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Transporting Ashes – Courier Service

Transporting Ashes referral service


Note from service provider:

To ensure that we are still providing an efficient service, we are upgrading UK shipments from the standard 3-5 day to a faster 1-2 day (Not available for remote locations) at no extra cost.

EU services are still available but also experiencing delays.

From the couriers: We previously stated that airfreight options to world wide destinations were an issue due to the lack of flight availability. However, whilst we have been working hard to maintain UK and EU deliveries, we have been actively negotiating with the airfreight industry to re-establish a service for our clients, despite a hike in actual airfreight prices of some 50%.

There is now the availability of flights to most world wide destinations; particularly Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA & Canada, albeit with dramatically less frequency.


Need to send ashes abroad? Need the ashes repatriating? Need ashes transporting within the UK?

We partner with the courier company for transporting cremated remains around the UK, sending ashes abroad or having them returned to the UK.

They offer a courier service for the UK, Europe and the rest of the World and with their guidance you should find the whole process, including the completion of relevant documentation, fairly simple.

With your help they will fill out any necessary paperwork. They will keep all of your details and information completely private and confidential. Normally transporting the ashes is door to door.

Note: this service is not provided by Scattering Ashes we are referring  you to them and there are other providers available.

Ashes will need to packed in accordance to their guidance note.


Sending an ashes casket of up to 10 Kg (21lbs)

There are 3 options:

  •  Same day door to door POA – they will need postcode of each location
  •  England 3-5 day door to door service.
  • Drop off service – over 5,000 ‘drop off points’,  the benefit being not waiting around all day for a courier to collect


For the purposes of importing / repatriating ashes from abroad – the couriers have service partners in : Australia, New Zealand, Soth Africa Canada and  the USA

  • Air freighted to European destinations £265 – £295 (depending on the country)
  • Rest of the world from £650 (to airport only).  Plus Fuel Surcharge and VAT (current UK rate is 20%). Please understand these are guide prices as there are certain countries where it is more tricky. You will need to get an exact quote from them

Prices for bringing ashes back into the UK are higher because they need to liaise with a Funeral Director in that country.

They are Associate Members of SAIF – The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.

Costs – Tariff 

Drop Off* Collected
Exports NET Inc. VAT NET Inc. VAT
England & Wales 75.00 90.00 100.00 120.00
Scotland, Northern Ireland & Offshore UK Islands 120.00 144.00 150.00 180.00
Rep. Of Ireland ROAD – No Liability 150.00 180.00 180.00 216.00
Other EU Destinations ROAD – No Liability 200.00 240.00 230.00 276.00
EU Destinations – Delivery to Nearest International Airport Only 500.00 600.00 530.00 636.00
Channel Islands 220.00 n/a 250.00 256.00
Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada – Nearest International Airport Only 695.00 n/a 725.00 731.00
Rest of the World – Delivery to Nearest International Airport Only 750.00 n/a 780.00 786.00
Australia & New Zealand 725.00
USA & Canada 850.00
South Africa 850.00
Imports from Other countries may be available POA

*Please note Drop off service is for Sender ONLY – all deliveries require a signature

* Prices Effective as of 10th January 2018

* Prices may be subject to change due to currency exchange fluctuations and Airline costs

Terms & Conditions Apply

All Prices are Inclusive of Limit of Liability cover unless otherwise stated

To make an enquiry or for a quote:

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Operators for:

Repatriation of Ashes
Repatriation of Cremated Remains
Sending Ashes Abroad
Sending Ashes
Sending Cremated Remains

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