How It Works
Need cost to ship a car to Switzerland? Since it's a landlocked country, your arrival port will vary depending on the final destination city. To give you pricing we need 1) Location of Car 2) Year, Make, Model 3) Destination City/Country.
If your car is far from the departure shipping ports list below, we can pick up your car for you. If you are close, just meet us at the port and you'll save your money.
Important: Our relationship with the US Military allows us to have the lowest rates to DE or BE. If you're able to drive your car back to Switzerland, you'll save LOTs of money!
Ship Overseas Live Operation
B. Denes - June-24-2014
I shipped my motorcycle from the states to europe. Shipoverseas shipped it without any incidents or damage to the vehicle. I was particularly satisfied by the fact that they shipped all the way to my doorstep not to a warehouse. However, the shipping took over two months. I also have to mention that they sent me an email asking for a 5-star review or if i couldn't I should contact them. Very bad company policy in my opinion!
Destination Country: Switzerland
Shopper Approved Review
James r - MA, United States
01 Aug 2013
I was so skeptical and nervous about handing my car over. I did little or too little research into this company. To my amazement the price was right and the delivery was flawless. All timetables were met or were early! Use this shipper!!!
Destination Country - Switzerland
Shopper Approved Review
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select "Organization Name" and type in "Ship Overseas". Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
USA Departure Ports & Switzerland Arrival Cities
If you need for your car to arrive in Basel, Zurich or Geneva, it will need to go by container. If you want to save a lot of money not pay the trucker to transport your car to Switzerland, you can pick it up at the nearest port and drive it back yourself. In this case, we will send it via RoRo. The RoRo shipments arrive in DE or BE.
Vehicle Import Duty
Great Import Duty Information for Swiss Residents
Immigrants may import and use their vehicles in Switzerland exempt from duty under certain conditions. Foreign workers, students and interns may use their foreign vehicles on which duty has not been paid in Switzerland. However, a customs permit is needed for this.
Container Shipping to Switzerland
It is common to ship vehicles in exclusive and shared containers from various terminals in USA to Basel, Zurich, and Geneva. Once the car arrives to one of the shipping docks, it is transported by container to a selected city (Basel, Zurich or Geneva). Here are a few reasons to use a container to ship a car to Switzerland:
If you are shipping additional items inside the car, an itemized list along with the values must be provided. There is a maximum weight limit of 150 pounds of personal belongings that can go into your vehicle.Read more about loading personal possessions in a container.
RoRo Car Shipping to Switzerland
Another popular method is to ship the vehicles to Switzerland in RoRo ship (Roll on Roll off) to either Belgium or Germany. From there the customers either drive the cars or arrange the agent in those countries to truck the vehicles to Switzerland.
When using the RoRo method, nothing is permitted to be in the car except for the spare tire and jack. Your car must be in good working order to drive up and down the ramp without mechanical assistance.
Using a RoRo ship is MUCH cheaper than using a container to ship your car. The only drawback of using a RoRo ship is you, or the designated person, has to pick up the car at the arrival port.