipping cost, and this is the start of a stress-free shipping experience.
Cost of shipping from China to the Czech RepublicShipping a 40ft container from China to the Czech Republic used to cost $2000-3000, and price went up 5-6 times after the pandemic.
Shipping cost is an indispensable, sometimes a significant portion of the landed cost of imports.
However, sea and air freight rates vary according to season, available capacity, oil price fluctuation, sometimes sea & air shipping carriers’ strategic adjustment, and other commercial, environmental factors. The variables are many, and the variances are frequent, making it difficult to provide a general estimate of shipping cost. Besides, each shipment is different, and clients may have different requirements under different circumstances.
One simple rule, the faster you want your shipment, the more you’ll have to pay for shipping.
Contact a China freight forwarder for a tailored China-Czech Republic shipping solution and get the latest freight quote.
Door to door shipping from China to the Czech RepublicWe provide the easiest one-stop shipping solution, i.e. to have their goods shipped from China to The Czech Republic door to door.
Maybe you are new into trade and shipping, maybe you are just not interested in handling the logistics and shipping on your own, we the one that takes care of everything, the only thing you do is to receive goods when they arrive. You are in the right place if you are seeking door to door shipping service from China to Czech Republic.
Whether you are shipping a private address, or commercial address or FBA address, regardless of which shipping method you prefer, sea, air, or rail freight, we got you covered. We take care of all the related logistics work from A to Z, all the required paperwork, supervision, consolidation, loading, offloading, customs clearance and final delivery, without adding any stress on clients.
We are consolidating and send regular air, sea and railway shipments to the EU, offering door to door shipping service to customers from the Czech Republic, whether you are running big business or small, door to door shipping from China to the Czech Republic is easy with us.
How to ship from China to the Czech RepublicStep 1: Contact a freight forwarder; a China based one is preferred.
You may reach out to a freight forwarder either from China or in the Czech Republic. While a Czech forwarder is most likely to rely on a Chinese local shipping agent. So China based forwarder is preferred, as the majority of complexities and uncertainties of international cargo shipping lie in origin, not in destination.
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Step 2: Get a shipping quote from China
Step 3: Connect forwarder with supplier
Step 4: Get cargo insurance (optional)
Step 5: Arrange customs clearance
Or you can rely on us for the easiest one-stop door to door shipping solution from China to the Czech Republic.
Why us when importing and shipping from China to Czech Republic?We are China based freight forwarder, specialized and experienced in international logistics for Sino-Czech import and export business. With years of hard effort on China-Europe trade lane, building networks of sea, air, railway and local connections, we are able to provide a hassle-free one-stop shipping solution from China to the Czech Republic. For Czech importers, we have the below reasons for you to choose us as freight forwarder for your cargo from China.
1. Quick Response, high efficiency
3. Professionalism, agility, accuracy
4. Our logistics expertise, local and global connections
6. Dedicated, focused
7. Higher attention & tailored shipping solution
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As a leading China based freight forwarder serving the Czech Republic, we have been helping connect business in Czech Republic with China. Whether you are shipping standard, refrigerated or oversized cargo, we have the logistics expertise, local knowledge and global network to fulfill a fast and safe delivery of shipment from China to the Czech Republic.
If you are interested in shipping from China to the Czech Republic (Prague, Brno, etc.) whether by sea, air or railway, reach out to the best freight forwarder to ensure a hassle-free shipping experience. Contact us and get a shipping solution and quote for your Sino-Czech shipment.