Shipping from China to Sweden

Winsky Freight is a reliable freight forwarder that handles shipping from China to Sweden and many other parts of Europe. As a leading international logistics agency based in China, we offer a wide range of freight services such as air freight from China to Sweden, sea freight, rail freight, and express shipping.

With Winsky Freight, you can also enjoy additional shipping services such as free consolidation, warehousing, FBA Amazon shipping, DDP shipping and many more. When you have goods need to ship from China to Sweden, then Winsky Freight will be a good shipping partner for you, we make each process easy, smooth and prompt, thanks to our partnership with reputable airlines, shipping lines, and other international logistics organizations.

Through competitive pricing and the best shipping rates, you enjoy amazing shipping solutions that Winsky Freight offers when you request a quote and let us handle your shipments from China to Sweden. Contact us now to get started.

Your Best Freight Forwarder from China to Sweden

  • Cheapest freight, no additional charge, door to door delivery.

  • Fast Delivery, direct flights from Shenzhen / Guangzhou / Shanghai to Sweden which can arrive 2 days after boarding the flight.

  • Professional team for export and import customs clearance, operation, solving all your difficulties for shipping to Sweden.

  • Create the most affordable transportation plan for you in considering the factors of cargo transportation requirements.

  • Provide additional service including insurance, pick up and consolidation delivery to Sweden.

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Get long term relationships with famous Air Carrier, competitive air freight to Stockholm,Gothenburg, Flen having both direct and in-direct air shipping service to meet your different delivery time request.

Sea freight from China to Sweden

Fast and Low LCL sea freight Port to Port, Door-to-door and shipping from China to Port of  Gothenburg, Halmstad, Helsinborg and etc, Tailored Solutions For Your SEA Freight Needs, Lowest Ocean Freight rates in the market.

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Express shipping from China to Sweden

FedEx, UPS, DHL, TNT  Fastest Express shipping from China to Sweden. Provides efficient door-to-door delivery parcels worldwide. Offer more than 30% discount price than direct Express company.

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Rail Freight from China to Sweden

Around 50% cheaper than air freight, and 40% faster than sea transportation, and fully door-to-door service, included local import customs clearance, import tax.

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Serve as the third party logistics partners for our Sweden customers, one-stop Shipping Service from China Alibaba or 1688 factories to your address in Sweden.

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Cargo Insurance from China to Sweden

Provide high quality of insurance for shipping from China to Sweden, especially suitalbe for high value goods Shipping by Sea or Air, insurance rate is as low as 3‰ of the goods commercial value, make you goods is fully protected.

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If you have the parcel nned to pickup from china and delivering it to your destination address in Sweden, our professional logistics team will do it for you. We offer the most competitive parcel delivery and in the least time. You can also follow your shipment status with the tracking number provided to you.

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Below is the FAQ for Shipping from China to Sweden:

What is the shipping costs from China to Sweden?

Considering that there are four available shipping methods, it is nearly impossible to give a fixed rate for shipping costs. Rates are always changing and the size and nature of your goods can influence the cost of shipping. Regardless of the shipping method you choose, note that the size and weight of your shipment are the two major factors that would determine the cost of shipping. Your best bet is to contact a freight forwarder when you are ready to ship your goods. That way, you will have the latest price and best shipping rates for different shipping methods. This is where Winsky Freight comes in. Contact us to request a quote today.

How long does it take to ship from China to Sweden?

A typically air shipment takes roughly 5 days to deliver. Shipments can arrive before the 5 days’ timeline. For rail freight, the duration becomes significantly longer. Most rail shipments take 23 days to delivery. That is three times slower than air freight. The slowest of all shipping methods (and cheapest!) is sea freight. If you are shipping via sea, expect a shipping duration of 35-45 days.

What is the cheapest shipping from China to Sweden?

Sea freight is the cheapest shipping method from China to Sweden, the total delivery takes about 35 days. If you don’t need to receive the goods very urgently, you can choose the sea freight for saving your shipping cost.

What documents are required for goods import to Sweden?

Sweden customs clearance requires the import goods to be provided with commercial invoice, bill of lading, packing list, special documents (such as quality certificate, inspection certificate, etc.)

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Shipping from China to Sweden | Your Ultimate Guide in 2024

Shipping from China to Sweden.

Shipping from China to Sweden is at an all-time high. In 2023 alone, China’s exports to Sweden were worth US$9.47 Billion. For those looking to tap into this lucrative market, we’ve got great news for you.

Winsky has compiled this easy-to-understand guide to explain everything about shipping from China to Sweden. “We’ll explain the shipping methods available, the cost implications, transit times, and the customs clearance procedures.” Ultimately, this article will help you have a smooth, quality shipping experience. Let’s get started.

1. What Are the Available Shipping Methods from China to Sweden?

Multiple shipping methods are available from China to Sweden, with pros and cons. Here’s an overview of these methods:

Sea freight from China to Sweden

Sea Freight from China to Sweden

Sea freight is a pivotal component of international trade and the “cheapest way to ship large goods from China to Sweden.” The only “disadvantage is that your goods” may “take weeks to arrive.” When considering sea freight, you’ll encounter two common terms: LCL and FCL. You can choose these types of “container options” based on your cargo volume.

LCL (Less than Container Load): Use this option if you’re not shipping enough goods to fill an entire container. “It allows you to pay only for the space you use, sharing the rest of the container with other shippers’ goods.” This option can be more “cost-effective” for “smaller shipments” but may involve longer “delivery times” because your goods will be “consolidated in China before departure and then deconsolidated in Sweden upon arrival.” “Winsky Freight can help you consolidate your shipments into an LCL shipping container. Contact us if you need an LCL freight booking space.”

FCL (Full Container Load): This option means renting an entire container (20ft or 40ft) for your goods. It’s suitable for larger shipments > 15cbm, and you pay a flat rate, regardless of whether it’s fully loaded or not.” It is also “faster and safer” since the container goes directly from the Chinese port to the Swedish port without needing consolidation.

Before choosing a shipping port, consider the type of goods, proximity to the origin and destination, the frequency of sailings, and the transit times.

The major shipping ports you can use from China are:

  • Shanghai: One of the world’s busiest ports, offering regular shipments to Sweden.
  • Ningbo: Close to Shanghai but less congested, making it a good alternative.
  • Shenzhen: Located in the Pearl River Delta, it’s ideal for South China exports.
  • Xiamen: A key port in the Southeast of China.
  • Qingdao: Known for its significant trade with Europe, it serves northern China.

In Sweden, the essential ports are:

  • Gothenburg: Sweden’s largest port and a primary entry point for trade. This port serves other Nordic countries like Norway and can handle large shipping vessels.
  • Stockholm: As the capital city, its port is vital for goods destined for the central region of Sweden.
  • Malmo: Located in the South, it’s convenient for distribution across other Scandinavian countries.

Helsingborg: Second-largest container port in Sweden and well-connected by road and rails to the Northern and Baltic Seas.

Air freight from China to Sweden

Air Freigt from China to Sweden

When you need to “ship goods quickly” from China to Sweden, “air freight” provides a “faster alternative” to “sea freight”, though at a higher cost. “This method suits urgent or high-value items such as perishables and electronics, where speed outweighs cost considerations.”

“Air freight operates” on a port-to-port basis. “This means your goods are shipped from the airport closest to your supplier in China directly to the nearest airport to your destination in Sweden.” “Unless you choose a door-to-door service,” you must arrange “further transportation” from the Swedish airport to the final destination.

“Air freight charges are not solely based on gross weight (actual weight). They may also be calculated based on volumetric weight if it exceeds the gross weight.” If your cargo is lightweight but bulky, the volume might translate into a higher chargeable weight. The weight used is referred to as the  ‘chargeable weight’. Air freight is suitable for cargo with a chargeable weight > 200kg.

Choosing the Shipping Airports

“Flights to Sweden mainly take off from Beijing Capital (North), Shanghai Pudong (East), and Guangzhou Baiyun (South) airports in China.” Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmo are the major Swedish airports receiving cargo flights from China. Each of these airports has direct and indirect flights available. When selecting an airport, consider:

  • Proximity to the supplier and destination.
  • Frequency of flights and available routes.
  • Cargo handling capabilities and facilities at the airport.
  • Costs associated with each airport.

Goods shipped by air from China to Sweden should arrive in 3 to 10 days, depending on the “chosen airport and routes”:

  • Direct routes can deliver your cargo as quickly as the second day.
  • Indirect routes take longer due to stopovers but are more economical.

When planning airfreight from China to Sweden, choose the right airports, understand the weight calculations, and consider the costs before selecting an air freight service. You can consult Winsky for expert guidance on the best air shipping options.

Express freight from China to Sweden

Express Shipping from China to Sweden

Express freight is the fastest and most convenient shipping option from China to Sweden. Since it’s a door-to-door option, your goods will arrive at your doorstep within 2-5 working days. However, it is also the most expensive shipping method, and is best used for shipping samples or urgent shipments from suppliers.”

The process includes several key steps handled by your freight forwarder: the pickup of goods from the factory in China, preparation of export customs clearance documents, and coordination with express couriers who assist with import customs clearance and deliver the goods at your doorstep in Sweden.

Express courier services are carried out by global carriers giants like DHL, UPS, FedEx, and TNT.

Train Freight from China to Sweden

Rail Freight from China to Sweden

“Train freight” from China to Sweden has become a popular option because it is “faster than sea freight but cheaper than air freight.” It is therefore perfect for shipments that are too large “or costly for air freight but require faster delivery than what sea freight” can provide. There’s a well-established network of rail links between China and Sweden, and here are reasons why you should consider rail freight:

Time Efficiency: It’s a direct shipping route that is safe, stable, and much faster than sea transportation.

Cost Savings: Train freight can save you up to 50% in costs over air freight.

One-Stop Shop: We offer door-to-door pick-up and door step delivery at an all-inclusive price. From the supplier in China till the goods reach your destination in Sweden, every logistics is covered.

Flexibility: Goods can be shipped LCL or FCL, with trains running 3-4 times per week.

Rail Shipping Route

There is a direct cargo railway line from Shenzhen in China to Sweden: Goods are picked up in Shenzhen and transported to Chengdu or Chongqing. From there, they travel to Alashankou, cross Kazakhstan and Russia, and then pass through Polish Mara. After customs clearance in Hungary or the Czech Republic, UPS takes over for the final leg of the delivery to Sweden.

Shenzhen Pick UP→ Chengdu/Chongqing→Alashankou→Kazakhstan→Russia→Polish Mara→ Customs clearance in Hungary/Czech→UPS Pick up→UPS End Delivery to Sweden.

The estimated shipping times for train freight from China to Sweden are as follows:

  • Shenzhen to Chengdu/Chongqing: 3-5 days.
  • Transit time of the train: 14-16 natural days.
  • Customs clearance + UPS pick-up: 3-5 working days.
  • UPS end delivery: 2-5 working days.

Overall, the door-to-door delivery time from China to Sweden is about 30 days. However, bad weather, port congestion, or customs inspections, may lead to delays.

2. How Long Does It Take to Ship from China to France? (Express, Air, Train, and Sea)

Express Freight

Express couriers deliver within 2-5 working days from any part of China” to any destination in Sweden.

Air Freight

Air freight from China to Sweden takes 3-10 days from airport to airport. Delivery times may be extended during peak shipping season.

From/To Stockholm Gothenburg Malmö
Shanghai 3-5 days 4-7 days 6-10 days
Beijing 3-5 days 4-7 days 6-10 days
Guangzhou 3-5 days 4-7 days 6-10 days

Sea Freight

Sea shipping takes about 25-35 days from port to port. The shipping time depends” on the port-to-port distance and the duration of customs procedures.

From/To Gothenburg Stockholm Malmo Helsingborg
Shanghai 25-35 days 35-40 days 25-35 days 35-40 days
Ningbo 25-35 days 35-40 days 25-35 days 30-35 days
Shenzhen 25-35 days 25-35 days 25-35 days 30-35 days
Xiamen 25-35 days 25-35 days 25-35 days 30-35 days
Qingdao 25-35 days 25-35 days 25-35 days 30-35 days

Rail Freight

Train shipping from China to Sweden takes about 16 days from station to station. Door-to-door delivery takes around 28-35 days, but may be longer if there is port congestion or customs delays.

3. How Much Does It Cost to Ship from China to Sweden?

The shipping cost from China to Sweden depends on “the shipping mode, the shipment size, and the shipping method used.

Express freight costs from China to Sweden

Express freight is the most expensive shipping option due to its speed and convenience. You’ll be charged based on the weight and volume your goods occupy. Here’s an average price rate from China to Sweden dated 20-May, 2024:

Carrier Weight Price (USD) Weight Price (USD) Weight Price (USD)
FedEx ≥21kgs 8.5-9.6 ≥69kgs 7.0-8.8 ≥100kgs 6.6-8.1
UPS ≥21kgs 8.2-9.5 ≥69kgs 7.2-8.5 ≥100kgs 6.0-7.8
DHL ≥21kgs 8.2-9.7 ≥69kgs 7.2-8.5 ≥100kgs 6.5-8.0

Air Freight Costs from China to Sweden

Air freight costs also depend on the weight and volume of your cargo. They may fluctuate with prevalent fuel prices and season of the year (costs increase during peak shipping seasons). The table below gives the average prices for shipping from China to Sweden as of May, 2024. When you’re ready to ship, contact us for a shipping quote.

Port of Origin Port of Destination Weight Price (USD) Weight Price (USD) Weight Price (USD)
Shenzhen/Guangzhou/Shanghai Gothenburg ≥100kgs 5.2-7.5 ≥300kgs 4.8-6.2 ≥500kgs 4.5-5.8
Stockholm ≥100kgs 5. 0-7.2 ≥300kgs 4.8-6.0 ≥500kgs 4.5-5.6
Helsingborg ≥100kgs 5.4-7.5 ≥300kgs 5.2-7.2 ≥500kgs 4.8-6.2

Sea Freight Costs from China to Sweden

Sea freight costs are affordable and depend on:

  • The type and size of your goods
  • The type of Container options chosen (FCL or LCL)
  • Incoterm used (e.g. FOB, CIF, DDP)
  • Your chosen shipping carrier
  • Port-to-port distance
  • Type of route taken
  • Season of the year

Below is the average shipping cost estimate from Chinese ports to Swedish ports dated 25-May, 2024 for you information:

Port of Origin Port of Destination Price (USD/CBM) 20GP (USD) 40HQ (USD) Transit Time
Shenzhen/Shanghai/Ningbo Gothenburg 20-35 2800-3050 4500-5500 28-35 Days
Stockholm 20-35 2850-3050 4550-5500 28-35 Days
Helsingborg 20-35 2950-3450 4550-5800 28-35 Days

Train Freight Costs from China to Sweden

Rail freight rates depends on container type and time of the year. We can also provide you with door-to-door delivery including import custom clearance, below is the latest DDP train freight from China to Sweden dated 25-May, 2024 for you reference:

City Weight Price Range (USD) Weight Price Range (USD) Weight Price Range (USD)
Gothenburg ≥21kgs 3.2-4.8 ≥100kgs 2.5-3.5 ≥300kgs 2. 0-3.2
Stockholm ≥21kgs 3.2-4.8 ≥100kgs 2.5-3.5 ≥300kgs 2. 0-3.2
Helsingborg ≥21kgs 3.2-4.8 ≥100kgs 2.5-3.5 ≥300kgs 2. 0-3.2

4. Import Custom Clearance from China to Sweden

Navigating import customs clearance from China to Sweden involves understanding the necessary documentation and procedures to ensure a smooth clearance process. Follow this simple clearance guide when shipping:

Import customs clearance from China to Sweden

Begin by gathering all essential documents, which include:

  • Single Administrative Document
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Bill of Lading (B/L) or Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Import License (if applicable).
  • Customs Value Declaration

You can submit the import declaration electronically yourself or through an authorised representative. Then, find the classification code for your goods. The classification of your goods will determine if you need a license for import, as some items like food, plants, and chemicals are restricted.

Upon arrival in Sweden, your goods must be presented for import clearance. You or your customs broker must file a customs declaration and submit the required documents. Then pay the import duties and taxes calculated based on the value of your goods.

For a smooth customs clearance process, it’s advisable to work with a knowledgeable freight forwarder who can guide you through the requirements and ensure all documentation is correctly prepared and submitted. Winsky can help you facilitate Swedish import clearance to prevent delays and extra costs. Contact us today.

5. How Much is the Import Taxes & Duty from China to Sweden?

Sweden adheres to the EU’s common customs tariff, where customs duties are calculated based on the CIF value of the goods and their HS code. You can confirm the HS Code for your goods on the TARIC database.

For imports into Sweden, any package valued over 22 euros is subject to import tax. In addition to customs duties, you must also pay VAT” on your imports. Sweden applies a standard VAT rate of 25%. However, reduced rates apply to certain items; for instance, foodstuffs are taxed at 12% (excluding alcoholic beverages and tobacco), and books at 6%. Additionally, some goods might be subject to anti-dumping duties, which are significantly higher than standard rates. Your freight forwarder will provide you with the most current information on custom duties so you budget accordingly before shipping.

6. Door to Door shipping from China to Sweden

Door-to-door shipping is flexible and simplifies the logistics of getting your goods from the manufacturer directly to your doorstep in Sweden. We offer two door-to-door shipping options from China to Sweden- DDU and DDP.

DDU Shipping- DDU shipping is a door-to-door service that does not handle import customs clearance and duties. It’s a common choice for express freight services like DHL, UPS, and FedEx. Your goods will be delivered right at your door, but you’ll be responsible for clearing them through customs and paying applicable duties. DDU might be cheaper upfront, but it is more stressful and time-consuming for you.”

DDP Shipping- It’s a popular option used by many businesses shipping from China to Sweden. Everything is done for you in DDP shipping. The goods are picked up from your supplier’s factory in China and stored in our warehouse till they’re ready for export. We also handle export and import customs clearance, VAT duties, local operations, and last-mile delivery, which makes it an entirely stress-free option for you.”

Winsky Freight DDP shipping options to Sweden include:

DDP sea freight- Takes around 38-45 days door-to-door from pick up to delivery.

DDP air freight- Takes around 14 days door-to-door from pick up to delivery.

DDP train freight- Takes around 35 days door-to-door from pick up to delivery.

Winsky Freight’s door-to-door service is all-inclusive. Depending on your requirements and budget, we can provide DDU and DDP shipping from China to Sweden.

7. Do I Need to Buy Cargo Insurance from China to Sweden?

Cargo insurance isn’t compulsory, but we recommend it when shipping from China to Sweden, especially for high-value goods.” “Without insurance, the maximum compensation offered by shipping carriers is $100, which is not sufficient to cover the value of your goods if there’s a loss or damage.” Given that the value of a single carton box already exceeds $500, insuring your cargo is the wise thing to do.

8. How can I track the Status of My Shipment from China to Sweden?

Importers love to track their shipment and know the real-time location of their package for peace of mind and proper inventory planning. Winsky Freight can always help you track your cargo, regardless of the shipping method used. If you prefer to track the shipment yourself, here’s how to go about it:

Express Couriers: Tracking shipments sent via DHL, UPS, or FedEx is straightforward. Visit the courier’s website and enter your tracking number for real-time updates on your shipment’s location.”

DDP Air or Sea Freight: Your freight forwarder will provide you with a tracking number that you can use to monitor your shipment on the designated tracking site.

Please consult your freight forwarder if you have any questions about tracking your shipment or need an estimated arrival date.

9. Why ship from Winsky Freight?

Winsky Freight is a trusted Chinese freight forwarder with over 15 years of experience. We have successfully handled thousands of shipments for our clients from China to different parts of Europe, Australia, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. We offer the most affordable shipping thanks to our extensive network across many countries. What makes our services different?

Competitive shipping costs and fast delivery times

We have exclusive deals with shipping carriers and logistics companies that enable us to offer competitive shipping rates at the shortest delivery time possible.

Reliability and safety

Winsky prioritizes the safe handling and packaging of goods to prevent loss and damage.

Exceptional customer service

Our customer service is built on good communication and responsiveness. We understand that clients value being well-informed throughout the shipping process, and our team is dedicated to guiding you at every shipping stage.

Experience and expertise

With over 15 years of expertise in shipping goods and clearing customs between China and Sweden, we understand how to navigate the various challenges of international logistics and provide effective solutions that meet your needs.

Effective customs compliance

Our thorough understanding of the customs process in Sweden ensures you meet all legal requirements to avoid delays and fines.

Additional services

We offer our clients extra services like warehousing, packaging, low insurance premiums, and distribution support.

10. How to Ship from Winsky Freight by Door to Door?

Shipping with Winsky Freight

Shipping with Winsky Freight is very simple. Here’s a step-by-step guide to our shipping procedures from China to Sweden.

  1. Inform us once your goods are ready. We or your supplier will arrange pickup from the factory to our warehouse.
  2. We’ll request that the supplier prepare all necessary shipping documents.
  3. We inspect the goods when they arrive at our warehouse to verify the content, weight, and dimensions. Then, we provide you with feedback for confirmation.
  4. We send you a shipping invoice for payment confirmation. Our pricing is transparent, and all costs are agreed upon before shipping.
  5. We manage the export customs clearance process for sea freight shipments.
  6. We give you the sea freight tracking number so you can monitor your shipment in transit.
  7. Once the goods arrive at the destination seaport, our local partner in Sweden completes the import customs clearance and duty payments.
  8. After clearing customs, our local partner will organize the delivery of your goods to your final destination in Sweden using truck or courier services.

11. What Payment Methods Are Accepted?

Winsky accepts different payment methods to suit your international shipping needs.

  • T/T Bank Transfer- Our primary option for bulk payments. It is secure and widely used for international transactions.
  • PayPal- This is a quick option, but it is only suitable for smaller transactions due to PayPal’s higher handling fees, which are around 4.7% per transaction.
  • com (formerly TransferWise)- A popular third-party payment platform known for its fast international transfers and lower bank handling fees. It is a fast and cheap payment method.
  • MoneyGram- A reliable service for sending money quickly across borders.
  • Western Union- One of the most popular means of transferring money internationally. It is fast and convenient for shipping transactions.


Now that you understand the shipping procedures from China to Sweden, you’re ready to embark on your shipping journey. Remember, the right freight forwarder can make your logistics process stress-free and affordable. With Winsky’s dependable and high-quality service, you can expect an exceptional shipping experience, even during the busiest seasons. Reach out  to us today if you need help with shipping, and we’ll respond within minutes.

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