Car Shipping from the UK to New Zealand
What are the costs to ship your car to New Zealand?
At Autoshippers we provide professional, weekly car shipping to New Zealand by RoRo, container and R-Rak services operating direct from the UK.
As one of the UK's largest shippers of privately owned cars, 4x4s, motorhomes, vans and trucks, our dedicated team of professionals are experienced in all aspects of shipping vehicles overseas.
Cost of Shipping a Car to New Zealand
Car shipping costs from the UK to New Zealand start at £1,934 for shared container services when shipping a family car. Costs may vary depending on the type of vehicle, service required and destination port. For example, shipping a 4x4 to Taupo costs £2,973.
Listed below are our current car shipping costs for our weekly container shipping services to New Zealand. The car shipping rates and prices shown below do not include any duty or taxes if applicable.
UK collection can be arranged and will be in addition to the rates shown. These rates are from our UK depot in Grays, Essex to arrival at the named port in New Zealand and based on our unique R-Rak container shipping service.
Unlike RoRo services you will be allowed to load personal effects or spares into your vehicle. To get current rates, prices and further service details, please complete our New Zealand Car Shipping quote on this page.
|Container Size||Destination||Shipping Cost|
|20ft Container - 1 vehicle
(from standard saloon cars to 4x4s & SUVs)
|40ft Container - 2 vehicles
(from standard saloon cars to 4x4s & SUVs)
Daily collection is available throughout the UK - with collection arranged using a chauffeur driver, on car transporters or using a fully enclosed collection vehicle to transport your car straight to the quay or to one of our container loading facilities located at all the major ports in the UK.
We provide marine car insurance through our specialist broker underwritten by Royal and Sun Alliance for the added peace of mind of knowing your car is fully protected from the moment it leaves your care until you receive it at the destination.
UK to New Zealand Transit Times
Transit times from the UK to New Zealand typically range from 40-50 days, depending on the arrival port. Below are the average transit times you'd expect for each major destination in New Zealand.
- Auckland - 44 days
- Hamilton - 46 days
- Lyttelton - 49 days
- Napier - 47 days
- Tauranga - 45 days
- Taupo - 46 days
- Wellington - 48 days
For our regularly updated sailing schedules with information on sailing dates and next available bookings, please see the table below.
The below schedules have been provided to us by the shipping lines, and are correct at the time of adding to the website. Please note that space availability can only be confirmed after receipt of all documentation and payment of your freight costs in full. These schedules are subject to change, Autoshippers aren’t responsible for any changes in the schedules.
|Destination||Vessel||Sailing Date||From||Transit Times|
|Auckland||Hoegh London||18/11/2023||Southampton||50 Days|
|Lyttelton||Hoegh London||18/11/2023||Southampton||55 Days|
|Nelson||Hoegh London||18/11/2023||Southampton||55 Days|
|Wellington||Hoegh London||18/11/2023||Southampton||55 Days|
Video - How We Ship Your Car to New Zealand
In this video we show you our process for shipping your car from the UK to New Zealand in a 20ft container.
- The car is loaded and secured at our facility to ensure it doesn't move during shipment.
- It is driven into the container and positioned before all four wheels are safely chocked using either metal or wood chocks.
- Strong, padded ratchet straps are used to lash the wheels to the container's built-in securing eyelets.
- If straps cannot be secured around the wheels, the vehicle's front and rear towing eyelets are used for secure lashing.
- All shipping containers adhere to strict safety regulations, ensuring structural integrity and protection from weather conditions.
Info on Car Shipping to New Zealand
Ensure your vehicle meets all regulations and safety compliance standards for New Zealand. Almost all modern cars should comply with the standards, however regulations surrounding UK to New Zealand car imports are always changing so please check before you go. For help with regulations, customs and documentation, read our New Zealand car import guide.
For a quote to ship your car to New Zealand you can use the form on the this page. Alternatively you can call us Free on 0800 3890784 or simply contact us here.