Train Shipping / Rail Freight from China
Chinaebuys offer rail freight from China to all parts of Europe
Two Requirements for Shipping by Train from China
Advantages of Shipping by Train
- Tell us what to buy or if your're buying directly and just need us to ship, contact us for our china-based warehouse address
2. Either way, the seller sends your purchases to our warehouse where you may store/consolidate purchases before international shipping
3. Tell us what to buy or if your're buying directly and just need us to ship, contact us for our china-based warehouse address
More About Railway Freight from China to Europe
Compared to shipping by air or sea, shipping by train is relatively less well known but cost-effective alternative that we highly recommend. Currently available for shipments to European countries only, train shipping is less expensive than shipping by air and logistically easier to handle than shipping by sea. Also, railway freight is typically inclusive of customs cleareance in your country of import, along with delivery all the way to your doorstep.
Railway Lines from China to Europe
Currently the main railway shipping routes from China to Europe are the Yiwu-London Line and the Yiwu-Madrid Line, while there are also railway routes from China to Hamburg, Rotterdam and Warsaw.
The Yiwu-London Line covers roughly 12,000 kilometers, making it the longest railway freight route in the world. The entire route takes 18 days to complete and covers the following countries: : China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium, France, UK. Since UK and France are not landlocked, in order to get to the UK from France, trains pass through the Channel Tunnel between the two countries.
The Yiwu-Madrid Line covers roughly 10,000 kilometers and passes through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France along the way to Madrid. Together with the other various railway routes to Europe, virtually all countries in Europe are covered and which route we will use for shipping to you will depend on which European country you're in.
Trade between China and the EU
Opening up the railway freight shipping route between China and Europe is part of China's intention the revive the Silk Trade route of centuries ago in order to promote and faciliate trade between China and European countries. It is also part of China's 'One Belt One Road' policy. Even if we take the European Union (EU) alone without accounting for the whole of Europe, the European Union and China are two of the biggest traders in the world. China is now the EU's second-biggest trading partner behind the United States and the EU is China's biggest trading partner. China is the EU's biggest source of imports and its second-biggest export market. China and the EU trade over €1 billion a day on average. Currently China exports over 500 billion dollars worth of goods to Europe per year, and this amount is growing each year.
Hence railway freight/cargo is becoming an increasingly critical part of facilitating trade between China and Europe. If you have a large shipment to send to Europe (typically at least 100kg in weight), you may contact us to get our warehouse address to send your goods to in China and get the shipping process to Europe started.