Need to ship a car to PR? We can pick up your car anywhere in the US and transport it to Florida or Pennsylvania. We only need 3 things from you to get you the cost of shipping your car to Puerto Rico.
Year, Make, and Model of your car
Pick Up ZIP Code or the Nearest Port
Destination (in this case PR)
Ship Overseas, Inc. has been shipping cars to PR for 30+ years. PR doesn’t have any vehicle age limits. In other words, you can ship new cars or very old cars.
We can pick up a car from anywhere in the USA and transport it to the shipping docks. Normal cars will be put onto an open carrier transport truck. Exotic cars like Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Etc., are put inside a closed transport truck. Remember that the transportation of your vehicle is optional. You can do it yourself, but keep in mind to calculate costs like gas, hotel, return airfare, food, etc.
Don’t forget, as mentioned above, auto transport from your front door to one of these ports is an optional service.
Arrival at Shipping Terminal in Puerto Rico
All vehicles arrive in San Juan, PR. Whoever picks up your car shipment will need to bring valid ID and cash on hand to pay for the fees. Remember, Ship Overseas, Inc is only responsible for the transport from USA to San Juan. From there, it’s all your responsibility to pay for fees like destination fees and import/duty taxes. These fees are discussed below.
Shipping Car from PR to USA (From San Juan to USA)
Prior to shipping, the following must be presented together with the vehicle:
Doc Receipt (Master Bill of Lading), Current Registration and Title of Ownership of the Vehicle;
Copy of the Driver’s License of the owner;
The owner must provide a Certificate of “No Fines” due with a $ 11.00 stamp plus a $ 2.00 voucher code 842 (valid for 3 days counting the day it is done) Obras Publicas
Certificate of Pressure Wash and Clean, including the motor and beneath the vehicle;
Internal Revenue (Hacienda) $10, code 5122, and $ 2.00 voucher code 842 for each vehicle. (comprovante en colecturia) (COMPROBANTE for each vehicle)
From the owner an original Power of Attorney by a lawyer in Puerto Rico authorizing shipment. Services to ship the vehicle. ALSO, when the owner is not present they must authorize the person who will be delivering the unit.
When the unit is a company-owned vehicle, there must be a corporate letter authorizing the shipment submitted.
Letter from the bank (original and notarized) authorizing the shipment, if the unit has an active loan;
All vehicles have to be pre-inspected by Puerto Rico Police Stolen Department that corresponds to the customer’s residence. (Valid for 5 days);
Original certificates of no debt with ACAA. Tel.: (787) 759-8989 (Valid for 20 days);
All vehicles may have no more than 1/4 tank of fuel;
No personal items inside of the vehicles will be accepted. The only item allowed is the spare tire and a jack in the truck.
How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car to Puerto Rico
Car shipping costs to Puerto Rico starts at $1257 from Jacksonville, FL
Also, car shipping costs to Puerto Rico from Eddystone, PA starts at $1463
These prices are for port-to-port shipping. The pricing will depend on the size of your vehicle, whether your car leaves from FL or PA, and whether you want us to pick up your car at your front door.
Departure & Arrival Ports, Starting Costs, & How Long Shipping Takes
From Jacksonville, FL to San Juan, PR $1257 > transit time 5-7 days* > via RoRo
From Eddystone, PA to San Juan, PR $1463 > transit time 5-7 days* > via Shared Container
We offer weekly shipments from both Jacksonville, FL and Eddystone, PA.
Any cars departing from Eddystone will be transported via a shared container. No personal belongings are allowed in the car whether it’s via RoRo or container shipping.
*Transit time is based on when the ship sets sail.
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.
I feel bad as I see a lot of people writing bad comments about this company. I've NEVER had a problem with them. NEVER.(Regarding the negative reviews..)Ship overseas is not an insurance provider, but rather a shipping company -- you must make sure to get insurance when shipping your vehicle so that no damages occur to it. They don't own the ship, nor workers, and of course as a result cannot guarantee the people on the ship won't damage your car.ShipOverseas is my go-to when I have to ship my cars. Which sounds funny to say, but I've actually shipped my car multiple times with them.Jack, one of the agents and owner is always very helpful, and does a great job of putting in trust in clients by making sure you understand the process in detail.I've transported my CLA45 AMG from the US to Belgium, without a problem, and have shipped it back, and am now buying a new car and shipping it back!You could say I'm somewhat of a (very happy) repeat customer – Photos for reference!
We highly recommend Shipoverseas services! Not only are they specialized in shipping gas/diesel motor operated cars but also specialize in shipping EV vehicles as well. We used there International shipping services to ship a 2022 Porsche Taycan to Dubai. The car arrived in less than a month in perfect shape, same as leaving our location. We worked with both Jack and Gary, both were great communicating and providing a timely status update. We will definitely be a regular customer! Thank you Jack and Gary!
Thank you Miron and Ship Overseas Team for helping me ship my car to Finland. I appreciate your response when I needed answers. Also many thanks for helping me find an agent in Kotka, Finland.I will definitely refer your company to my friends and colleagues.
We got a really good services. Jack always answers your so many questions with a short delay , for sure in the day , most of the time in the hour ( and in the minute too ). Really good communication. That's why we choose Ship Over Seas from the other company quotes we received. Good services , good prices , that's the criteria for our choice we don't regret at all. Thanks again.
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..
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 !!!
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
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!!
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!
To get the latest information on import duty, contact the Department of Hacienda. Please give the Department of Hacienda your VIN # or the year/make/model of your car and they will give you the price of import tax before you ship your car.
Department of Hacienda
Edificio Intendente Ramírez
10 Paseo Covadonga
San Juan, 00901
Tel: (787) 622-0123 (general line) or 787-721-0338 (Office of Excise Taxes, better number)
Everyone in Puerto Rico knows that hurricane season is from June 1st and ends on November 30th. The cost of marine insurance is 1.75% of the value you wish to cover. We highly recommend purchasing marine insurance if you cannot afford to come out of pocket for repairs or loss.
RoRo Shipping to San Juan, PR from Jacksonville, FL
RoRo (Roll on Roll off) are ships specifically made for vehicles and heavy machinery. Basically, someone will drive your car onto the ship instead of it being loaded into a container and lifted onto a ship. Cars and motorcycles are the most common shipments. If you need to ship a motorcycle to Puerto Rico, it will go out of Jacksonville, FL and leave on a RoRo ship. Also, if you need to ship a boat to Puerto Rico, it’ll need to depart from Jacksonville, FL.
RoRo shipping is normally cheaper compared to container shipping. If your car is shipped via RoRo, the departure and arrival dates are reliable (not so with container shipping).
Container Shipping to San Juan, PR from Eddystone, PA
All shipments between Eddystone and San Juan are via container shipping
With a shared container, your car will be shipped inside a container with 3 other cars. In other words, you will be sharing a container.
Nothing can be inside the trunk except for the jack and spare tire. No personal belongings can be shipped within the car or container. All cars must be in running condition.
Payment needs to be made upfront, also known as pre-pay.
Credit Card & Zelle
A vast majority of people shipping cars to Puerto Rico pay via credit card or Zelle.
We don’t add any extra fees if you are paying by Zelle Pay. Basically, Zelle is bank-to-bank.
If paying by credit card, you’ll incur a 3% service fee. This fee comes out to around $40. Most people choose to not waste the $40 fee and choose Zelle.
Wire Transfer or Cashier’s Check
We also accept wire transfers. While most people in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa use wire transfers to ship cars, most people from Puerto Rico do not because they have an American bank account.
Canceling Your Order
If for some rare reason you need to cancel your order, let us know by email. Normally payment is refunded via the same payment method you chose. There is a $300 cancelation fee.
Buying a Car in USA Online
There are many online car buying websites where you can buy used cars, new cars, and even salvage title cars. Puerto Rico accepts salvage title cars. If you’re going to buy a car online, buy it close to Jacksonville, FL or Eddystone, PA so you don’t have to pay a lot in transportation. In other words, buy as close as possible to the departure ports to reduce your overall shipping costs.
Here are 4 websites where you can buy cars online.
If you’re looking to buy a salvaged car online, buy on Copart. This is an auction website. Remember, if you are buying a salvaged car and want to ship it to PR, then it will need to be able to run. We will not tow and car onto the ship. It needs to be driven.
Disable the alarm. Seems obvious, but to avoid making an enemy of the truck driver, be sure you disable any alarm systems your vehicle may have.
Don’t gas up. Your vehicle is being transported, not driven, so there’s no need to fill up prior to loading. In addition, having a full tank of gasoline makes your car heavier. Additional weight can add risk to the shipment. Leave as little fuel in the tank as possible when preparing your vehicle for transport.
Check for leaks. Before your car or truck gets loaded onto the truck, check the undercarriage for any noticeable leaks. If your vehicle has an aggressive leak, the car shipping company may refuse service. If you see a leak, make sure to get it repaired prior to moving day.
Check tire pressure. Under-inflated or over-inflated tires are just as risky in transport as they are on the road. By not having your tires properly inflated, you could be increasing the risk of damage to the tire. Tire damage is most likely to occur during loading and unloading, but if your tires are properly inflated, you won’t have a problem.
Remove custom accessories. To prevent the risk of a car spoiler and other special accessories breaking in transit due to their odd size, make sure to remove any custom parts or accessories before the vehicle is loaded onto the truck.
Lock the car. Once your vehicle is loaded onto the auto transport truck, there’s no reason for it to be opened up until it is delivered.
Who Can Pick Up The Vehicle in Puerto Rico
You can send a friend or relative to pick up the car in San Juan. Just let us know several days prior to sailing so we can update the paperwork. A picture ID, a copy of Title of Ownership, and a short 2-3 sentence NOTARIZED letter of permission to pick up the vehicle will be needed by whoever picks up your car. There is a charge by the shipping line if you notify us of any changes after your cargo has been loaded on the vessel.