Shipping from UK to Malaysia

Busy sea shipping port with shipping containers

Haulx provides reliable air and sea freight services from the United Kingdom (UK) to Malaysia. Whether you have a small or large cargo, we can assist you with all your shipping needs.

Fill our contact form with your request and you will receive a free quotation for your shipment!

Cost of Shipping from UK to Malaysia

The following are some key factors that affect the cost of shipping from UK to Malaysia:

  • Mode of transport
  • Type of good
  • Weight and volume of parcel
  • Customs duties and taxes

You may refer to this table for some rough price estimates:

Type of ShippingVolume of ParcelWeight of ParcelEstimated Shipping Cost from UK to Malaysia
Air freight120 x 80 x 50 cm100kgFrom £430 / RM 2300
Sea freight120 x 80 x 50 cm100kgFrom £110 / RM 600


These price examples are provided for your reference only, as we have a variety of parcel and pallet delivery services available to and from Malaysia. For instance, the shipping of small and light parcels may only cost upwards of RM 100.

For an accurate quote, please contact us with more details about your shipping request.

Duration of Shipping from UK to Malaysia

The duration of shipping from the UK to Malaysia varies depending on several factors such as the specific origin (e.g. London, Scotland, Wales) and destination points, shipping routes and customs clearance procedure. 

However, the most important factor would be whether the parcel is shipped via air or sea freight.

Air Freight

Air freight involves using an air carrier to transport goods and is the quickest method for shipping time-sensitive items. It usually takes around 2 – 5 days to transport goods from the UK to Malaysia.

Sea Freight

Sea freight refers to the transportation of cargo between seaports via large shipping containers and pallets. This is achieved through Less than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) shipping options.

As compared to air freight, sea freight shipping is more economical but slower. The expected transit time for sea freight shipments from the UK to Malaysia is about 18 – 25 days.

Complete our contact form with the relevant details to request a free quotation for your shipment via air or sea freight!

Why Choose Haulx?

Personalised Customer Service

At Haulx, we offer personalised customer service with a dedicated agent assigned to each client. 

You can easily reach your dedicated agent via WhatsApp or phone call, ensuring quick and efficient communication. 

With a personal customer service officer, you can have peace of mind knowing that your shipping needs are being handled with care and attention.

Reliable Compensation Policy

You can rely on our team of expert professionals to handle any hiccups during the shipping process in a prompt and effective manner. 

Should there be any issues or errors that result in the loss or damage to your shipment, rest assured that you will be compensated fairly.

FAQs on Shipping from UK to Malaysia

Sea freight is usually the cheapest way to ship from the UK to Malaysia, especially for bulk shipments across continents. However, it is also the slowest means to transport your goods, taking anywhere from 18 – 25 days. 

Air freight, on the other hand, can cost up to 10 times more than sea freight, though it has its advantages. With a faster delivery timeline, it is ideal if you have urgent shipments that need to be sent from the UK to Malaysia.

Goods exported from the UK to countries outside of the European Union (EU) are subject to export tax and duties. This amount is determined by the commodity code of the goods that you intend to export.

Taxable goods imported into Malaysia are subject to Sales and Service Tax (SST) of 5 to 10% depending on the category of the item. Imports with a cost, insurance and freight (CIF) value of less than RM 500 are exempted from tax.

In addition, Malaysia’s import duty rates range from 0 to 50%, with the average being about 6%.

Examples of export documents required for the UK include:

  • Commercial invoice – contains details such as the type and quantity of goods to be exported.
  • Consular invoice – used by the customs to verify details such as the country of origin and value of the shipment.
  • Export Cargo Shipping Instruction (ECSI) – a document prepared by exporters to facilitate the shipping of goods to the destination. It provides clear instructions on how the goods should be transported and handled, leading to cost and time savings.
  • National Export System (NES) declaration – used by exporters to declare their intention to ship goods to countries outside of the European Union.

Here are some examples of import documents required for shipping to Malaysia:

Some goods that require an export licence from the UK include:

  • Agricultural products
  • Diamonds
  • Firearms
  • Medical devices
  • Drugs

Here are some examples of items that require an import licence from Malaysia:

  • Corals (living or dead)
  • Cockles
  • Agricultural products (e.g. vegetables)
  • Plants such (e.g. orchids)

Here are some of the commonly shipped items from the UK to Malaysia:

According to the government of the UK, goods that are prohibited for export include:

  • Animal fur
  • Cash amounting to more than £1,000
  • Counterfeit currency
  • Firearms
  • Pirated or patented goods
  • Drugs
  • Poisonous chemicals
  • Pornographic material (films, photographs or paintings)
  • Turtle eggs