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Shipping a Car Overseas Cost


How Much Does Shipping a Car Overseas Cost?

 
average costMedium: $750-$2,000high costHigh: $3,000-$4,600
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The cost to ship a car overseas varies based on the size of the car, operating condition and destination. Cars located closer to shipping terminals cost less.

Typical costs:

  • Shipping a car from the US to Europe starts around $750 for a compact and runs up to around $2,000 for a full-sized SUV.
  • Transporting a standard-sized car from the US to Australia costs about $2,950. If household items are to be shipped in a container along with the vehicle the price runs around $3,200 for a 20-foot container that can handle a car plus a few small items or around $4,600 for a 40-foot container that holds 47,500 pounds.
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What should be included:
  • Auto movers transport cars by ship from several locations including San Francisco and Los Angeles in California; Jacksonville or Miami in Florida; New York City, New York; Norfolk, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; Wilmington, Delaware and Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Car owners not living near a terminal generally contract with the overseas shipper or a local auto mover to transport the car to an overseas shipping location. Depending on the distance from home to a shipping dock, the price can start at $100 for a few miles and climb up to $900 from a Midwest state.
  • Vehicles are either driven onto the ship or into auto containers which measure 7x7x19-feet long. Large or oversized vehicles will cost $150-$250 more to ship from a state to a terminal along with an additional surcharge aboard ship.
  • Paperwork needed to ship a vehicle includes two copies of a notarized title, a Shipper Export Declaration[1] form and a Declaration of Dangerous Goods form. Both may be downloaded for free. Notaries charge about $10 per signature.
Additional costs:
  • Autos must meet the safety standards[2] of the destination country, according to Watzmann.net. Also, be aware that repair and replacement parts for a US manufactured vehicle may be pricey or difficult to come by.
  • Shipping insurance for the vehicle runs 1.5 %-2.5% of the estimated value, or about $300-$500 for a car valued at $20,000. Some individual auto policies cover transport.
  • Ask the shipper about port of entry taxes in Europe that may cost about 150 euros or around $200 USD.
  • Non-operational vehicles will be charged extra for loading and unloading difficulties.
Discounts:
  • Some auto movers offer a discount if more than one car is shipped.
Shopping for shipping a car overseas:
  • International Movers.com[3] has an online locator for overseas auto shippers.
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I WANT SHIP NON-OPERATE SMALL CAR
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Mover: Start: any day
Destination: Tokyo Japan
Car is old Subaru,350' send to japan to restration
this car is looks like smal "FIAT" 2 cycl engine
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I wanna ship my car to the Philippines
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Destination: Bohol Philippines
Im trying to get a quote on how much it cost to ship my 2015 Dodge Challenger to Tagbilaran City bohol Philippines
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I wanna ship my car to Albania
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Destination: Albania
2012 Passat Cc 2.0T 100,000 miles
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Shipping 4 cars
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Destination: Aqaba, Jordan 77110
1) Nissan Leaf 2013
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Ship my car to Australia
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Destination: Sydney
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Vehicle shipping price
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Posted by: a user in Anchorage, AK.Posted: April 11th, 2017 06:04PM
Destination: Andersen afb, Guam
I'm try to shipping the vehicle from anchorage, AK to Andersen afb, Guam... and I wanna know how much cost gonna be??
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Car Shipment NJ to Bremerhaven
Amount: $875.00
Posted by: Jay David in Newark, NJ.Posted: April 7th, 2016 04:04PM
Mover: Schumacher Cargo LogisticsStart: March 10th, 2016
Destination: Bremerhaven
Shopped around and ended up going with Schumacher Cargo. It was $875 for my BMW 328. Cost is only for ocean transport or "on the water" as explained. If you’re thinking of shipping your car, remember there will always be unloading and port charges when it arrives at the port. I found their agent in Germany to be really helpful as well.
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Shipping from US to Europe
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Posted by: Dima in San franciscoq, CA.Posted: May 7th, 2015 05:05AM
Mover: West Coast ShippingStart: 02/15/15
Destination: Germany
Paid $1,000 to ship a classic car to Bremerhaven. Shipped in a consolidated (shared container). You can get instant quotes using their car shipping calculator http://www.wcshipping.com/international-car-shipping-rate-calculator
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Ship jeep from us to italy
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I am moving to italy and look to ship a jeep rubicon from Arizona to Naples italy. Looking for estimated and costs.
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shipping from L.A. to austria(vienna)/europe
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Posted by: wolf in los angeles, CA.Posted: December 18th, 2014 10:12PM
Destination: vienna(austria/europe)
is it posible to ship a car from LA to europe for 800-1000$?
i dont care if its slow.
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Posted by: Aleksander in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: July 22nd, 2014 06:07PM
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Anybody know or have links to companies that ship cars overseas
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Mover: Start: This week
Destination: Australia, Victoria
It's a Lincoln town car 1996
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2003 VW passat 1.8T
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Mover: Start: this week
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External Resources:
  1.  www.census.gov/foreign-trade/regulations/forms/new-7525v.pdf
  2.  www.watzmann.net/scg/faq-24.html
  3.  www.intlmovers.com/index.asp
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