Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) Shipping

Considered one of the easiest car shipping methods, RoRo is preferred by some of the world's leading car manufacturers.

Container
Car Shipping

This method offers extra protection as well as the opportunity to ship personal belongings inside the vehicle.

Car Shipping USA

Shipping your car from the UK to the USA with Autoshippers

Weekly Car Shipping by Container and RoRo

Auto Shippers UK offer professional car and auto shipping services direct from all main UK ports to and from the USA. We have been shipping cars to North America for over 20 years and our network of agents throughout the USA offer bespoke customs clearance and delivery services to all US states.

How much does it cost to ship a car from the UK to the USA?

Shipping a car to the US typically costs between £537 and £1262 depending on the destination port and your vehicle. Shipping a saloon car to New York, for example will cost roughly £912 with a transit time of 11 days.

See below for indicative car shipping costs for the major US destinations. Rates are current at the time of writing but may vary depending on the exact destination and vehicle dimensions. Please check with us prior to booking. Rates are port to port shipping only, and exclude duties and taxes, car collection costs, and redelivery (if required) at the destination.
This table should be used as a guide only. To receive an accurate quote specific to your destination and vehicle dimensions, please fill out the form above.

Car Shipping UK to USA Costs

Destination Standard Saloon Car SUV / 4x4
Baltimore £537 £677
Brunswick £734 £958
Charleston £734 £958
Galveston £930 £1199
New York £824 £953
Freeport
(50 miles to Houston)
£833 £1016
Port Everglades
(30 miles to Miami)
£1262 £1489
Jacksonville
(327 miles to Miami)
£537 £677
Port Hueneme
(70 miles to Los Angeles)
£1124 £1296
San Diego
(120 miles to Los Angeles)
£1124 £1296
Tacoma
(35 miles to Seattle)
£1225 £1415

USA RoRo Car Shipping

RoRo Car Shipping

We offer Roll on Roll off services for cars, SUVs, autos, motorhomes, trucks, vans and buses. All sailings are direct from the UK ports of Liverpool or Southampton to all Ro Ro ports in the USA including; Baltimore, New York, Norfolk, Brunswick, Miami, Charleston, Galveston, Jacksonville, Port Hueneme and Tacoma.
Read more about our RoRo car shipping services

Container Car Shipping

As an alternative to our Ro Ro services we also provide containerised car shipping to the USA for vehicles to be secured and shipped inside their own dedicated 20ft or 40ft shipping containers. Our UK Car Shipping container services operate on weekly departures from the main UK ports of Bristol, Felixstowe, Grangemouth, Liverpool and the Port of London with transit times to the East Coast in as little 8 days, Gulf ports from 14 days and the West Coast in only 22 days.
Read more about our Container car shipping services

R-Rak Car Shipping to the USA

Proven to be the safest system for shipping cars overseas, the R-Rack system now allows us to ship every week, direct to all main American ports with considerable savings to our clients and with the added benefit of more frequent sailings and faster transit times.

To receive a quote for any of the above services, please complete the quick form on the left of this page (top of the page for mobile users).

Additional Information for Shipping a Car to the USA

Quarantine Inspection

All vehicles shipped to the USA must meet a level of cleanliness as set by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Please take care in ensuring that your vehicle is thoroughly cleaned both inside and out before shipping it to the USA to meet these standards. If your vehicle fails inspection, you may be subject to delays and added costs whilst the vehicle is cleaned before it can be cleared by customs.

25-Year Rule

The USA holds high safety and emmissions standards for all car imports (which you can read in more detail here) however vehicles over 25 years old are excempt from many of these. See here for a full breakdown of the 25-year rule.

Documents We Need

  • A Copy of the V5 (Licence Document) for your vehicle – we do not need the original.
  • A Copy of the photo page of your Passport
  • A Copy of a valid MOT certificate will only be requested if you require us to arrange collection of your vehicle in the UK using an insured driver. If your vehicle does not have a valid MOT, or if you would simply prefer, we can arrange collection using a recovery vehicle or enclosed collection vehicle

Documents Required by US Customs

  • Copy shipping documentation: A Bill of Lading. We will provide you with your Bill of Lading when your vehicle has been shipped from the UK.
  • A copy of your passport / Visa
  • A copy of the vehicle licence document (V5)
  • Completed NHTSA form HS-7.

If you are importing a 25-year old vehicle that does not conform to EPA and DOT standards, these additional forms are required.

  • Completed EPA form 3520-1 available here
  • Copy DOT Conformance Bond – to be attached to the HS-7 form.
  • Copy contract with the RI in regard to completion of modification work – to be attached to your HS-7 form.

For more in-depth information on customs, paperwork, taxes and more, please see our USA car shipping guide. For help or advice regarding any of the above, please feel free to give us a call on 0800 389 0784 or contact us here.

To request a quotation to ship your car simply post your enquiry using the form on this page.

Shipping your car out from the USA

Complete our easy auto shipping quote form on this page and let our car shipping agents In Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston or Savannah give you a tailored quote direct for shipping your car from any state in the US. They form part of the Auto Shippers network and all our US agents are BBB rated and members of AMSA. Fully bonded and insured to ensure a truly trouble free car shipping experience.

AutoShippers UK and our US partners have been shipping cars to and from the USA for over 20 years. We are experts in shipping all types of moving cargo including classic and vintage cars, motorhomes and SUV's. Between us we form the largest and most experienced network of professional car shipping companies operating between the UK and the USA and we ship over 25,000 cars per year to and from North America. You can be assured that we will always provide the care and attention needed to make sure your vehicle of choice will arrive safely.


UK to USA Ro Ro Sailing Schedules

Destination Vessel Sailing Date From Last Booking Transit Times
Baltimore Hoegh Transporter 24/10/2020 Southampton 17/10/2020 10 Days
Serenity Ace 18/11/2020 11/11/2020
Hoegh Jacksonville 21/12/2020 14/12/2020
Hoegh New York 18/01/2021 11/01/2021
Brunswick Apollon Highway 30/09/2020 Southampton 23/09/2020 12 Days
Horizon Highway 03/10/2020 26/09/2020
Niagara Highway 11/10/2020 04/10/2020
Orion Highway 23/10/2020 16/10/2020
Charleston Apollon Highway 30/09/2020 Southampton 23/09/2020 14 Days
Horizon Highway 03/10/2020 26/09/2020
Niagara Highway 11/10/2020 04/10/2020
Orion Highway 23/10/2020 16/10/2020
Galveston Polaris Highway 09/10/2020 Southampton 02/10/2020 13 Days
Victoria Highway 25/10/2020 18/10/2020
Iguazu Highway 10/11/2020 03/11/2020
Polaris Highway 25/11/2020 18/11/2020
Jacksonville Hoegh Transporter 24/10/2020 Southampton 17/10/2020 10 Days
Serenity Ace 18/11/2020 11/11/2020
Hoegh Jacksonville 21/12/2020 14/12/2020
Hoegh New York 18/01/2021 11/01/2021
New York Boheme 07/10/2020 Southampton 30/09/2020 11 Days
Manon 14/10/2020 07/10/2020
Glorious Leader 23/10/2020 16/10/2020
Toronto 01/11/2020 25/10/2020
Port Hueneme Plaides Leader 02/10/2020 Southampton 25/09/2020 24 Days
Triton Leader 12/10/2020 05/10/2020
Volans Leader 19/10/2020 12/10/2020
Talia 26/10/2020 19/10/2020
Tacoma Tulane 14/10/2020 Southampton 07/10/2020 28 Days
Fidelio 28/10/2020 21/10/2020
Traviata 05/11/2020 29/10/2020
Tarago 18/11/2020 11/11/2020

We provide additional information on USA customs car import regulations to assist you in shipping your car, details of which can be found on our USA customs guide here.