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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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Amount: $6,000.00
Posted by: Andrea Juarez in McDonough, GA.Posted: December 7th, 2019 12:12PM
Mover: Start: Atlanta Georgia
Destination: Guatemala
I would like to receive a quote. I am trying to ship my Mazda 2011 from Atlanta GA to Guatemala
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Are y’all idiots??
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Not idiot in God is angry at your stupidity, MN.Posted: August 17th, 2019 06:08AM
Why are people looking for an estimate in this chain?? This comment section is very clearly supposed to list your actual costs associated with transporting a vehicle overseas. People are so dang dumb, it’s painful.
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I wanna ship a car from the new York to Casablanca Morocco
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Sa DL in New York, NY.Posted: August 4th, 2019 12:08PM
Mover: DSStart: 09/15/2019
Destination: Casablanca Morocco
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ship suv (Acura RDX 2015) to romania
Amount: $22,000.00
Posted by: mioara in seattle, WA.Posted: July 30th, 2019 05:07PM
Destination: Romania
Need help in shipping car to romania. Can anyone recommend any movers?
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Ship car from newark to bar monte negro
Amount: $10,000.00
Posted by: Miljana ignjatovic in Paterson, NJ.Posted: July 26th, 2019 05:07PM
Destination: Newark nj to bar monte negro
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Cost From US to Europe
Amount: $2,300.00
Posted by: Albertoone in Chicago, IL.Posted: June 30th, 2019 08:06PM
Mover: A-1 Auto Transport, IncStart: Completed
Destination: Bareclona
I needed a car from Spain shipped back after moving it to U.S. Completed as arranged. (Does not include registration and other fees)
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Ship my suv
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Lauren cooper in Edmonton, AL.Posted: June 13th, 2019 01:06AM
Mover: Start: Next week
Destination: Toronto Ontario
I want to ship my SUV from Edmonton Alberta to Toronto Ontario. What's the cost of doing that
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Danijel
Amount: $3,000.00
Posted by: 9028173129 in Fort Saskatchewan, AL.Posted: May 17th, 2019 07:05PM
Destination: Croatia
I need to send pickup Chevrolet avalanche and camping trailer 31 foot from Halifax NS to Croatia or Slovenia price please
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Ship Car from Los Angeles to Athens Greece
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Matt89147 in LA, CA.Posted: April 12th, 2019 10:04PM
Mover: Start: LA
Destination: Athens, Greece
Ship, VW Golf 2015 model from Los Angeles to Athens Port to Port,from July 2019
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I want ship my car to Germany
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Nicolae in Bellevue, WA.Posted: March 13th, 2019 05:03PM
Mover: NickStart: May
Destination: Germany
I want ship my car to Germany from Washington state,in a rang$1000 it is Honda Civic 2015
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Cutoms rules for shipping cars overseas
Amount: $1,400.00
Posted by: vincent opigez in Houston, CA.Posted: February 13th, 2019 03:02PM
Mover: USG shippingStart: 2018
Destination: Italy
I had such bad experience using a company with limited experience and customs seize my car for mis-declaration on the value but USG team helped me with the rest of the process and car got shipped without the penalty!
https://usgshipping.com/shipping-vehicle-overseas
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How much ship car from Hawaii to Alaska
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Irin in Anchorage, AK.Posted: February 13th, 2019 09:02AM
Mover: From Honolulu to AlaskaStart: February
Destination: Alaska
I need ship from Honolulu Hi to Anchorage Ak or Fairbanks Ak
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Please delete posts from people who don't understand what this is about..
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Jenn Garden in TORRANCE, CA.Posted: May 14th, 2018 09:05AM
There are people posting on here, who put what they WANT to pay or putting their info on here like it's up for bid and they want people to give them prices, or asking for shipping companies, either they are not too bright or unable to read English well, thus wasting everyone's time reading their post, not realizing this forum is to put what you PAID to ship your car (and keep THIS post up so people who are going to do the same thing, reading this understand what to post in this forum-sigh-the name of this forum should be enough.
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Honda Civic 2008
Amount: $5,000.00
Posted by: Irfan in Detroit, MI.Posted: April 25th, 2018 11:04PM
Destination: Bosnia AND herzegovina
Sarajevo
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I WANT SHIP NON-OPERATE SMALL CAR
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: [email protected] in L.A, CA.Posted: February 28th, 2018 04:02PM
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
like motercycle.
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I wanna ship my car to the Philippines
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Richard Lamont Wright in Dunn, NC.Posted: February 10th, 2018 01:02AM
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
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Arbias in Houston, TX.Posted: November 21st, 2017 04:11PM
Destination: Albania
2012 Passat Cc 2.0T 100,000 miles
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Shipping 4 cars
Amount: $3,200.00
Posted by: Anas almasri in Long Beach, CA.Posted: September 15th, 2017 09:09PM
Destination: Aqaba, Jordan 77110
1) Nissan Leaf 2013
2340 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 9080

2) Nissan Leaf 2013
4020 Marysville Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95838
3) Nissan Leaf 2013
6030 Sycamore Canyon Blvd
Riverside, CA 92507
4) Ford Focus electric 2013
9001 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32807
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Ship my car to Australia
Amount: $3,000.00
Posted by: Victor Z in Bucharest, Other.Posted: August 6th, 2017 12:08PM
Destination: Sydney
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Vehicle shipping price
Amount: $0.00
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??
My car is 2016 Toyota Prius
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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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