Forwarding Spain and Portugal - transport times, prices and special features
Cargoboard is your forwarding company if you need transportation to Spain or Portugal. With transport & logistics networks such as CargoLine we are able to handle your transport to the Iberian Peninsula cheaply and quickly. Read now information about the transport process and what you need to consider during shipping. Alternatively, you can request a transport price directly (link).
Everything worked out great! Driver was overly punctual with the pickup and the delivery in Spain also worked out great. The online customer service was also great!Chiara L. 05. Aug. 2022
Transport times to and from Spain and Portugal
The transport times for your shipments vary depending on the selection of the type of transport and the specified pick-up and delivery location. In the following overview you can see the possible time periods for your transport Germany - Spain/Portugal.
You can easily view transit times for pan-European transports after entering the destinations via our booking platform .
General cargo shipping
|3-6 workdays||2-5 working days|
Partial and complete loads
|1 working day (collection within 3 working days)||1 working day (collection on the selected working day)|
Delivery option desired date
The delivery option of the desired date is available for the transport type of general cargo shipment. This delivery option allows you to send your general cargo shipment at a later date of your choice. What does that mean in concrete terms?
- Collection on the next working day or on the desired day
- Prioritized delivery on the desired date
- Free storage of goods for a maximum of four working days (then 5€ per pallet space and per working day)
- Minimum terms as for the Standard delivery option
Type of transport express direct
For express direct trips from or to Spain or Portugal, the transport times depend on the availability of vehicles and the distance to be covered. This type of shipment is the fastest option for you, as the vehicle goes to the receiving point immediately and without reloading. As a rule, shipments are delivered in 1-2 business days.
Prices for transport to Spain and Portugal
The prices for your shipping are variable and strongly depend on the selection of your individual shipping method. You can therefore easily find out our daily updated prices by using our shipping calculator.
Special features for shipments to Spain and Portugal
Spain and Portugal have been members of the European Union since 1986, which is why the free movement of goods can take place to a large extent. This means that in most cases you can ship goods to Spain and Portugal without customs issues or export documents.
If you plan to ship your goods to the Canary Islands or Azores it is a special case under customs law, because although the listed islands politically belong to Spain and Portugal and thus to the EU, they represent a special tax territory. Accordingly, when shipping to these islands, you need to prepare the following documents:
- commercial invoice
- Export Accompanying Document
If you wish, we will be happy to prepare the documents for you when you book the transport. To do so, simply select the add-on product "Export declaration & Customs documents" in the booking process.
Spain and Portugal as an economic area
The Spanish and Portuguese economy is very much characterized by international trade, which also benefits freight forwarders. The most important export and import countries for Spain and Portugal are France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain and the USA, to which mainly machinery, electronic products as well as motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts are transported. These industries and destination countries benefit from the well-developed road and highway network, which is advantageous for freight forwarders shipping to Spain and Portugal.
Due to this, the Spanish and Portuguese logistics market is an important economic factor and plays a major role in international freight transport.
The transport infrastructure of Spain and Portugal
Spain and Portugal have a very good and densely developed road and highway network with a length of about 750,000 km, which makes the Iberian Peninsula very easy to reach by land via France. The mentioned trunk road network includes national roads and highways divided into toll-free and toll sections. However, transportation to and from Spain and Portugal is also handled by ferry services via the seaports, through which a large number of ferries operate daily.
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