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Car Shipping

The revolutionary R-Rak system allows for safer and more efficient loading of multiple cars in a single container.

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 £943 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 £1,778.

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 Rainham, 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.

Car Shipping Costs
UK to New Zealand

Vehicle Type Destination Shipping Cost
Family Car Auckland £1043
Lyttleton (Christchurch) £1043
Wellington £1,675
Hamilton £1,416
Tauranga £1043
Taupo £1,487
Napier £1043
SUV / 4x4 Auckland £1043
Lyttleton (Christchurch) £1043
Wellington £2,046
Hamilton £1,617
Tauranga £1043
Taupo £1,778
Napier £1043

Our Services

We offer unbeatable 20ft/40ft container services as well as regular R-Rak and Roll on Roll off shipments for cars, trucks, motorhomes, SUV's and motorcycles. If it has wheels, we can ship it!

Collection

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.

Insurance

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.


R-Rak Car Shipping

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

R-Rak Car Shipping costs to New Zealand

UK to New Zealand R-Rak Sailing Schedules

Destination Vessel Sailing Date From Last Booking Transit Times
Auckland ONE Swan 15/04/2021 Southampton 08/04/2021 44 Days
AL Jmeliyah 23/04/2021 16/04/2021
Barzen 01/05/2021 24/04/2021
AL Nefud 08/05/2021 01/05/2021
Hamilton ONE Swan 15/04/2021 Southampton 08/04/2021 46 Days
AL Jmeliyah 23/04/2021 16/04/2021
Barzen 01/05/2021 24/04/2021
AL Nefud 08/05/2021 01/05/2021
Lyttelton ONE Swan 15/04/2021 Southampton 08/04/2021 49 Days
AL Jmeliyah 23/04/2021 16/04/2021
Barzen 01/05/2021 24/04/2021
AL Nefud 08/05/2021 01/05/2021
Napier ONE Swan 15/04/2021 Southampton 08/04/2021 47 Days
AL Jmeliyah 23/04/2021 16/04/2021
Barzen 01/05/2021 24/04/2021
AL Nefud 08/05/2021 01/05/2021
Tauranga ONE Swan 15/04/2021 Southampton 08/04/2021 45 Days
AL Jmeliyah 23/04/2021 16/04/2021
Barzen 01/05/2021 24/04/2021
AL Nefud 08/05/2021 01/05/2021
Taupo ONE Swan 15/04/2021 Southampton 08/04/2021 46 Days
AL Jmeliyah 23/04/2021 16/04/2021
Barzen 01/05/2021 24/04/2021
AL Nefud 08/05/2021 01/05/2021
Wellington ONE Swan 15/04/2021 Southampton 08/04/2021 48 Days
AL Jmeliyah 23/04/2021 16/04/2021
Barzen 01/05/2021 24/04/2021
AL Nefud 08/05/2021 01/05/2021

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.