Shipping a Car From USA to Greece
If you’re in the market to ship a car to Greece from the USA, don’t fear: it’s not as complicated as you may assume. This is especially true when you have a trusted partner like Ship Overseas to back you up. We are here to help you navigate the process in the most seamless way possible. Here is a complete guide full of critical and basic information you will need to know before placing an order.
For a free, no-obligation quote, we will need to start off with the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country, in this case, Greece. Ship Overseas offers weekly sailings from seven ports in the USA to one port in Greece.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to Greece?
The basic cost to ship a car is $1435 from the East Coast and $1990 from California.
However, some things can alter the price you ultimately pay. For instance, you will pay more if:
- You live too far away from the nearest port and would rather our truck drivers take your car from your home to the port for you. Those who want to save cash and who live near the port will simply drive their own car.
- You’re shipping a large vehicle such as a truck or SUV vs. a smaller compact car.
- You’re shipping from Long Beach California instead of the East Coast like Baltimore MD.
How Long Does it Take?
It takes about five weeks for your car to get from the USA to Greece.
Shipping Cars for Military
We serve the Active Military by shipping cars, SUVs, RVs, motorhomes, heavy machinery, boats, yachts and motorcycles to anywhere in Europe, including Greece.
When shipping your car to Greece while active in the military, there are many factors that will affect your final price, such as modifications, weight, time limits and licensing. Ask us about them.
Documents Required to Ship a Car to Greece
You will need these documents to ship a car to Greece:
- Original Title
Do Returning Citizens Have to Pay Import Fees?
Are you an EU citizen? Have you lived outside the EU for 12 months? You can bring your car back without having to pay import fees.
Departure and Arrival Ports
The departure ports from the USA to Greece include:
- Newark, NJ
- Baltimore, MD
- Newport News, VA
- Charleston, SC
- Brunswick, GA
- Galveston, TX
- Long Beach, CA
There is only one port in Greece: the Port of Piraeus. This is the main sea port for Athens and it is situated on the Saronic Gulf on the coast of the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is the largest port in Greece and one of the biggest in the entirety of Europe.
Yes, Greece accepts salvage titles.
Vehicle Age Limit
There are no vehicle age limits.
Shipping Method for Shipping a Car to Greece
We only offer RoRo shipping from the U.S. to Greece, not container shipping. Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from all seven U.S. seaports listed above to Port of Piraeus in Greece.
RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)
If you have a car that can make it up the ramp and onto the ship of its own power, RoRo is the right choice (and the only one, in this case) for you. It happens to be our most cost effective and popular method of shipping cars from the USA to Greece. It’s also efficient and reliable, with set departure and arrival dates. All cars are tied to the deck with no exposure to the ocean water and air so you get the ultimate in protection from the elements.
Use RoRo to transport wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles, cars, motorhomes, campers, trailers, buses, construction vehicles and boats.
Customs Broker Information
Ship Overseas will assign a broker for you; it’s listed on the Doc Receipt.
Vehicle Import Tax
To find out the import tax for your vehicle when shipping to Greece, contact:
Scandinavian Near East Agency S.A. Dir. Line: +302104586312 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Destination Handling Charge
The destination handling charge for shipping a car to Greece is $300.
Do You Need Marine Insurance?
You can get 1.75% of the value of the vehicle for FULL coverage of theft, vandalism, damage and total loss with a $500 deductible. Coverage starts once your car has been loaded onto the ship and lasts until the time it is collected and signed for at the arrival port. Total Loss is 1.25% charge for the value of the vehicle.
We highly recommend you get the insurance but it is not required.
And if you don’t want to pay for 100% coverage, you can always choose to buy partial coverage of 50% to 75% of the value. However, keep in mind you’ll be responsible for paying out of pocket for any damage exceeding the covered amount.
As you can tell from the above, shipping a car to Greece is not daunting at all! Let us help when you call us toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.