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 £728
Adelaide Australia £2,444
Alexandria Egypt £993
Altamira Mexico £876
Ashdod Israel £939
Auckland New Zealand £1,335
Bahrain Bahrain £884
Baltimore USA £623
Basseterre Saint Kitts £1,418
Beirut Lebanon £935
Bridgetown Barbados £1,418
Brisbane Australia £1,105
Brunswick USA £779
Cape Town South Africa £1,134
Cartagena Colombia £944
Casablanca Morocco £708
Castries Saint Lucia £1,334
Charleston USA £779
Civitavecchia Italy £675
Dammam Saudi Arabia £884
Degrad Des Cannes French Guiana £1,328
Der Es Salaam Tanzania £957
Djibouti Ethiopia £1,093
Drammen Norway £745
Durban South Africa £821
Fort de France Martinique £1,188
Freeport USA £911
Fremantle Australia £1,105
Galveston USA £990
George Town Grand Cayman £4,734
Georgetown Guyana £1,584
Halifax Canada £849
Hamad Port Qatar £884
Hamilton New Zealand £2,468
Hong Kong China £764
Jacksonville USA £665
Jebel Ali UAE £728
Jeddah Saudi Arabia £806
Kingston Jamaica £1,043
Kuwait Kuwait £884
Laem Chabang Thailand £808
Limassol Cyprus £539
Livorno Italy £675
Lyttelton New Zealand £1,520
Manzanillo Panama £1,251
Maputo Mozambique £957
Melbourne Australia £1,105
Mombasa Kenya £957
Napier New Zealand £1,360
Nassau Bahamas £1,251
Nelson New Zealand £1,520
New York USA £860
Palermo Italy £779
Paramaribo Suriname £1,584
Piraeus Greece £779
Point A Pitre Guadeloupe £1,188
Port Au Prince Haiti £1,334
Port Chalmers New Zealand £1,360
Port Elizabeth South Africa £998
Port Hueneme USA £1,395
Port Kelang Malaysia £944
Port Louis Mauritius £1,504
Port of Spain Trinidad £1,009
Roseau Dominica £1,418
Salerno Italy £675
San Diego USA £1,395
San Juan Puerto Rico £1,083
Santa Marta Colombia £1,236
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic £1,251
Savona Italy £675
Setubal Portugal £519
Singapore Singapore £764
Sohar Oman £884
St Georges Grenada £1,334
St Johns Antigua £1,418
Sydney Australia £1,105
Tacoma USA £1,278
Tamatave Madagascar £1,474
Tangier Morocco £954
Tarragona Spain £624
Taupo New Zealand £2,539
Tauranga New Zealand £1,360
Toyohashi Japan £928
Valencia Spain £592
Valletta Malta £808
Vancouver Canada £6,663
Vera Cruz Mexico £876
Walvis Bay Namibia £972
Wellington New Zealand £1,520
Yangon Myanmar £1,393
Yokohama Japan £928
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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