How to Ship a Motorcycle to Switzerland From the USA


If you have a motorcycle you would like to ship from the USA to Switzerland, rely on Ship Overseas to guide you through each step. We have more than 35 years of experience shipping all types of wheeled vehicles, including motorcycles, to many countries all over the world. Switzerland is one of them.


Our shipping vessels depart weekly from U.S. seaports to the Swiss ports of Basel, Zurich, and Geneva.


Your intended destination will determine which port you ship your vehicle to. We can help you with that decision when you book your shipment. We are equipped to transport any type of motorcycle to Switzerland – even classic ones that need the utmost attention to detail.


In addition to motorcycles, we also ship these vehicles to Switzerland:


  • Sports Bikes
  • Vintage Bikes
  • Touring Bikes
  • Trikes
  • Harley Davidson Bikes
  • Choppers
  • Custom Built Bikes
  • ATVs and UTVs
  • Snowmobiles


Don’t have time? We have the ability to pick up your motorcycle if you are unable to bring it to the nearest departure shipping port. We also handle all U.S. Customs clearance. We can guide you through the entire motorcycle shipping process to Switzerland.


Types of Shipping


We offer the following shipping options when handling motorcycles for transport to Switzerland:


RoRo Shipping: Motorcycles are driven onto the ship via a ramp, sort of like in a parking garage. The name Roll-on/Roll-off stems from the fact that vehicles can roll-on/roll-off the ramp of their own power.

Once on the vessel, your motorcycle will be strapped and secured to prevent movement while at sea. The metal protector under the motorcycle will lock into place to prevent slipping and sliding. The tires won’t move because they are secured to the metal protector.

RoRo is an efficient and cost-effective method of shipping, with reliable departure and arrival dates. In fact, the ship’s departure and arrival schedule runs quite similarly to an airline flight schedule.

Shared Container Shipping: This is when multiple motorcycles are loaded into a container at a warehouse. Your motorcycle is loaded in a container with other motorcycles owned by other people. The container will not leave the warehouse or ship out until it is completely filled with motorcycles, to maximize cost and space efficiency. Thus, this method is not conducive to reliable fixed departure dates like RoRo.

Shared container shipping, a cost effective option, splits the shipping costs among all vehicles loaded into the container. Your motorcycle is strapped and secured to prevent movement while at sea. Unlike RoRo, the motorcycles are loaded and unloaded from the container, one at a time using a forklift.

Enclosed Motorcycle Shipping: If you can’t drive your motorcycle to the port yourself, we will transport your motorcycle to the departure port for you. It will be loaded onto a pallet and strapped securely, loaded into an enclosed air-ride truck for the most protected ride possible.


Ready to ship your motorcycle to Switzerland from the USA? Get started with our easy online quote process now!

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