Car Shipping Costs

How much does it cost to ship a car overseas?

Car shipping costs 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, the cost to ship from the UK to Cyprus is £509, whereas car shipping costs from the UK to Australia start from £784.

Other popular destinations:
Car shipping costs UK to USA
Car shipping costs UK to New Zealand

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.

International Car Shipping Costs from the UK

Port Country Car Shipping Costs
Abu Dhabi UAE £779
Adelaide Australia £1012
Alexandria Egypt £950
Altamira Mexico £820
Ashdod Israel £870
Auckland New Zealand £943
Bahrain Bahrain £779
Baltimore USA £552
Basseterre Saint Kitts £1,279
Beirut Lebanon £866
Bridgetown Barbados £1,279
Brisbane Australia £1012
Brunswick USA £749
Cape Town South Africa £983
Cartagena Colombia £904
Casablanca Morocco £663
Castries Saint Lucia £1,279
Charleston USA £749
Civitavecchia Italy £633
Dammam Saudi Arabia £779
Degrad Des Cannes French Guiana £1,372
Der Es Salaam Tanzania £870
Djibouti Ethiopia £983
Drammen Norway £635
Durban South Africa £878
Fort de France Martinique £1,222
Freeport USA £848
Fremantle Australia £1012
Galveston USA £948
George Town Grand Caymen £3,109
Georgetown Guyana £1,529
Halifax Canada £780
Hamad Port Qatar £779
Hamilton New Zealand £1,416
Hong Kong China £708
Jacksonville USA £552
Jebel Ali UAE £779
Jeddah Saudi Arabia £667
Kingston Jamaica £987
Kuwait Kuwait £779
Laem Chabang Thailand £736
Limassol Cyprus £490
Livorno Italy £633
Lyttelton New Zealand £943
Manzanillo Panama £1,195
Maputo Mozambique £870
Melbourne Australia £1012
Mombasa Kenya £870
Napier New Zealand £943
Nassau Bahamas £1,195
Nelson New Zealand £943
New York USA £791
Palermo Italy £726
Paramaribo Suriname £1,529
Piraeus Greece £749
Point A Pitre Guadeloupe £1,222
Port Au Prince Haiti £1,195
Port Chalmers New Zealand £943
Port Elizabeth South Africa £904
Port Hueneme USA £1,124
Port Kelang Malaysia £873
Port Louis Mauritius £1,387
Port of Spain Trinidad £954
Roseau Dominica £1,279
Salerno Italy £633
San Diego USA £1,124
San Juan Puerto Rico £1,235
Santa Marta Colombia £1,195
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic £1,195
Savona Italy £633
Setubal Portugal £604
Singapore Singapore £708
Sohar Oman £779
St Georges Grenada £1,279
St Johns Antigua £1,279
Sydney Australia £1012
Tacoma USA £1,175
Tamatave Madagascar £1,287
Tangier Morocco £954
Tarragona Spain £602
Taupo New Zealand £1,487
Tauranga New Zealand £943
Toyohashi Japan £856
Valencia Spain £552
Valletta Malta £770
Vancouver Canada £2,602
Vera Cruz Mexico £820
Walvis Bay Namibia £907
Wellington New Zealand £1,675
Yangon Myanmar £1,393
Yokohama Japan £856
Car Shipping Costs

A UK collection service for your car to be collected 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 is for port to port shipping only and does 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.
Please check with us on what additional costs are involved or check out our individual country guides.

For an accurate cost to ship your car, tailored to your requirements, simply complete the car shipping quote form or alternatively if you would just like to ask us a quick question you can contact us here.


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.

For further details on insurance cover please see our Car Shipping Insurance page here.

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.

For details of services we offer, please see the Auto Shippers Car Shipping home page
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