One-stop Sea, Air, Railway Shipping from China to HungaryHungary was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with China. Germany is Hungary’s main economic partner in terms of import and export, and China ranks the third.
Explore a comprehensive guide into cargo shipping from China with a leading China based freight forwarder serving Hungary. We are going to share knowledge and information about shipping method, transit time, cost, best way to ship from China and lastly what an experienced could do for your China-Hungary shipments.
For shipments from China to Hungary, 3 shipping methods are available, sea, air and railway freight.
Sea Freight from China to HungaryIf you are looking for the cheapest way of shipping from China to Hungary, sea freight is what you should opt for. Despite the fact of being a landlocked country, over 90% of Hungary’s freight traffic is being carried out by sea. Sea freight is economically and environmentally superior to other forms for cargo shipping services, especially for goods in bulk or equipment of large size, over long distance. Most goods are shipped in containers with container ships, and some with bulk cargo ships, or RO-RO ships. What’s more, almost all types of cargo can be shipped by sea, even those classified as dangerous goods, as long as we have the required documents an certificates.
FCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client from China to Hungary. 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.
FCL and LCL are two of the most regular sea shipments. Additionally, for OOG cargo from China (out-of-gauge cargo), flat rack container and open top container could be the solution. For cold-chain transportation, we have reefer container. And for bulk shipments, breakbulk solution or RO-RO ships.
As a leading China based freight forwarder, we offer comprehensive sea freight services to Hungary, covering all China main ports. Top ports in China: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc.
Port of Rijeka, Croatia – Maritime Gateway to HungaryThe port of Rijeka serves not only Croatia, but also is the maritime gateway to Hungary. There’s railway transport service available connecting Rijeka and Budapest, 2 days transit time.
Shipping from China to Croatia
If you are interested in sea shipping from China to Hungary, reach out to us, one of the best China-Hungary freight forwarder for a shipping solution and cost.
Air Freight from China to HungaryAir freight is recommended when you are shipping perishable, valuable or urgently needed goods from China to Hungary. It is the most modern and dynamic way enabling us to deliver cargo using the least amount of time possible. Yes, the very feature that distinguishes air freight from other means of transport is the transit time. An air shipment from China takes 3-5 days to arrive in Hungary, while cargo shipped by sea will take 1 month. The advantage is obvious, the high shipping cost.
Because of its high cost and limited shipping capacity, air shipping is not so often used unless for time-sensitive shipments. When shipping perishable goods, they can’t withstand the 1-month long journey across the ocean. When there’s a pressing deadline, using air freight is the only way to make it. Sometimes people choose to ship high-value equipment by air, because they are more concerned about safety rather than cost.
Due to some limitations and restrictions of airline, airplane, not everything can be air shipped, and some may be dangerous for air shipping. Whatever your case is, consult our team for more information before you proceed.
Contact us and get an air shipping solution and freight quote for your China-Hungary shipment.
Airport of HungaryBudapest
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (IATA CODE: BUD)
The largest airport in Hungary
An ideal choice as a Central and Eastern European cargo hub for import & export business
Processed 183,362 tons of air cargo in 2021 (reached new high)
Rail freight from China to HungaryChina-Europe Railway Express provides a new way of shipping from China to Hungary, faster than sea freight, cheaper than air. Rail freight is becoming more and more popular with importers and exporters these years, and transcontinental freight train traffic from China to Europe is seeing a stable rise.
Now we can transport your goods from China to Hungary faster than ever. When a sea shipment from China to Hungary takes 30-40 days, we’ll make it half by shipping with freight trains. Shipping by train from China to Hungary accelerates the circulation of goods and money. So it can lower costs for enterprises.
The first freight train of China Railway Express connecting Xiamen with Budapest, Hungary, departed on Jan 19, 2018. The journey is about 12000KM, 18 days via a small stop in Xi’an.
China-Europe freight train added new railway route linking Jinhua and Budapest in June, 2021.
The train was launched on June 7, carrying auto parts, electronic instruments and household items. The railway journey from Jinhua, China to Hungary’s capital Budapest takes approx. 18 days.
The first freight train from Jinhua, China to Budapest, Hungary
First freight train from Ningxia, China to Budapest, Hungary
The first China-Europe freight train from Yinchuan, Ningxia departed on Apr 28, 2022 for Budapest, Hungary. It was the first China-Europe freight train departing from Ningxia. The trip from Yinchuan, China covers 8500 kilometers, passing through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, and takes 21 days to reach Budapest, Hungary.
If you are looking for a faster way of shipping containers from China to Hungary, reach out to us for a railway shipping solution and freight quote from us.
How long does it take to ship from China to Hungary?Shipping from China to Hungary takes 30-40 days by sea, 18-21 days by railway, and 3-5 days by air.
The actual transit time varies depending the service, route chosen, weather, terminal congestion, etc.
China-Hungary sea freight transit timeContainer shipping transit time by sea from China to Budapest, Hungary.
|POL (port of loading)||POD (via Rijeka)||Transit time|
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-Hungary air shipping transit timeGenerally an air shipment from China takes 3-5 days to arrive in Hungary.
However, there’s direct flight route between Beijing and Budapest, enabling us to deliver air shipment within 1 day.
Keep in mind that higher speed comes at higher cost. And flight routes and space are subject to change and availability, contact us when you have air shipment from China to Hungary.
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China-Hungary freight train transit timeShipping containers from China to Hungary takes 18-20 days.
From Xiamen & Jinhua to Budapest, 18 days.
From Yinchuan to Budapest 21 days.
In peak seasons, the journey will take longer due to border congestion.
Best way to ship from China to HungaryThere’s no one simple answer to the “best way” to ship from China to Hungary. Shipments come in many forms and quantity, and clients may have their specific requirements under the given circumstances, plus the fast-changing shipping market.
But an experienced freight forwarder can always provide the best shipping solution after considering all factors, and guarantee a fast and safe delivery of shipment from China to Hungary at the minimum cost possible.
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
Submit the details to us, we’ll provide the best shipping solution tailored to your needs.
Get a quote from us, and you are on the best way to shipping from China to Hungary.
How much does it cost to ship from China to Hungary?Shipping a 40ft container from China to Hungary used to cost $2000-3000, and price went up by 6-7 times after the pandemic.
Knowing the shipping cost from China to Hungary is essential if you are into import and export business. Shipping cost is an indispensable, and sometimes constitutes a significant portion of the final landed cost of imported goods. After comparing with your competitors, considering your markup, you can then decide the selling price.
However, it’s hard to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Hungary. Each shipment is different, the shipping market is full of changes, sea, air and railway freight rates fluctuate frequently, affected by seasonal and strategic adjustment by carriers, as well as by law of supply and demand. Client’s timing requirement also influences the shipping cost. The quicker you wish to receive the shipment, the more you’ll have to pay for shipping.
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Freight forwarder shipping from China to Hungary door to doorWe provide the easiest one-stop shipping solution, i.e. to have their goods shipped from China to Hungary 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 Hungary.
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 Hungary, whether you are running big business or small, door to door shipping from China to Hungary is easy with us.
How to ship from China to HungaryStep 1: Contact a freight forwarder; a China based one is preferred.
You may reach out to a freight forwarder either from China or in Hungary, while a Hungarian forwarder is most likely to rely on a Chinese local shipping agent. So working directly with a China freight forwarder is more straightforward, as the majority of complexities and uncertainties of international cargo shipping lie in origin, not in destination.
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Step 2: Provide shipment details and get a shipping quote from China
Step 3: Connect forwarder with supplier, forwarder does his job
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 Hungary.
Why us when importing and shipping from China to Hungary?We are China based freight forwarder, specialized and experienced in international logistics for China-Hungary 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 Hungary. Below is what distinguishes us from our competitors.
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 Hungary, we have the logistics expertise, local knowledge and global network to ensure the best-in-class cargo shipping experience from China to Hungary and we are dedicated to improving your supply chain.
If you are considering shipping from China to Hungary(Budapest, , whether by sea, air or railway, contact us, the best China-Hungary freight forwarder, and get a tailored shipping solution and up-to-date shipping cost.