Ship a Car to Europe

How to Ship a Car to Europe

If you have been thinking about shipping a car to anywhere in Europe from USA, you may be feeling some anxiety over the process. It can be daunting knowing where to start. Once you take the first step, it will all fall into place, especially having Ship Overseas behind you. We guide you through the process of shipping a car to Europe, step by step, so that you will have a successful experience.

It may help to know we have been shipping cars to and from Europe for more than 35 years. That’s why you can book our services with confidence. You can always call us with any questions you may have, but we have also compiled this page chock full of information on everything you need to know about shipping cars from the USA to Europe.

Start off with a free quote. To kick off the process, we just need the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country in Europe. From Albania and Belgium to Switzerland and the UK, we have you covered.

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to Europe?

Car shipping to Europe from the US starts at $790. It will depend on many things, such as where in the USA you’re shipping the car from.For example, it’s cheaper to ship from the East Coast than from the West Coast.

The size of the vehicle will also come into play. For example, a compact car is cheaper to ship vs. a large SUV or pickup truck.

Another factor is whether you will be bringing your own car to the port or whether we will pick it up from your home for you and bring it to the port. The former is more affordable, while the latter is more convenient. Keep in mind, if you want to personally drop off the car and meet us at the departure shipping port, you will have to make your own travel arrangements for getting back home.

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Based on 165 reviews
The company made it easy to ship my car overseas. No fuss and no problems!
Abe Roman
Abe Roman
08:40 18 Apr 22
Very professional when it comes to shipping my vehicle to Central America
Kendra Gutierrez
Kendra Gutierrez
21:10 13 Apr 22
Shipped my car to Nigeria . It was fast and easy . Best part they handles majority of the work . Very convenient and definitely will go through them again .
Heather :3
Heather :3
14:24 12 Apr 22
Very reliable agents. Thanks for being there for us!
Great and fast service. I ship my car from Baltimore to Wiesbaden Germany only took 5 weeks and the process was fast and easy
Carlos Perez
Carlos Perez
00:18 19 Mar 22
Shipped my car from NC to Puerto Rico. They took care of the transport of my car from NC to the port in FL, and then on the ship from FL to PR. The staff was very responsive to all communications I sent, especially while my car was in transit. I always knew exactly where my vehicle was. Very kind and helpful staff, especially when I was just calling to inquire in the beginning. Will use them again if I ever need to ship my car back stateside.
Brittany Bates
Brittany Bates
01:51 18 Mar 22
Nigeria. Thanks
Humphrey Osazee Odeh
Humphrey Osazee Odeh
08:51 17 Mar 22
Very helpful, quick response to questions. Shipped my car to Costa Rica, no issues what so ever. I had shipped cars previously with other companies but Ship Overseas helped with the best solution which for my needs was RORO. I will definitely ship with them again, thanks again SHIP Overseas..
Robert Murillo
Robert Murillo
00:03 17 Mar 22
Super business partner, fast and correct shipment of my car.ThanksDany
dany lambrecht
dany lambrecht
19:14 16 Mar 22
Shipped my vehicle from Newark, NJ to Southampton, United Kingdom safely and quickly. All the complicated paperwork was laid out clearly for me to figure out the process. I was able to drive my own car in England a few weeks after dropping it off in the US. Would recommend!
Cai Ytsma
Cai Ytsma
14:11 16 Mar 22
Very good service. I was shipping for the first time and they helped me with everything that needed to be done.
Luka Bradesko
Luka Bradesko
06:53 16 Mar 22
Thank you for shipping my car
hareb alkuwaiti
hareb alkuwaiti
04:34 16 Mar 22
We shipped our car to Uganda from California and the services were exceptionally good 👍, regular feedback and updates were excellent and provided a peace of mind.
Fred Kizito
Fred Kizito
01:34 16 Mar 22
I used Ship Overseas back in 2019 to ship my 2008 Harley Softtail from Galveston Texas to Belgium. I forget exactly how long it took, perhaps in the two month range. However, the bike did eventually arrive and was completely ready for me at pickup. They even handled all the import paperwork etc. My only complaint would be that somehow the bike had accumulated almost 100 extra miles on it from when I dropped in off, and picking it up. Perhaps they needed to run it around the boat a few 1000 times. Also, there were a couple of parts missing from my saddle bags. Lesson: NEVER leave anything that can't be bolted to the object you are shipping. Otherwise, great service and a very good shipping experience.
Vincent Parrilla
Vincent Parrilla
22:41 15 Mar 22
Shipped my car from the Netherlands to the US(via Belgium), everything went smoothly. The whole thing was relatively painless.
Daniel Snow
Daniel Snow
22:12 15 Mar 22
Everything was ok. Thanks!
Carlos Paz Salinas
Carlos Paz Salinas
20:24 15 Mar 22
ShipOverseas was a great partner in shipping a Chevy Bolt EV to Helsinki Finland. The representatives provided easily understood descriptions of the roll on-roll off process, required paperwork, payments, etc. We drove the car onto the Galveston, TX dock with an accompanying guide. It was 100% smoothly accomplished. The car was transferred in Germany without problems (it is an electric vehicle with some unique starting characteristics) and offloaded near Helsinki, Finland. The photo shows incredibly clean conditions at the destination despite weeks at sea. I can highly recommend ShipOverseas for safe, economical, and successful vehicle shipping.
Leora Evans
Leora Evans
20:05 15 Mar 22
Our company, Jackson Creek Mfg., Inc. has used Ship Overseas, Inc. numerous times to ship vehicles overseas and have always received excellent service. Great company to work with!
Warren Brown
Warren Brown
20:00 15 Mar 22
Used to ship from NY to Germany. Process was easy and straightforward. Saved money versus buying a second vehicle overseas. Would use again.Good communication throughout. Thank you.
John Wlasniewski
John Wlasniewski
19:19 15 Mar 22
Vehicle was shipped without any issues, easy process.
Michal Durdina
Michal Durdina
19:16 15 Mar 22
They were efficient, transparent, and no nonsense. Planning to use them again for another shipment.
Johnny Yee
Johnny Yee
19:14 15 Mar 22
If you never had your car shipped before, I can tell you that it can be a very fearful, and stressful event, but I can vouch 1st hand that this agency took all the thought fear and stress away! We moved my XT-5 from DFW to overseas (Bahrain). We didn't have any issues, and it was relatively fast considering it's been shipped across the seas. I will 100% recommend this company to anyone and everyone. Hassle-free and delivers what was promised. I'll definitely be using them whenever we decide to return stateside!
Ehte Price
Ehte Price
19:08 15 Mar 22
i shipped an 89' Land Rover Defender from italy to the US without troubles, they took care of all docs and around 60 days later the car was at the port in VA. i'd definitely use them again in the future.
Magnum Opus Customs
Magnum Opus Customs
19:07 15 Mar 22
I shipped two cars from Savannah to Germany. Super easy process and the rates were better than anyone elses that i was getting for the same route. Would recommend them to anyone for their shipping needs. They helped along the way to get the documents needed and explained the process clearly so i knew exactly what needed to be done to have my cars on the boat that I needed them to be on. Pickup on the other side was easy as well with who shipoverseas was partnered with where my vehicles arrived. They were in contact with me often so i knew that the vehicles were on time and when to have everything ready. I will certainly be in touch again when it's time to return from my oversea travels. Thanks for the smooth process!
B Harch
B Harch
20:06 24 Feb 22
Timely service and my car arrived in the same condition I dropped it off in. Great job!
Johnnie V
Johnnie V
18:42 22 Feb 22
Myron took great care of me on shipping 2 vehicles to Germany. Accurate quotes and great communications.
Michael Birlin
Michael Birlin
11:42 22 Feb 22
It was an easy an quick process
Rudolf de Jong
Rudolf de Jong
09:19 22 Feb 22
Ship overseas helped me ship my car to senegal when some companies refused to do so in the heat of corona virus.thank you for your professionalism.
Kade Mady
Kade Mady
03:44 22 Feb 22
My car purchase and shipping to the Middle East was full of challenges and complications, however the one thing that was 100% smooth was the part handled by Miron from Ship Overseas. Great service and communication from beginning to end. Highly recommend.
William Elischer
William Elischer
03:35 22 Feb 22
This company and team were tremendously professional & also the least expensive company I found. I researched quite a few before settling on ShipOverseas. I’m glad I chose them, they were able to deliver my vehicle to my destination port in Korea when others said they could only deliver to one port in Korea and for less money. I will definitely use them again and recommend anyone shipping anyone to consult with ShipOverseas.com. Well done!
These guys are super, fair priced and very helpful.
Mike Crooks
Mike Crooks
00:28 22 Feb 22
I have used them few times and they on point great service and always answer all my request in timely manor.
Moe Awad
Moe Awad
14:09 21 Feb 22
Hello Tere! Last summer I sent my car to Estonia. I was scared little bit because it was my first time ( maybe even last!) to do this kind of thing. But it went very smoothly - unexpectedly . Most difficult thing was driving myself to the port, but I did it! I could order somebody from Ship Overseas, but it cost money. And paperwork was pretty normal. The same day, I left to the airport, I got phone call that they sent car title to my old address. Wow! I thought that this title goes directly to the Estonian port, but I was wrong. They sent this very important paper over to my son.It arrived on time when I was ready to show car documents to the toll office. Everything ended very well ! Thanks to Ship Overseas. And , by the way, sending my car to Estonia was much, much cheaper than other companies offered. I am thankful !!!
Lydia Kivi
Lydia Kivi
13:24 21 Feb 22
Ship Overseas did a great job. There's no reason to use anyone else.
Taylor Brown
Taylor Brown
13:22 18 Feb 22
Ship Overseas is a 6 star organization. They have answered all my shipping questions and provided rapid thorough service each and every time. Look no further, Your overseas shipper search is over.
VanniGio VanniGio
VanniGio VanniGio
08:20 18 Feb 22
Very trustworthy company, they were always available to resolve issues with the correspondant at destination, no surprises, my Boat arrived as promised
HSA
HSA
03:51 18 Feb 22
Overseas is the best definitelyNo complaints i received my suv without scratch no missing parts
Donald Boris
Donald Boris
00:59 18 Feb 22
First time I sent a vehicle with this company, and I will be using them to sent another one, they were very helpful.
Joash Escobar
Joash Escobar
00:14 18 Feb 22
Shipped several cars with this company to Nigeria.Exceptional service. Drawback is the vehicle hauling that wasn't reliable. Granted no fault of ship overseas.Ship Overseas is my go to shipper.
sylvanus monyem
sylvanus monyem
22:17 17 Feb 22
Great and reliable service. Thank you. Will always use your company.
Ricardo Quasu
Ricardo Quasu
18:59 17 Feb 22
Used this company 3 times for an overseas PCS. Would do it again if I had to.
Michael Mejias
Michael Mejias
18:33 17 Feb 22
Great service at a reasonable cost !!!
Ronald Robertson
Ronald Robertson
18:28 17 Feb 22
I have worked with this company for many years. We started shipping cars overseas in 2004. They are the BEST! They take a serious interest in making sure your car gets where it needs to go and will walk you through all the steps to make it a smooth move! We have shipped many cars to the UK and Germany as well as several to Bahrain, I cannot imagine using anyone else. Jack, Paul, Miron and April all made my job a lot easier for over 18 years
Joanie Devaney
Joanie Devaney
18:26 17 Feb 22
Shipped twice with them. No idea what I was doing, but they were helpful, always available to answer questions, and made it very easy.
J J
J J
18:14 17 Feb 22
It has been a great and exciting experience to have our car being shipped from New Mexico to Spain.
Fernando Meseguer
Fernando Meseguer
18:03 17 Feb 22
everything is fine, gladly again
Beat Thomas Straumann
Beat Thomas Straumann
15:27 11 Feb 22
Om my GOSH! Words can't express how grateful I am for the experience I had with Ship Overseas. Living and working overseas can be a challenge but when I called they knew exactly what to do. Other shipping companies gave a long list of the things I needed, the paperwork, questions, and the costs. Overseas got me situated in one phone call. It was fabulous!!
Vitania Quinland
Vitania Quinland
18:21 10 Feb 22
Ship Overseas has great rates and staff! After using them to ship my car to Germany I knew I would use them when returning to the US as well. I did get quotes both times from numerous companies but no one could beat Ship Overseas. Shipping is a breeze with them and their staff are great at getting back to you in a timely manner!
Hallie Quattlebaum
Hallie Quattlebaum
17:41 10 Feb 22
So far, I'm well pleased with the service I've received from Ship Overseas. Whenever I had a question, it was answered quickly and thoroughly. Thanks!
Christopher Meyer
Christopher Meyer
16:55 10 Feb 22
Everything went very smoothly with no problems!
John O'Donoghue
John O'Donoghue
15:28 10 Feb 22
They handled my car's transport 100% positive. It was not their fault that my radio was stolen somewhere along the path, port houston, Sirius leader, or port Limon, God only knows.
Tim Patterson
Tim Patterson
15:27 10 Feb 22
Excelente experiencia en todos los aspectos
Jorge Luis Lestani
Jorge Luis Lestani
15:09 10 Feb 22
I've used their service five times. I'm very satisfied. They are very reliable.
gigolok529
gigolok529
14:49 10 Feb 22
Shipped my vehicle to Germany. Excellent service and a low cost to ship my Acura. Zero issues!
Jose O
Jose O
09:04 25 Aug 21
The communication was fantastic. I shipped my sons car to Germany and they made the process incredibly easy. I was told exactly where to drop the car off. How I could track its progress and they even helped arrange for delivery on the Germany side. If I ever have to ship a car again I would definitely use them.
Brian Payne
Brian Payne
16:15 29 Jul 21
I had a great experience with this company. I was insane enough to buy a car in Spain, sight unseen, in the middle of a pandemic. Paul and the team made the shipping part of the equation as easy as if had been shipped from a few towns away. Excellent communication, very professional work. Will definitely use again.
Ike Chiladze
Ike Chiladze
18:57 16 Jun 21
Outstanding service! Ricardo was so helpful with the whole process. Will definitely use ship overseas for shipping future vehicles.
tarek mikulak
tarek mikulak
18:34 08 Jun 21
Very smooth and easy transaction for shipping the car to France. Great price. Recommend this company to arrange shipment. Would use them again. Car was damaged during transport and they contacted the new owner in France when I informed them of damage. Great support so far.
Murray Walker
Murray Walker
01:39 03 Jun 21
Two years ago I used ShipOverseas to ship a vehicle to Cameroon by Ro-Ro and very recently to Ghana by container. The staff, especially Gary and Jack, in both occasions were very responsive and professional. Shipment to Ghana was unduly delayed but that was beyond their control - ports were congested because of the COVID-19 pandemic - so I don’t hold anything against them especially that they kept me updated. I will not hesitate recommending them to prospective clients.
Augustine Langyintuo
Augustine Langyintuo
04:11 02 Jun 21
Excellent customer service!! two years ago I sent with them a cargo van to Nigeria yesterday sent a car , easy transaction, clear instructions , great company , the best I ever seen, will be back soon and recommend to all my friends, Miron and Kendra are very kind.
5 stars for service, expertise and friendliness! Paul was extremely great to work with. Overall a very positive experience!! I would always recommend and transport my car with Ship Overseas again!Sabine
Sabine Dworak-de Vries
Sabine Dworak-de Vries
02:53 26 Feb 21
They take care of you and answer any questions you have. The staff was friendly and guided me through the crazy process of moving my cars overseas.
Francisco Solis
Francisco Solis
08:16 25 Feb 21
Excellent service.
Mohsen Vahedi
Mohsen Vahedi
14:50 24 Feb 21
Great service, no problems shipping car from Tacoma WA to the UK, would use again
Lian Walton
Lian Walton
10:09 24 Feb 21
I used Ship Overseas Inc. to ship my vehicle from Texas to Costa Rica. It was the 1st time I had every shipped a vehicle overseas. Ship Overseas guided me through the process and were extremely professional and so very helpful. I will use them again and have the utmost trust and confidence in them. My vehicle arrived in Costa Rica in fine shape.
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
01:32 24 Feb 21
Miron was great. The trucking company that picked up my truck was also great. Thanks for the great work.
Dan E
Dan E
00:14 24 Feb 21
Excellent service! Very professional Extremely helpful! I recommend to all my friends! Thank you very much keep the great work!
Margaret Vassilev
Margaret Vassilev
23:19 23 Feb 21
Great service at reasonable price.
papo vale
papo vale
23:13 23 Feb 21
I have been shipping multiple cars every month to Africa with ship Overseas and I haven’t thought about switching since then, I have always been satisfied with their professionalism. I’ll recommend them anytime anyday.
Tochy Edeh
Tochy Edeh
17:47 22 Jun 20
I've been using Ship Overseas for well over 12 years.Everything is professional and on time. We've had some vehicles that had to be picked up in semi remote locations and there has never been any problems.I recommend Ship Overseas to anyone that need vehicles shipped here to Qatar
Terry Robinson
Terry Robinson
19:55 19 Jun 20
great experience !! professional support all the way from usa to uaethank you so much
Maiky Reiter
Maiky Reiter
07:46 29 May 20
My car was shipped on time and arrived in the same condition that it left. I can not thank the team at shipoverseas enough! They made the whole process seamless. I was initially worried about shipping my car, but this company is the best. Shipping to Germany was an absolute breeze.
Jenna Friedman
Jenna Friedman
20:14 29 Jan 20
This was my first time ever shipping a vehicle and I was nervous because I'm stationed overseas and I brought the car from a dealer on the states. But with this company it seemed so easy and the rates were lower than any other company I got a quote from. My car was shipped on the 29th ig may I picked it up on 18 June. It traveled from GA to Belgium. I will be using them again to ship my car back to the states upon my departure.
Christian Hicks
Christian Hicks
05:30 19 Jun 18
Paul and Gary could not have been more professional and helpful. Paul was always super informative, gave me great advice and always replied to my emails by days end. Gary got all my Customs, EPA, and DOT paperwork in order and sent them as soon as he got them. I also got quotes from other shipping companies that typically were 30%-50% higher. Thank you
Hossein
Hossein
19:50 11 Jun 18
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Check out this pricing table that shows the starting rates for shipping cars to Europe.

We ship cars from the USA to the European countries listed below:


Albania We ship to Duress in Albania.


Belgium We ship to Antwerp, and Zeebrugge in Belgium. Read more ›


Croatia We ship to Rijeka in Croatia.


Denmark We ship to Copenhagen in Denmark.


Estonia We ship to Paldiski in Estonia.


Finland We ship to Helsinki, and Kotka in Finland.


France We ship to Fos Su Mer, and Le Havre in France. When the vehicle is imported directly into France from the US, Customs duties and VAT will be collected at the port of entry by the French Customs & Excise Service. Read more ›


Germany We ship to Bremerhaven in Germany. Destination handling charge €150. If final destination is an EU member country, you also pay 10% duty and 19% German VAT if the car is owned for less than 1 year. If in transit through an EU country, leave a deposit of 30% of the value of the car which is refunded after the car is registered at its final destination. Read more ›

 


Greece We ship to Piraeus in Greece.


Italy We ship to Civitavecchia, Livorno, Monfalcone, Naples, Palermo, Salerno, and Savona in Italy. Italian Citizens must own the vehicle for one year to avoid Import taxes Customs Duty(11 percent of the vehicle value), as well as VAT 20%(IVA). Non-Italians may import one auto duty-free, provided that proof of ownership and use for at least one year is obtained by means of Certificate of Origin Italian citizens must prove residence abroad for more than 18 months in order to import a vehicle. Vehicles imported duty-free must not be sold for a minimum of one year. Read more ›


Lithuania We ship to Klaipeda in Lithuania.


Netherlands We ship to Amsterdam, Rotterdam in the Netherlnds. Read more ›


Norway We ship to Drammen in Norway.


Poland We ship to Gdynia in Poland.


Portugal We ship to Lisbon in Portugal.


Romania We ship to Constantza in Romania.


Russia We ship to St Petersburg in Russia.


Serbia and Montenegro We ship to Bar in Serbia and Montenegro.


Slovenia We ship to Koper in Slovenia.


Spain We ship to Barcelona, Segunto, and Vigo in Spain. Customer must have proof of living in USA for one year or more and owned the vehicle in USA for 6 months to avoid customs taxes in Spain. Read more ›


Sweden We ship to Gothenburg, and Malmo in Sweden. Read more ›


Switzerland We ship to Basel, Geneva, and Zurich in Switzerland. Cars may be imported duty free provided that the owner has used them for at least 6 months overseas. New cars are subject to VAT, duty and statistical tax. Read more ›


UK We ship to Liverpool, and Southampton in the UK. The rate of import duty can vary for motor vehicles depending on their function and place of manufacture. Passenger vehicles have a different duty rate to commercial vehicles for example. VAT at 17.5 % is normally applied to all imported vehicles, based on the purchase price. Read more ›


Ukraine We ship to Odessa in Ukraine.

Additional Information

  • Visit the page of the European country you’re shipping to, for information on vehicle age restrictions to import a car into that country.
  • If you bought a car new, then your name must be listed on the front of the Title as the registered owner.
  • If the vehicle has been sold, then both the Seller and Buyer have to sign the back of the Title in the spaces as detailed on the back of the Title.
  • For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot have more than a ¼ tank of gas.

Vehicle Import Duty For Europe

Please visit the country’s page to read more about its Import Duty rules.

Offering weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Europe

Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to anywhere in Europe. For specific ports, please click on your desired country.

There are many options you can choose from when shipping a car from the U.S. to Europe. Our main overseas shipping methods are:

RoRo Shipping – These are vessels meant for shipping wheeled cargo, where cars are driven onto the ship via a ramp. Cars must be in good working order.

Container Shipping – This is when your car is placed in a container, either alone or with other cars, and strapped down for shipping.

Two Types of Shipping Methods

Let’s go into more detail on each shipping method. We know this may get confusing if this is your first time shipping a car to Europe. There are many benefits to both options, which we will explore here and answer any questions you may have.

RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)

Our most popular option, Roll On/Roll Off is affordable and convenient, best for wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles and cars. Your car must be able to make it up and down the ramp without any assistance. All vehicles are driven onto the ship of their own power. Once loaded onto the vessel, each vehicle is tied down securely in its designated spot.

We ship all sorts of vehicles this way, not just cars. We also ship motorhomes, campers, trailers, buses, construction vehicles, and boats.

RoRo shipping is ideal when shipping a single vehicle to Europe. This highly efficient and cost-effective option features reliable departure and arrival dates, compared with container shipping which isn’t as predictable.

Many new car manufacturers who want to ship their own vehicles choose RoRo shipping, where all vehicles are tied to the deck with no exposure to the ocean. This gives you the ultimate in protection against external elements as well as peace of mind.

Container Shipping

You could also choose to ship your car to Europe in a shipping container. Under this option, you can further choose between shared and exclusive container shipping. But worry not, we’re here to ease your mind and give you the details on each.

Shared Container Shipping

Your car is loaded along with three other vehicles into a container, with each container fitting about four vehicles. Because each container must be filled with vehicles in order for it to be loaded onto the container ship, you can’t be guaranteed of a fixed departure date like you do with the RoRo method. This makes it harder to plan, as you could be waiting an extra week until the container is filled with the rest of the cars.You’re best off picking this method when shipping two or more vehicles.

But this option is also good if you want to ship additional items in the trunk or the backseat of your vehicle. This option is a clear benefit over RoRo, where you cannot ship anything inside the vehicle. You may also ship vehicles that do not work. For example, those who buy classic cars in the USA that need repair often choose shared container shipping.

Exclusive Container Shipping

Choose exclusive container shipping if you want to ship exotic vehicles like Bentleys, Ferraris, Aston Martins, etc.due to the added protection and attention to detail. This is also a good option if you want to ship personal belongings along with your car, just like shared container shipping.

Exclusive container shipping tends to be more pricey, though, when compared to RoRo and shared container shipping. But if you have the budget, you will want this option for more space and peace of mind knowing your car is the only one in the container.

And just like shared container shipping, you can ship vehicles that do not work.

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