Car Shipping Costs

How much does it cost to ship a car overseas?

The costs for shipping your car 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, shipping from the UK to Cyprus costs £459, whereas shipping a car to Australia costs from around £743.

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 £783
Adelaide Australia £743
Alexandria Egypt £890
Altamira Mexico £875
Ashdod Israel £837
Auckland New Zealand £643
Bahrain Bahrain £783
Baltimore USA £571
Basseterre Saint Kitts £1,322
Beirut Lebanon £835
Bridgetown Barbados £1,322
Brisbane Australia £743
Brunswick USA £745
Cape Town South Africa £809
Cartagena Colombia £928
Casablanca Morocco £621
Castries Saint Lucia £1,322
Charleston USA £745
Civitavecchia Italy £615
Dammam Saudi Arabia £783
Degard Des Cannes French Guiana £1,361
Der Es Salaam Tanzania £897
Djibouti Ethiopa £941
Drammen Norway £623
Durban South Africa £704
Fort de France Martinique £1,211
Freeport USA £819
Fremantle Australia £743
Galveston USA £946
George Town Grand Caymen £3,254
Georgetown Guyana £1,566
Halifax Canada £867
Hamad Port Qatar £783
Hamilton New Zealand £1,028
Hong Kong China £450
Jacksonville USA £571
Jebel Ali UAE £783
Jeddah Saudi Arabia £685
Kingston Jamaica £1,037
Kuwait Kuwait £783
Laem Chabang Thailand £1,212
Limassol Cyprus £459
Livorno Italy £615
Lyttelton New Zealand £643
Manzanillo Panama £1,241
Maputo Mozambique £897
Melbourne Australia £743
Mombasa Kenya £897
Napier New Zealand £643
Nassau Bahamas £1,241
Nelson New Zealand £643
New York USA £854
Palermo Italy £703
Paramebo Suriname £1,556
Piraeus Greece £703
Point A Pitre Guadeloupe £1,211
Port Au Prince Hati £1,241
Port Chalmers New Zealand £643
Port Elizabeth South Africa £877
Port Hueneme USA £1,113
Port Kelang Malaysia £894
Port Louis Mauritius £1,387
Port of Spain Trinidad £972
Roseau Dominica £1,322
Salerno Italy £615
San Diego USA £1,113
San Juan Puerto Rico £1,037
Santa Marta Colombia £1,037
Santo Domingo Cominican Republic £1,241
Savona Italy £615
Setubal Portugal £582
Singapore Singapore £450
Sohar Oman £783
St Georges Grenada £1,322
St Johns Antigua £1,322
Sydney Australia £743
Tacoma USA £1,254
Tamatave Madagascar £1,287
Tangir Morocco £937
Tarragona Spain £570
Taupo New Zealand £1,087
Tauranga New Zealand £643
Toyohashi Japan £873
Valencia Spain £604
Valletta Malta £712
Vancouver Canada £2,186
Vera Cruz Mexico £875
Walvis Bay Namibia £855
Wellington New Zealand £1,175
Yangon Myanmar £1,476
Yokohama Japan £873
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 are 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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