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 £710
Adelaide Australia £1,119
Alexandria Egypt £966
Altamira Mexico £858
Ashdod Israel £915
Auckland New Zealand £1,193
Bahrain Bahrain £866
Baltimore USA £605
Basseterre Saint Kitts £1,400
Beirut Lebanon £911
Bridgetown Barbados £1,400
Brisbane Australia £1,119
Brunswick USA £773
Cape Town South Africa £1,059
Cartagena Colombia £941
Casablanca Morocco £673
Castries Saint Lucia £1,316
Charleston USA £773
Civitavecchia Italy £660
Dammam Saudi Arabia £866
Degrad Des Cannes French Guiana £1,307
Der Es Salaam Tanzania £945
Djibouti Ethiopia £1,070
Drammen Norway £745
Durban South Africa £809
Fort de France Martinique £1,167
Freeport USA £893
Fremantle Australia £1,119
Galveston USA £982
George Town Grand Cayman £4,557
Georgetown Guyana £1,566
Halifax Canada £835
Hamad Port Qatar £866
Hamilton New Zealand £1,523
Hong Kong China £730
Jacksonville USA £647
Jebel Ali UAE £710
Jeddah Saudi Arabia £788
Kingston Jamaica £1,025
Kuwait Kuwait £866
Laem Chabang Thailand £793
Limassol Cyprus £519
Livorno Italy £660
Lyttelton New Zealand £1,193
Manzanillo Panama £1,233
Maputo Mozambique £945
Melbourne Australia £1,119
Mombasa Kenya £945
Napier New Zealand £1,193
Nassau Bahamas £1,233
Nelson New Zealand £1,193
New York USA £846
Palermo Italy £760
Paramaribo Suriname £1,566
Piraeus Greece £760
Point A Pitre Guadeloupe £1,167
Port Au Prince Haiti £1,316
Port Chalmers New Zealand £1,193
Port Elizabeth South Africa £987
Port Hueneme USA £1,334
Port Kelang Malaysia £930
Port Louis Mauritius £1,387
Port of Spain Trinidad £991
Roseau Dominica £1,400
Salerno Italy £660
San Diego USA £1,334
San Juan Puerto Rico £1,065
Santa Marta Colombia £1,233
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic £1,233
Savona Italy £660
Setubal Portugal £506
Singapore Singapore £730
Sohar Oman £866
St Georges Grenada £1,316
St Johns Antigua £1,400
Sydney Australia £1,119
Tacoma USA £1,257
Tamatave Madagascar £1,347
Tangier Morocco £954
Tarragona Spain £622
Taupo New Zealand £1,594
Tauranga New Zealand £1,193
Toyohashi Japan £913
Valencia Spain £578
Valletta Malta £785
Vancouver Canada £6,453
Vera Cruz Mexico £858
Walvis Bay Namibia £961
Wellington New Zealand £1,782
Yangon Myanmar £1,393
Yokohama Japan £913
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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