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 £908
Auckland New Zealand £1689
Bahrain Bahrain £1064
Baltimore USA £865
Brisbane Australia £1447
Brunswick USA £863
Cape Town South Africa £1159
Casablanca Morocco £802
Charleston USA £863
Durban South Africa £971
Fremantle Australia £1447
Galveston USA £1100
Halifax Canada £966
Hong Kong China £725
Jacksonville USA £865
Jebel Ali UAE £908
Jeddah Saudi Arabia £978
Kingston Jamaica £1160
Kuwait Kuwait £1064
Laem Chabang Thailand £1147
Limassol Cyprus £589
Livorno Italy £775
Lyttelton New Zealand £2049
Manzanillo Panama £1507
Maputo Mozambique £1107
Melbourne Australia £1447
Mombasa Kenya £1107
Nassau Bahamas £1507
Nelson New Zealand £2049
New York USA £977
Palermo Italy £904
Paramaribo Suriname £1768
Piraeus Greece £904
Point A Pitre Guadeloupe £1400
Port Au Prince Haiti £1796
Port Elizabeth South Africa £1151
Port Hueneme USA £1456
Port Kelang Malaysia £1071
Port Louis Mauritius £1,510
Port of Spain Trinidad £1160
Roseau Dominica £1594
Salerno Italy £775
San Diego USA £1776
San Juan Puerto Rico £11200
Santa Marta Colombia £1507
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic £1507
Savona Italy £775
Setubal Portugal £607
Singapore Singapore £725
Sohar Oman £1064
St Georges Grenada £1595
St Johns Antigua £1594
Sydney Australia £1447
Tacoma USA £1456
Tamatave Madagascar £1,440
Toyohashi Japan £1054
Valencia Spain £689
Valletta Malta £965
Vancouver Canada £8713
Vera Cruz Mexico £986
Walvis Bay Namibia £1187
Wellington New Zealand £2049
Yokohama Japan £1054
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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