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Car Shipping Costs

How much does it cost to ship a car overseas?

The costs for shipping your car vary depending on a number of factors. These include; distance travelled, destination duties and taxes, the type of service required and the make and model of your vehicle. As a guide, shipping from the UK to Cyprus costs £459, whereas shipping a car to Australia costs from around £743.

International Car Shipping Costs from the UK

Port Country Car Shipping Costs
Abu Dhabi UAE £834
Adelaide Australia £743
Alexandria Egypt £870
Altamira Mexico £834
Ashdod Israel £817
Auckland New Zealand £643
Bahrain Bahrain £803
Baltimore USA £603
Basseterre Saint Kitts £1,271
Beirut Lebanon £815
Bridgetown Barbados £1,271
Brisbane Australia £743
Brunswick USA £729
Cape Town South Africa £990
Cartagena Colombia £886
Casablanca Morocco £601
Castries Saint Lucia £1,271
Charleston USA £729
Civitavecchia Italy £595
Dammam Saudi Arabia £803
Degard Des Cannes French Guiana £1,417
Der Es Salaam Tanzania £902
Djibouti Ethiopa £1,063
Drammen Norway £600
Durban South Africa £850
Fort de France Martinique £1,167
Freeport USA £761
Fremantle Australia £743
Galveston USA £898
George Town Grand Caymen £3,155
Georgetown Guyana £1,509
Halifax Canada £869
Hamad Port Qatar £803
Hamilton New Zealand £979
Hong Kong China £802
Jacksonville USA £603
Jebel Ali UAE £823
Jeddah Saudi Arabia £688
Kingston Jamaica £1,271
Kuwait Kuwait £803
Laem Chabang Thailand £1,515
Limassol Cyprus £459
Livorno Italy £595
Lyttelton New Zealand £643
Manzanillo Panama £1,192
Maputo Mozambique £902
Melbourne Australia £743
Mombasa Kenya £902
Napier New Zealand £643
Nassau Bahamas £1,192
Nelson New Zealand £643
New York USA £856
Palermo Italy £683
Paramebo Suriname £1,509
Piraeus Greece £683
Point A Pitre Guadeloupe £1,167
Port Au Prince Hati £1,192
Port Chalmers New Zealand £643
Port Elizabeth South Africa £964
Port Hueneme USA £1,091
Port Kelang Malaysia £802
Port Louis Mauritius £1,417
Port of Spain Trinidad £930
Roseau Dominica £1,271
Salerno Italy £595
San Diego USA £1,091
San Juan Puerto Rico £1,192
Santa Marta Colombia £1,192
Santo Domingo Cominican Republic £1,192
Savona Italy £595
Setubal Portugal £562
Singapore Singapore £802
Sohar Oman £803
St Georges Grenada £1,271
St Johns Antigua £1,271
Sydney Australia £743
Tacoma USA £1,259
Tamatave Madagascar £1,267
Tangir Morocco £902
Tarragona Spain £550
Taupo New Zealand £1,048
Tauranga New Zealand £643
Toyohashi Japan £817
Valencia Spain £584
Valletta Malta £712
Vancouver Canada £1,818
Vera Cruz Mexico £834
Walvis Bay Namibia £840
Wellington New Zealand £1,148
Yangon Myanmar £1,428
Yokohama Japan £817

The time it takes for ships to reach their destination is also a factor, as well as the amount of traffic moving to or from that part of the world. Shipping lines may offer very attractive car shipping rates due to large volumes of return traffic from a particular country.

The shipping costs also reflect the size of the vehicle being shipped. A normal saloon car will carry a lower rate than say a long wheelbase Land Rover or a people carrier as they take up less space on the ship.

A UK collection service for your car to be collected from you, and delivered to the UK port of departure, is also available. Collection and delivery charges vary dependent on the distance from your home to the port of exit or warehouse loading point.

The above costs table are for are port to port shipping only and do not include additional charges for UK documentation, loading costs or insurance.

Don’t forget, duty and taxes and customs formalities are also not included, these will vary from country to country.


As a guide, for a car to be collected from London and delivered to Southampton the cost will be £159. If you wish to deliver your vehicle to the port yourself you can, however please pre-book your car before travelling to the port so we can arrange necessary customs and dock gate passes.


We provide marine insurance cover for all cars shipped, with cover being in place from the time we collect your vehicle, or take it over at the port of exit if you deliver to the port yourself.

Seasonal Variation

While car shipping rates themselves are not seasonal, shipping lines do vary rates for a number of different reasons. Factors such as changing rates of exchange, changes in oil prices and fluctuations in the number of cars being shipped to and from particular places in the world can all have an impact on car shipping prices.

To give you the best possible price, we check with all major car carriers and offer you the best car shipping rates and services available at the time of your shipment.