We understand that you'll have a lot to organise when moving home, and removals worries are the last thing you need.
Bournes are a long established removal and storage company based in East Sussex. At Bournes we provide the expertise and knowledge to provide the right solution for your moving needs, whatever they may be from a part load from London to Kent to a full house move to France or Australia.

Our removal company was established in 1875 and now has branches throughout Greater London, Kent and Sussex. We have a large fleet of modern vehicles and highly trained staff and are shareholders in UniGroup Worldwide UTS, the world's leading international removals company.

We tailor make every move plan to suit your specific needs so that your move runs smoothly and remains stress free and are committed to providing you with a professional, high quality service that will exceed your expectations.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Fully BAR trained, Uniformed, Security Vetted Staff
  • Small and Large Moves

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • British Assocaition of Removers Member (+ Overseas Moving Group)
  • FIDI FAIM Certified
  • ISO 9001:2008 Accredited
  • Member of the International Association of Movers

Serviced Areas

  • London, Kent, Sussex plus National, European and Worldwide

Payment Options

  • Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, Cheque, Bank Transfer

Contact Details

  Website
  City Rye
  Postcode TN31 7TE
  Address Harbour Road
  Phone Number 017 9722 8000
  Fax 01797228100

Products & Services

UK Removals Services

Small or large moves locally or to or from any UK destination. Full or part packing services available. Fully Insured.


European Removals Services

Small or large moves including part loads to or from any European Destination. Regular trips to France, Belgium, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. Full or part packing services available. Full International Insurance.


International Removals Services

Exclusive and Shared (groupage) container loads to and from any worldwide destination. We specialise in moves to Australia, New Zealand, USA, South Africa and Canada but as part of the UniGroup Worldwide UTS and FIDI networks we offer full door-to-door services to any global destination.

Customer Testimonials

Epic moving experience, shifting everything from a 4 bed house in Surrey to Cornwall. The guys were friendly, experienced and nothing was too much trouble. As others have said, they took the stress out of the situation for us making things feel a lot easier.


We used Bournes for a second time in 3 years and they made an otherwise stressful event - much much easier. The crew were nothing less than brilliant. Hopefully we won't be moving for a long long time, however, I would happily recommend Bournes to anyone who is moving.


Packing crew in Dallas, TX were highly efficient, friendly and professional. Same can be said of the delivery crew from Warrington, UK who went above and beyond to help us with a tricky delivery! Customer service provided by Leon and then Salim (our move manager) was prompt, professional and courteous! Every item delivered in perfect condition including some fairly fragile furniture items, TVs and Mac computers. A job well done and took the stress right out of the moving process. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!


A fantastic removal company. Hard working, friendly, decent and at a very reasonable rate. Would be happy to recommend them to anyone moving overseas.


Great team, courteous, friendly, efficient and very, very fast. They made the move a pleasure. I thought the charges levied were perfectly reasonable for the professionalism of this company. I'd definitely use Bournes again.


The Bourne movers and their partners here in Switzerland were top professionals and made the move effortless. I would definitely use them again and happily recommend them to anyone.

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From Our Website

Bournes offer professional house removals, storage and relocation solutions. Our personalised services, experience and our family-run friendly team help us give you a better move experience. Covering over 180 countries our Removals, Shipping, Airfreight and Relocation Support services make international moving easy. Find out more about our International Removals services and get a free quote. During the last 50years we have used your firm several times and each time we have been very pleased with your service.


Since 1875 Bournes has been making moving and relocation special, personal and easy. Today's generation of Bournes brings professional expertise, innovative systems and a renowned personal touch to UK and worldwide solutions for both private and corporate customers. Relocating means upheaval, and that usually means stress, but when someone can make that process easy and even enjoyable then it doesn't have to be that way. Our purpose is to support you as you move through life by making relocation easy and allowing you to focus on the things that are important to you.


We move thousands of people every year to and from the UK and popular European locations like France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain as well as trips to destinations further afield like Sweden and Norway - wherever you're moving from and to we can help. And that's something important to check when choosing a European Removal company. Bournes Operators License includes operating removals vehicles in mainland Europe and in addition we are members of the British Association of Removers Overseas moving group AND certified by FIDI, the leading professional association for international removals, to their FAIM quality standard offering you peace of mind that you've chosen a reputable mover.